Essential Full-Length Releases
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Though the Arctic Monkeys were one of the core bands of the post-punk revival movement of the early-to-mid aughts, they've changed their sound with nearly every record. Their last, AM, recalled psychedelic and blues rocks sounds. This one, as best as I can describe it, is skeezy 70s lounge singer. It's the band at their least immediate, but the sound has grown on me since the record was released.
Watch: "Four out of Five"
Watch: "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino"
Beach House - 7
The seventh album from this duo follows a closet-cleaning B-sides release and a departure from their longtime producer, Chris Coady. While still identifiably a Beach House record, it does see them progressing their sound and making a more adventurous album than any of their previous work.
Watch: "Lemon Glow"
Watch: "Dark Spring"
Jess Williamson - Cosmic Wink
Coming just a couple of years after her sophomore album, Heart Song, Williamson's third covers an unlikely trio of life events. On the album, she sings of new love, moving cross country, and the aging of her canine friend.
Watch: "I See the White"
Watch: "Wild Rain"
La Luz - Floating Points
Floating Points is the third album from this LA-based band. A prominent theme of the album is dreams, subtly inferred by the album's title. They combine this with the "surf noir" sound they've already become known for.
Watch: "Mean Dream"
SSION - O
SSION is the project of Cody Critcheloe and covers music, as well as visual and live performance. His more than 20 year career includes artwork design and direction for artists ranging from Charli XCX and the Yeah Yeahs Yeahs. O is his third solo record.
Watch: "At Least the Sky Is Blue" (featuring Ariel Pink)
Other Full-Length Releases
Ament - Heaven/Hell
Watch: "Safe in the Car"
Listen: "The Noise, the Noise"
The Body - I Have Fought Against It, but I Can’t Any Longer
Listen: "Can Carry No Weight"
Listen: "Nothing Stirs"
Mark Kozelek - Mark Kozelek
Listen: "The Mark Kozelek Museum"
Listen: "My Love for You Is Undying"
The Sea and Cake - Any Day
Listen: "Any Day"
Listen: "These Falling Arms"
Simian Mobile Disco - Hey Sister
Watch: "Caught in a Wave"
Watch: "Hey Sister"
Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.
Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives Remixes Part 1
Listen: "Blue Train Lines" (Nina Kraviz Main Mix)
Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives Remixes Part 2
Listen: "Four Years and One Day" (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
Listen: "Four Years and One Day" (Gerd Janson Remix)
Ty Dolla $ign - "Clout"
Watch: "Clout" (featuring 21 Savage)