Sunday, June 23, 2019

New Music Friday - April 19, 2019

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases

Heather Woods Broderick - Invitation

Watch: "White Tail"
Watch: "I Try"                                                                                                                                                             

Lizzo - Cuz I Love You

Watch: "Juice"
Watch: "Cuz I Love You"                                                                                                                                           

The Tallest Man on Earth - I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream

Listen: "I’m a Stranger Now"
Listen: "My Dear"                                                                                                                                                                                         

Sad Planets - Akron, Ohio

Watch: "Yesterday Girls"
Watch: "Just Landed" (featuring J Mascis)                                                                                                                    

Wand - Laughing Matter

Watch: "Scarecrow"
Watch: "Walkie Talkie"                                                                                                                                         

Other Full-Length Releases

Cage the Elephant - Social Cues

Watch: "Ready to Let Go"
Watch: "House of Glass"

Diane Coffee - Internet Arms

Watch: "Not Ready to Go"
Listen: "Lights Off"

Drugdealer - Raw Honey

Watch: "Fools"
Listen: "Honey" (featuring Weyes Blood)

Gang of Four - Happy Now

Watch: "Paper Thin"
Listen: "White Lies"

Jens Lekman & Annika Norlin - CORRESPONDENCE

Listen: "Who Really Needs Who?"
Listen: "On the Edge of Time"

Kelsey Lu - Blood

Watch: "Blood"
Watch: "Due West"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

Angelique Kidjo - Celia

Listen: "Quimbara"
Listen: "Bemba Colorá"

Béyonce - Homecoming

Listen: "Before I Let Go"
Listen: "Party"

Carla dal Forno - "So Much Better"/"Fever Walk"

Watch: "So Much Better"
Listen: "Fever Walk"

Kevin Abstract - Ghettobaby

Listen: "Joy Ride"
Listen: "Corpus Christi"

More Pain - More Pain

Self Defense Family - Performative Guilt

Listen: "Rest in Peace for the Error Shall Not Be Repeated"

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending June 22, 2019)

Jeopardy seems to have enough music-related answers that no one on the show gets right that I think I ought to try getting on the show again. This week, it was an answer about The 1975 and their 2016 album. I would have gotten this one right..., but oh well.

As always, you can view a full list of upcoming albums that I'm looking forward to here!

This week, Sleater-Kinney announced their ninth album, The Center Won't Hold.

The iconic band reformed in 2014 following an eight-year break and released their first new album in a decade, No Cities to Love, the following year. It was a spectacular return for the band.

Their follow-up to that comeback was produced by another amazing female rock star, St. Vincent. It's a partnership I'm extremely excited to hear the results of. The album announcement came with a new song, "The Future Is Here," though they previously released "Hurry On Home" from the record.

The Center Won't Hold will be released on August 16.

Also announced recently:

!!! - Wallop (August 30)
(Sandy) Alex G - House of Sugar (September 13)
Adam Green - Engine of Paradise (August 28)
Alex Cameron - Miami Memory (September 13)
Amason - Marry Me Just for Fun (August 16)
Angela Perley - 4:30 (August 2)
The Avett Brothers - Closer Than Together (October 4)
BANKS - III (July 12)
Bat for Lashes - Lost Girls (September 6)
The Bird and the Bee - Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen (August 2)
BJ the Chicago Kid - 1123 (July 26)
Black Belt Eagle Scout - At the Party with My Brown Friends (August 30)
Blanck Mass - Animated Violence Mild (August 16)
Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Bryce Dessner, Eighth Blackbird - When We Are Inhuman (August 30)
Burial - “Claustro”/“State Forest” (out now)
Car Seat Headrest - Commit Yourself Completely (out now)
Charli XCX - Charli (September 13)
Chelsea Wolfe - Birth of Violence (September 13)
Clairo - Immunity (August 2)
Cornelius - Point Reissue (July 31)
Cross Record - Cross Record (August 2)
CRX - Peek (August 23)
Daphni - Sizzling EP (July 19)
Devendra Banhart - Ma (September 13)
Efterklang - Altid Sammen (September 20)
Emel Mathlouthi - Everywhere We Looked Was Burning (September 27)
Esther Rose - You Made It This Far (August 23)
Fever Ray - Live at the Troxy (August 2)
Florist - Emily Alone (July 26)
Frankie Cosmos - Close It Tightly (September 6)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Bandana (June 28)
Frightened Rabbit - TINY CHANGES: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ (July 12)
Future - SAVE ME (June 7)
G&D - Black Love & War (August 9)
Girl Band - The Talkies (September 27)
Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms of Surrender (September 20)
The Hold Steady - Thrashing Thru the Passion (August 16)
Jay Som - Anak Ko (August 23)
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Tracing Back the Radiance (July 12)
Jónsi & Alex Somers - Riceboy Sleeps: 10th Anniversary Edition (August 30)
The Juan MacLean - The Brighter the Light (September 20)
Kindness - Something Like a War (September 6)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest the Rats’ Nest (August 16)
Khruangbin - Hasta El Cielo (July 12)
Liam Gallagher - Why Me? Why Not (September 20)
Lillie Mae - Other Girls (August 16)
Lisel - Angels on the Slope (July 26)
Lower Dens - The Competition (September 6)
Luke Temple - Both-And (September 13)
Maria Usbeck - Envejeciendo (August 16)
Metronomy - Metronomy Forever (September 13)
Michaela Anne - Desert Dove (September 27)
Midsommar: Original Score By Bobby Krlic (July 5)
MUNA - Saves the World (September 6)
The Music of Red Dead Redemption II (July 12)
My Morning Jacket - The Tennessee Fire: Deluxe Edition (August 2)
Pixies - Beneath the Eyrie (September 13)
The S.L.P. - The S.L.P. (August 30)
Sheer Mag - A Distant Call (August 23)
Shura - forevher (August 16)
Slaughter Beach Dog - Safe and Also No Fear (August 2)
Spoon - Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon (July 26)
Swim Deep - Emerald Classics (October 4)
Thom Yorke - ANIMA (June 27)
Tinariwen - Amajdar (September 6)
Ty Segall - First Taste (August 2)
Vagabon - Infinite Worlds (September 27)
Whitney - Forever Turned Around (August 30)
WHY? - AOKOHIO (August 9)