Sunday, June 12, 2016

New Music Friday - May 6, 2016

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases

ANOHNI - Hopelessness

ANOHNI has had a long career spanning more than fifteen years. She has previously performed as Antony and the Johnsons, releasing four albums over then years. Hopelessness is her first solo album, and first under a new name. The album covers a range of social and political issues, from drone strikes, to the environment, and the culture of masculinity.

Watch: "Drone Bomb Me"
Listen: "Crisis"

Death Grips - Bottomless Pit

You can't always believe a band when they say they're done. Even though they announced their "disbandment" in 2014, Death Grips has released an album, a soundtrack, and an EP since then. Now, they've released yet another album. The release follows their Interview 2016 EP, released with a strange long-form music video, earlier this year.

Listen: "Giving Bad People Good Ideas"
Listen: "Eh"

James Blake - The Colour in Anything

While I'm often annoyed by surprise releases, sometimes they're just about the best news I can get. That was the case when James Blake announced his third album for release just hours later. On the album, he continues his blend of ambient, post-dubstep, and soul, and he sounds better than ever. The record features old collaborators like Bon Iver and new, Frank Ocean, as well as artwork from Sir Quentin Blake.

Watch: "I Need a Forest Fire" (featuring Bon Iver)
Listen: "Radio Silence"

Julianna Barwick - Will

Julianna Barwick has made a career out of using her own voice as an orchestral instrument, looping and layering it in ways that make you forget that she doesn't use much traditional instrumentation. She continues this work on her third full-length, with contributions from Mas Ysa and Chairlift drummer Jamie Ingalls.

Watch: "Nebula"
Watch: "Same" (featuring Mas Ysa)

Little Scream - Cult Following

I really don't remember how or when I first heard of Little Scream, aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer, but I know that absolutely loved her debut album, The Golden Record. It's been quite a while since that album, five years to be exact. She strays a bit from the sound on that first album. She started with a fairly traditional folk style, but adds elements of pop, avant garde, and funk on Cult Following.

Watch: "Love as a Weapon"
Listen: "Someone Will Notice"

Other Full-Length Releases

Beverly - The Blue Swell

Watch: "South Collins"
Watch: "Victoria"

Carlos Niño - Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!

Watch: "Calimayan"
Listen: "It’s All Happening!"

Chris Cohen - As If Apart

Watch: "As If Apart"
Listen: "Torrey Pine"

Dieterich & Barnes - The Coral Casino

Half Waif - Probably Depths

Watch: "Nest"
Listen: "Turn Me Around"

Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise

Watch: "What You Want" (featuring Peaches)
Watch: "Exit" (featuring Edward Snowden)

JMSN - It Is.

Watch: "Most of All"
Watch: "Cruel Intentions"/"Good Ol' Case of the Blues"

Kaytranada - 99.9%

Watch: "Glowed Up" (featuring Anderson .Paak)
Watch: "Lite Spots"

LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing

Watch: "Beneath the Concrete"
Watch: "I&I"

Shit Robot - What Follows

Watch: "End of the Trail"
Watch: "Lose Control" (featuring Nancy Whang)

Tourist - U

Watch: "To Have You Back"
Watch: "Run"

White Lung - Paradise

Watch: "Below"
Watch: "Hungry"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

Beach Boys - Live at the Fillmore East

Bonnie “Prince” Billy - More Revery Reissue

Listen: "A Dream of the Sea"

Cream - Classic Album Selection
Listen: "Sunshine of Your Love"
Listen: "Spoonful"

D∆WN - Infrared EP

Listen: "How I Get"
Listen: "Paint It Blue"

Destroyer - My Mystery 12”

Watch: "My Mystery" (DJ remix)
Listen: "My Mystery"

Fir - "Summer Wasn’t There" 7”

Listen: "Summer Wasn’t There"
Listen: "Winter Doesn’t Care"

Frank Zappa - The New Maternity Reissue

J Dilla - Jay Love Japan Reissue

Listen: "Yesterday"
Listen: "Believe in God" (featuring Ma Dukes)

Michael Jackson - Bad Reissue

Watch: "Bad"
Watch: "Smooth Criminal"

Michael Jackson - Off the Wall Reissue

Watch: "Rock with You"
Watch: "Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough"

Michael Jackson - Thriller Reissue

Watch: "Thriller"
Watch: "Billie Jean"

Miles Davis - Chicago Jazz Festival 1990

Listen: "Hannibal"
Listen: "Human Nature"

Miles Davis and John Coltrane - Copenhagen March 24th 1960

Listen: "So What"

MUNA - The Loudspeaker EP

Watch: "Winterbreak"
Listen: "Loudspeaker"

Patience - "The Church"/"My Own Intervention"

Watch: "The Church"
Listen: "My Own Invention"

Rufus Wainwright - Poses Reissue

Watch: "Going to a Town"
Listen: "Poses"

Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker Deluxe Box Set

Listen: "Locked Away" (Outtake)

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