NEW, NOTEWORTHY AND OUT TODAY: Good-looking debuts from electronic acts SOHN, Young & Sick,Todd Terje, and De Lux; plus new music from gloom-and-dance new-wave act The Faint, Animal Collective's Avey Tare, EMA, J Mascis' supergroup Sweet Apple, How to Dress Well, Black Moth Super Rainbow leader TOBACCO, and tUnE-yArDs.
- SOHN - Tremors / Debut from the London-based singer and producer, who has worked with Rhye, BANKS, and Lana Del Rey. “He’s entering a crowded field alongside the brooding electronica of musicians like James Blake, Nicolas Jaar and Washed Out. Yet unlike many of his fellow keyboardist-programmer-producer studio creatures, Sohn doesn’t necessarily start with dance music or hip-hop; big bass lines and hefty drums are conspicuously absent from his productions. He’s also rooted in the cerebral patterns and conceptual rigor of British art-rock. “Veto” and “Tremors” hark back to Peter Gabriel’s plinking syncopations and inexorable buildups… Radiohead’s nervous, skeletal momentum and bittersweet crosscurrents.” –New York Times
- Young & Sick - Young & Sick / ”A brightly warped take on left-field electronic R&B that has none of James Blake's mopiness or the Weeknd's skeez, and more catchy songs than either.” –AllMusic
- The Faint - Doom Abuse
- OFF! - Wasted Years
- EMA - The Future’s Void
- Sweet Apple - The Golden Age of Glitter / "…10 caffeinated, power-pop-leaning rockers, some of which are imbued with J Mascis' (of Dinosaur Jr.) transcendent guitar playing, and all of which espouse a fun, loose swagger…” –Rolling Stone
- Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks - Enter the Slasher House
- School of Language - Old Fears
- Tweens - Tweens / Self-described “nasty, doo-woopy band” trio from Cincinnati borrowing from “their hometown’s rock history as well as bad-girl punk…” –Spotify
- De Lux - Voyage / RIYL: LCD Soundsystem, Holy Ghost!
- The Greyhounds - Accumulator
- Duologue -Memex
- Heathers - Kingdom / "Irish twins deliver an earworm-heavy collection of electro-folk-pop confections that should please fans of Tegan & Sara, Lorde, and Haim.” –AllMusic
- Todd Terje - It’s Album Time / "…disco producer Todd Terje’s first full-length album, and its title sets the tone: casual, confident, and unburdened by the imagined need for significance that scares so many good dance producers into losing their cool when given a bigger platform. Terje is a careful artist that’s fluent in history, an expert with texture, and possessing a grasp on composition more akin to a 1960s film composer than a contemporary dance producer." –Pitchfork (Best New Music)
- Denney and the Jets - Mexican Coke
- PUP - PUP
- Patton Oswalt - Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
- SOAK - Blud EP
- Betty Who - Slow Dancing - EP
- Glass Animals - Gooey EP
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