What new today? This has been the worst month for me in a long time but the new @rupturerapture at least is keeping me happy. Banging melodic techno.
Willis Earl Beal has put out a new ep:
And the latest KLF upload.
The new Dinosaur Jr sounds exactly like… Dinosaur Jr! Lots of widdly solos, slacker vocals, couple of lovely Lou songs. If it ain’t broke…
Not sure if it’s new but I’m expecting the 40th Anniversary vinyl of the debut Selecter album to be waiting for me when I get home.
I’ve somehow got 13 new releases today! I’m hoping some other people will post some of them, or I don’t like them, so that I don’t have to post links for them all!
Grouper/Ekin Fil/Midwife the obvious ffo references here but also reminds me of Emily Sprague’s Emily Alone and even maybe a spartan early Cat Power but dialed back.
Toumani Diabate and the London Symphony Orchestra - Kôrôlén
I’m always a bit suspicious of artists shoving a huge orchestra into their music, but Toumani Diabate hasn’t put a foot wrong before, so I assume this will be good.
…and entirely new ones to me:
Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince
US-based Pakistani artist and a mash-up of folky styles from each country.
Fog Lake - Tragedy Reel
Canadian. Laid back indie.
Knomad Spock - Winter of Discontent
Welsh. Seems quite chilled, guitar based stuff.
Satomimagae - Hanazono
Japanese. Generally stripped back folkiness, I think.
Did a laid back drum & bass mix of one of the Silly Baby tracks
New Julia-Sophie EP is ace - vocal-led genre hopping electronica
Not sure about albums today, but a Hayley Williams cover of Broadcast’s Colour Me In is playing on my release radar. Love that song.
Blair - Tears to Grow EP
Came out at the start of the month but not sure anyone posted it. Emo PNW Modest Mouse inflected stuff, got a glowing P4K write up
A couple for me:
Big Brave - Vital.
Slow, heavy sort of doomy shoegaze, I guess.
Field Music - Flat White Moon
Indie pop-rock. Enjoying this on first listen. More upbeat tunes than recent releases, with a darkness in the lyrics
Checking out the new album from Harker, based on its Resident’s album of the week status and their blurb:
brighton’s own pop punk icons have reinvented themselves on their second album; a hedonistic explosion of a heavier-than-ever sound colliding with silky pop melodies & weighty lyrical themes – utterly awesome.
Alan Vega - Mutator
Lost album of material that Vega was working on with collaborator Liz Lamere in the mid 90s. Expect industrial noises and Elvis like hollers. Been quite looking forward to this.
Jazz & World Corner
Kaidi & NK-OK - The Sounds of Afrotronica
Jazzy Afro-influenced beats
Alfa Mist - Bring Backs
Jazzy hip-hop piano
Jupiter & Okwess - Na Kozonga
Congolese duo’s latest album influenced by their global travels from Brazil, Chile, New Orleans and France.
Khalab & M’berra Ensemble - M’berra
Malian refugee collective + Italian electronic shaman in an intriguing collaboration
BIG BRAVE BIG BRAVE BIG BRAVE
I haven’t listened yet but I have very high hopes.
New release from my own label of love (?) - a cassette reissue of this incredible record from last year.
@UncleRetrospective Thanks buddy! I haven’t been this excited to release a track in ages, really happy with how this one turned out. EP out in two weeks, feels like i’ve been hyping it for ages so looking forward to everyone being able to hear it.
New Porter Robinson for me. The singles have been some of my favourite pop tracks of the year so hoping the album lives up to it. His Song Exploder from this week is great as well. Production wise think he’s massively under-rated and overlooked.
Got my legends order today of this, listening now, good so far
This has a good party in the desert vibe