New Releases 25/06/2021

Big day ahead! Here’s your starter for ten.


Album number 5 since their debut album, er, 5, in 2019. Only available for 99 days. The gimmick sounds rubbish but past form is enough to be very excited about this album.

Tyler, The Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST

Odd Future rapper’s follow up to 2019’s excellent Igor.

Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket

It’s 17 years since they managed to release an album that was even half good, but these were my favourite band at one time so still going to check this out.

Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant

Melbourne-based jazzy neo-soul group, heard a few of the tracks off this already and it sounds great.

Mabe Fratti - Será Que Ahora Podremos Entendernos

New record of ambient, textural soundscapes from the Guatemalan cellist who was a big hit in Music League when @collectiverumbling played a track of hers in the ‘rest of the world’ round.

Cautious Clay - Deadpan Love

Sophisticated R&B with elements of gospel and jazz and a superb voice.

John Carroll Kirby - Septet

First band-leading record for the acclaimed keyboardist to the stars (Frank Ocean, Solange). Being pitched as one “for fans of Herbie Hancock, Floating Points, Four Tet, Sons of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming, Shabaka Hutchings” - that’s a lot to live up to but literally couldn’t be more up my street.

Amaro Freitas - Sankofa

Brazilian jazz, another Music Leaue discovery for me this time courtesy of @daggers who played a lovely lead single from this album in the rest of the world round, and I’ve been looking forward to this since.

Caroline Shaw & Sō Percussion - Let The Soil Play Its Simple Part

Not too sure what to expect here as Caroline Shaw (Pulitzer prize winner and sometime Kanye-producer) has such a wide range but it’s usually something worth listening to.

John Grant - Boy From Michigan

Being billed as the most autobiographical record yet from the long-faced synthpop crooner


Strong week.

The four I will be checking out are:

Lucy Dacus - Home Video
Hearing lots of good things about this one. She’s the best member of Boygenius imo and her first 2 albums and EP were all great.

The Mountain Goats - The Dark In Here
Didn’t really get into ‘Getting Into Knives’ but thought the ‘Pierre Chauvin’ album was great. Interested to see how it pans out. Fantastic back catalogue anyway.

Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket
Have avoided all the ‘singles’ etc and actually tempted to hold off until I have the LP in hand next month. Cautiously optimistic.

John Grant - Boy From Michigan
Love a bit of John and if all goes well should hopefully be seeing him live in October. Good fella imo.


Squirrel Flower and SPELLLING sound interesting especially the latter.


New Evidence. Weather or Not was my favourite album of 2018, so excited about this. His production has only got better since then too.

Kind of jazzy percussion with electronics. Haven’t listened yet, but his last two were superb.

Debut album from Irish emcee Kojaque. Put out some great singles, looking forward to giving this a spin.


Mike Skinner side project. Not very original title.


Aforementioned Squirrel Flower and Lucy Dacus albums. Plus these

2nd Grade - Wish You Were Here Your Revisited

Indie rock. Short, sharp garage rock

Hiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It

Alt country?

Armlock - Trust

Lo-fi emo, slowcore

Maple Glider - To Enjoy Is The Only Thing

Resident’s AOTW

Faye Webster - I Know I’m Funny haha

8.4 bnm on pitchfork I that means anything anymore


New Lowering (@McGarnagle) on Disintegration State. One of my fave ambient releases so far this year.


It came out yesterday, but new Daniel Avery is top of my list.


Ridiculously strong week - Sault, Lucy Dacus, Mountain Goats. Also expecting the vinyl of the Lorraine James album in the post this morning.

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Ace week, I’ll throw in the new one from. Amusement Parks On Fire, Nottm-based shoegaze slash whatever.


Yep, been really looking forward to Faye Webster!


Looks like I’ll be listening to Sault. Armlock and Amusement Parks On Fire

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There’s a new stars of the lid on Spotify but it’s not them


Haven’t had a firday like this in a long time.

Max Cooper

Normaly a big fan but this sounds like I’ll hear in played at yoga at some point.

Throwing Snow
Don’t know if it’s chilled or Banging TS. Hoping for banging.

Modest Mouse
Dare we hope it’s good?

Post metal


Chilled beats from Rupture//rapture’s other project

And Dan Avery but I didn’t think much on first listen.

What a week :open_mouth:


New Six Organs of Admittance. Usually lovely hypnotic acoustic, sometimes experimental dissonance, sometimes a mixture of both. No idea what it is this time round.


Jordan there’s a new Reliq out!!!

So I release nothing for 2 years then put this out on the busiest release day of the whole year… This is the kind of business nous that got me where I am today! :joy:

Anyway, ambient stuff but also some neo-classical and even early-post-rock influences. Maybe for people that like the quiet parts in early Godspeed, but with no hope of any kind of cathartic release of joyous noise.

Bandcamp link here for tapes and downloads if people are into that sort of thing.


Sault, Mabe Fratti, Caroline Shaw, and John Grant are on my list, so thanks to @Octobadger from saving me from digging up links for them! :smiley:

Dal:um - Similar & Different
This doesn’t seem to be on Spotify yet. I only came across them the other day whilst browsing the album of the year site which someone linked to, and it looked and sounded intriguing. They challenge “the sonic possibilities of Korea’s most well-known traditional string instruments: the gayageum and geomungo. Ethereal and otherworldly, Dal:um create a compelling soundworld that treasures subtle dynamics and the space between the notes.” I mean, it’s got @Octobadger written all over it.

Phobophobes - Modern Medicine
They apparently sound like the bastard child of The Cramps and Talking Heads. I quite enjoyed the surprisingly catchy Moustache Mile song. Looking forward to trying this album out.

Lucy Gooch - Rain’s Break
Dreamy vocals and music. Sounds a bit like Julianna Barwick I think (although last time I remember saying that about someone I got a very disagreeing response!).

Helvetia - Essential Aliens
From a couple of ex-members of Duster (who I’ve not heard, but think I’ve heard of). Guitarry sounds.


Big week after a few slow ones for me. Got Lucy Dacus on at the moment.
Lonelady, John Grant and Tyler ready for later, and didn’t realise the Sault record was out today. Excellent.

Good stuff @McGarnagle, you are absolutely on my must listen list (when I get back to a desk)!