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Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.
The 1975 – Being Funny in a Foreign Language
Fifth studio album from the big boys of British pop/rock is less big statement once again, more nailing the pop moments in a streamlined fashion with Jack Antonoff on the boards. ‘Part Of The Band’
Bill Callahan – YTI⅃AƎЯ
Old Bill is a masterful songwriter and this new one has an open heart, and is being called his best in a while. “It felt like it was necessary to rouse people — rouse their love, their kindness, their anger, rouse anything in them. Get their senses working again.” ‘Coyotes’
M.I.A. – MATA
Tove Lo – Dirt Femme
The Swedish singer-songwriter’s first album as an independent artist, has been proceeded by a world-building audio-visual campaign. ‘2 Die 4 (Scene 3)’
Selló – SellóTape
Debut mixtape from the rising Irish rapper who occasionally mixes drill with trad samples. The Mixtape includes appearances from Robbie G, Reggie, JRILLA, Offica and Evans Junior and was produced by Max Crowley. ‘No Love’
Rival Consoles – Now Is
London-based musician and producer Ryan Lee West makes warm-sounding organic electronic music. Now Is is his eighth studio album. ‘Vision Of Self’
Skullcrusher – Quiet the Room
Helen Ballentine’s debut album of folk singer-songwriter music on Secretly Canadian. ‘Whatever Fits Together’
Mykki Blanco – Stay Close To Music
For the latest from the avant rapper, FaltyDL produces and features Kelsey Lu, Anohni, Michael Stipe, Saul Williams, Dianna Gordon, Devendra Banhart and Jónsi. ‘French Lessons’.
Columbia Mills – Heart of a Nation
Third album from the Dublin band whose sound moves between classic rock, indie, alternative and electronica. The band play The Academy, Dublin on November 25th. ‘Heart Of A Nation’
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Return of the Dream Canteen
The rock funkadelic band’s second album this year
Brian Eno – FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE
22nd solo studio album from the composer / producer maestro, featuring Eno singing on most songs.
Neil Dexter – I’ll Be Ready
Debut album from former Spies musician with David A. Tapley (Tandem Felix) and and Stephen Dunne on the boards. Dexter launches the album in Workman’s Cellar on October 20th. Title track.
The Big Moon – Here Is Everything
Third studio album by British indie rock band. ‘Wide Eyes’
Black Lips – Apocalypse Love
Atlanta garage rock band’s 10th album features “tub thumping doom-glam, Plastic Ono singalongs, cocktail-shaken space age pop, Morricone reverberations and lo-fi outsider acoustic-punk, with mariachi horns, theremins, drum machines and harmonies.” ‘No Rave’.
Wild Pink – ILYSM
Fourth album from New York rock band on Royal Mountain Records features. Julien Baker, Yasmin Williams, J Mascis, Ryley Walker. Title track.
Louis Cole – Quality Over Opinion
Funk, jazz, soul artist on Brainfeeder. ‘Dead Inside Shuffle’
Alela Diane – Looking Glass
Excellent Portland singer-songwriter’s new album “is concerned with ideas of identity and belonging, and where we choose to seek shelter in current times.” ‘When We Believe’
The Unthanks – Sorrows Away
Folk sisters’ first, full non-project-based record since their 2015 BBC Folk Album Of The Year, Mount The Air. ‘The Bay of Fundy’
Surprise Chef – Education & Recreation
Melbourne quintet’s distinct sound pulls from 70s film scores, the funkier side of jazz, and the samples that form the foundation of hip hop. New album on Big Crown Records. ‘Bakery Pledge Of Allegiance’
PVA – Blush
South London trio’s music moves between synth-pop, darkwave and alternative. ‘Hero Man’ is an industrial buttressed hypnotic alt-electronic track from it. PVA play The Workman’s Club, Dublin on Saturday October 22nd.
Plains – I Walked With You a Ways
The new country project from Jess Williamson and Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield. Title track.
Crispy Jason – Laminated Jason
Crispy Jason is a moniker of Rian Trench. Trench, once one half of Solar Bears (Warp, Planet Mu, Sunday Best), branches out here into flavours of dancefloor focused acid, skittish electronica and braindance alla Rephlex Records.
Bandcamp. Catch him live at Mend on October 29th in Harold’s Cross.
Lucrecia Dalt – ¡Ay!
Colombian experimental musician’s new one on on RVNG Intl is Bleep’s album of the week.
Lolo Zouaï – PLAYGIRL
San Francisco-hailing musician, creative and model and pop artist. ‘Open The Door’
Central Cee – No More Leaks
Manchester rapper who just did two nights here, releases a surprise EP.
Sharpson – Dublin Mannerisms EP
Dublin producer’s new EP uses the distinct Dublin twang as a drops in these breaks and dance tracks, inspired by how ’90s producers did the same with reggae and dub tracks. Bandcamp.