New Release Round-Up 07-28-23
OTR - Be Quiet, They're Listening - Astralwerks
OTR crafts loving, buoyant electronic tracks bursting with optimism and catharsis. Making music began as an escape from strange, alienating circumstances, and has since blossomed into a burgeoning career with a dynamic, ambitious upcoming sophomore album-Be Quiet, They're Listening-due on Astralwerks in the summer. Boasting an explosion of dreamy synths and polished percussion, the record showcases the scope of emotion as well as meticulous attention to detail that elevates OTR's work.
High Pulp - Days In The Desert - ANTI
Los Angeles-based experimental jazz collective High Pulp release their new album Days In The Desert in peak sweltering summer heat. The titular desert is both literal and metaphorical: it's the Mojave Desert that the band powers through on their many DIY tours around the country, and the band's founder / drummer Bobby Granfelt perceives the desert as "a spiritual quest" as well. Amid the trials of our present moment, you must look within, relying solely on your own instincts to keep moving forward. "You're in the desert and it's a long, lonesome process and a lot of times you have to check yourself to ask 'Is this right? Is this good? Is it too out?'" he says.High Pulp's Days in the Desert makes this vision come true, finding the West Coast band fully emerging into their own sound. Rooted in the jazz tradition while also smitten by indie-rock and electronic music, High Pulp was willing to grab from all these sounds at once to pursue something truly their own. Their third full-length album (following 2022's promising Anti- debut Pursuit of Ends), Days in the Desert reveals the band realizing their strengths, deepening their own bonds, and pushing all these skills into a thrilling new sonic vista all but unimaginable just a few years before.
Miya Folick - Roach - Nettwerk Records
Roach is Miya Folick's clearest and most direct work yet, eschewing some of the lyrical and musical obfuscations she layered onto her 2018 debut album, Premonitions. With ear-worm melodies, heart-wrenching poetry, eclectic production and anchored by Folick's once-in-a-lifetime voice, Roach straddles a line between pop and something more experimental. She enlisted a team of collaborators who she trusted to bring out the grittier side of her artistry, including Gabe Wax (War on Drugs, Fleet Foxes), Mike Malchicoff (King Princess, Bo Burnham), Max Hershenow (MS MR) and a team of some of LA's best players. The result is an album that sounds as honest and intimate as the subject matter at hand, a candid snapshot of where she is now and what it took to get there.
The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks - ABKCO Records
The Rolling Stones - "Forty Licks", the compilation that gathered three dozen of the most enduring and anthemic songs from the group's peerless career and added four then-new tracks to their incredible story, is presented for the first time in a lavish, limited edition four-disc, 180-gram black vinyl set, housed in a wide spine gatefold sleeve. The collection, which times out at over 2 and half hours, features no fewer than 20 Top 10 singles, including "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," "Miss You" and more.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Post Malone - Austin
Avail - 4AM Friday
Brad - In The Moment That You're Born [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Bethany Cosentino - Natural Disaster [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Dreamsicle LP]
Metro Boomin - METRO BOOMIN PRESENTS SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE
Lil Uzi Vert - Pink Tape [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD]
SUSTO - My Entire Life [Limited Edition Autographed, Blue/Green Marble LP]
Various Artists - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3: Awesome Mix Vol. 3 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Mantis Green Cassette]
Georgia - Euphoric [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
The Used - Toxic Positivity [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Picture Disc 2LP]
Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Crystal Clear LP]
Ghost - Extended IMPERA [Limited Edition Box Set]
Anne-Marie - Unhealthy
Joni Mitchell - Joni Mitchell At Newport [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
Bad Religion - Recipe For Hate: 30th Anniversary Edition
Dexys - The Feminine Divine
Darlingside - Everything Is Alive
Sevendust - Truth Killer [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Mint Green LP]
Brad - Shame [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Opaque Blue LP]
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana [Lucky Rainbow Eco-Mix LP]
Phoebe Hunt - Nothing Else Matters
The Budos Band - Frontier's Edge EP
Various Artists - Raised By Rap: 50 Years of Hip Hop
Mutoid Man - Mutants [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Purple LP]
Korn - Untitled: Deluxe [Limited Edition Glow-In-The-Dark Cover 2LP]
Aphex Twin - Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / In A Room7 F760 EP
Girlschool - WTFortyfive?
From Ashes to New - Blackout
& More .....
Teenage Wrist - Still Love - Epitaph
Over the past eight years Teenage Wrist have continually evolved their sound, a process that’s peaking with their third full-length, Still Love. Reaching new heights in both scope and execution, the album sees the duo—Marshall Gallagher (vocalist, guitarist, bassist) and Anthony Salazar (drums, vocalist, percussion)—producing the album themselves to handcraft their most expansive collection of songs to date from the ground up. The result is a self-realized collection of songs that saw the band borrowing vintage gear, bringing in friends in the form of members from 311 vocalist/turntablist Doug “SA” Martinez and Softcult and incorporating tasteful pop sensibilities to craft a collection of songs that redefines the band’s sound while staying true to their guitar-driven roots.
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin - Sweet Memories (The Music of Ray Price & The Cherokee Cowboys) - MCA Nashville
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin team up for a special tribute to Ray Price & The Cherokee Cowboys. The album includes 11 tracks. From the foreword from Country ICON, Bill Anderson, they have taken their admiration for Ray Price to the next level… the students honoring the teacher with one of the finest true-country tributes of all time. It’s more than a tribute, though…it’s Vince’s and Paul’s way of saying “thank you” to one of the masters who helped define the genre while influencing them greatly. There’s no doubt in my mind that Ray would be as thrilled by this collection as Vince was watching him on that hot Georgia night years ago