Anna Fox Rochinski spent nearly a decade recording and touring with the collaborative psych rock band Quilt, now she has completed her first solo record, Cherry (Don Giovanni Records). Over the last few years, Rochinski realized pop was the most authentic vehicle for her and unites her varied musical influences under its umbrella. She sees it as a second-wave coming of age record. It's the most personal stuff I've ever written, she says. It's basically a break up album, but one that documents a time period ranging from the last few dying months of a six-year relationship and straight into the period following, when I was truly on my own for the first time in ages. Cherry is full of propulsive guitar riffs, but Rochinski also uses synths, marimbas, and keys to send shockwaves through them, making playful, buoyant music that doesnt take itself too seriously. You may not remember if Rochinski gets anything she yearns for, if any hurt is mended, or if any questions are answered, but you leave with her cooing voice and head-bobbing bass lines permanently etched into your skull. It's like not knowing where to focus while watching a meteor shower in a brief span of time, so much is dazzling.