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New releases roundup: Arlo Parks, Water From Your Eyes, Kevin Morby, Hudson Mohawke, Bell X1 & more

New releases roundup: Arlo Parks, Water From Your Eyes, Kevin Morby, Hudson Mohawke, Bell X1 & more


Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.

New Albums

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’

See Also

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.

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