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New releases out today: Black Midi, J Smith, Penelope Trappes, Easy Life, Elgin & more

New releases out today: Black Midi, J Smith, Penelope Trappes, Easy Life, Elgin & more


Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in stores.

Black Midi – Cavalcade

Produced by John Spud Murphy (Lankum, Percolator) in Dublin, Black Midi’s second album is bewildering collection of jazzy proggy post-rock. Delightfully weird or weirdly obtuse?

J Smith – (…) And you chose not to laugh

Gypsies on the Autobahn frontman releases a debut solo album informed by personal grief.

​easy life – life’s a beach

English laidback alt-indie R&B band’s debut album.

Penelope Trappes  – Penelope Three

Third in the series of dark ambient dreamy productions from one half of The Golden Filter.

Elgin – Weightless / Still

Anthony Furey and Paul Butler’s atmoshperic indie-folk long player.

Auxiliary Phoenix – Petrichor

Neo-soul and jazz electronic fusion from Carlow producer James Strain. Bandcamp.

Trú – No Fixed abode 

From Gaelic Waulking songs and Scots lullabies to vengeful Japanese spirits and other mysterious characters, debut album ‘No Fixed Abode’ (due May 2021) draws inspiration from centuries of folklore in Ireland, Britain and beyond. These are stories told with a contemporary voice. There is nothing traditional about TRÚ except the songs themselves”

Willhouse – Beats to Lay Awake to

Poxy Records co-founder with a lo-fi beat tape.

Bachelor – Doomin’ Sun

Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner’s new project.

Mustafa – When Smoke Rises

Toronto singer with album that features Jamie xx and Frank Dukes on production and guest Sampha.

DMX – Exodus

Posthumous album from the Ruff Ryder features Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Bono.

Louise Gaffney – Not Even Here EP

Comne On Live Long and Dirty Dreamer musician releases solo EP.

Modern LoveVarious

A compilation of Bowie covers featuring Khruangbin, Bullion, King, Matthew Tavares and mor