Essential Full-Length Releases
Crystal Castles - AMNESTY (I)
Crystal Castles went through a tumultuous few years since the release of their excellent third album (III) in 2012. Alice Glass and Ethan Kath parted ways on less than amicable terms, and Kath found a new singer in Edith Frances. For me, no one could replace Glass and I look more forward to her solo work. I remain interested in what Crystal Castles will be going forward, though.
Lisa Hannigan - At Swim
Lisa Hannigan got her start signing with Damien Rice, often providing the female counterpoint in his songs. She began her solo career following Rice's sophomore album, "9", released Sea Sew in 2008 and Passenger in 2011. She parted ways with Rice prior to his return in 2014. Her own third record sees her working with The National's Aaron Dessner.
Lydia Loveless - Real
Loveless is a singer-songwriter hailing from Columbus, Ohio. The artist has always employed a mix of punk and country, but adds a bit of pop to the mix for this record. While she takes inspiration from pop stars she admires like Kesha, this is far from a standard pop record. Her music is retains that brash, confident sound.
Other Full-Length Releases
Carl Broemel - 4th of July
Listen: "In the Dark"
Chris Staples - Golden Age
Watch: "Golden Age"
Listen: "Relatively Permanent"
DJ Earl - Open Your Eyes
Listen: "Let’s Work" (featuring MoonDoctor & OPN)
Listen: "Smoking Reggie" (featuring MoonDoctor & OPN)
Thom Sonny Green - High Anxiety
Partynextdoor - PX3
Watch: "Come and See Me"
Watch: "Not Nice"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
The Childhood of a Leader Soundtrack
Listen: Scott Walker - "RUN"
The Chills - Kaleidoscope World Reissue
Listen: "Oncoming Day" (Early Version)
Listen: "Kaleidoscope World"
The Get Down
Listen: Raury & Jaden Smith - "Losing Your Mind"
Listen: Janelle Monaé - "Hum Along & Dance (Gotta Get Down)"
KAYE - Honey
Luxury Death - "Radiator Face"
Watch: "Radiator Face"
Miss Sharon Jones: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Listen: "I’m Still Here"
Myrkur - Mausoleum
Listen: "Jeg er Guden, I er Tjenerne"
Parquet Courts - Performing Human 12”
Pillow Person - "Go Ahead"/"In My Game"
Watch: "Go Ahead"
Listen: "In My Game"
salute - My Heart
Listen: "One More Chance" (featuring D.R.A.M.)