HUGE day for new releases. First up for me is the new Fontaines D.C., which sees them stray more into gothic rock territory:
There’s a new one from J. Spaceman and co:
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard cover an enormous amount of ground (even for them) on their new 80-minute opus, with influences ranging from jazz to thrash metal and even hip-hop:
Australian dream-pop artist Hatchie embraces alternative dance and baggy sounds:
What’s on your radar?
New Pusha T is the main one for me.
Pusha T - It’s Almost Dry
Claire Rousay - Everything Perfect is Already Here
New LP from the ‘quiet ambient’ artist.
Green-House - Solar Editions
New EP of unreleased tracks from LA-based ambient / new age artist.
Looking forward to Georgia Harmer’s album.
Pusha T & Fontaines DC both at the top of my list today, closely followed by:
Real Lies - Lad Ash
Sophomore album, some 7 years after their debut, expect tales of late nights over house influenced beats.
Had no idea they were coming out with a new one! Absolutely loved the debut.
After a quiet Easter it’s a very packed schedule today. First on my list was
Poppy Ajudha - THE POWER IN US
Debut album of R&B and soul driven pop from an artist that’s been around the London jazz scene for a while, having featured on tracks with Swindle, Moses Boyd and Tom Misch
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Live in Loveland!
A 2018 live set from one of the most joyously fun and funky jazz groups around.
The Lazy Eyes - songbook
Australian psych- rock youngsters who obviously grew up listening to a lot of Tame Impala
Punk with a bit of grime and metal thrown in for good measure. Very political, not for fans of the queen or the Conservative party.
That new Real Lies album sounds like an instant classic. Think they’ve really been through the ringer and nearly gave up - but songs like this (written about a friend who went missing) feel elemental.
I so hope it does stuff for them.
Hopefully another beautiful album
Jeanine’s - Don’t Wait For a Sign
Indie Pop from New York. 13 songs in an efficient 20 minutes.
Hoorsees - A Superior Athlete
Parisian jangly guitars
Erasers - Constant Connection
On their third album Constant Connection, West Australian-based Erasers create hypnotic compositions of synth, guitar and voice, evoking the vast expanse of their native landscape and the shrouded emotions behind the senses
Ben Marc - Glass Effect
Debut album from him. Spotify can describe him better than I can…
Also I’ll be all over Fontaines DC and Pusha T.
Debut full length album following their fantastic EP in 2020. Polynesian black metal.
Third full length from USBM band Vanum, not listened to it yet but pre-ordered the vinyl on spec last night based on their previous furious output.
Snuff - Crepuscolo dorato della bruschetta borsetta calzetta cacchetta trombetta lambretta giallo ossido, ooooooh cosi magnifico!
Legendary British pop punk band’s worst named album yet. They’re reliably brilliant songwriters though so reckon this will be good, especially if it’s sunny today.
redveil - learn 2 swim
New album from the young rapper. FFO Mike, Navy Blue, that kind of laid back stuff.
This is incredibly beautiful and devastating. She continues to just be on another level.