Out This Week 2/18

New York duo Phantogram release their sophomore album, Voices, today, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates claims is a, “sleek set of moody electro-pop with a dark, atmospheric sound featuring buzzing synths, spiky guitars, hip hop-influenced beats, breathy vocals and catchy pop hooks.” Another highlight for the week comes from Angel Olsen, former member of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s band, whose second album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, adds some electricity to her psych-folk-rock sound. (She’ll be live on KEXP on Friday, March 7th.) Longtime indie-icons Guided By Voices released their twentieth album today, Motivational Jumpsuit, and you know that album #21 isn’t far behind.

Perfectly timed for the day after Presidents’ Day, local band The Presidents of the United States of America have released their sixth album, Kudos to You. Davila 666 frontman AJ Davila shares his lo-fi glam debut, Terror Amor, and Brazilian Girls vocalist Sabina releases her debut today, too, titled Toujours. William Fitzsimmons shares a new album, Lions, which was produced by Seattle’s own Chris Walla. And a band with the hard-to-Google name, No, say “yes” to their darkly brooding debut, out today on Arts & Crafts. (You can hear an exclusive in-studio from them on The Morning Show on KEXP on Monday, April 7th.) Check it all out below!


Angel Olsen - HI-FIVE
from Burn Your Fire for No Witness on Jagjaguwar

Bear Hands - Giants
from Distraction on Cantora Records

Com Truise - Subsonic
from Wave 1 EP on Ghostly

Cripple Bastards - Malato Terminale
from Nero in Metastasi on Relapse

AJ Davila - Media Naranja
from Terror Amor on Nacional Records

Guided By Voices - Littlest League Possible
from Motivational Jumpsuit on Fire

The Hotelier - Life In Drag
from Home, Like No Place Is There on Tiny Engines

Krill - Turd
from Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts Into Tears on Exploding in Sound

Dawn Landes - Cry No More
from Bluebird on Western Vinyl

Lost in the Trees - Rites
from Past Life on Anti-

Lydia Loveless - To Love Somebody
from Somewhere Else on Bloodshot

Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition - White Angel
from Dark Night of the Soul on Fat Possum

New Bums - Black Bough
from Voices in a Rented Room on Drag City

NO - Leave The Door Wide Open
from El Prado on Arts & Crafts

Phantogram - Fall In Love
from Voices on Republic

Planningtorock - All Love’s Legal
from All Love’s Legal on Human Level Recordings

The Presidents Of The United States Of America - Crown Victoria (feat. John Roderick)
from Kudos to You! on Burnside

Sabina - Toujours
from Toujours on Bar/None Records

Shocking Pinks - Not Gambling
from Guilt Mirrors on Stars & Mirrors

Solids - Traces
from Blame Confusion on Fat Possum

St. Paul & the Broken Bones - Sugar Dyed Honey Pants
from Half the City on Single Lock Records

Tomas Barfod - Pulsing (feat. Nina K)
from Pulsing EP on Secretly Canadian

William Fitzsimmons - Fortune
from Lions on Nettwerk Records

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