"Rocky Mountain News" by Science Partner is a very rich and full Indie Rock album.
Instrumentally the record is quite lush, synths and classical instruments blend together to create quite unique harmonies. Songs range from kind of quirky pop to acoustic Singer-Songwriter pieces that bloom into larger arrangements. The mixing and mastering of these productions is also top notch, you can tell a lot of attention went into their sound- nothing ever sounds flat or rough.
As for the vocals, vox tends to be lead by a male, with a often present female accompaniment. At first listen the male vocals really turned me off to the sound- I actually almost skipped this record because of their immediate abrasiveness... they're just a little much. I kept listening because I still really liked the instrumental sound- and before I knew it I'd listened to the whole record. I've decided the vocals are kind of an acquired taste- I'm on my second full listen now, and they don't bother me near as much as the first listen... as a matter of fact I enjoy them a bit. It's kind of like jumping into a cold pool- at first you think "let's get out of here!"... but then you get used to it, and suddenly everything's just fun. Glad I hung in there for this one.
Also I like his vocal a little more when it's a bit more subdued, such as in the beginning of the song "Finish Where We Started". On a side note the string section that comes in towards the end of that track is quite beautiful, kind of reminiscent to some Sufjan Stevens sounds.
"Rocky Mountain News" by Science Partner is available via their Bandcamp page.