Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.
Julia Jacklin – PRE PLEASURE
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Let’s Turn It Into Sound
Stella Donnelly – Flood
The second full-length release for Melbourne singer-songwriter indie-rock artist. ‘How Was Your Day?’
Declaime And Madlib – In the Beginning, Vol. 2
Second collection of music produced by Madlib for Declaime, also known as Californian artist Dudley Perkins.
Pantha Du Prince – Garden Gaia
German composer Hendrik Weber describes the nine-track album as “an investigation with the means of music about the Earth as a vision of a perfectly functioning garden.” ‘Golden Galactic’.
Ezra Furman – All of Us Flames
The third instalment in a trilogy of albums. All Of Us Flames finds the trans artist exploring sounds from ’50s girl groups and rock’n’roll, with producer John Congleton. ‘Forever In Sunset’.
Bishop Nehru – Nehruvian Tuesdays: Vol. 2
11-track mixtape from the NY rapper.
Eyedress – Full Time Lover
Manila-born, Los Angeles-based artist releases a 28-track album featuring Chad Hugo, The Drums, Na-Kel Smith, Nosaj Thing and more. ‘Dream Dealer’.
Lou Reed – Words & Music, May 1965
Featuring contributions from Reed’s future bandmate, John Cale, Words & Music, May 1965 presents in their entirety the earliest-known recordings of such historic songs as ‘Heroin’, ‘I’m Waiting for the Man’, and ‘Pale Blue Eyes’.
Muse – Will of the People
Ninth album of the bombast from the band who describe it playfully as, “a greatest hits album – of new songs”. Title track, doesn’t at all sound like ‘Beautiful People’.
J.I.D – The Forever Story
Third album from the Atlanta MC features Lil Durk, 21 Savage, Lil Wayne, and more.
Gwilym Gold – Blue Garden
Songwriter and multi-disciplinary musician set up a sort of hybrid harp in a small isolated room for this LP, with the aim to let the songs flow out unadorned. The only addition to the album is the accompanying sound of rivers and birdsong by sound recordist and founding member of Cabaret Voltaire, Chris Watson.
Benoit & Sergio – Lost Decade
Operating between the European electronic dance music tradition—minimal techno, French house—and American indie, Benoit & Sergio have always existed in a sonically liminal space. Their debut album on DFA Records explores themes of displacement, isolation, and fugitive time within a context of gently shifting kaleidoscopic synth work. ‘Minds & Drums’.
The Fully Automatic Model – Morphologic
Second album from Derry producer is a collection of musical styles including ambient, cinematic, electro, breaks, house and dub techno, according to the artists. Bandcamp.
DJ Khaled – God Did
DJ Khaled’s first pop-up children’s book…
I jest, you know the drill.
Ryan McMullan – Redesign
The Portaferry pop singer-songwriter releases his debut album.
William Orbit – The Painter
First album in eight years from the ’90s and Madonna Ray Of Light producer.
The Lounge Society – Tired Of Liberty
Cool title bruh. UK post-punk on Speedy Wunderground. ‘Remains’
Tropical Fuck Storm – Moonburn EP
Australian art-punk combo release a maxi-single cassette on Joyful Noise Recordings. Bandcamp.
Mdou Moctar – Niger EP Vol. 1
Features recordings of the Tuareg musician recorded in his native country of Niger between 2017-2020, including previously unreleased 13-minute drum machine & electric guitar epic ‘Imouhar’.
Lowkick – Lowkick EP
7-track EP from Dublin trio previously known as CK&MCG whose music falls between rap, jazz and lo-fi beats. ‘D.Y.N’