Out This Week 4/8

Local Music, In Stores Now
04/08/2014
Janice Headley

The sun is finally out in Seattle, and so are lots of great new albums for your springtime soundtrack. Avey Tare of Animal Collective has teamed up with former Dirty Projectors bassist Angel Deradoorian and former Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman for the project, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes their debut as "an adventurous album of off-kilter, shape-shifting psych-pop with a murky, densely produced sound featuring buzzing guitars, funhouse keyboards, busy drums, strained, manipulated vocals and half-buried pop hooks."

Another debut out this week comes from London-born, Vienna-based producer/vocalist Sohn (a.k.a. Toph Taylor), whose new album, Tremors, is "an impressive set of brooding post-dubstep soul reminiscent at times of James Blake and Rhye, featuring a dark, atmospheric sound combining intricate electronic rhythms and analog synths with his soulful falsetto and lovelorn lyrics." And keep an eye out for the debut from Cincinnati trio Tweens, described as "a rip-roaring set of punkish, hook-filled garage-pop incorporating elements of ‘60s girl-group pop, surf and other styles with a scuzzy, lo-fi sound featuring fuzzy guitars, frenetic rhythms and Bridget Battle’s brash vocals and assertive lyrics."

Punk rock veterans OFF! are back on with their first new album in years. California producer Teebs (aka Mtendere Mandowa) is back with "a bewitching blend of hip hop and experimental electronic grooves with a warm, lush sound featuring gauzy textures, hypnotic rhythms and wistful melodies." Nashville band Denney & The Jets share a "fun set of rootsy, Stones-influenced rock with stinging guitars and steamy organ fleshing out Denny’s decadent songs of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll." And there's so much more for you to check out below:

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - "Little Fang" from Enter the Slasher House on Domino

Black Label Society - "My Dying Time" from Catacombs of the Black Vatican on eOne

Carlene Carter - "Little Black Train" from Carter Girl on Rounder Records

Chuck Inglish - "Legs" (feat. Chromeo) from Convertibles on Federal Prism / Sounds Like Fun

De Lux - "Make Space" from Voyage on Innovative Leisure

Denney and the Jets - "Mama's Got The Blues" (ft. Seth Murray of Natural Child) from Mexican Coke on Burger Records

Doug Gillard - "Ready For Death" from Parade On on Nine Mile Records

EMA - "Satellites" from The Future's Void on Matador Records

The Faint - "Help In the Head" from Doom Abuse on SQE

Ghetto Ghouls - "Peepshow" from Ghetto Ghouls on Monofonus Press

The Greyhounds - "What's On Your Mind" from Accumulator on Ardent Music

Highasakite - "Iran" from Silent Treatment on Inkind/Propeller

Holy Mountain - "LV-42666" from Ancient Astronauts on Chemikal Underground

Incan Abraham - "Concorde" from Tolerance on White Iris Records

King Dude - "Fear Is All You Know" from Fear on Not Just Religious Music

King of Prussia - "Actuary" from Zonian Girls… And the Echoes That Surround Us All on Minty Fresh

Liam Finn - "Snug As Fuck" from The Nihilist on Yep Roc / Universal Music

The Mary Onettes - "Silence Is A Gun" from Portico on Labrador Records

The Mighty Lemon Drops - "My Biggest Thrill (July 86)" from Uptight: The Early Recordings 1985-1986 on Cherry Red

OFF! - "Hypnotized" from Wasted Years on Vice Records

Patton Oswalt - "Adorable Racism" from Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time [CD/DVD] on Comedy Central Records

Paul Thomas Saunders - "Kawai Celeste" from Beautiful Desolation on Atlantic

Protomartyr - "Scum, Rise!" from Under Color of Official Right on Hardly Art

Ratking - "So Sick Stories" (feat. King Krule) from So It Goes on Hot Charity / HXC / XL

School of Language - "Dress Up" from Old Fears on Memphis Industries

Screaming Females - "Lights Out" from Live at the Hideout on Don Giovanni

SOHN - "Lessons" from Tremors on 4AD Records

Sweet Apple - "Wish You Could Stay (A Little Longer)" (feat. Mark Lanegan) from The Golden Age of Glitter on Teepee Records

SZA - "Childs Play" (feat. Chance The Rapper) from Z on Top Dawg Entertainment

Teebs - "Holiday" (feat. Jonti) from Estara on Brainfeeder

Thus Owls - "As Long As We Try A Little" from Turning Rocks on Secret City

Todd Terje - "Delorean Dynamite" from It's Album Time on Olsen Records

Young Boy - "Secret Place" from Other Summers on Saint Marie Records

Young & Sick - "Glass" from Young & Sick on Harvest

Your Friend - "Tame One" from Jekyll/Hyde EP on Domino

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