Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in record shops.
James Vincent McMorrow – Grapefruit Season
Fifth album of polychromatic pop from the Dubliner and our recent podcast guest.
House Plants – Dry Goods
Paul Noonan and Daithí’s collaborative album is a fine collection of electronic pop.
Lil Nas X – Montero
The man of the internet moment. Features Doja Cat, Elton John, Megan Thee Stallion, Miley Cyrus and more.
Elephant – Ice Cream
Dundalk multi-instrumentalist Shane Clarke releases his second album on Pizza Pizza Records
José González – Local Valley
Swedish songwriter and guitarist sings in both English and Swedish on this new record.
Injury Reserve – By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Producer Corey Parker and rapper Ritchie’s first album as a duo since the passing of member Stepa J. Groggs. It leans into the glitchy alt-rap of their sound.
HAVVK – Levelling
Second album from grunge-pop trio. “An album about growing up and how our perceptions change over time, ‘Levelling’ follows a chronology of life moments, whether that’s forming friendships, navigating societal expectations, managing your mental health, realising your identity and values, accepting loss, or letting go of regret.”
Hazey Haze – Epitome
Brand new 11-track album from the Limerick rapper features Denise Chaila and Seán O’Meara. Produced by Danny Lanham. Bandcamp.
Jordan Rakei – What We Call Life
London based New Zealand musician’s neo soul and R&B album is inspired by attending therapy.
Alexis Taylor – Silence
The Hot Chip singer’s new solo album.
“Partly about silence – and how we intersect with it, observe it, try to record it, and how we feel about it when it’s gone, as we remember it – the record is also about religion, transcendence, giving oneself over to something bigger than you, or beyond this world. “I’m not religious myself, but the songs which deal with the idea of gospel music or religion, look at it from a distance (rather like the shaky hand-held lens through which we follow the action in Pasolini’s ‘Gospel According To Matthew’) and try to uncover its influence on music and on people in desperate circumstances.”
RP Boo – Established!
New album on Planet Mu from the “Juan Atkins of Chicago footwork”.
Royksopp – Lost Tapes
An unreleased and B-sides collection.
Pa Salieu – Afrikan Rebel EP
New EP from the Send Them To Coventry rapper.
Ezra Furman – Songs from Sex Education Series 3
The series arrived on Netflix today.
Somebody’s Child – Staying Sane EP
Dublin-based indie rock 5-piece’s new release.