In Stores Now 1/23

In Stores Now
Janice Headley

Highlights this week include the latest from Foxygen. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the "fifth album from the duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado is the first to be recorded in a proper studio. Produced by Trey Pollard, the album is a lush set of '70s-steeped orchestral glam-rock incorporating elements of show tunes, soul, country and more, combining inventive, shape-shifting arrangements with dramatic, Bowiesque vocals. Special guests include Matthew E. White, The Lemon Twigs, The Flaming Lips' Steve Drozd and a 40-piece symphony orchestra."

Veteran UK artist Michael Chapman brings a new album -- the LP is "produced by Steve Gunn and features a stellar supporting band including Nathan Bowles, James Elkington, Bridget St. John, Jimy SeiTang and Jason Meagher. It's an excellent set of expansive, beautifully crafted folk-rock recorded to commemorate his 50th year of being a touring musician, with songs often reflecting on mortality and the passage of time. While a few of the songs are new, most are reinterpretations of mostly obscure gems from his voluminous catalog."

Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson revives his Bash & Pop project and returns with his first album in 24 years, "a first-rate set of rootsy garage-pop that's very much in the vein of his main band, with buoyant song hooks juxtaposed with often-downcast lyrics." UK group The Proper Ornaments -- a London-based band led by James Hoare of Veronica Falls/Ultimate Painting and Max Oscarnold of TOY -- return with a sophomore release, "a well-crafted set of gentle, '60s-steeped psych-pop with jangly guitars, stately piano, unhurried rhythms, warm harmonies and wistful melodies." The second album from LA band Cherry Glazerr "features a revamped lineup and a more polished and expansive sound that moves beyond the slacker garage-pop of their debut on songs ranging from anthemic garage-rock to moody guitar-pop." And local label Light in the Attic reissues three early-'70s classics from Erasmo Carlos, a beloved pop star and household name in Brazil.

  • AFI - "Aurelia"
  • from AFI (The Blood Album) on Concord
  • Alex Clare - "Tell Me What You Need"
  • from Tail of Lions on Etc Recordings
  • As It Is - "Okay"
  • from Okay. on Edc / Fearless Records / Universal
  • Bash & Pop - "Never Wanted To Know"
  • from Anything Could Happen on Fat Possum
  • Blackfield - "Family Man / Sorrys / How Was Your Ride?"
  • from Blackfield V on Kscope
  • Cherry Glazerr - "Nuclear Bomb"
  • from Apocalipstick on Secretly Canadian
  • Danish Radio Big Band / Curtis Stigers - "I've Got You Under My Skin"
  • from One More for the Road on Concord
  • Erasmo Carlos - "Dois Animais Na Selva Suja Da Rua"
  • from Carlos, Erasmo... on Light in the Attic Records
  • Erasmo Carlos - "Estou Dez Ano Atrasado"
  • from Erasmo Carlos & Os Tremendoes on Light in the Attic Records
  • Erasmo Carlos - "Largo da Segunda-feira"
  • from Sonhos e Memórias: 1941-1972 on Light in the Attic Records
  • Foxygen - "Follow The Leader"
  • from Hang on Jagjaguwar
  • Irma Vep - "A Woman's Work is Never Done"
  • from No Handshake Blues on Faux Discx
  • Jeremy Pelt - "Bodega Social"
  • from Make Noise! on High Note
  • Joan of Arc - "This Must Be The Placenta"
  • from He's Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands on Joyful Noise
  • Kasey Chambers - "Satellite"
  • from Dragonfly on Warner Music
  • Kid Koala / Emilíana Torrini - "Collapser"
  • from Music to Draw To: Satellite on Arts & Crafts
  • Michael Chapman - "That Time of Night"
  • from 50 on Paradise of Bachelors
  • Mick Harvey - "Contact"
  • from Intoxicated Women on Mute
  • The Proper Ornaments - "Cremated (Blown Away)"
  • from Foxhole on Slumberland
  • Rose Elinor Dougall - "Stellular"
  • from Stellular on Vermilion Records
  • The Stray Trolleys - "Love Into Action"
  • from Barricades and Angels on Captured Tracks
  • Throwing Snow - "Cosms"
  • from Embers on Houndstooth
  • Tim Cohen - "Meat Is Murder"
  • from Luck Man on Sinderlyn
  • Tycho - "Epoch"
  • from Epoch on Ghostly International
  • Uniform - "The Killing of America"
  • from Wake in Fright on Sacred Bones
  • William Basinski - "For David Robert Jones"
  • from A Shadow in Time on 2062 / Temporary Residence
  • Wells Fargo - "Watch Out!"
  • from Watch Out! on Now-Again

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