Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.
Arlo Parks – My Soft Machine
Second album from the English artist who has blown up since supporting Harry Styles. ‘Weightless’
Water From Your Eyes – Everyone’s Crushed
The Brooklyn duo of Rachel Brown and Nate Amos have an album out on Matador and I loved the angular guitar rock fizz of ‘True Life’ recently from it.
Kevin Morby – More Photographs (A Continuum)
A companion piece to last year’s This Is A Photograph.
Gia Margaret – Romantic Piano
Piano-rooted compositions with Erik Satie inspirations from the Chicago folk singer-songwriter on Jagjaguwar. ‘Hinoki Wood’
Bell X1 – Merciful Hour
The ten-track album was recorded last year in Dublin with producer John ‘Spud’ Murphy. It’s a project the band have been working on since 2018, this will be their first studio album since Arms in 2016. ‘Haint Blue’ / Bandcamp.
Feather Beds – Softer Measures
Dublin-born, London-based artist/producer Michael Orange’s third album of off-kilter indie arrangements. ‘Really Disney’
Jam City – Presents EFM
Electronic producer collaborates with Empress Of, Aidan and Clara Le San on the new 10-track project. ‘Wild N Sweet’
Caoilian Sherlock – Teenage Jesus
Cork alternative folk indie singer-songwriter just dropped a new album on Bandcamp.
Kassa Overall – ANIMALS
A new signing on Warp Records, Seattle artist merges jazz, beats, rap, and his virtuosic drumming on his third album.
Clark – Sus Dog
Long active electronic producer enlists Thom Yorke for executive-production and a sounding board on his latest album. ‘Medicine’
Taylor Swift – Midnights (The Til Dawn Edition)
aA second deluxe version of her 10th studio album features a remix of ‘Karma’”’ with Ice Spice, a different version of the Lana Del Rey collaboration ‘Snow on the Beach’ and a new track called ‘You’re Losing Me.’
Sparks – The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte
Never change esoteric LA avant pop band.
S.AL, aux phoenix – The butterfly effect
Irish electronic jazz-influenced producer Aux Phoenix and Minneapolis-based rapper/vocalist S.AL combine on a full-length album. Bandcamp.
Paddy Dennehy – Love and Be Brave
Limerick folk singer-songwriter makes classic songwriting-feeling tracks. ‘If I Can’t’
Miya Folick – Roach
LA artist who has intrigued with the pre-release songs from this second record, which delves into art-pop and indie pop with a experimental persuasion. Bandcamp.
Seinabo Sey – The One After Me
Swedish alt-pop with R&B/soul music DNA releases a new 14-track collection. ‘Suzuki’
Yuksek – Dance’O’Drome
French producer’s global electronic music enlists Sinkane, MILK and more on the album. I’ve played this tune out DJing.
Fridge – Happiness (Anniversary Edition)
Physical release of 20th anniversary of Four Tet’s original band with Adem and Sam Jeffers. Bandcamp.
EP & 12″ Releases
The Orielles – The Goyt Method EP
The five-track EP features brand new songs constructed from randomly chosen parts of tracks from their recently released, critically acclaimed fourth album, Tableau, which was released in October of last year on Heavenly Recordings.
Aran Sheehy – Bridge Burner EP
Irish electronic musician’s debut EP. Aran is also one half of electronica duo Manyana.
Sequence – Oba EP
Five-track EP from Belfast artist whose music brings together drill, Afropop and more. “Issues such as mental health, masculinity and identity are combined with music that ranges from the subtle and melodic to bass heavy and dancey.” Trailer.
Sorcha Durham – All I Wanted EP
Former Walking On Cars vocalist has forged a solo path of electronic-assisted ambient pop music. ‘Don’t Call Me Darling’
Sasha Samara – Why Am I Still Here, I Never Learn EP
Somehow this is the debut EP from the Northern Irish-based indie pop songwriter. The EP “Here, I Never Learn’ “explores the complexities of untangling yourself from something unhealthy. Written in the wake of a slow heartbreak, these songs were a therapeutic way to unpack a co-dependent relationship.”
Hudson Mohawke and Nikki Nair – Set The Roof EP
Collaborative release from the Scottish hyper-electronic producer and Atlanta DJ and producer. Bandcamp.