Making music that’s both catchy and deep is notoriously difficult to do. Yet Chicago indie-pop group Varsity make it seem easy, their songs blossoming with contemplative lyrics laid over elegant rhythms. Singer and keyboardist Stephanie Smith’s vocals play the starring role. The supporting instrumentals are meticulously crafted to create a coherent sound. Nothing feels out of place, and the intricate, poppy melodies are irresistable. Varsity plays substantive, thoughtful music that you’ll want to hear again and again. The trippy music video for “Must Be Nice,” off their latest album Parallel Person, pays tribute to their psychedelic influences. Check it out below, and look for Varsity’s Chicago expertise in our travel guide!