Are there any weeks that aren’t huge weeks anymore?
First, four that I doubt need any further explanation…
Arctic Monkeys - The Car
Taylor Swift - Midnights
Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loneliest Time
Canadian pop superstar. Not overly impressed by the singles, but fingers crossed…
Burial - Streetlands
Think he’s sticking with the ambient rather than bringing the beats back…
Interesting sounding compilation of 80s electronica from Argentina:
Various Artists - Síntesis Moderna: an Alternative Vision of Argentinean Music (1980-1990)
The Soft Pink Truth - Is It Going to Get Any Deeper Than This?
LOVED their last one (although it reminds me of lockdowns). Experimental house music side-project from Drew Daniel, one-half of experimental electronic music duo Matmos.
Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn - Pigments
Multi-instrumentalist Spencer Zahn teams up with US independent powerhouse singer Dawn Richard
Arctic Monkeys and CRJ daaaaay
I’d listen to Dry Cleaning too but not sure I can stomach the artwork
Some electronic things:
Nuage - Pink Television EP
Robert Babicz - Dirtcut M
O’Flynn, Frazer Ray - Shimmer
Kornel Kovacs - Hotel Koko
The Soft Pink Truth - Is It Going To Get Any Deeper Than This?
One half of Matmos
Two albums I had no idea were coming out! Good day for hip hop so far, definitely the first two things I’ll be listening to in the morning.
These I have on my list, I’ll be going through more in the morning, but for now…
- LP - Afrobeat Electro Montparnasse Musique - Archeology
Thumping rhythms and infectious melodies. I can’t wait for this one. FFO and Mbongwana Star Kokoko
- LP - Alt Knifeplay - Animal Drowning
Shoegaze grudge rock from the US. It should hopefully make for a nice compliment to the Dry Cleaning release.
- LP - Pop Alice Sandahl - Bright & Blue
Only heard 2 tracks so far but looking forward to the rest. Lounge pop blues: love the voice, love the musical flourishes, love the smooth style.
Jade Imagine’s new one
for fans of dream pop/shoegaze/indie pop type stuff - she’s from the same label as Courtney Barnett
first single -
Taylor Swift, Dry Cleaning and Tegan and Sara for me today. I just realised that Archers Of Loaf have a new one out too.
Witch Fever a quick listen before bedtime but didn’t like it.
Frankie Cosmos - Inner World Peace
Off kilter indie pop
Arctic Monkeys album is good fun.
Archers Of Loaf
This is the big one for me. First record in 24 years!
Loyle Carner - hugo
New one from south London rapper - produced by Madlib!
Hagop Tchaparian - Bolts
Debut from British-Armenian artist - blends lo-fi techno with field recordings taken throughout Armenia and the Mediterranean. On Four Tet’s label.
Great week and two others I’ve been looking forward to…will report back later.
Loved all her stuff so far so high hopes
Loved a couple of his albums and liked a couple of others
Oxbow & Peter Brotzmann
Doesn’t appear to be on Spotify. Expecting Swans-esque heavy, ominous, dirgey rock with a smattering of experimental saxophone
Customer released first music online in the form of two singles yesterday, new post-punk band that has Greg Rutkin in it.
AB’s new album is absolutely stunning
Ali Saffudin - Wolivo
Kashmiri blues rock
Goat - Oh Death
First album in a few years for the mysterious Swedish psych rockers
Various Artists - Big, Big Wave
All the punk bands in Hattiesburg, Mississippi recorded in one day and put out as this compilation. Judy and the Jerks are the main common denominator of this small scene, I think, with many of these bands featuring their members.
The last soft pink truth album was really good - like a more ambient take on stuff like Braids and A Sunny Day In Glasgow