Out This Week 8/7

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Janice Headley

August is off to a great start with these excellent new releases, including the sophomore smash from Seattle's own La Luz. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, "another impressive blend of noirish surf-rock and ‘60s girl-group pop. Produced by Ty Segall, the album’s sound is a bit more raw than their debut full-length, combining fierce surf-guitar riffs, eerie keyboards and driving rhythms with ethereal four-part harmonies, often-dark lyrics and captivating pop hooks."

Other highlights this week include the debut album from this British producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Georgia, which Yates says is "an adventurous, shape-shifting blend of moody electro-pop with grime, R&B, post-punk, baile funk and more, combining loud, fuzzy synths and punchy, hard-hitting beats with her breathy vocals and personal lyrics." Another stand-out debut comes from Brooklyn-based band Worriers who share "an impressive set of anthemic pop-punk with crunchy guitars, driving rhythms, often-politically inspired lyrics and sparkling pop hooks." UK duo Ultimate Painting return with their second full-length, a "strong set of relaxed psych-pop with jangly guitars, easy-flowing rhythms and wistful melodies."

LA band HEALTH return with their third album, "their most polished and melodic release, though they still inject plenty of grinding synth noise and harsh industrial beats into some adventurous electro-pop jams." Mac DeMarco releases Another One, "a strong 8-song mini-album of hazy, psych-tinged slacker-pop with woozy guitar lines, cheap synths, easygoing rhythms, lovelorn lyrics and wistful melodies."

  • Agent Fresco – “See Hell”
  • from Destrier on Long Branch Records
  • Blondes – “Persuasion”
  • from Persuasion EP on RVNG
  • Chelsea Wolfe – “After the Fall”
  • from Abyss on Sargent House
  • Deaf Wish – “Eyes Closed”
  • from Pain on Sub Pop
  • Django Django – “Shake and Tremble”
  • from Shake and Tremble on Because
  • FIDLAR – “40 Oz. On Repeat”
  • from 40 Oz. On Repeat/West Coast 7" on Mom + Pop Music
  • Frank Turner – “The Next Storm”
  • from Positive Songs for Negative People on Interscope
  • Georgia – “Nothing Solutions”
  • from Georgia on Domino
  • Goat – “It's Time For Fun”
  • from It's Time for Fun on Rocket Records
  • HEALTH – “New Coke”
  • from Death Magic on Loma Vista
  • Heathered Pearls – “Interior Architecture Software”
  • from Body Complex on Ghostly
  • La Luz – “You Disappear”
  • from Weirdo Shrine on Hardly Art
  • Mac DeMarco – “Another One”
  • from Another One on Captured Tracks
  • Michael Stasis – “Crushed”
  • from RIP III on Arbutus
  • The Mynabirds – “Semantics”
  • from Lovers Know on Saddle Creek
  • Night Beds – “Tide Teeth”
  • from Ivywild on Dead Oceans
  • Obie Trice – “Good Girls”
  • from The Hangover on Black Market Entertainment
  • Slim Twig – “Cannabis”
  • from Thank You for Stickin' With Twig on DFA
  • Telepathe – “Destroyer”
  • from Destroyer on BZML
  • Ultimate Painting – “Break The Chain”
  • from Green Lanes on Trouble in Mind
  • Wimps – “Take It As It Comes”
  • from Super Me on Kill Rock Stars
  • Worriers – “Most Space”
  • from Imaginary Life on Don Giovanni
  • Youth Lagoon – “The Knower”
  • from Highway Patrol Stun Gun on Fat Possum

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