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Janice Headley

Following yesterday's hypnotic in-studio session on The Midday Show on KEXP, local ladies THEESatisfaction release their sophomore album EarthEE today via Sub Pop. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as an "entrancing blend of Afro-futurist hip hop, cosmic R&B, psychedelic funk and astral jazz. Produced again by Erik Blood (and also featuring appearances from Shabazz Palaces, Meshell Ndegeocello, Porter Ray and Taylor Brown), the album features a warm, hypnotic sound with spacy keyboards, blunted rhythms, airy harmonies and poetic lyrics balancing sharp social commentary with more spiritual yearnings."

Other highlights this week include the latest from Baltimore artist Dan Deacon, a "return to a more basic, electronic-oriented method of composing and producing his euphoric trance-pop, though still as densely layered as ever with circular rhythms, looped samples and bright pop hooks." Jersey trio Screaming Females release their sixth full-length. Yates notes "their muscular blend of garage-punk, ‘70s stoner-rock and post-punk sounds as potent as ever on tight, focused songs propelled by Paternoster’s fierce guitar riffs and inventive solos." On their fifth album, UK band Dutch Uncles bring "a bit more of an electronic bent to their arty, funk-inflected pop-rock, combining synths and a variety of other electric and acoustic instrumentation with taut rhythms, shifting time signatures, elastic vocals and bright pop hooks."

LA-based artist Colleen Green shares a "solid set of ’90s-influenced garage-pop with a fuller, somewhat more polished sound than her previous releases. Featuring accompaniment by JEFF The Brotherhood’s Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet’s Casey Weissbuchs, the album combines crunchy guitars, muscular rhythms, angst-fueled lyrics and catchy pop hooks." Iron and Wine shares the first volume in a series of previously unreleased home recordings made around the time of his 2002 debut album The Creek Drank The Cradle. And UK post-punk band The Pop Group return after 35 years with a "heady blend of post-punk with dub, jazz-funk, industrial, noise-rock and more, combining a densely produced sound with Stewart’s sneering vocals and biting critiques of consumerism and capitalism."

  • The Airborne Toxic Event – “Chains”
  • from Dope Machines on Epic
  • Andy Kim – “Shoot 'Em Up, Baby”
  • from It’s Decided on Arts & Crafts
  • The Black Ryder – “Santaria”
  • from The Door Behind the Door on The Anti-Machine Machine
  • Camper Van Beethoven – “Civil Disobedience”
  • from New Roman Times reissue on Omnivore Recordings
  • Cheatahs – “Sunne”
  • from Sunne EP on Wichita
  • Colleen Green – “TV”
  • from I Want to Grow Up on Hardly Art
  • Dan Deacon – “Feel The Lightning”
  • from Gliss Riffer on Domino
  • Diamond Rugs – “Voodoo Doll”
  • from Cosmetics on Sycamore/Thirty Tigers/RED
  • Dutch Uncles – “Decided Knowledge”
  • from O Shudder on Memphis Industries
  • Elvis Perkins – “Hogus Pogus”
  • from I Aubade on MIR
  • Emile Haynie – “A Kiss Goodbye featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonté Hynes and Sampha”
  • from We Fall on Interscope
  • Eternal Tapestry – “Enchanter's Nightshade”
  • from Wild Strawberries on Thrill Jockey
  • Future Brown – “Room 302 feat. Tink”
  • from Future Brown on Warp
  • Gang of Four – “Broken Talk feat. Alison Mosshart”
  • from What Happens Next on Metropolis/Membran
  • Ghostface Killah / BADBADNOTGOOD – “Experience”
  • from Sour Soul on Lex
  • Hot Sugar – “Trauma”
  • from God's Hand on Break World/Noise Collector
  • Iron & Wine – “Everyone's Summer Of '95”
  • from Archive Series, Vol. 1 on Black Cricket Recording
  • JJ Grey & Mofro – “Every Minute”
  • from Ol' Glory on Mascot Label Group
  • Keath Mead – “Polite Refusal”
  • from Sunday Dinner on Company Records
  • Kim Gordon – “Chapter One”
  • from Girl in a Band book on Dey Street
  • KIM GORDON: GIRL IN A BAND | 1. Chapter One by Rough Trade on Mixcloud

  • The King Khan & BBQ Show – “Alone Again”
  • from Bad News Boys on In the Red Records
  • The Lowest Pair – “Rosie”
  • from Sacred Heart Sessions on Team Love
  • Make Do And Mend – “Don't Be Long”
  • from Don't Be Long on Rise Records
  • Nadastrom – “House Shoes feat. Nina K”
  • from Nadastrom on Friends of Friends
  • Pelican – “The Cliff”
  • from The Cliff on Southern Lord
  • The Pop Group – “Citizen Zombie”
  • from Citizen Zombie on Freaks R Us
  • Sam Prekop - “Weather Vane”
  • from The Republic on Thrill Jockey
  • Scorpions – “Delirious”
  • from Return to Forever on Sony Music
  • Screaming Females – “Wishing Well”
  • from Rose Mountain on Don Giovanni
  • Steve Gunn / Black Twig Pickers – “Trailways Ramble”
  • from Seasonal Hire on Thrill Jockey
  • THEESatisfaction – “EarthEE”
  • from EarthEE on Sub Pop
  • Torche – “Minions”
  • from Restarter on Relapse

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