Sunday, August 19, 2018

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending August 18, 2018)

Recently, Mountain Man, announced their sophomore album, Magic Ship.

Mountain Man is a folk trio made up of Amelia Meath, Molly Sarle, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig who formed in 2009. They released their first album, Made the Harbor, the next year. While it's been a good while since that first album, they've been far from quiet. In 2011, they toured with Feist, providing backing vocals, and Meath has an additional project, Sylvan Esso, which released albums in 2014 and 2017.

They announced their return as a trio on August 9 with a trio of new songs.

Magic Ship is set to be released on September 21.

Also announced:

Adrianne Lenker - abysskiss (October 5)
Aminé - ONEPOINTFIVE (out now)
Aphex Twin - Collapse (September 14)
Cloud Nothings - Last Building Burning (October 19)
Cursive - Vitriola (October 5)
The Dodos - Certainty Waves (October 12)
Doe Paoro - Soft Power (October 19)
Eric Clapton - Happy Xmas (October 12)
Foxhole - Well Kept Thing (September 28)
Ghostface Killah - The Lost Tapes (October 5)
Justus Profift & Jay Som - Nothing’s Changed (September 28)
The Kinks - The Kinks are The Village Green Preservation Society 50th Anniversary Edition (October 26)
Kode9 & Burial - FabricLive 100 (September 28)
Leila Moss - My Name Is Safe in Your Mouth (November 9)
Lindsey Buckingham - Solo Anthology - The Best of Lindsey Buckingham (October 5)
Molly Nilsson - 2020 (October 21)
Mount Eerie - (after) (September 21)
Mount Kimbie - DJ-Kicks (September 28)
Paul Smith - Diagrams (October 26)
Peter Bjorn and John - Darker Days (October 19)
Richard Ashcroft - Natural Rebel (October 19)
Young Thug - Slime Language (out now)

Check out a full list of albums I'm looking forward to over at my Upcoming Releases page!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending August 4, 2018)

Be sure to check out a list of albums that I'm excited about over at my Upcoming Releases page!

Recently, Yoko Ono announced her 16th album, Warzone.

Ono, as we all should know, has had a long career. She released her first album, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, in 1970, though she really got her start years earlier as a conceptual and performance artist. She has hardly stepped away from that aspect of her career, most recently debuting a permanent art installation, Skylanding, in Chicago just two years ago.

That's more recent than her last album, 2013's Take Me to the Land of Hell. Her latest sees her reworking tracks from previous releases. She announced the album and released its title track on July 24.

Warzone is set to be released on October 19.

Also recently announced:

Calvin Johnson - A Wonderful Beast (October 13)
Dntel - Hate in My Heart (out now)
Elvis Costello - Look Now (October 12)
The Field - Infinite Moment (September 21)
Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams (October 5)
GABI - Empty Me (October 5)
GØGGS - Pre Strike Sweep (September 28)
Helena Deland - From the Series of Songs "Altogether Unaccompanied" Vol. III (October 19)
Helena Deland - From the Series of Songs "Altogether Unaccompanied" Vol. IV (October 19)
Iron & Wine - Weed Garden (August 31)
Kikagaku Moyo - Masana Temples (October 5)
Moses Sumney - Black in Deep Red, 2014 (August 10)
Petite Noir - La Maison Noir / The Black House (October 5)
Phosphorescent - C’est La Vie (October 5)
Pixies - Come on Pilgram…It’s Surfer Rosa (September 28)
Pond - “Burnt Out Star” (out now)
Protomartyr & Spray Paint - Irony Prompts a Rat Party 7” (August 17)
Santigold - I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions (out now)
Silk City - “Feel About You” (out now)
Silk City - “Loud” (out now)
Sleaford Mods - Sleaford Mods EP (September 14)
Swearin’ - Fall into the Sun (October 5)
Tim Hecker - Konoyo (September 28)
Tom Morello - The Atlas Underground (October 12)
Travis Scott - Astroworld (out now)
We Were Promised Jetpacks - The More I Sleep the Less I Dream (September 14)

Saturday, August 4, 2018

New Music Friday - April 20, 2018

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases

DRINKS - Hippo Lite

This is the second album from the duo comprised of Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley (aka White Fence) following 2015's Hermits on Holiday. It's named for where it was recorded, Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort in France.

Watch: "Corner Shops"
Listen: "Real Outside"

Kimbra - Primal Heart

Maybe still best known for her feature on Gotye's "Someone That I Used to Know," Kimbra is a talented musician in her own right. Primal Heart is her third album. It sees her experimenting a bit with rap, and not doing too badly with it.

Watch: "Top of the World"
Watch: "Everybody Knows"

A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephants

14 years after their last record, Emotive, and eight years after reforming, Maynard Keynes' other project has released their fourth album.

Watch: "TalkTalk"
Watch: "Disillusioned"

Other Full-Length Releases

Alexis Taylor - Beautiful Thing

Watch: "Oh Baby"
Watch: "Beautiful Thing"

Chilly Gonzales - Other People’s Pieces

Sweet Valley - Eternal Champ II

Watch: "Hit & Run"
Listen: "Tunnel Rat"

Thievery Corporation - Treasures from the Temple

Watch: "Voyage Libre"
Listen: "San San Rock"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane Reissue

Watch: "The Jean Genie"
Listen: "Watch That Man"

Denmark Vessey - Sun Go Nova

Watch: "Trustfall" (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
Listen: "Halal Avocado Toast"

The Flaming Lips - Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips

Listen: "Scratching the Door"
Listen: "Forever Is a Long Time"

Gang of Four - Complicit

Watch: "Lucky"
Listen: "Ivanka (Things You Can’t Have)"

Linda Ronstadt - Mad Love Reissue

Watch: "Mad Love"
Listen: "Girls Talk"

Little Dragon - "Best Friends"/"Sway Daisy"

Listen: "Best Friends"
Listen: "Sway Daisy"

Omni - "Sunset Preacher"/"Confessional"

Listen: "Sunset Preacher"
Listen: "Confessional"

Pete Townshend - Who Came First Remastered and Expanded

Listen: "Let’s See Action"
Listen: "Pure and Easy"

Tokyo Police Club - "New Blues"

Watch: "New Blues"

The Who - Live at the Fillmore East 1968