In Stores Now 12/12

In Stores Now
Janice Headley

Album releases are slowing down as we approach the holidays, but there are still some standouts to be found. Actor/writer/producer/comedian/musician Donald Glover returns for his third LP under the Childish Gambino alias, an album KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, "easily his strongest musical set to date. Awaken, My Love! finds him taking a sharp left turn with an expansive blend of psych-tinged funk and astral soul reminiscent of Parliament/Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone and Prince."

Psych-folk band Woods release their Live at Third Man Records album, showcasing tracks from their latest, City Sun Eater in the River of Light, with a few older surprises, like "Suffering Season" from 2010's At Echo Lake. Jessy Lanza follows up her acclaimed LP Oh No with the EP Oh No No No, featuring remixes from Morgan Geist, DJ Taye, and more. Icelandic chanteuse Emilíana Torrini teams up with The Colorist Orchestra, an eight-piece ensemble who set out to "re-color" songs, the "same way a colorist would do in a movie or comic book."

And in compilations, Cherry Red Records bring us another archival collection, a 4-CD set documenting the UK independent punk scene in the late '70s. Meanwhile, Soundway continue their excavation of hidden gems, spotlighting the boogie, pop and disco sounds that were coming out of Nigeria at the time.

  • (Various Artists)
  • from Action Time Vision: A Story of UK Independent Punk 1976-1979 on Cherry Red
  • (Various Artists) Willy Roy - "Don't Give It Up"
  • from Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria on Soundway
  • Ab-Soul - "Lonely Soul (feat. Punch)"
  • from Do What Thou Wilt. on Top Dawg Entertainment
  • Anthony Child - "Amoré"
  • from Electronic Recordings from Maui Jungle, Vol. 2 on Editions Mego
  • Ash - "Lose Control"
  • from Live on Mars: London Astoria 1997 on Atom
  • Bert Jansch - "Strolling Down The Highway"
  • from Strolling Down the Highway on Secret Records
  • Big Freedia - "Rudy, The Big Booty Reindeer"
  • from A Very Big Freedia Christmazz on Queen Diva Music
  • Bladee & Thaiboy Digital - "Painkillers"
  • from AvP on Year0001
  • Buck Owens & His Buckaroos - "Together Again"
  • from The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957-1966 on Omnivore
  • Charles Hamilton - "Stay There"
  • from Charles Hamilton on Republic Records
  • CJ Fly - "Now You Know"
  • from FLYTRAP on Cinematic Music Group/Pro Era
  • The Colorist / Emiliana Torrini - "Speed Of Dark"
  • from The Colorist / Emiliana Torrini on Rough Trade
  • The Coral - "everyone asked about you"
  • from Holy Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues on XXXXXXXXXXX
  • Yasiin Bey - "Tall Sleeves"
  • from December 99th on A Country Called Earth
  • Demdike Stare - "Sourcer"
  • from Wonderland on Modern Love
  • Deniece Williams - "Black Butterfly (Original 1984 Album Version)"
  • from Black Butterfly: The Essential Niecy on BBR
  • Enemies - "Leaves"
  • from Valuables on Topshelf Records
  • Future PEERS - "Craft"
  • from Future PEERS on Phi Rho Sigma
  • Gnaw Their Tongues - "Hold High The Banners Of Truth Among The Swollen Dead"
  • from Hymns for the Broken, Swollen And Silent on Consouling Sounds
  • Hodgy - "Barbell"
  • from Fireplace: TheNotTheOtherSide on Odd Future
  • Holly Bowling
  • from Better Left Unsung on The Royal Potato / Rpf Studio Productions
  • Jeen - "Modern Life (Electrified)"
  • from Modern Life on Paper Bag Records
  • Jeff Healey
  • from Holding On: A Heal My Soul Companion on Provogue
  • Jessy Lanza - "VV Violence"
  • from Oh No No No on Hyperdub
  • John Cale - "Hallelujah"
  • from Fragments of a Rainy Season on Domino
  • John Fatum - "Ride On Nebraska"
  • from John Fatum on Dala Records
  • Justin Hurwitz - "City of Stars' (Duet ft. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone)"
  • from La La Land [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] on Interscope
  • Mano Brown - "Sinta-se Bem Com o Boogie Naipe (feat. Wilson Simoninha)"
  • from Boogie Naipe on self-released
  • Maria Taylor
  • from In the Next Life on Flower Moon
  • Marian Hill & Lauren Jauregui - "Back To Me"
  • from Back to Me on Republic
  • Marker Starling - "A Perfect Day feat. Laetitia Sadier"
  • from I'm Willing on Tin Angel
  • Mica Levi - "The End"
  • from Jackie [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] on Milan
  • The Microphones - "Compressor"
  • from Early Tapes, 1996-1998 on P.W. Elverum & Sun
  • Neil Young - "Show Me"
  • from Peace Trail on Reprise
  • Nina Kraviz - "Save Fabric"
  • from Fabric 91 on Fabric Records
  • Niro
  • from Les Autres on Capitol Music
  • Nude With Lyre - "Purple"
  • from Blood on self-released
  • Old Gray - "Blunt Trauma"
  • from Slow Burn on Flower Girl Records
  • oVo - "Satanam"
  • from Creatura on Dio Drone
  • Peter Broderick - "Eyes Closed And Traveling"
  • from Grunewald on Erased Tapes
  • Post Malone - "Stoney"
  • from Stoney on Republic
  • Raf Rundell - "Carried Away"
  • from The Adventures of Selfie Boy, Pt. 1 on 1965 Records
  • Richard Youngs - "Like An Astronaut"
  • from The Rest Is Scenery on Glass Records Redux
  • Ricky Eat Acid - "Hey"
  • from Talk to You Soon on Caroline / Terrible
  • Stove - "Bubblegum Lightning"
  • from Is The Meat That Fell Out on Exploding in Sound Records
  • Sun Ra - "I Am An Instrument"
  • from Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1991 on Strut
  • Tech N9ne - "Sriracha ft. Logic & Joyner Lucas"
  • from The Storm on Strange Music
  • Those Who Fear - "Ten Years"
  • from State of Mind on Facedown Records
  • Woods - "Suffering Season"
  • from Live at Third Man Records on Third Man Records
  • Zao - "Observed/Observer"
  • from The Well-Intentioned Virus on Observed/Observer Recordings

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