NEW AND NOTABLE THIS TUESDAY: Too much new music today, so where to start: Maybe some danceable new songs from Escort with MNDR, Charli XCX, and Gold Fields or the new single from TV on the Radio? SBTRKT's second album, or the latest (and critically acclaimed) releases from Flying Lotus or Caribou? Or maybe something more pop-facing, like Broods eagerly awaited debut, the newest one from Peaking Lights, or the new EP from Great Good Fine OK? Or maybe a deluxe reissue of Underworld’s first electronica release? Childish Gambino? Zola Jesus? Tim Fite? Wampire? Weezer? Bonobo?
This is the longest post here done to date, with plenty of details to help you find some new tunes you dig. We’d better get started…
- Erlend Øye – Rainman / One half of Norway’s folksy indie-pop duo Kings of Convenience and a member of the more dance-oriented the Whitest Boy Alive
- Gold Fields – Hold Me / New material from the synthy Down Under dance-rockers with a Friendly Fires sound, just in time for Australian summer
SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land
The mask-wearing London-based electronic artist returns with his second SBTRKT full-length release a stacked collaborative roster, including Jessie Ware, Warpaint’s Emily Kokal, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Raury, A$AP Ferg, Denai Moore, and longtime collaborator Sampha.
Broods – Evergreen
The New Zealand synth-pop act releases their full-length debut stateside after a slew of popular singles. RIYL: Banks, Ellie Goulding.
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
"Originally beginning life as a jazz album before morphing into a grab-bag of styles united by a loose theme of mortality, FlyLo’s 5th studio album consists of 19 tracks and a number of guest collaborators, including Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Angel Deradoorian (formerly of Dirty Projectors).” –Metacritic
Caribou – Our Love
"This is rich, strange, endlessly fascinating music: a subtle, beautiful triumph." The Guardian
Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic
The LA-based wife-and-husband duo tighten up with a more pop-friendly release. MusicOMH says, “Celebrate Peaking Lights’ decision to target the feet, rather than the minds, of the listeners this time round. Their reward is one of the year’s most intuitively entertaining releases.”
Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman
(Super Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition)
One of the most important electronic acts of the ’90s get a 20th anniversary reissue of their debut as an electronica act, with B-sides, remixes, and previously unreleased material.
Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End
For their ninth release, the band brings called back the producer of their first (Blue) and third (Green) albums, though their second album (Pinkerton) has been mentioned in the band’s description of the new batch of tunes.
Wampire – Bazaar
Psychedelic pop duo from Portland; RIYL: Foxygen, Ariel Pink, Avey Tare.
Dinosaur Feathers – Control
"Brooklyn-based indie pop purveyors Dinosaur Features synthesize African, Brazilian and retro-pop influences into their own sunshine-soaked sonics." –Spotify
Great Good Fine OK – Body Diamond
Sweet falsetto-voiced synth-pop for fans of Passion Pit, Ghost Beach, and Carousel
FMLYBND – Back to Life EP
Tim Fite – iBeenHACKED
"Brooklyn rapper Tim Fite was amused and disturbed enough by the effects of technology and digital culture on the way people interact that he made it the focus of his new album… While he considers it a serious topic, his lyrical approach is comic and often explicit. ‘For me, this is an academic and artistic pursuit, but it comes out as jokes.’"–WSJ
A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos
"As you might expect, A Winged Victory For The Sullen doesn’t play lighthearted surf-rock, nor is it a manic techno act or an oompah band.. it’s an ambient-minded neoclassical duo that likes its sounds intensely measured, contemplative and slow." –NPR
Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather
"Way Out Weather, is the fully formed pinnacle of his career. With a full band and plenty of instrumentation behind him, the care he puts into every nook and cranny of a song is evident. It’s lush but without lacquer, detailed without being dense. These songs live in hollowed out holes of America’s past; it’s as easy to imagine him playing in front of a disused gas station off an Oklahoma highway as it is to hear his band booming out of a roadhouse on the Mississippi Delta." –Pitchfork
Kasabian – 48:13
"On 48:13, Kasabian largely eschew rock, pop and melody for a sound dominated by electronica and synths." –Pop Matters
Ex Hex – Rips
"The mosh pit of music criticism has not always been kind to the punk scene. Insiders and outsiders alike have accused punk bands and fans of violence, misogyny and contempt for all things happy-making or comfortable. Ex Hex, the ebullient latest project of D.C. punk staple Mary Timony (formerly of Wild Flag, Autoclave and Helium), gives itself 35 minutes on Rips to set the record straight.” –NPR
Tinashe – Aquarius
Top 40-friendly pop album features Devonte Hynes (Blood Orange), Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky,and Future
Shakey Graves – And the War Came
Betty Who – Take Me When You Go
Childish Gambino – Kauai
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Live At Bonnaroo 2014
Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap
The third and supposedly final album from the 68-year-old British folk written with a hand from Devendra Banhart and Vetiver. Q Magazine says it’s an album “as intimate as music can be.”
Single Mothers – Negative Qualities
Short, energetic bursts of scream-sung punk rock from Canada with a frontman who says his vocal stye vocal style is influenced by The Hold Steady, The Replacements, The Streets, and Conor Oberst; RIYL: The Thermals
Bonobo – The North Borders Tour. Live.
Live cuts from the experimental, brainy chillout act
iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love
Danish punk act gets moody and experimental. NME says, “There’s something so deliciously wrong about hearing usually graceful instruments and sounds turned wicked in Iceage’s hands, like being read a nursery rhyme by Jack The Ripper.”
Bass Drum Of Death – Rip This
Lo-fi blues / garage duo from Mississippi; RIYL: Ty Segall, Jeff the Brotherhood
Fiancé – Ep1
Delaware quartet (wait, they have band’s in Delaware?) experimental pop / shoegaze EP was labled by Steregum as ione of the “best indie rock debuts you’ll hear this year.”
Zola Jesus – Taiga
The experimental classically trained opera singer takes a swing at beat-driven pop.
Field Report – Marigolden
"Melancholy motorik country rock that splits the difference between the translucently brooding and the wistfully uptempo." –Stereogum
Wax Witches – Center Of Your Universe
Aussie-based solo garage rocker
Allo Darlin’ – We Come from the Same Place
Female-fronted twee pop; RIYL: Camera Obscura, the Magnetic Fields
Outrageous Cherry – Digital Age
Droning, fuzzy indie rock from Detroit
Godflesh – A World Lit Only by Fire
The first new stuff in more than a decade from this UK industrial metal act is getting piled with praises. The Guardian says, “It’s a sustained and hypnotic march through minimalist, post-Sabbath landscapes, and crucifyingly heavy on every level.”
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