Out This Week 10/28

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Janice Headley

It's scary how many great albums are coming out on this Halloween week! Highlights include the fourth album from Scottish band The Twilight Sad. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the band, "brings back the loud, shoegazerish guitars that were mostly absent from their last release (2012’s No One Can Ever Know), while still carrying forward with that album’s icy synths and often-mechanical rhythms on sharply crafted songs blending elements of brooding post-punk and anthemic, shoegazer-tinged rock with mournful vocals, bleak lyrics and haunting folk-tinged melodies."

Other highlights include the debut from Los Angeles band Francisco The Man (no relation to Portugal) whose album is "a promising blend of shoegazer psych-rock, wistful dream-pop, motorik prog and anthemic indie-rock, with atmospheric guitars, propulsive rhythms and catchy pop hooks." Philly band Restorations returns with "a strong set of brooding, anthemic indie-rock a la The National and Constantines, with a dynamic sound featuring loud, buzzing guitars and swelling keyboards accompanying Jon Loudon’s hoarse vocals and anxiety-fueled lyrics." And Portland band The Shivas share "another fun, ‘60s-inspired blend of surf, garage-punk, girl-group pop, psych-rock and other styles, featuring a lo-fi sound with jangly guitars, energetic rhythms and bubbly pop hooks."

Everyone's favorite weirdos, The Flaming Lips, "deconstruct the Beatles’ landmark 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with help from a wide variety of guests ranging from My Morning Jacket and Phantogram to Miley Cyrus and Tool’s Maynard Keenan. Musically, the album isn’t far-removed from latter-day Lips, with a dense, maximalist sound of fuzzy psychedelic textures, abundant electronics, whimsical sounds and blasts of noise." Brooklyn band Haerts release their long-awaited debut, " a slick set of moody, ‘80s-steeped electro-pop, featuring ultra-polished production, shimmering synths, sleek guitars, propulsive rhythms, aching vocals, lovelorn lyrics and melancholy melodies."

Also, in anticipation for Iceland Airwaves, two Icelandic bands have released new albums today: Rökkurró, who we recorded last year at Kex Hostel, and Kiasmos, a new project featuring composer Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen of Bloodgroup, and who will be live on KEXP on Wednesday, November 5th, at 6AM PST. Find out more about our Iceland Airwaves broadcast here.

  • Afghan Whigs - "Gentlemen"
  • from Gentlemen at 21 expanded reissue on Rhino/Mute
  • At the Gates - "At War With Reality"
  • from At War With Reality on Century Media
  • Alexander Von Mehren - "Aérosuite (Sean O'Hagan Remix - The House That Jack Built)"
  • from Aéropop Revisited EP on Aéropop Records / The Control Group
  • Atriarch - "Collapse"
  • from An Unending Pathway on Relapse
  • Beach Slang - "Dirty Cigarettes"
  • from Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street EP on Tiny Engines
  • Bell Gardens - "Darker Side Of Sunshine"
  • from Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions on Rocketgirl
  • Black Milk - "Gold Piece ft. Bun B"
  • from If There's A Hell Below on Computer Ugly
  • The Blind Shake - "Old Lake"
  • from Breakfast of Failures on Goner Records
  • Bobby Previte - "Terminals 4"
  • from Terminals on Cantaloupe
  • Bored Nothing - "We Lied"
  • from Some Songs on Spunk
  • Meat Puppets - "(Hey Baby) Que Paso"
  • from Cass McCombs vs Meat Puppets 7" on Domino
  • Cat Stevens / Yusuf - "Dying To Live" (Edgar Winter cover)
  • from Tell 'Em I'm Gone on Legacy
  • Cherry Glazerr - "Had Ten Dollaz"
  • from Had Ten Dollaz 7" on Suicide Squeeze
  • Creepers - "Take You There"
  • from Lush on All Black
  • Cult of Riggonia - "Dwell Neo Dwell"
  • from Nematode Rodriguez Presents on Cloud Recordings
  • Dan Bodan - "Soft As Rain"
  • from Soft on DFA
  • Daniel Lanois - "Opera"
  • from Flesh & Machine on Anti-
  • Dawnbringer - "One-Eyed Sister"
  • from Night of the Hammer on Profound Lore
  • Dillon Francis - "We Make It Bounce (feat. Major Lazer & Stylo G)"
  • from Money Sucks, Friends Rule on Columbia / Mad Decent
  • DJ Koze - "Reincarnations 2"
  • from Reincarnations: The Remix Chapter 2009-2014 on Pampa
  • DRGN King - "Holy Ghost"
  • from Baltimore Crush on Bar/None Records
  • Ensemble Polifonico Vallenato / Sexteto La Constelacion De Colombia - "Chandeath"
  • from La Fiesta, Que Viva on Staubgold
  • Espectrostatic - "Escape From Witchtropolis"
  • from Escape from Witchtropolis on Trouble in Mind
  • Ex Cops - "White Noise"
  • from Daggers on Downtown
  • Flight Facilities - "Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise"
  • from Down to Earth on Caroline
  • The Flaming Lips - "Lucy in the Sky... (featuring Moby and Miley Cyrus)"
  • from With a Little Help from My Fwends on Warner Bros.
  • Francisco the Man - "Big Ideas"
  • from Loose Ends on Small Plates/Fat Possum
  • French for Rabbits - "Hard Luck Stories"
  • from Spirits on Lefse Records
  • The Georgia Sea Island Singers / Bessie Jones - "Sink 'Em Low "
  • from Get in Union: Recordings by Alan Lomax 1959-1966 on Tompkins Square
  • Haerts - "Giving Up"
  • from Haerts on Columbia / Sony Music
  • His Name Is Alive - "African Violet Casts A Spell"
  • from Tecuciztecatl on London London/Light in the Attic
  • Holögrama - "Crystals"
  • from Waves on Trouble in Mind
  • I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - "Faust"
  • from Dust on Secretly Canadian
  • Jerry Lee Lewis - "Rock And Roll Time"
  • from Rock & Roll Time on Vanguard
  • Kiasmos - "Burnt"
  • from Kiasmos on Erased Tapes
  • Kode9 & the Spaceape - "The Devil Is A Liar"
  • from The Killing Season EP on Hyperdub
  • Led Zeppelin
  • from Led Zeppelin IV [Deluxe Edition] on Atlantic / Rhino / Swan Song
  • Led Zeppelin
  • from Houses of the Holy [Deluxe Edition] on Atlantic / Rhino / Swan Song
  • Lily & Madeleine - "The Wolf Is Free"
  • from Fumes on Asthmatic Kitty
  • Medicine - "Turning"
  • from Home Everywhere on Captured Tracks
  • Modest Mouse - "Dramamine"
  • from This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About reissue on Glacial Pace/Fat Possum
  • Mono - "Cyclone"
  • from The Last Dawn on Temporary Residence
  • Mono - "Recoil, Ignite (Part II)"
  • from Rays of Darkness on Temporary Residence
  • Mysteries - "Ev'rything"
  • from New Age Music Is Here on Felte
  • Obituary - "Inked in Blood"
  • from Inked in Blood on Relapse
  • Ought - "Waiting"
  • from Once More With Feeling... EP on Constellation
  • Places to Hide - "Nowhere Bound"
  • from Wild N Soft EP on Tiny Engines
  • Quintron - "Death In Space"
  • from Spellcaster II: Death in Space on Pizza Burglar Records
  • Rancid - "Already Dead"
  • from ...Honor Is All We Know on Epitaph
  • Restorations - "Separate Songs"
  • from LP3 on Side One Dummy
  • Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd
  • from White Bird in a Blizzard OST on Lakeshore Records
  • Rökkurró performing - "Blue Skies"
  • from INNRA on Rökkurró Music
  • Run the Jewels - "Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) [Feat. Zack de la Rocha]"
  • from RTJ2 on Mass Appeal
  • The Shivas - "You Make Me Wanna Die"
  • from You Know What to Do on K Records
  • Slim Twig - "Clerical Collar"
  • from A Hound at the Hem reissue on DFA
  • Stalley - "One More Shot (feat. Rick Ross And August Alsina)"
  • from Ohio on Maybach/Atlantic
  • Suzi Quatro - "Warm Leatherette"
  • from The Girl from Detroit City on 7T's / Cherry Red
  • The Ting Tings - "Do It Again"
  • from Super Critical on Finca Records
  • The Twilight Sad - "Last January"
  • from Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave on FatCat Records
  • Ultimate Painting - "Ten Street"
  • from Ultimate Painting on Trouble in Mind
  • The Who
  • from The Who Hits 50! on Universal

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