Out This Week 5/12

In Stores Now
05/12/2015
Janice Headley

It's another jam-packed week of great releases! San Diego duo Crocodiles return with their fifth album, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, "was recorded in Mexico City with production by Martin Thulin (lead singer of Mexican band Los Fancy-Free), and he brings some occasional Latin rhythms along with some other subtle Latin touches to their hook-filled blend of fuzzy, shoegazerish psych-rock and energetic garage-rock." Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man On Earth (aka Kristian Matsson) shares his fourth album, which features "a fuller, more produced sound for his melancholy folk-pop and some of his most personal and direct songwriting to date. Alongside acoustic and electric guitars are atmospheric synths, piano, horns and other instrumentation fleshing out songs ranging from plaintive folk ballads to anthemic rockers."

Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller shares a new solo album, "produced in Portland by The Decemberists’ Chris Funk with accompaniment by members of the Portland band Black Prairie (who share members with The Decemberists) along with Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck. The end result is a typically well-crafted set of roots-tinged pop-rock featuring a warm, often acoustic-oriented sound." London-based band Novella break out with a debut of "dreamy, shoegazerish psych-rock with fuzzy guitars, propulsive, sometimes motorik rhythms, hazy, half-buried vocals and catchy pop hooks." Austin-via-Oakland band Warm Soda release "another smartly crafted blend of catchy power pop and buzzing garage rock with melodic guitar riffs, energetic rhythms and sparkling pop hooks." And Seattle's Nightmare Fortress share their debut full-length of "goth-tinged synth-pop with dark synths, atmospheric guitars and propulsive rhythms accompanying Alicia Amiri’s haunting vocals" which you can listen to on the KEXP Blog here.

  • Abram Shook – “Understood”
  • from Landscape Dream on Western Vinyl
  • Barbarossa – “Imager”
  • from Imager on Memphis Industries
  • Blanck Mass – “Detritus”
  • from Dumb Flesh on Sacred Bones
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie – “It's My Way”
  • from Power In the Blood on True North Records
  • Crocodiles – “Crybaby Demon”
  • from Boys on Zoo Music
  • Crushed Beaks – “History”
  • from Scatter on Matilda/Moshi Moshi
  • David Duchovny – “Hell or Highwater”
  • from Hell or Highwater on ThinkSay Music
  • Della Mae – “Take One Day”
  • from Della Mae on Concord / Rounder
  • DJ Smurphy – “Missing2MyBB”
  • from A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness on LEAVING
  • Emika – “My Heart Bleeds Melody”
  • from Drei on Emika Records
  • Eskimeaux – “Broken Necks”
  • from O.K. on Double Double Whammy
  • Flyying Colours – “Running Late”
  • from EPX2 on Shelflife
  • Grounders – “Secret Friend”
  • from Grounders on Nevado
  • Guantanamo Baywatch – “Do What You Want”
  • from Darling... It's Too Late on Suicide Squeeze
  • Hard Left – “Holiday”
  • from We Are Hard Left on Future Perfect
  • The Holydrug Couple – “Baby, I'm Going Away”
  • from Moonlust on Sacred Bones
  • Icky Blossoms – “In Folds”
  • from Mask on Saddle Creek Records
  • J.D. Souther – “Something in the Dark”
  • from Tenderness on Masterworks
  • Juan Wauters – “She Might Get Shot”
  • from Who Me? on Captured Tracks
  • Lakker – “Pylon”
  • from Tundra on R&S
  • Leonard Cohen
  • from Can't Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour on Sony Music
  • Nightmare Fortress – “No Exit”
  • from The Wanting on self-released
  • Novella – “Sentences”
  • from Land on Sinderlyn
  • Patrick Watson – “Love Songs For Robots”
  • from Love Songs for Robots on Domino / Secret City Records
  • Pfarmers – “The Ol' River Gang”
  • from Gunnera on Joyful Noise
  • Prefuse 73 – “Infrared (feat. Sam Dew)”
  • from Rivington Não Rio on Temporary Residence
  • Prurient – “Greenpoint”
  • from Frozen Niagara Falls on Profound Lore
  • Rhett Miller – “Most In The Summertime”
  • from The Traveler on ATO
  • Rodney Crowell / Emmylou Harris – “You Can't Say We Didn't Try”
  • from The Traveling Kind on Nonesuch
  • Róisín Murphy – “Exploitation”
  • from Hairless Toys on PIAS
  • Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros”
  • from Bush on Columbia / Doggystyle / i am OTHER entertainment / RCA
  • Sóley – “Follow Me Down”
  • from Ask the Deep on Morr Music
  • Surfer Blood – “I Can't Explain”
  • from 1000 Palms on Joyful Noise
  • The Tallest Man on Earth – “Sagres”
  • from Dark Bird Is Home on Dead Oceans Records
  • Tyondai Braxton – “Gracka”
  • from Hive1 on Nonesuch
  • Warm Soda – “I Wanna Go Fast”
  • from Symbolic Dream on Castle Face
  • The Weather Station – “Way It Is, Way It Could Be”
  • from Loyalty on Paradise of Bachelors
  • White Eyes – “Streetcar Love”
  • from White Eyes on Numero
  • Whitewash – “Tentacle”
  • from Shibboleth on Sad Cactus

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