2019 albums hype


#201

#202

this is weird and nice


#203

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/24/683735907/first-listen-girlpool-what-chaos-is-imaginary


#204

this is so so good. What a return.


#205

The St Pierre Snake Invasion set to release new album ‘Caprice Enchanté’ June/July


#206

Agree, it’s great :+1: I assume it’s been A-listed on 6Music as I keep hearing it, but its charm is not wearing off yet…


#207

Great bunch of lads. Get a bit of a Melvins vibe at the end sort of? Yeah? Dunno.


#208

The debut solo single from Katie Harkin is ace:

Hopefully some album news soon.


#209

“Yeah, it should be out mid-April,” the drummer replied, adding, “That’s the plan anyway.”


#210

Mountain Goats fans: new album just announced, probably 26 April.

First track here, I like it: https://open.spotify.com/album/21UE82PkvBI0C6sfIwS4RD

Track-listing here: In League With Dragons. Rumours for a while had been they were doing a Dungeons and Dragons-themed album, this looks to at least be partially that way.


#211

Looks like Beth Gibbons is up to something


#212

#213

Darnielle’s just revealed an album synopsis on the Mountain Goats fb page:

This album began life as a rock opera about a besieged seaside community called Riversend ruled by a benevolent wizard, for which some five to seven songs were written. When I’m focusing on a project, I always distract myself from the through-line with multiple byways, which are kind of like mini-games within the broader architecture of a long video game.

As I worked on the Riversend stuff, weird noir visions started creeping in, probably under the influence of Leonardo Sciascia (a Sicilian author, he wrote mysteries) and Ross MacDonald’s The Zebra-Striped Hearse, which a friend from Port Washington gave me while I was in the thick of the writing. I thought these moods helped complicate the wizards and dragons a little, and, as I thought about my wizard, his health failing, the invasion by sea almost certain to wipe out half his people, I thought about what such a person might look like in the real world: watching a country show at a midwestern casino, or tryout pitching for an American League team years after having lit up the marquees.

Finally, I wrote the title track, which felt like a drawing-together of the themes in play: rebellion against irresistible tides, the lush vistas of decay, necessary alliances. I am earnestly hoping that a new genre called “dragon noir” will spring from the forehead of nearly two years’ work on these songs, but, if not, I am content for this to be the sole example of the style.

“Dragon Noir” is the genre I didn’t know I was missing all my life.


#214

Heh, my inbox at the moment:

Notification that you replied, email from Bandcamp about the album, email from tMG about the album, and uh email from Songkick about Post Malone :smiley:


#215

And here it is:


#216

New Martha album is out 1st April, another new song today too.


#217

New Josh Ritter produced by Jason Isbell. Out April 26th

https://youtu.be/twt4zQlaWpk


#218

Still a big fan of the first few albums. Hoping this is a return to form.


#219

New Bat For Lashes this year apparently (soz if already mentioned)


#220

looking forward to this - think Dark Red is pretty underrated, he was great live around that time