In Stores Now 5/9

In Stores Now
05/09/2016
Janice Headley

New Radiohead! The idiosyncratic UK band sneakily released a new album online this past weekend. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says, "This British band's ninth album is a transportive blend of brooding avant-pop, spacy prog-rock and psych-folk, with an intricately textured, tension-filled sound combining buzzing synths, atmospheric electric and acoustic guitars, reverberating piano, some gorgeous string arrangements and occasional ghostly choral vocals with Thom Yorke's haunting lead vocals and dread-filled lyrics blending the political and the personal."

Other highlights of the week include the debut from Haiti-born, Montreal-based producer Kaytranada (real name: Louis Kevin Celestin), a "masterful, groove-driven blend of house, hip hop, R&B, funk, jazz and other styles, combining buoyant grooves and sunny melodies with an impressive guest lineup of vocalists and musicians including Anderson .Paak, Little Dragon, BADBADNOTGOOD, AlunaGeorge and other notables." Formerly known as Antony Hegarty (of Antony & The Johnsons fame), UK artist Anohni offers up her debut album under her new name. "Co-produced by Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never, it's a powerful set of dark, tempestuous electro-pop with ominous synths and thundering rhythms accompanying her dramatic, tremulous vocals and politically cutting lyrics aimed at drone warfare, climate change, our surveillance society and other ills of the modern world."

Former WU LYF frontman Ellery James Roberts and Dutch artist Ebony Hoorn combine forces as LUH. "Produced by The Haxan Cloak (aka Bobby Krlic), their debut full-length is a potent set of anthemic rock with idealistic lyrics and a massive, densely produced and emotionally cathartic sound featuring loud, swirling guitars, atmospheric keyboards, thundering rhythms and occasional strings and brass along with Roberts' inimitable gravelly howl, nicely counterbalanced by Doorn's more demure vocals." Another power duo -- Yoni Wolf (of WHY? fame) and Chicago rapper Serengeti -- release their debut as Yoni & Geti. Check out an in-depth review of their LP on the KEXP Blog here. The fourth album from LA/Vancouver, BC trio White Lung led by Mish Barber-Way is "their finest yet, with a more expansive and sophisticated take on their driving punk sound that brings brighter melodies and sharper song hooks to their visceral blend of buzzing, sometimes synth-sounding guitars, energetic rhythms, piercing vocals and sharply crafted lyrics."

  • A Giant Dog – “Jizzney”
  • from Pile on Merge
  • Aloha – “Signal Drift”
  • from Little Windows Cut Right Through on Polyvinyl
  • Anohni – “4 Degrees”
  • from Hopelessness on Secretly Canadian
  • Beverly – “Victoria”
  • from The Blue Swell on Kanine Records
  • The Cars – “Moving in Stereo”
  • from Moving in Stereo: The Best of the Cars on Elektra / Rhino
  • Chris Cohen – “As If Apart”
  • from As If Apart on Captured Tracks
  • Cole Swindell – “You Should Be Here”
  • from You Should Be Here on Warner Bros.
  • Cyndi Lauper – “Funnel of Love”
  • from Detour on EastWest / Rhino / Sire
  • Dick Diver – “Calendar Days”
  • from Calendar Days on Trouble in Mind
  • Eric Bibb & North Country Far / Danny Thompson – “The Happiest Man In The World”
  • from The Happiest Man in the World on High Note / Stony Plain
  • Goo Goo Dolls – “So Alive”
  • from Boxes on Warner Bros.
  • Grave Miasma – “Purgative Circumvolution”
  • from Endless Pilgrimage on Sepulchral Voice/Profound Lore
  • Gregory Porter – “Holding On”
  • from Take Me to the Alley on Blue Note
  • Hit the Lights – “Lighthouse”
  • from Just to Get Through to You on Pure Noise
  • Homeboy Sandman – “Kindness For Weakness”
  • from Kindness for Weakness on Stones Throw
  • JC Flowers – “Ym Mhorthcawl”
  • from Driving Excitement and the Pleasure of Ownership on ATP
  • Jean Michel Jarre – “Stardust”
  • from Electronica, Vol. 2: The Heart of Noise on Columbia / RCA
  • Jimbo Mathus – “Massive Confusion”
  • from Band of Storms on Big Legal Mess Records
  • Jimmy Somerville – “Some Wonder”
  • from Club Homage on SFE
  • JMSN – “Cruel Intentions”
  • from It Is. on White Room
  • Joanna Brouk – “The Creative”
  • from Hearing Music on Numero
  • Julianna Barwick – “Same”
  • from Will on Dead Oceans Records
  • Kacy & Clayton – “Strange Country”
  • from Strange Country on New West
  • Kaytranada – “Bus Ride”
  • from 99.9% on XL
  • Klaus Johann Grobe – “Wo Sind”
  • from Spagat der Liebe on Trouble in Mind
  • Lil Bibby – “Ridah”
  • from FC3: The Epilogue on Kemosabe
  • LUH – “Beneath The Concrete”
  • from 0. Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing on Mute
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter – “Map Of My Heart”
  • from The Things That We Are Made Of on Lambent Light Records
  • Mike Posner – “Be As You Are”
  • from At Night, Alone on Island
  • Montana of 300 – “Land Of The Dark (Fire In The Church)”
  • from Fire in the Church on self-released
  • Moreland & Arbuckle – “Mean & Evil”
  • from Promised Land or Bust on Alligator Records
  • Pat Metheny – “This Belongs to You”
  • from The Unity Sessions on Metheny Group / Nonesuch
  • Pat Metheny / Cuong Vu – “Let's Get Back”
  • from Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny on Nonesuch
  • The Posies – “Squirrel vs Snake”
  • from Solid States on Lojinx
  • Ravi Coltrane / Jack DeJohnette / Matthew Garrison – “In Movement”
  • from In Movement on ECM
  • The Rides – “Virtual World”
  • from Pierced Arrow on 429 Records
  • Rittz – “Ghost Story”
  • from Top of the Line on Strange Music
  • Rooney – “My Heart Beats 4 U”
  • from Washed Away on Audio & Video Labs, Inc.
  • Shit Robot – “Lose Control”
  • from What Follows on DFA
  • Thalía – “La Movidita”
  • from Latina on Sony Music
  • Tourist – “To Have You Back”
  • from U on Monday
  • White Lung – “Hungry”
  • from Paradise on Domino
  • Yoni & Geti – “Lunchline”
  • from Testarossa on Joyful Noise

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