Saturday, October 24, 2015

New Music Friday - September 11, 2015

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases

Beirut - No No No

Though he became known for a sound heavily influenced by Balkan folk, Zach Condon sought to distance from that style for Beirut's latest album. Following an artistic lull, he wanted to bring in other styles that he had been influenced by, as well as allow other members of his band so to have input on the writing. While that may risk sacrificing some of the band's unique charms, the result is a lighter and more accessible album.

Watch: "Gibraltar"
Watch: "No No No"

The Libertines - Anthems for Doomed Youth

Pete Doherty seems to be in a reuniting mood lately. After six years essentially as a solo musician (with one album, Grace/Wastelands and a handful of singles bearing his name), he got back together with one band, Babyshambles, for 2013's Sequel to the Prequel. Now, he's reunited his other popular band, The Libertines. Their first album album in more than a decade follows more a year of the band performing together again.

Watch: "Gunga Din"
Watch: "Heart of the Matter"

Low - Ones & Sixes

Husband and wife team Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have been performing together as Low (along with Steve Garrington) for more than two decades. They have perfected a sparse, harmony-focused, slow-moving sound over those years. On their 11th studio album, they get some additional help from Wilco's Glenn Kotche.

Watch: "No Comprende"
Watch: "Lies"

Other Full-Length Releases

Ben Folds & yMusic - So There

Listen: "Phone in the Pool"
Listen: "So There"

Fresh Snow - Won

Watch: "Proper Burial"
Watch: "Don't Fuck a Gift Horse in the Mouth"

Petite Noir - La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful

Watch: "Down"
Watch: "La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful" (featuring Baloji)

Phil Cook - Southland Mission

Watch: "1922"
Listen: "Great Tide"

Prince - HITNRUN

Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows

Watch: "Nothing Like a Friend"
Watch: "Heart of Oak"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

Devinyl Splits No. 3

Listen: Tiger Jaw - "In Between Days"
Listen: Kevin Devine - "Lovesong"

The Fresh & Onlys - Early Years Anthology

The Fresh & Onlys - The Fresh & Onlys

Listen: "Feelings in My Heart"
Listen: "Fog Machine"

Jim Adkins - Singles Series

Listen: "Hell"
Listen: "Love Don’t Wait"

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