6 Songs, 18 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like the character from which she takes her stage name—the vivacious girlfriend to Matthew Broderick’s Ferris Bueller—Sydney’s Sloan Peterson's (real name: Joe Jackson) debut EP is at once coolly laidback and unblushingly self-conscious. The bulk of Midnight Love ambles through breezy, sun-drenched garage pop (“I Want You,” “Rats”) with softer, more intimate moments (“Break My Heart”), revealing deeper layers to the youthful atmosphere. It all reaches a glorious end with the ridiculously catchy closer “105,” carried by the kind of riff you feel like you’ve known forever, but still want to listen to again and again.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like the character from which she takes her stage name—the vivacious girlfriend to Matthew Broderick’s Ferris Bueller—Sydney’s Sloan Peterson's (real name: Joe Jackson) debut EP is at once coolly laidback and unblushingly self-conscious. The bulk of Midnight Love ambles through breezy, sun-drenched garage pop (“I Want You,” “Rats”) with softer, more intimate moments (“Break My Heart”), revealing deeper layers to the youthful atmosphere. It all reaches a glorious end with the ridiculously catchy closer “105,” carried by the kind of riff you feel like you’ve known forever, but still want to listen to again and again.

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