Out This Week 9/21

You’re probably still recovering from last week’s new release onslaught, but don’t let that stop you from checking out what’s on the shelves starting today, namely the debut of stellar dance pop from The Hundred In The Hands on Warp. The NY duo of Jason Friedman and Eleanore Everdell blend elements of modern electronica, 80’s New Wave, 60’s mod, classic Jamaican dub, and pretty much anything you can dance to. Speaking of dance, Seattle will be thumping this week as the Decibel Festival brings in nearly 100 artists in 10 venues around town, and just in time, festival headliner Flying Lotus has just released a new EP. And even more dance can be found on the full-length debut from electro-house producer Marcus Lambkin, aka Shit Robot, one of the originators of DFA.

Fans of lo-fi girl-band pop from the likes of Vivian Girls, Best Coast, and Dum Dum Girls will definitely want to pick up the self-titled debut from Frankie Rose and the Outs — in fact, Frankie was the original drummer for Vivian Girls and wrote their early hit “Where Do You Run To,” and she used to perform live with Dum Dum Girls! And if its lo-fi you want, grab the latest outrageous garage/punk persona Nobunny, who despite his continuing penchant for wearing a bunny costume on stage, has grown considerably as a recording artist with his second full-length, First Blood. Believe it or not, fans of lo-fi girl groups might like this too!

Don’t call it a reunion: Young Gods’ Michael Gira has “reconvened” the legendary Swans with My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky, their first album in 14 years. Despite the mostly listener-friendly roster of guests, including Devendra Banhart, Bill Rieflin, Grasshopper from Mercury Rev, and others, listeners shouldn’t expect the new album to be anything but harrowing. And to Swans fans, that’s a excellent thing!

Other new releases worth checking out include a new project from former Rachel’s founder Jason Noble called The Young Scamels, which also features a couple of his Rachel’s cohorts, and another great re-release from Seattle label Light in the Attic of Jane Birkin‘s 1973 solo album Di Doo Dah. You can find more of this week’s releases on Largehearted Boy’s list, but first, don’t forget to sample these fine tunes:

Black Twig Pickers – Don’t Drink Nothing but Corn (MP3)
from Ironto Special on +1 Records

Brass Bed – Begs Me Not To Beg (MP3)
from Melt White on Park The Van

Clare and the Reasons – He Needs Me (with Van Dyke Parks) (MP3)
from Live in Amsterdam on Frog Stand Records

A Classic Education – Gone to Sea (MP3)
from Hey There Stranger EP on Lefse Records

Flying Lotus – Camera Day
from Pattern+Grid World EP on Warp

Frankie Rose and the Outs – Little Brown Haired Girls (MP3)
from Frankie Rose and the Outs on Slumberland Records

Darren Hanlon – All These Things (MP3)
from I Will Love You At All on Yep Roc

How To Dress Well – Ready for the World (MP3)
from Love Remains on Lefse Records

The Hundred In The Hands – Pigeons (MP3)
from The Hundred In The Hands on Warp Records

Dylan LeBlanc – If Time Was for Wasting (MP3)
from Pauper’s Field on Rough Trade

Magnetic Island – Sung (Not Said) (MP3)
from Out at Sea on Disregard Records

Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s – New York City Blues (MP3)
from Buzzard on +1 Records

The Migrant – The Organ Grinder (MP3)
from Travels In Lowland (self-released)

The Moaners – Humid Air (MP3)
from Nocturnal on Holidays For Quince

Parenthetical Girls – Young Throats (MP3)
from Privilege Pt. II: The Past, Imperfect on Slender Means Society

The Pass – Trap of Mirrors (MP3)
from BURST (self-released)

Pete International Airport – 21 Days (MP3)
from Pete International Airport on Custom Made Music

Laetitia Sadler – The One Million Year Trip (MP3)
from The Trip on Drag City

Shit Robot – I Found Love (MP3)
from The Cradle to the Rave on Dfa Records

Sharon Van Etten – Don’t Do It (MP3)
from epic on Ba Da Bing

Swans – Eden Prison
from My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky on Young God Records

Themselves – You Ain’t It (Lazer Sword Remix) (MP3)
from CrownsDown & Company on anticon

Vincent Minor – Heavy Metal Lover (MP3)
from Vincent Minor on Social Science Recordings

The Young Scamels – Full Fathom Five (MP3)
from Tempest on File 13 Records

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