Sunday, December 11, 2016

New Music Friday - November 11, 2016

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Essential Full-Length Releases

Martha Wainwright - Goodnight City

The Wainwright Family remains one of the most prolific families in the music industry. Just one year after the release of the debut album, Songs in the Dark, from the Wainwright Sisters (Martha and Lucy Wainwright Roche), Martha is back with a new solo effort. The album features contributions from Merrill Garbus, Glen Hansard, and several members of her family, including her brother Rufus Wainwright.

Listen: "Around the Bend"
Listen: "Take the Reins"

oddCouple - Liberation

oddCouple, Zach Henderson, is the house producer for the Chicago record label Closed Sessions, which boasts signees Kweku Collins and Jamila Woods. His new album showcases some of the best that Chicago hip-hop has to offer, including labelmates Woods and Collins, as well as GLC and Joey Purp.

Listen: "Love Above" (featuring Jamila Woods & Kweku)
Listen: "Eidetic"

Sad13 - Slugger

Sad13 is Sadie Dupuis, best known as the frontwoman for Speedy Ortiz, with which she has released two albums, including last year's excellent Foil Deer. The band hasn't gone anywhere, but Sadie has struck out on her own as a solo artist. She first debuted the Sad13 project earlier this year on a collaborative single, "Basement Queens," with rapper Lizzo. Her debut album takes on a poppier approach, but seeks to counter the typically misogynistic messages expressed in the genre.

Watch: "Less Than 2"
Watch: "Get a Yes"

Sleigh Bells - Jessica Rabbit

Sleigh Bells could have easily been a gimmick and lasted no longer than one album. The duo is defined by heavily-distorted guitars and pop melodies. As they release their fourth album, they haven't lost what made their sound distinctive, and seem to almost defiantly continue to flout it. When in doubt, be extra, and Sleigh Bells are definitely extra (that's a compliment)!

Watch: "It’s Just Us Now"
Watch: "I Can Only Stare"

A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service

A Tribe Called Quest seemed like a done deal following the release of 1998's The Love Movement. With the death of central member Phife Dawg earlier this year, hopes for any full return were further diminished. It turned out that Phife had already rejoined his bandmates and a new album had been recorded. They even brought back original member Jarobi White, who had departed following their debut album. They have announced that this is their final album; if so, they've gone out on a high note, returning to the roots of their sound.

Watch: "We the People"

Other Full-Length Releases

Daniel Bachman - Daniel Bachman

Listen: "Brightleaf Blues I"
Listen: "The Flower Tree"

GUM - Flash in the Pan

Listen: "Gemini"
Listen: "Flash in the Pan"

Luke Temple - A Hand Through the Cellar Door

Watch: "Maryanne Was Quiet"
Listen: "Birds of Late December"

The Men - Devil Music

Listen: "Lion’s Den"
Listen: "Devil Music"

Simian Mobile Disco - Welcome to Sideways

Watch: "Remember in Reverse"
Listen: "Far Away from a Distance"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

A-Trak - In the Loop: A Decade of Remixes

Listen: "Oh!"
Listen: "Kilometer"

The Band - The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Edition

Bob Dylan - The 1966 Live Recordings

Listen: "Tell Me Mama"

Body/Head - No Waves

Listen: "The Show Is Over"

Broken Social Scene - Feel Good Lost Reissue

Listen: "I Slept with Bonhomme at the CBC"
Listen: "Guilty Cubicles"

David Bowie - Legacy

Listen: "Space Oddity"
Listen: "Changes"

Forth Wanderers - Slop EP

Watch: "Slop"
Watch: "Know Better"

Hudson Mohawke - Ded Sec - Watch Dogs 2 (Original Soundtrack)

Listen: "Shanghaied"
Listen: "Play N Go"

Pink Floyd - The Early Years (1967-1972)

Listen: "Arnold Layne"
Listen: "See Emily Play"

The Rolling Stones - Havana Moon

Watch: "Brown Sugar"
Watch: "Paint It Black"

Yoko Ono - Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins Reissue

Listen: "Side One"
Listen: "Side Two"

Yoko Ono - Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with Lions Reissue

Listen: "Cambridge 1969"
Listen: "No Bed for Beatle John"

Yoko Ono - Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band Reissue

Listen: "Why"
Listen: "Mother"

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