Out This Week 5/5

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05/05/2015
Janice Headley

Lots of great releases this week for your Spring soundtrack: L.A. duo Best Coast return with what KEXP's Music Director Don Yates describes as a "consistently strong set of ‘90s-influenced power pop, featuring a big, punchy sound with fuzzy guitars, energetic rhythms and Bethany Cosentino’s honeyed, often multi-tracked vocals and emotive, often-melancholy lyrics, along with an abundance of sparkling pop hooks."

My Morning Jacket also re-emerge with their seventh album that "bounces from epic prog-rock to soul-tinged ‘80s rock and plaintive, acoustic-oriented ballads." UK group Palma Violets share "another strong set of ramshackle garage-rock with buzzing guitars, droning organ, shifting rhythms, anthemic song hooks and rowdy gang sing-along choruses." Django Django bring "a smoother, more polished take on the band’s blend of electro-pop and psych-pop, combining propulsive dance-friendly rhythms with trippy song textures and sunny harmonies."

Other Lives release "their most adventurous set to date, featuring a moody, densely layered prog-pop sound with atmospheric synths and guitars, piano, horns, strings and other instrumentation accompanying Jesse Tabish’s ethereal vocals." And Sub Pop band METZ share "another excellent set of blistering post-hardcore with scuzzy, angular guitars, pile-driving rhythms, anguished vocals and dark lyrics of loss and alienation."

  • Best Coast – “California Nights”
  • from California Nights on Harvest / Virgin EMI
  • Chris Stapleton – “Traveller”
  • from Traveller on Mercury Nashville
  • Coliseum – “Sunlight In A Snowstorm”
  • from Anxiety's Kiss on Deathwish Inc.
  • Death and Vanilla – “Arcana”
  • from To Where the Wild Things Are on Fire Records
  • Django Django – “First Light”
  • from Born Under Saturn on Ribbon Records
  • Downtown Boys – “Future Police”
  • from Full Communism on Don Giovanni
  • Gacha – “Let Me Love You”
  • from Send Two Sunsets on R&S
  • Giant Sand – “Hurtin' Habit”
  • from Heartbreak Pass on New West
  • Grave with No Name – “I Will Ride A Horse”
  • from Feathers Wet, Under the Moon on Lefse Records
  • Hiatus Kaiyote – “Breathing Underwater”
  • from Choose Your Weapon on Flying Buddha
  • Ivan & Alyosha – “All This Wandering Around”
  • from It's All Just Pretend on Dualtone Music
  • Jacco Gardner – “Find Yourself”
  • from Hypnophobia on Polyvinyl
  • Kamasi Washington – “Re Run Home”
  • from The Epic on Brainfeeder
  • King Tuff / Ty Segall – “Queen Lullabye”
  • from Live at Pickathon on Easy Sound Recording Company
  • Knxwledge – “Jstowee”
  • from Hud Dreems on Stones Throw
  • Lindstrøm / Emil Nikolaisen / Todd Rundgren – “Put Your Arms Around Me”
  • from Runddans on Smalltown Supersound
  • Mac McCaughan – “Lost Again”
  • from Non-Believers on Merge
  • Marshmallow Coast – “Hash Out Cash Out”
  • from Vangelis Rides Again on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records
  • METZ – “Acetate”
  • from II on Sub Pop
  • Michael Rault – “Suckcess”
  • from Living Daylight on Burger Records
  • Mikal Cronin – “ii) Gold”
  • from MCIII on Merge
  • Mumford & Sons – “Believe”
  • from Wilder Mind on Glassnote
  • My Morning Jacket – “Under The Waterfall”
  • from The Waterfall on ATO / Capitol
  • Nosaj Thing – "Cold Stares" feat. Chance The Rapper
  • from Fated on Timetable
  • Oddisee – “That's Love”
  • from The Good Fight on Mello Music Group
  • The Orange Peels – “Head Cleaner”
  • from Begin the Begone on Mystery Lawn Music
  • Other Lives – “Reconfiguration”
  • from Rituals on Play It Again Sam
  • Palma Violets – “Danger In The Club”
  • from Danger in the Club on Rough Trade
  • Penguin Prison – “Show Me The Way”
  • from Lost in New York on Downtown Records
  • RJD2 / STS – “Hold On, Here It Go”
  • from STS X RJD2 on RJ's Electrical Connections
  • Rose Windows – “Strip Mall Babylon”
  • from Rose Windows on Sub Pop
  • Shelby Lynne – “I Can't Imagine”
  • from I Can't Imagine on Concord / New Rounder
  • Super Furry Animals – “Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon”
  • from MWNG on Domino
  • Superheaven – “I've Been Bored”
  • from Ours Is Chrome on Side One Dummy
  • Torres – “Cowboy Guilt”
  • from Sprinter on PTKF
  • Twinsmith – “Alligator Years”
  • from Alligator Years on Saddle Creek Records
  • Van Hunt – “The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets”
  • from The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets on Godless-Hotspot
  • The Word – “New Word Order”
  • from Soul Food on Vanguard

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