In Stores Now 9/5

In Stores Now
Janice Headley

It's Labor Day weekend, and the new releases are working hard. Highlights include the latest from Asheville, NC-based artist Angel Olsen. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the release "continues to head in a more electric, rock-oriented direction on her excellent third album, combining elements of raw classic-rock, moody soul, '60s girl-group pop, psych-rock, atmospheric synth-pop and more into emotionally powerful songs of struggle and resiliency through the ups and downs of love and life."

Veteran band The Wedding Present share their 9th album, "an ambitious 20-song set that begins with a string of ambient instrumentals before kicking in with the band's signature buzzing guitar-pop on song five. After that, the album rarely flags." Melbourne, Australia band Chook Race bring their sophomore release, "a solid set of hook-filled post-punk with jangly guitars, driving rhythms and alternating male/female vocals." London band Beach Baby debut with "a hook-filled blend of driving post-punk, shimmering beach-pop and shoegazerish psych-rock." Seattle metal trio Helms Alee share their fourth album, recorded and produced by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios. And electronic group Soundwalk Collective team up with the legendary Patti Smith and her daughter, Jesse Paris Smith.

  • (Various Artists) Patrice Bäumel - "Surge"
  • from Total 16 on Kompakt
  • Angel Olsen - "Sister"
  • from My Woman on Jagjaguwar
  • Beach Baby - "Hot Weather"
  • from No Mind No Money on Caroline
  • Chatham County Line - "Rock In The River"
  • from Autumn on Yep Roc
  • Chook Race - "At Your Door"
  • from Around the House on Trouble in Mind
  • The Divine Comedy - "How Can You Leave Me On My Own"
  • from Foreverland on Divine Comedy
  • Eluvium - "Fugue State"
  • from False Readings On on Temporary Residence
  • The Fleshtones - "I Surrender"
  • from The Band Drinks for Free on Yep Roc
  • The Frightnrs - "Nothing More To Say"
  • from Nothing More to Say on Daptone
  • Gene & Eddie
  • from True Enough: Gene & Eddie with Sir Joe at Ru-Jac on Omnivore
  • The Hecks - "The Thaw"
  • from The Hecks on Trouble in Mind
  • Helms Alee - "Untoxicated"
  • from Stillicide on Sargent House
  • La Femme - "Septembre"
  • from Mystère on Born Bad
  • Manuel Göttsching - "E2 E4"
  • from E2-E4 reissue on MG.Art
  • The Meters - "Sophisticated Cissy"
  • from A Message from the Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 on Real Gone Music
  • Nathan Bowles - "Gadarene Fugue"
  • from Whole & Cloven on Paradise of Bachelors
  • Porter Wagoner - "Howdy Neighbor, Howdy"
  • from The Definitive Collection on Real Gone Music
  • P.S. Eliot - "We'd Never Agree"
  • from 2007-2011 on Don Giovanni
  • Scott and Charlene's Wedding - "Don't Bother Me"
  • from Mid-Thirties Single Scene on Fire Records
  • Seth Walker
  • from Gotta Get Back on Royal Potato Family Records
  • Soundwalk Collective with Jesse Paris Smith feat. Patti Smith - "I Will Be Seven"
  • from Killer Road on Sacred Bones
  • The Warlocks - "Lonesome Bulldog"
  • from Songs from the Pale Eclipse on Cleopatra Records
  • The Wedding Present - "Bear"
  • from Going, Going… on PledgeMusic
  • Zomby - "Her"
  • from Ultra on Hyperdub

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