Saturday, May 19, 2018

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending May 19, 2018)

By now, we've all heard the slightly-surreal news that art pop musician Grimes is dating billionaire Elon Musk. I have no particular opinion on them together, other than considering it to be an odd union, but I do hope that they treat each other well. We'll have to see how this impacts Grimes' music, she has been working on a follow-up to 2015's Art Angels. If anything is announced, be sure to check it out on my Upcoming Releases page!

Recently, Dirty Projectors announced their latest album, Lamp Lit Prose!

The band released their last album, Dirty Projectors, just last year. The album followed one of the more major turn-overs for the band, with both Angel Deradoorian and Amber Coffman departing after 2012. The album felt like a return to the more solo-focused sound of the band's early work and focused on frontman David Longstreth's break-up with Coffman.

The departed band members have not returned here, but Longstreth has seemingly replaced them with a number of collaborators. D∆WN was the sole feature on the last record; this one brings in Amber Mark, Syd, and Empress Of, along with a few others!

Lamp Lit Prose is set for release on July 13 (I've already pre-ordered it)!

Also announced recently:

Alex Zhang Hungtai - Divine Weight (June 29)
Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge - The Midnight Hour (June 8)
Anderson .Paak - “Bubblin” (out now)
Braids - “Collarbones”/“Burdock & Dandelion” (out now)
Christine and the Queens - “Girlfriend” (out now)
Cornelia Murr - Lake Tear of the Clouds (July 13)
Devon Welsh - “I’ll Be Your Ladder” (out now)
DJDS - Big Wave More Fire (out now)
Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat Vinyl Reissue (May 18)
Florence + the Machine - High As Hope (June 29)
Fucked Up - High Rise 7” (June 15)
The Internet - Hive Mind (July 20)
Jenn Champion - “O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)” (out now)
Justice - Woman Worldwide (August 24)
Lil Baby & Drake - “Yes Indeed” (out now)
Mitski - Be the Cowboy (August 17)
MOURN - Sorpresa Familia (June 15)
Mass Gothic - “Dark Window” (out now)
Protomartyr - Consolation E.P. (June 15)
Ray Davies - Our Country: Americana Act II (June 29)
Richard Edwards - Verdugo (June 1)
Skepta - “Pure Water” (out now)
tunng - Songs You Make at Night (August 24)
Ty Dolla $ign - “Clout” (out now)
Ty Segall & White Fence - Joy (July 20)

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