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New albums & EPs out now: Mitski, Cleo Soul, Explosions In The Sky, Rebel Phoenix, Autre Monde, Search Results, Haley Blais & more

New albums & EPs out now: Mitski, Cleo Soul, Explosions In The Sky, Rebel Phoenix, Autre Monde, Search Results, Haley Blais & more


Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.

New Albums

Mitski – The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We

Seventh album by the enigmatic indie rock musician features a 17-piece choir and an orchestra. References for the record include Ennio Morricone’s Spaghetti Western, Carter Burwell’s tundra-filling Fargo soundtrack, Arthur Russell, Scott Walker, Igor Stravinsky, Caetano Veloso and Faron Young. ‘Bug Like an Angel’

Explosions In The Sky – End

Texas instrumental post-rockers’ first in seven years. They play Dublin in November. ‘Moving On’

Cleo Soul – Heaven

Third album from the Sault vocalist and R&B artist.

Rebel Phoenix – Museum

Dublin OG rapper has spent two years working on his debut record and the 15-track album dropped today. ‘Portraits’ / Bandcamp.

Search Results – Information Blip

Debut album from Irish post punk/alt rock trio, recorded at Orc’s Lair studio with Thee UFO’s Darragh Hansard and released on Galway’s Blowtorch Records (Nixer / Virgins / TV People). ‘Three’. / Bandcamp.

Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia go deo

Deluxe version of the album features Orbital remix, Whipping Boy cover & album session takes.

Alan Palomo – World Of Hassle

Neon Indian artist releases solo record takes inspiration from classic rock star records from the 80s records, synthpop, jazz, new-age and electro. ‘Nudista Mundial ‘89’ featuring Mac Demarco.

Corinne Bailey Rae – Black Rainbows

First album in seven years, sees the UK singer-songwriter embrace blasts of guitar rock, and is informed by Arts Bank, a curated collection of Black archives comprising books, sculpture, records, furniture and problematic objects from America’s past, and explores Black femininity, Spell Work, Inner Space/Outer Space, time collapse, ancestors and music as a vessel for transcendence. ‘New York Transit Queen’

Nation Of Language – Strange Disciple

NY indie electronic trio’s new album is produced by Nick Millhiser (Holy Ghost!). ‘Too Much, Never Enough’

Ash – Race The Night

The boys (men) from Downpatrick are back. They play The Academy, Dublin on OCtober 9th and are doing. aTower in-store next week, Sept 21st.

Brand New Friend – Grandstand

Northern Irish indie pop band’s new record is inspired and references novelists and characters from childhood memories the band are too young to have had themselves, – Wendy Erskine and Joan Didion and Des Lynam’s time on sports show ‘Grandstand’ (1979-1991) inspired the record’s name. ‘Stars Bleed’

Crash Ensemble – CrashWorks I

Crash collaborate with composers Amy Rooney, Anselm McDonnell, songwriter and composer Laura Hyland, pianist and composer Yue Song, and harpist and composer Úna Monaghan. Bandcamp.

Vagabon – Sorry I Haven’t Called

Lætitia Tamko aka Vagabon’s album informed by grief after her best friend died in 2021, which gave Tamko a previously-unfelt clarity, which prompted Tamko to move to a small town north of Hamburg to process and work. ‘Do Your Worst’

Autre Monde – Sensitive Assignments

The second album from the Irish alt-indie band on Popical Island, with some tracks previously featured. Bandcamp and live shows listed here.

Bombino – Sahel

Tuareg guitarist’s first album in five years on Partisan Records. ‘Aitma’

Ultan Conlon – The Starlight Ballroom

Fifth album from Galway folk-leaning singer-songwriter recorded in LA with Grammy Award-winning David Garza (Fiona Apple). Bandcamp.

Muva Of Earth – align with Nature’s Intelligence

Muva of Earth takes her her cues from sound travellers like Bjork, Alice Coltrane, Yves Tumor and Sun Ra. Bandcamp.

Haley Blais – Wisecrack

Vancouver based singer-songwriter and musician Haley Blais does wonderful things with the loud / quiet dynamic on ‘The Cabin’. This is the accompanying second album on Arts & Crafts. Bandcamp.

Camelphat – Spiritual Milk

Dance duo’s new album features Desire, SOHN, Ali Love, Kolsch, London Grammar and Jake Bugg.

See Also

Chilly Gonzales – French Kiss

Canadian pianist Gonzales’s Francophile album references the likes of Dalida, Gabriel Fauré, Charles Baudelaire, Richard Clayderman and Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter. ‘French Kiss’.

Mick Flannery – Goodtime Charlie

Eighth studio album, recorded in Cork City with long-time collaborator and producer Christian Best, features 14 tracks spans various genres, from folk ballads to alt-pop andAmericana. Released on Nashville label Oh Boy Records founded by John Prine.

Skream – Skreamizm Vol. 8

11-track collection of electronic music from the UK producer now more aptly described as a garage and house producer over his earlier dubstep forays. Trim, Prospa and Bklava feature.

John Raymond & S. Carey – Shadowlands

Collaborative album between trumpeter and Bon Iver sideman. ‘Calling’

EP & 12″ Releases

Octo Octa – Dreams of a Dancefloor

Electronic producer. Maya Bouldry-Morrison’s new three-track EP. Clips.

SX2 – Steady Up

Waterford dance duo SX2 follow up bouncy dance banger ‘Steady Up’, with a full EP release on Disco Halal.

DeCarteret – Crying And Cumming On The Bathroom Floor EP

Irish artist whose music draws from lo-fi beats, jazz, R&B and soul, who is known for collaborating with the likes of Ahmed With Love, Khakikid and Bricknasty. ‘Icarus’

Cathal O’Riordan – It gets lonely in the red EP

Irish composer, performer and producer from Ireland. The EP features Rosa Nutty, Lucy Rice (Last Apollo) and Nessa McHugh and explore loneliness and isolation experienced after the passing of a family member. Influences for the album include Rachael Lavelle, Bjork, Radiohead and Ben Howard.

George Houston – PAIN EP

Donegal singer-songwriter in a classic vein. ‘In Aeternum Vive’

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