Friday, July 28, 2017

Monthly Roundup-July 2017

Some nice releases this month, seemed a bit stronger than last month. Below are the highlights within the highlights! ENJOY!!

First off we have a nice return to form for Broken Social Scene after not having released an album after 7 years

We also have a great double album from The Melvins, showcasing their rocking side on one album and their noiser side on the other, a great addition to the vast discography.

Boris came back with a heavier album after a few excursions into weird psuedo electro clash style music and pandering to the indie rock crowd.

A great sophomore release from Japanese Breakfast which probably means they are here to stay!

A crazy mess of a double album release from Shabazz Palaces. Probably their weakest album(s) yet it's still miles ahead of most stuff out there.

Waxahatchee released what I feel is her best album in the form of "Out In The Storm". She spread her influences farther on this one and came out with something pretty close to greatness.

Avey Tare from Animal Collective released an extremely trippy mellow new solo album which acts as a real nice respite from the last manic Animal Collective album.

Dizzee Rascal stopped making silly pop music he used to become a top artist in England to go back to his roots with his new album and I couldn't be happier!

Tyler The Creator finally stopped being such a nasty asshole and dropped what I feel is finally a decent album put out by him. He did this by reigning in his shock tactics and even singing in a few of the tunes. Not bad at all. I have included the original title and original cover because I don't even believe in self censorship sometimes.

And finally we have an interesting release that turned out pretty good in the form of Ben Gibbard covering the classic Teenage Fanclub album "Bandwagonesque". Honestly I prefer Ben's version. The vocals are better and the arrangements are very interesting.

July 7th:

Breakfast Muff-Eurgh!(Amour Foo)

Genre: Indie Rock, Punk

Broken Social Scene-Hug Of Thunder(Arts & Crafts)

Genre: Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Chamber Pop

Little Barrie-Death Express(Hostess Entertainment Unlimited)

Genre: Noise Pop

Melvins-A Walk With Love & Death(Ipecac)

Genre: Sludge Metal, Sound Collage, Electronic, Hard Rock, Power Pop

Public Service Broadcasting-Every Valley(Play It Again Sam)

Genre: Post-Rock, Sound Collage, Krautrock

July 14th:

Boris-Dear(Sargent House)

Genre: Sludge Metal, Drone Metal, Stoner Metal, Post-Rock, Atmospheric Sludge Metal

Japanese Breakfast-Soft Sounds From Another Planet(Dead Oceans)

Genre: Dream Pop, Indie Rock, Art Pop, Synthpop, Indie Pop

Psychic Temple-IV(Joyful Noise)

Genre: Progressive Pop

Schneider Kacirek-Radius Walk(Bureau B)

Genre: Techno, Electronic

Shabazz Palaces-Quazarz VS. The Jealous Machines(Sub Pop)

Genre: Experimental Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, West Coast Hip Hop, Cloud Rap

Shabazz Palaces-Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star(Sub Pop)

Genre: Experimental Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop, West Coast Hip Hop, Cloud Rap

Waxahatchee-Out In The Storm(Merge)

Genre: Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter

July 21st:

Avey Tare-Eucalyptus(Domino)

Genre: Psychedelic Folk, Neo Psychedelia, Freak Folk, Electroacoustic

Dizzee Rascal-Raskit(Dirtee Stank/Island)

Genre: UK Hip Hop, Grime, Trap Rap

Tyler The Creator-Scum Fuck Flower Boy(Columbia)

Genre: West Coast Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop, Neo Soul, Alternative R&B, Synth Funk

July 28th:

Sam Coffey And The Iron lungs-Self Titled(Burger)

Genre: Power Pop, Garage Rock

Ben Gibbard-Bandwagonesque(Atlantic/Canvasback/Turntable Kitchen)

Genre: Indie Rock, Power Pop

Golden Retriever-Rotations(Thrill Jockey)

Genre: Ambient, Classical

Jilette Johnson-All I Ever See In You Is Me(New Rounder)

Genre: Pop Rock, Soft Rock

People Like You-Verse(Topshelf)

Genre: Midwest Emo, Math Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock

Katie Von Schleicher-Shitty Hits(Ba Da Bing!)

Genre: Indie Rock, LO-FI, Singer/Songwriter

Umm-Double Worshipper(Majestic Litter)

Genre: Garage Rock, Indie Rock

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Monthly Roundup-June 2017

Hi Everybody! Welcome to our monthly roundup for June 2017! There was 1 extra Friday this month so there is just a little bit more music for you all us all to take in! Overall a pretty good month for releases. Below are some of the highlights amongst the highlights:'

Dan Auerbach of Black Keys fame put out an excellent chilled out album that echoes some of the best work by Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty!

Richard Dawson returns with a song cycle about old timey Europe which sounds like what would happen if Robert Wyatt fronted The Incredible String Band.

Mutoid Man followed up their decent first album with this monster of an album. Almost sounds like Maynard from Tool fronting a harder Queens of the Stone Age in parts. Some may find the vocals annoying but I think they all add up to create one of the most fun rocking albums of the year, very much like The Pleaser by Harvey Milk.

Wheeler Walker Jr. returns with another slice of pervy rauncheriffic country tunes to blow your hair back. NSF anywhere.

The Secret Sisters perfected their formula of old timey country and close harmonies on their 3rd release. A must have for fans of older folk and country.

Thanks to Kevin Nelson for showing me Igorrr. This album is easily one of the most out there ridiculous things I have heard in a long time. This single musician blends Baroque classical music, opera, metal and breakbeat techno to create something wholly original. If you are into hearing something truly unique you must listen to this album.

Colin Stetson surprises with this release. He teams up with Greg Fox of Liturgy fame to make a really noisy nasty experimental metal/jazz album.

Dan Auerbach-Waiting On A Song(Easy Eye Sound)

Genre: Pop Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Pop

Beach Fossils-Somersault(Bayonet)

Genre: Indie Pop, Dream Pop, Jangle Pop, Chamber Pop

Richard Dawson-Peasant(Weird World)

Genre: Avant Folk, Progressive Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Marika Hackman-I'm Not Your Man(Sub Pop)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Folk

Chuck Johnson-Balsams(VDSQ)

Genre: American Primitivism

Mutoid Man-War Moans(Sargent House)

Genre: Stoner Metal, Stoner Rock, Post-Hardcore, Sludge Metal

Pixx-The Age Of Anxiety(4AD)

Genre: Art Pop, Synthpop

Wheeler Walker Jr.-Ol' Wheeler(Pepper Hill)

Genre: Musical Parody, Outlaw Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Southern Rock

June 9th:

Big Thief-Capacity(Saddle Creek)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Dream Pop

Dave Depper-Emotional Freedom Technique(Tender Loving Empire)

Genre: Synthpop

INVSN-The Beautiful Stories(Whoa Dad!)

Genre: Post-Punk, Gothic Rock

Dion Lunadon-Self Titled(Agitated)

Genre: Indie Rock, Garage Rock

The Secret Sisters-You Don't Own Me Anymore(New West)

Genre: Contemporary Folk, Close Harmony

Sufjan Stevens/Nico Muhly/Bryce Dessner/James McAlister-Planetarium(4AD)

Genre: Art Pop, Ambient Pop, Indietronica, Ambient, Chamber Pop

June 16th:

Fleet Foxes-Crack Up(Nonesuch)

Genre: Progressive Folk, Chamber Folk, Psychedelic Folk

Igorrr-Savage Sinusoid(Metal Blade)

Genre: Breakcore, Experimental, Baroque Music, Avant Garde Metal

Michael Nau-Some Twist(Suicide Squeeze)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Folk

Palehound-A Place I'll Always Go(Polyvinyl)

Genre: Indie Rock

Rips-Self Titled(Faux Discx)

Genre: Jangle Pop, Post-Punk

Mikey Young-Your Move Vol.1(Moniker)

Genre: Electronic, Ambient, Soundscape

June 23rd:

Algiers-The Underside Of Power(Matador)

Genre: Post-Punk, Post-Industrial, Gospel, Punk Blues, Industrial, Art Rock

Bedouine-Self Titled(Spacebomb)

Genre: Contemporary Folk

Ex Eye-Self Titled(Relapse)

Genre: Avant Garde Metal, Progressive Metal, Jazz Fusion, Atmospheric Sludge Metal, Black Metal

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard-Murder Of The Universe(Flightless)

Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Spoken Word, Heavy Psych, Space Rock, Noise Rock, Progressive Rock

Eliot Lipp-Skywave(Young Heavy Souls)

Genre: Electronic, Experimental

Rozwell Kid-Precious Art(SideOneDummy)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Power Pop

Tunabunny-PCP Present Alice In Wonderland Jr.(Happy Happy Birthday To Me)

Genre: Noise Pop

June 30th:

Greg Ashley-Pictures Of Saint Paul St.(Trouble In Mind)

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

James Elkington-Wintres Woma(Paradise Of Bachelors)

Genre: Baroque Pop, Singer/Songwriter

Wesley Gonzalez-Excellent Musician(Moshi Moshi)

Genre: Garage Rock, Art Pop, Indie Rock, Indie Pop

Kane Strang-Two Hearts And No Brain(Dead Oceans)

Genre: Indie Rock, Dunedin Sound, LO-FI

Peter Perrett-How The West Was Won(Domino)

Genre: Pop Rock, Indie Rock

Ratboys-GN(Topshelf)

Genre: Indie Pop