Saturday, October 7, 2017

New Music Friday - July 28, 2017

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases

Arcade Fire - Everything Now

Arcade Fire had a very interesting roll-out for their fifth album. Song titles were announced as anagrams on Twitter in June, they launched a Stereogum-spoof site, Stereoyum (which probably had more to do with the site's less-than-glowing reviews of their new songs), and released a pop-up video style video with clearly fake facts about the band for the track "Creature Comfort". It even involved fake news articles about the band. It all overshadowed the album itself, which would have benefitted from greater focus.

Watch: "Electric Blue"
Watch: "Signs of Life"

Vic Mensa - The Autobiography

Despite having a career spanning eight years, The Autobiography is the first LP from this talented Chicago-based rapper. He does have a number of mixtapes and EPs under his belt; most recently, The Manuscript. As is the case with most hip hop records, there are number of featured artists on the record, including Pusha T, Pharrell Williams, and even Weezer.

Watch: "Rage"
Watch: "OMG" (featuring Pusha T)

Other Full-Length Releases

Manchester Orchestra - A Black Mile to the Surface

Watch: "The Alien"
Watch: "The Gold"

Mappe Of - A Northern Star, a Perfect Stone

Listen: "Cavern’s Dark"
Listen: "Nimbin"

Sweet Apple - Sing the Night in Sorrow

Watch: "World I’m Gonna Leave You" (featuring Mark Lanegan & Robert Pollard)

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

Afghan Whigs - "You Want Love"

Listen: "You Want Love" (featuring James Hall)

Ben Frost - Threshold of Faith EP

Watch: "Threshold of Faith"
Listen: "The Beat Don’t Die in Bingo Town"

Ben Gibbard - Bandwagonesque

Watch: "The Concept"
Watch: "Metal Baby"

Cage the Elephant - Unpeeled

Watch: "Trouble"
Watch: "Punchin’ Bag"

Detroit: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Listen: The Roots - "It Ain’t Fair" (featuring Bilal)

Elvis Presley - A Boy from Tupelo

Listen: "Harbor Lights" (Takes 5 -  8)

Margo Price - Weakness EP

Watch: "Weakness"
Listen: "Just Like Love"

Sylvan Esso - Echo Mountain Sessions

Watch: "Radio"
Watch: "The Glow"

Ty Segall - Fried Shallots

Listen: "Is It Real"
Listen: "Big Man"

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