In Stores Now 10/3

In Stores Now
Janice Headley

September closed out with a really strong week of new releases, including the long-awaited new album from Bon Iver. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, "his most adventurous, forward-looking recording to date, combining spacy, digitally warped electro-pop with folk, gospel and other styles on soul-searching songs featuring an intricate blend of electronic and acoustic instrumentation accompanying his often-manipulated and vocodered vocals." Solange snuck out her third LP, "a powerful set of expansive, bittersweet R&B inflected with jazz, hip hop, funk, soul, electro-pop and more, combining a mostly dark, moody sound with her honeyed vocals and poignant, often-politically charged lyrics revolving around issues of identity, empowerment and healing." And veteran Alabama-bred band Drive-By Truckers deliver not only their 11th studio album but their most personal, passionate and political yet!Detroit rapper Danny Brown named his latest after a Joy Division song, bringing "a powerful set of expansive hip hop with adventurous production from former collaborator Paul White along with The Alchemist, Evian Christ, Black Milk and Petite Noir. Songs range from warped trap and frenetic Afro-Beat to nightmare carnival music and noirish, jazz-tinged tracks, with off-kilter beats accompanying his elastic nasal honk and gripping lyrics revolving around the downside of the party life with its accompanying anxiety, paranoia and isolation." The latest from Norwegian artist Jenny Hval is "a haunting, at times unsettling set of experimental avant-pop combining eerie ambient soundscapes with her ethereal vocals and lyrics revolving around vampires, blood and menstruation." LA-based artist Itasca (aka Kayla Cohen) shares "a gorgeous set of psych-folk with a spare, haunting sound combining her nimble guitar finger-picking and dusky vocals with occasional piano, pedal steel, violin and flute." And Brooklyn artist Oliver Kalb -- also of Eskimeaux, Told Slant, and Brooklyn artist collective The Epoch -- releases his third solo album under the name Bellows, a "fine set of adventurous folk-pop combining atmospheric guitars and synths, swelling strings and looped drum beats with lyrics revolving around a broken friendship."

  • Alcest - "Oiseaux de Proie"
  • from Kodama on Prophecy
  • Aldous Harding - "Merriweather"
  • from Aldous Harding on Flying Nun
  • Anthony Jay Sanders (of the Island of Misfit Toys) - "Mother's Day Money"
  • from I Will Be the One Who Goes on Near Mint
  • Apollo Brown / Skyzoo - "A Couple Dollars (feat. Joell Ortiz)"
  • from The Easy Truth on Mello Music Group
  • Banks - "Poltergeist"
  • from The Altar on Harvest / Virgin EMI
  • Bellows - "Thick Skin"
  • from Fist & Palm on Double Double Whammy
  • Betty Harris - "Sometime"
  • from The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul on Soul Jazz
  • Blonde Redhead
  • from Masculin Feminin reissue on Numero
  • Bob Weir - "Blue Mountain"
  • from Blue Mountain on Columbia/Legacy Recordings
  • Bon Iver - "CR∑∑KS"
  • from 22, A Million on Jagjaguwar
  • Carl Stone - "Chao Praya"
  • from Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties reissue on Unseen Worlds
  • Danny Brown - "Really Doe (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)"
  • from Atrocity Exhibition on Warp
  • Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
  • from Real Enemies on New Amsterdam
  • Drive-By Truckers - "Surrender Under Protest"
  • from American Band on ATO
  • Emma Ruth Rundle - "Protection"
  • from Marked for Death on Sargent House
  • Eric Clapton - "Tell The Truth"
  • from Live in San Diego on Reprise / Rhino
  • EZTV - "High Flying Faith"
  • from High in Place on Captured Tracks
  • The Faint - "Skylab1979"
  • from CAPSULE 1999-2016 reissue on Saddle Creek
  • Grapell - "Some Places"
  • from Love Chambers EP on Strangers Candy/Roll Call
  • The Growlers - "City Club"
  • from City Club on Cult Records
  • Infinity Crush - "Heaven"
  • from Warmth Equation on Joy Void
  • Itasca - "No Consequence"
  • from Open to Chance on Paradise of Bachelors
  • James Leg - "Blood On The Keys"
  • from Blood on the Keys on Alive Naturalsound Records
  • Jenny Hval - "Female Vampire"
  • from Blood Bitch on Sacred Bones
  • Jimi Hendrix - "Power of Soul"
  • from Machine Gun: Jimi Hendrix The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/1969 on Acoustic Sounds
  • John Prine - "Who's Gonna Take The Garbage Out (w/ Iris DeMent)"
  • from For Better, or Worse on Oh Boy
  • Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster - "Headed South"
  • from Constant Stranger on Big Legal Mess
  • Kestrels - "No Alternative"
  • from Kestrels on Sonic Unyon
  • Low - "Untitled 1"
  • from The Exit Papers on Temporary Residence
  • Luke Winslow-King - "I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always"
  • from I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always on Bloodshot
  • The Luyas - "Engineers"
  • from Says You on Paper Bag Records
  • Machinedrum - "Do It 4 U (ft. D∆WN)"
  • from Human Energy on Ninja Tune
  • Mandolin Orange - "Wildfire"
  • from Blindfaller on Yep Roc
  • Marianne Faithfull
  • from No Exit on Ear Music
  • Marillion
  • from FEAR on Ear Music
  • Moses Sumney - "Worth It"
  • from Lamentations EP on self-released
  • Mr Oizo - "Seahorses"
  • from All Wet on Ed Banger
  • Nick Waterhouse - "Smooth Operator"
  • from Never Twice on Innovative Leisure
  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • from Circlin' Back: Celebrating 50 Years on Ngdb Records / Warner Bros.
  • Oathbreaker - "Immortals"
  • from Rheia on Deathwish
  • Opeth - "The Wilde Flowers"
  • from Sorceress on Nuclear Blast
  • (Pat Thomas) Broadway Dance Band - "Go Modern"
  • from Coming Home (Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967-1981) on Strut
  • Pional - "Casualty"
  • from When Love Hurts EP on Counter
  • Pixies - "Um Chagga Lagga"
  • from Head Carrier on PIAS / Pixies
  • Regina Spektor - "Bleeding Heart"
  • from Remember Us to Life on London / Rhino / Sire / Warner Bros.
  • The Rolling Stones
  • from Rolling Stones in Mono on Decca/London
  • Sam Evian - "Sleep Easy"
  • from Premium on Saddle Creek Records
  • Solange - "Cranes in the Sky"
  • from A Seat At The Table on Columbia
  • Steve Reich - "Music for 18 Musicians"
  • from ECM Recordings reissue on ECM
  • Sully Erna - "Hometown Life"
  • from Hometown Life on Sony BMG
  • Supersilent - "13.9"
  • from 13 on Smalltown Supersound
  • S U R V I V E - "A.H.B."
  • from RR7349 on Relapse Records
  • Thomas Brinkmann - "CGN + KIX Megobounce"
  • from A 1000 Keys on Editions Mego
  • Ultimate Painting - "Bills"
  • from Dusk on Trouble in Mind
  • Van Morrison - "Too Late"
  • from Keep Me Singing on Caroline
  • Warehouse - "Reservoir"
  • from Super Low on Bayonet Records
  • The Wytches - "C - Side"
  • from All Your Happy Life on Heavenly
  • Yann Tiersen - "Porz Goret"
  • from EUSA on Mute

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