New Music Friday 11/11/16
Here it is! All the new music we’re bringing in for Friday, November 11th!
Papa M – Highway Songs (Drag City) $19.99
David Pajo, best known for his work with Slint and Tortoise, releases his first LP under the Papa M moniker in over a decade. Jumping between metal, folk, and electronica, the album contains his usual twists and turns between darkness and whimsy. Eight of the nine tracks are instrumental.
Sad13 – Slugger (Carpark) $14.99
Solo release from Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz. Dials down the grungy guitars and brings in shiny synths and catchy Pop hooks. The effect is wonderful and sure to please longtime fans and newcomers alike. RECOMMENDED!
Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit (Sinderlyn) $17.99
This electronic group has used elements of rock and house to create its own genre for albums in the past, but with Jessica Rabbit, they’ve fine tuned their art. This album is huge with electronic drums, synths, and epic female pop vocals. Every track will make you want to dance and kick the subs to 11! -highly recommend
Jamie Lidell – Building A Beginning (Jajulin) $24.99
Those familiar with Jamie’s previous work might be surprised by how straightforward this record is. The laptops are mostly gone and the Blue Eyed Soul is all the way in front. Nothing buy funky, slow burning instrumentals backing up his stellar vocals. RIYL – Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, D’angelo, Al Green
Major Stars – Motion Set (Drag City) $19.99
Ninth LP from these Boston psychedelic shredders. The seven tracks here feature the versatile and powerful vocals of Hayley Thompson-King over a three-guitar wall backed by a mean rhythm section. RIYL: Acid Mothers Temple, Bardo Pond, the Garbage & the Flowers.
Oneida & Rhys Chatham – What’s Your Sign (Northern Spy) $17.99
Psychedelic rock band Oneida collaborate with experimental multi-instrumentalist Rhys Chatham. The results are cacophonous and skronky, yet harmonious and precise in their intent. Should delight fans of freethinking noise rock.
Yoko Ono – Plastic Ono Band (Secretly Canadian) $17.99
Yoko Ono has a very unique sound that combines elements of psychedelic rock, noise, and pure experimental technique in this 1970 rerelease.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Two Virgins (Secretly Canadian) $17.99
This album is a rerelease of one of the few recordings John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono made together. It’s lo-fi and very experimental with seemingly random instrumentation followed by incoherent vocal sounds. If you liked the melodies of the Beatles, this may not be for you. However, if you detach John Lennon’s pre existing legacy from the equation, you’ll realize this album is meant to be much more of an artistic expression.
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Life With The Lions (Secretly Canadian) $17.99
This album is edgier on the scale of John Lennon / Yoko Ono work. Unlike their other album “Two Virgins,” this album is woven with emotion at a definitive angle. If you’re into the structure of John Lennon’s previous works, this album may not be for you. However, if you’re into lo-fi, psych, or improv jazz, this re release will quickly become a favorite.
V/A – Shanghai’d Soul: Episode 4 (Numero Group) $12.99
This compilation will remind the listeners of why the genre is called Soul. Each track is piercing to the feelings we push aside and causes that choked up feeling we get before we cry.-highly recommend
The Roots – Illadelph Halflife (Geffen) $31.99
Legendary 3rd album from 1996. This is the record that really set them apart to become the household name of today. A true Hip Hop masterpiece. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Lou Barlow – Apocalypse Fetish (Joyful Noise) $12.99
Emotions start to rise as this album goes from track to track. With emotional, dark lyrics, this acoustic album could easily be a rock album or a symphony. It’s driving, dynamic, and brief.
The Men – Devil Music (Sacred Bones) $14.99
Punk like this hasn’t been fun like this since the 80’s. Devil Music is hype, erratic at times, and filled with that angst that signifies what punk really is! -highly recommend
V/A – Killed By Deathrock Vol. 2 (Sacred Bones) $14.99
When Punk was established in the 70’s, a number of subgenres emerged and quickly fell to the back burner. Now 2014, Sacred Bones released its first “Killed by Deathrock” complication. This new compilation follows suit with the amazing softer sounds of punk with bands in the genres of post-punk, goth rock, industrial, and DIY. -highly recommend
Cory Hanson – The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo (Drag City) $19.99
Wand frontman Cory Hanson’s debut solo album. Unlike the noisy psych-rock of Wand, this LP features sublime, lilting folk music with gorgeous string arrangements by Heather Lockie. RIYL: Donovan,The Incredible String Band, Pearls Before Swine.
The Silence – Nine Suns, One Morning (Drag City) $30.99
Third LP from The Silence continues Masaki Batoh’s post-Ghost (Japan) story, melding folk, psychedelic rock and prog into a beautiful and cohesive pallet. Contains nine songs. Highly recommended!
Dazzling Killmen – Face Of Collapse (SKiN GRAFT) $32.99
Reissue of 1994 post-hardcore classic features punk energy with prog rock time signatures. Gatefold double album contains book. RIYL: The Jesus Lizard, Don Caballero, Slint.
Wolf People – Ruins (Jagjaguwar) $14.99
This English group uses elements of hard rock, folk, folk rock, and psychedelic rock to tell an incredible story of truth and fantasy. This album is reminiscent of classic rock releases from the 70’s and will fill the listeners ears with a concert like they were there in the studio with the band. -highly recommend
The Features – X Features (Flying Nun) $16.99
Unpredictable. Energetic. Awesome. This Brit-pop sounding album starts slow and builds into an epic masterpiece quickly. With the uses of steady four to the floor, disco, or rock drums and lots of synths, The Features make it impossible not to feel like dancing. -highly recommend
Luke Temple – A Hand Through The Cellar Door (Secretly Canadian) $14.99
Luke Temple’s style of guitar playing brings the ideals of indie rock progressions with classical guitar playing technique. How he sings and what he sings comes through clearly. Overall, his work on “A Hand Through The Cellar Door” is very calming and beautiful.
Frankie Cosmos – Next Thing [Orange Vinyl] (Bayonet) $13.99
Next Thing is an amazing, lighter feeling indie rock album with bass, drums, soft keys, and light guitar followed with light, beautiful vocals. The lyrics are so impactful that they could be pressed separately into a book on their own, but when they’re paired with the music and huge vocal harmonies, it’s beautiful! -highly recommend
Sting – 57th and 9th (Interscope) $25.99
After 2013’s The Last Ship, Sting swore he would never make another Rock album. And yet, here he is back with an album full of relatively straight forward Rock songs. The sound is almost a throw back his old Police days. Lyrics bounce between storytelling and deep introspection.
Silver Apples – Garden (Chickencoop) $27.99
Lost third album recorded in 1970 but not released until 1998 after the band had reformed. Not quite as stunning as the first two records but it’s still full of brilliant moments that deserve to be heard. RECOMMENDED!
Silver Apples – Beacon (Chickencoop) $27.99
Synth pioneers first album of new material after reforming in the late 90s. Simeon still hasn’t lost his touch and Beacon is a worthy entry in the Legendary Silver Apples catalogue. RECOMMENDED!