Saturday, June 6, 2020

New Music Friday - May 22, 2020

Be sure to view a list of upcoming releases here!

Essential Full-Length Releases

Brigid Dawson & Mothers Network - Ballet of Apes

Brigid Dawson has been an on-and-off member (currently off) of Thee Oh Sees since 2005, providing keyboards, tambourine, and backing vocals for the band. Ballet of Apes is her debut album, in which she collaborates with former bandmates, and current and former members of Fresh & Onlys, Sic Alps, and Total Control.

Listen: "Is the Season for New Incarnations"
Listen: "Ballet of Apes"

Katie Von Schleicher - Consummation

This is the sophomore album from the co-lead singer of Wilder Maker, following 2017's Shitty Hits. Inspired partially by Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, this album pushes Von Schleicher past the lo-fi sound of her debut.

Watch: "Caged Sleep"
Watch: "Wheel"

Nation of Language - Introduction, Presence

I was wondering recently what became of Holograms, a great band that rode the wave of an '80s-style synth resurgence about a decade ago. That band is still very silent, but there's a new resurgence of the sound, and Nation of Language of helping ring that in. This is their debut album.

Watch: "The Wall & I"
Watch: "Rush & Fever"

Owen Pallett - Island

I only learned about this album on the day it was released and thought that the announcement had somehow flown under my radar. Not so! Pallett pulled a Beyoncé and surprise-released his fifth album.

Watch: "A Bloody Morning"
Listen: "Transformer"

Other Full-Length Releases

The 1975 - Notes on a Conditional Form

Watch: "People"
Watch: "Frail State of Mind"

Fools - Fools’ Harp Vol. 1

Listen: "Deefyfe"
Listen: "Aeg Old"

Tim Burgess - I Love the New Sky

Watch: "Empathy for the Devil"
Watch: "The Mall"

Woods - Strange to Explain

Watch: "Strange to Explain"
Watch: "Where Do You Go When You Dream?"

Singles, EPs, Soundtracks, etc.

Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated Side B

Watch: "This Love Isn’t Crazy"
Listen: "Comeback" (featuring Bleachers)

Margo Price - Perfectly Imperfect at the Ryman

Watch: "All American Made"

Wild Nothing - Gemini Reissue

Listen: "Gemini"
Listen: "Live in Dreams"

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