Sunday, December 17, 2017

New Music Friday - August 4, 2017

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases

Amy O - Elastic

Amy Oelsner is a Bloomington, Indiana-based singer and songwriter who began learning the guitar and writing songs as a child in Arkansas. Her career took her across the United States before she landed in Indiana in 2016. Elastic is her second album recorded in her new home.

Watch: "History Walking"
Watch: "Lavender Night"

Briana Marela - Call It Love

Marela also has a connection to Bloomington, Indiana; she is signed to Jagjaguwar Records, based in the town. She herself is from Seattle. She released her first album with the label, All Around Us, in 2015. Call It Love continues on the sounds explored on that previous album, spanning pop, electronic, and folk styles.

Watch: "Farthest Shore"
Listen: "Feel What I Feel"

Other Full-Length Releases

A$AP Twelvyy - 12

Watch: "Strapped"
Listen: "Diamonds" (featuring A$AP Rocky)

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

Brian Eno - Another Green World Reissue

Listen: "Sky Saw"
Listen: "Another Green World"

Brian Eno - Before and After Science Reissue

Listen: "No One Receiving"
Listen: "Here He Comes"

Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets Reissue

Listen: "Needle in the Camel's Eye"
Listen: "The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch"

Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain Reissue

Listen: "Burning Airlines Give You So Much More"
Listen: "Back in Judy’s Jungle"

Wind River: Original Score By Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Listen: "Snow Wolf"
Listen: "Three Seasons in Wyoming"

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Upcoming Album of the Week(s) (Ending December 16)

It's the most wonderful time of the year, when everyone starts posting their year-end lists of the best movies, music, games, and more, and readers start freaking out about what's included and what's not. I will, of course, post my own list, as well as compile those year-end lists into one!

A large number of albums due out next year have already been announced. Check out my list of them here!

A couple of weeks ago, Meg Remy announced her sixth album as U.S. Girls, In a Poem Unlimited.

Remy has been working since 2007 and released her first album, Gravel Days, in 2008. It wasn't until last year that I first became aware of her and her latest album, Half Free, thanks to Exclaim (a Canadian music magazine). While the album was described as "art pop," it combined a variety of styles ranging from chamber music, to reggae, to pop. But it was her voice and lyrics that really drew me in (check out the album opener, "Sororal Feelings").

She released "Mad as Hell", the first single and video from the album back in October. The album was announced at the end of November along with a new song, "Velvet 4 Sale".

In a Poem Unlimited is scheduled for release on February 16.

Also announced recently:

American Nightmare - American Nightmare (February 16)
Austra - “Change the Paradigm” (out now)
Charli XCX - Pop2 (out now)
Closer - All This Will Be (January 19)
David Byrne - American Utopia (March 9)
DJ Earl & Nick Hook - 50 Backwoods (December 8)
El Perro Del Mar - We Are History (February 2)
EMA - Outtakes from Exile (March 2)
Emily A. Sprague - Water Memory (December 21)
Eminem - Revival (out now)
Ghostface Killah - The Brown Tape (January 26)
Guided By Voices - Space Gun (March 23)
Jimi Hendrix - Both Sides of the Sky (March 9)
Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds (March 2)
Legend of the Seagullmen - Legend of the Seagullmen (February 9)
Lily Allen - “Trigger Bang” (out now)
Lucy Dacus - Historian (March 2)
Renata Zeiguer - Old Ghost (February 23)
Rhye - Blood (February 2)
The Shins - The Hearts Worm (January 19)
Strand of Oaks - Harder Love (January 19)
Ty Segall - Freedom’s Goblin (January 26)
Wild Beasts - Last Night All My Dreams Came True (February 16)
Xenia Rubinos, Sammus, & Olga Bell – “Levitating” (out now)