Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New Music Friday - April 29, 2016

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases

Britta Phillips - Luck or Magic

Britta Phillips has been performing for more than 30 years, starting as the singing voice of Jem (yes, on the animated series). She would later join the band Luna, and start Dean & Britta with her husband Dean Wareham (also of Luna). Despite her tenure in the industry, this is her first solo album. It is a half-covers album; with five original songs and five interpretations of existing songs. Artists she covers included songs Evie Sands and Cars.

Watch: "Drive"
Watch: "One Fine Summer Morning"

Drake - VIEWS

Although Drake announced the general timeframe for this fourth album months ago, it wasn't until the beginning of the month that VIEWS got it's final title (it was originally Views from the 6), artwork, and tracklisting. Though reviews were mixed, the album has been a smash for him, helped in part by the inclusion of the hit single "Hotline Bling," which was originally released last summer.

Watch: "Hotline Bling"

Imarhan - Imarhan

Imarhan is a Tuareg band hailing from south Algeria who have been performing for eight years. They blend the traditional music of their culture with western sounds (jazz, funk, and rock) that they were also exposed to growing up. This is their debut album.

Watch: "Imarhan"
Listen: "Assossamagh"

Katy B - Honey

Katy B is an R&B singer from London, England. Her music reflects the sounds that have come to be associated with R&B and electronica from across the pond, with elements of garage and dubstep. She released her debut album, On a Mission, in 2011 and a follow-up, Little Red, three years later. On her third album, she works with Kaytranada, Four Tet, and has even brought Craig David out of hiding!

Watch: "I Wanna Be" (featuring Chris Lorenzo)
Watch: "Who Am I" (featuring Craig David & Major Lazer)

Other Full-Length Releases

Brian Eno - The Ship

Listen: "The Ship"
Listen: "Fickle Sun (iii) I’m Set Free"

Dal Niente/Deerhoof - Balter/Saunier

Listen: "Cherubim"
Listen: "Adam+Eve Connection"

A Dead Forest Index - In All That Drifts from Summit Down

Watch: "Summit Down"
Listen: "Myth Retraced"

DOOMSQUAD - Total Time
Watch: "Pyramid on Mars"
Listen: "Solar Ass"

Freeway - Free Will

Watch: "Hot as Ice"
Listen: "First Things First"

John Doe - The Westerner

Watch: "Get on Board"
Listen: "Go Baby Go" (featuring Debbie Harry)

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

Watch: "Gamma Knife"
Watch: "People-Vultures"

Layten Kramer - For the Sun

Listen: "Nowhere to Go" (featuring Kathryn Calder)

Leggy - Leggy

Listen: "Kick the Habit"

Tim Moxam - Soft Summer

Watch: "Bones"
Watch: "Meant to Be"

Yes We Mystic - Forgiver

Watch: "No Harm"
Listen: "Ceilings"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

Anna Wise - The Feminine: Act 1

Watch: "Precious Possession"
Watch: "BitchSlut"

Baby in Vain - For the Kids EP

Watch: "Martha’s View"
Listen: "The Urge"

Chloe x Halle - Sugar Symphony EP

Watch: "Drop"
Listen: "Fall"

Damon Albarn - Wonder.land

Listen: "Secrets"
Listen: "Me"

Haybaby - Blood Harvest EP

Listen: "Pig"
Listen: "Joke/Rope"

Holy Ghost! - Crime Cutz EP

Watch: "Crime Cutz"
Listen: "Compass Point"

Ingrid Michaelson - "Hell No"

Watch: "Hell No"

Nai Harvest - "Just Like You"/"Jelly"

Watch: "Just Like You"
Listen: "Jelly"

Red House Painters - Old Ramon Reissue

Listen: "Wop-a-Din-Din"
Listen: "Byrd Joel"

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