Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in stores.
Julien Baker – Little Oblivions
The second album from boygenius member releases an ambitious second album on Matador.
Wyvern Lingo – Awake You Lie
Second album from the recent podcast guests is a beauty – an album that encapsulates the transition from your late twenties to the change that comes as you get older, feel more deeper and questioning if you’re making the right decisions.
Roosevelt – Polydans
German producer releases his third album. I love his sound but every release seems to feel like a slightly different take on it with diminishing returns so I hope this has something new to offer.
Maxïmo Park – Nature Always Wins
The Geordie band are back with album number seven.
Blanck Mass – In Ferneaux
A diptych of dark synth electronic music from one-half of F**k Buttons.
Cloud Nothings – The Shadow I Remember
Eighth album from the Ohio indie-rock band.
Smerz – Believer
Norwegian electronic duo with a new release on XL Recordings.
Jimmy Edgar – Cheetah Bend
Rare album from the Detroit producer which features the recently-deceased Sophie along with Danny Brown, Rochelle Jordan, Hud Mo and more.
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Invisible Cities
Fourth album from the ambient duo of Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltzie.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Carnage
A non-soundtrack album recorded during lockdown which Cave says is “a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe.”
Lost Horizons – In Quiet Moments
Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde & Richie Thomas of Dif Juz collaborate with a host of artists including John Grant, Gemma Dunleavy, Porridge Radio, Laura Groves, Marissa Nadler and more.
Jimbo Jones – The Heat Death of My Hometown
A debut album from a Dublin producer features samples of the work of local creatives Emmet Kirwan, Kojaque and Una Mullally.
Built from the frustration of skyrocketing rents, ever-stagnant wages, and the erosion of cultural spaces, this concept album guides the listener through a detailed narrative in a rapidly decaying Dublin City. Documenting gentrification and emigration in a once-vibrant city, Jimbo creates a tapestry of sonic textures and electronic beats that maps out the entropic process assailing his beloved hometown.
Balthazar – Sand
Alternative soulful pop music.
Stereolab – Electrically Possessed
A collection of unreleased material, the fourth volume of the band’s Switched On series.
Danny L Harle – Harlecore
PC Music producer’s new record on Mad Decent is pitched as am interactive virtual club experience. Not sure what’s interactive about it but Caroline Polachek and Hudson Mohawke are on it somewhere though not credited. It’s very hyper hyper Thunderdome style.