Trouble Andrew, ‘Trouble Andrew’ (Virgin)
This is why people make fun of snowboarders. Over bro’d-out synth-rock jams, pro shredder turned singer Trevor Andrew tries extremely hard to be contemplative for a guy wearing a sideways baseball cap, gold chains, and an ironic mullet. Dishing out aphorisms such as “Does your money love you? / Does your money fuck you?” (“Chase Money”) and “I got it, you want it, you want it, you got it” (“Be Free”), his debut album suggests a lack of self-awareness to rival The Office‘s Michael Scott, though it’s easy to imagine Shaun White cranking the lunkhead throb of “Bang Bang” as he grinds down a half-pipe.
Watch: Trouble Andrew, “Chase Money”