Each week KEXP's Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from The Internet, Israel Nash, Ty Segall & White Fence, and more.
The Internet – Hive Mind (Columbia)
This LA band's fourth album is another impressive set of breezy, jazz-tinged R&B with a warm, hazy sound featuring shape-shifting arrangements, slow-burning grooves, intimate vocals and lyrics of love and resilience.
Israel Nash – Lifted (Desert Folklore/Thirty Tigers)
This Dripping Springs, TX-based artist's fifth studio album is a beautifully crafted set of sunny, folk-tinged psych-rock with electric and acoustic guitars, lush strings, warm horns, dreamy organ, soaring harmonies and buoyant melodies.
Ty Segall & White Fence – Joy (Drag City)
The latest collaboration between these two LA-based artists is an expansive blend of garage-rock with shape-shifting psych-rock, pastoral folk, sludgy punk, quirky experimental rock and more.
Chastity – Death Lust (Captured Tracks)
The debut full-length from this Whitby, ON band led by Brandon Williams is a potent blend of shoegazer psych-rock, raging post-hardcore, atmospheric post-punk and more, combining a densely produced sound with angst-fueled lyrics of alienation and mortality.
Vinyl Williams – Opal (Requieum Pour Un Twister)
The fourth album from this LA-based artist (aka Lionel Williams) is a fine set of breezy psych-pop combining a hazy sound with sun-kissed melodies.