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Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.
Sorcha Richardson – Smiling Like an Idiot
Second album from the Dublin singer-songwriter and follow up to First Prize Bravery. Features ‘Archie’, ‘Shark Eyes’ and ‘Hard To Fake It’.
The Comet Is Coming – Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam
UK London-based psych jazz-rock band’s third album. ‘Code’
Nils Frahm – Music For Animals
“My constant inspiration,” Nils explains, “was something as mesmerising as watching a great waterfall or the leaves on a tree in a storm. It’s good we have symphonies and music where there’s a development, but a waterfall doesn’t need an Act 1, 2, 3, then an outcome, nor do the leaves on a tree in a storm. Some people like watching the leaves rustle and the branches move. This record is for them”. ‘Briefly’
The Tallest Man On Earth – Too Late for Edelweiss
Covers album features renditions of songs popularized by Bon Iver, Lucinda Williams, Yo La Tengo, the National, Hank Williams, and more.
The Soft Moon – Exister
Fifth studio album from the one-man project of Luis Vasquez. ‘Monster’.
Khruangbin & Vieux Farka Touré – Ali
Makaya McCraven – In These Times
Chicago – based percussionist, composer and producer jazz artist’s new album on International Anthem / Nonesuch / XL Recordings. ‘Seventh String’
Beth Orton – Weather Alive
English folk-pop-electronic songwriter’s eighth studio album. ‘Friday Night’.
ROE – That’s When The Panic Sets In
Derry artist’s new album is released after the first part was released this summer. ‘Cold Feet’
Trick Mist – The Hedge Maze and The Spade
Cork ambient, electronic, experimental songwriter and producer’s new album is inspired by a period of forced introspection after the death of his 96 year old grandmother on Dundalk’s Pizza Pizza Records. ‘The Junction’
Patrick Stefan – wayfare
Irish-Dutch singer whose inspiration for his songs come from a colourful background of experience: learning tribal songs in Mali, jazz guitar in Boston, folk singing in Helsinki and drumming in north Brazil. Comparisons to Paul Simon, Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake, James Blake, Milton Nascimento and Peter Broderick. ‘Just another love song’.
Maya Hawke – MOSS
Magdalena Bay – Mercurial World Deluxe
Expanded version of the American pop duo’s recent album. ‘Unconditional’
Scullion – Time Has Made a Change in Me
Formed in mid-1970’s Ireland, Scullion’s new album is inspired by James Joyce, Bob Dylan, Sufjan Stevens and Sonny Condell. Listen to the band cover The National’s ‘I Need My Girl’.
clipping. – REMXNG 2.1
Remix collection featuring reworks by Bogdan Raczynski, Loraine James, Oil Thief.
Future Disco Presents: Mirrorball Motel
Daniel Lanois – Player, Piano
12 solo piano tracks, released on the Modern Recordings label.
Sports Team – Gulp!
UK buzz band release their second album on Island. ‘R Entertainment’
Tim Burgess – Typical Music
The Charlatans man releases 22-track double album.
Tomike – Take Two
7-track extended EP from the Irish R&B artist. ‘Aren’t Up For Debate’.
BLACKSTARKIDS – CYBERKISS*
Kansas City group’s second album on Dirty Hit (The 1975). ‘CYBERKISS 2 U* (feat. beabadoobee)’
Courting – Guitar Music
Liverpool four-piece. ‘Jumper’.
Zach James Douglas – 4×2 EP
Vibrant alt-pop/indie EP here from Irish producer Zach James Douglas.
Patrick Kavanagh – Almost Everything
An album that sees the work of seminal Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh brought to life by President Michael D. Higgins, Bono, Sharon Corr, Imelda May and more.
Iceage – Shake the Feeling:
Outtakes & Rarities 2015–2021.
Alex G – God Save the Animals
Ninth full-length album of DIY indie melodic pop from the Philly artist.
Editors – EBM
EBM is the first album with new band member Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass and the name of the album is an acronym of Editors and Blanck Mass, but is also a reference to Electronic Body Music. ‘Kiss’.
D-Block Europe – Lap 5
South London collective’s sixth studio album. ‘Elegant and Gang’.
D.Cullen – Sing My Story, Tell My Song
Darragh Cullen is a twenty-seven-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Dublin. ‘Im Not Leaving’.