Saturday, July 23, 2016

New Music Friday - June 17, 2016

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases

case/lang/veirs - case/lang/veirs

In a holy trinity of strong female folk/country, Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs came together three years ago. It all started with a short, but quickly-replied-to email. It's a collaboration that comes after dozens of albums and decades in the music industry between its members; and one that saved k.d. lang from retirement.

Watch: "Atomic Number"
Listen: "Best Kept Secret"

Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room

Artists like Beyoncé often get all of the black girl magic credit, but some attention is due to Laura Mvula. The British singer released her debut album, Sing to the Moon, in 2013 to a fair amount of praise. On her follow-up, she worked with a number of producers, including herself, Troy Miller, and members of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Watch: "Phenomenal Woman"
Watch: "Overcome" (featuring Nile Rodgers)

Margaret Glaspy - Emotions and Math

Glaspy is an artist from California who honed her skills while a student at Boston's Berklee College of Music. Influenced by Joni Mitchell and Weezer, she released her debut EP, Homeschool, in 2012. She recorded this record twice; the first was done as a home recording, but when she got signed to ATO Records, she rerecorded the tracks in a studio. Emotions and Math is her first album.

Watch: "You and I"
Listen: "Emotions and Math"

Mitski - Puberty 2

Mitski is a Japanese-American artist who's lived all over the world with her family (Japan, Turkey, Congo, etc.) before settling in New York. She released her debut album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek in 2014, garnering a great deal of praise. I wasn't on that bandwagon, but caught on with this sophomore album. So far, I am loving it!

Watch: "Happy"
Watch: "Your Best American Girl"

Weaves - Weaves

Weaves is a four-piece based in Toronto who have been riding a wave of success following their 2014 self-titled EP. The release got them named a "band to watch" by Rolling Stone. Leading into their self-titled debut album, they got that same honor from Stereogum and have been featured heavily on NPR. Their whimsical brand of rock has earned them continued praise with this album.

Watch: "Tick"
Watch: "One More"

Other Full-Length Releases

Ali Beletic - Legends of These Lands Left to Live

Listen: "Band of Outsiders"
Listen: "Dead Serious"

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers - Rehab Reunion

Watch: "Over the Rise" (featuring Justin Vernon)
Listen: "Celestial Railroad" (featuring Mavis Staples)

Netsky - 3

Listen: "Thunder" (featuring Emeli Sandé)
Listen: "TNT" (featuring Chromeo)

Nite Jewel - Liquid Cool

Watch: "Kiss the Screen"
Watch: "Boo Hoo"

Peter Bjorn and John - Breakin’ Point

Watch: "Breakin’ Point"
Watch: "What You Talking About?"

Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway

Watch: "Dark Necessities"
Listen: "We Turn Red"

Sarah Jarosz - The Undercurrent

Watch: "House of Mercy"
Listen: "Take Another Turn"

Swans - The Glowing Man

Listen: "When Will I Return"

Told Slant - Going By

Watch: "Tsunami"
Listen: "High Dirge"

Twin River - Passing Shade

Watch: "Antony"
Listen: "Knife"

YG - Still Brazy

Watch: "Still Brazy"
Listen: "Who Shot Me"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

Clipping - Wriggle

Watch: "Wriggle"
Listen: "Shooter"

Dan Mangan - Unmake

Watch: "Race to the Bottom"
Listen: "Whistleblower"

Disclosure - Moog for Love

Listen: "Boss"
Listen: "Moog for Love"

The Dove & The Wolf - I Don’t Know What to Feel

Listen: "The Smell of Us"
Listen: "Seven Days"

Finding Dory: Music by Thomas Newman

Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal, The Very Best, & Beatenberg - Johannesburg

Watch: "Wona"
Listen: "Ngamila"

Phantogram - "You Don’t Get Me High Anymore"

Watch: "You Don’t Get Me High Anymore"

Son Lux - Stranger Forms EP

Watch: "Cage of Bones"
Listen: "Redone" (featuring Olga Bell)

Sonic Youth - Spinhead Sessions

Listen: "Theme with Noise"
Listen: "Ambient Guitar & Dreamy Theme"

Todd Terje & The Olsens - The Big Cover Up

Listen: "Baby Do You Wanna Bump?"
Listen: "Firecracker"

Waxahatchee - Early Recordings

Listen: "Home Game"
Listen: "Clumsy"

Will Butler - Friday Night

Watch: "Take My Side" (Live)
Listen: "Encore"

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