Sunday, June 26, 2016

New Music Friday - May 13, 2016

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Essential Full-Length Releases

Corinne Bailey Rae - The Heart Speaks in Whispers

I was a pretty big fan of Corinne Bailey Rae when she released her self-titled debut album in 2006, but lost interest sometime after the 2010 follow-up, The Sea. I have a renewed interest with this third album, which comes after a long break for the artist and a shift in her sound. It's a welcome departure from guitar-driven pop; more upbeat and funky, garnering comparisons to other R&B greats like Erykah Badu.

Watch: "Green Aphrodisiac"
Watch: "Been to the Moon"

The Duke Spirit - KIN

It's been a little while since we last heard from The Duke Spirit; five years since the release of Bruiser. This album was announced way back in the fall of last year and was supported by a Pledge Music campaign to help fund its release. The welcome return from the band follows a side project, Roman Remains, from Toby Butler and Leila Moss.

Watch: "Hands"
Watch: "Wounded Wing"

Eagulls - Ullages

There's been a good post-punk resurgence in Europe over the past several years and Eagulls have been one of the pillars of that movement. They released their debut self-titled album in 2014 to acclaim. They take inspiration from The Smiths and Cocteau Twins on the follow-up, which was recorded in their hometown of Leeds with producer Craig Silvey.

Watch: "Skipping"
Listen: "Velvet"

Jessy Lanza - Oh No

Oh No is the sophomore album from this Canadian electronic and R&B performer. She's following up a well received debut, Pull My Hair Back, released three years ago, and is once again working with Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan.

Watch: "It Means I Love You"
Listen: "VV Violence"

Other Full-Length Releases

Adia Victoria - Beyond the Bloodhounds

Watch: "Dead Eyes"
Listen: "Stuck in the South"

Aerial East - Rooms

Watch: "Crazy Now"

Head Wound City - A New Wave of Violence

Watch: "Scraper"
Listen: "Born to Burn"

Karl Blau - Introducing Karl Blau

Watch: "Fallin’ Rain" (featuring Jim James)
Watch: "That’s How I Got to Memphis"

Mark Pritchard - Under the Sun

Watch: "Sad Alron"
Listen: "Beautiful People" (featuring Thom Yorke)

Michaela Anne - Bright Lights and the Fame

Listen: "Luisa" (featuring Rodney Crowell)
Listen: "Worrying Mind"

Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow

Watch: "Eaten by Worms"
Watch: "Vertigo Flowers"

Pinkwash - Collective Sigh

Watch: "Gumdrop"
Listen: "Sigh"

Sylvaine - Wistful

Listen: "Earthbound"
Listen: "A Ghost Trapped in Limbo"

Twin Peaks - Down in Heaven

Watch: "Walk to the One You Love"
Watch: "Butterfly"

Young Magic - Still Life

Watch: "Default Memory"
Watch: "Lucien"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book

Watch: "No Problem" (featuring 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne)
Watch: "Angels" (featuring Saba)

Colleen Green - Colleen Green EP

Listen: "Between the Lines"
Listen: "Green My Eyes"

Faye - Faye EP

Listen: "Yellow Canary"
Listen: "Ancient Bones"

Gordi - Clever Disguise EP

Watch: "Can We Work It Out"
Listen: "Nothing's As It Seems"

Lil Silva - Jimi

Watch: "De Ja" (featuring Kent Jamz)
Listen: "Caught Up" (featuring Cosima)

Miles Davis - The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection

Listen: "Miles Ahead"

New Order - Complete Music

Listen: "The Game" (Extended Mix)
Listen: "Plastic" (Extended Mix)

The Staves - Sleeping in a Car

Watch: "Sleeping in a Car"

Surfer Blood/Lil Bub - "Evil Cat"/"Bob the Builder"

Toothless - Terra

Watch: "Terra"
Listen: "Kairos"

Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary Reissue

Watch: "I’ll Believe in Anything"
Listen: "You Are a Runner and I Am My Father’s Son"

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