Out This Week 6/17

Brooklyn band The Antlers release their fifth album, Familiars, today, and KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “a gorgeous, deeply felt set of dreamy ambient-pop tinged with elements of elegiac jazz and southern soul on lengthy, slowly swelling songs featuring muted guitars, mournful trumpets, atmospheric keyboards, slow, stately rhythms, plaintive vocals and reflective lyrics exploring the inner lives of people.”

Another highlight of the week is the sophomore release from Vancouver, BC punks White Lung. Yates describes their latest as “an even-better full-length of ferocious punk that finds them upgrading to a cleaner sound and stronger song hooks on a flab-free set of burners combining blistering guitars, urgent rhythms and Mish Way’s full-throated, often-melodic vocals and confrontational lyrics.”

Danish band Lower share their debut for Matador Records, “a promising set of brooding post-punk with a muscular, intense sound on shape-shifting songs combining jagged, clanging guitars, pummeling rhythms, declaimed vocals and personal, dread-filled lyrics.” New York band The Felice Brothers are back with “another solid set of expansive folk-pop with a warm, beautifully layered sound combining a variety of acoustic and electric instrumentation with Ian Felice’s Dylanesque vocals, escapist lyrics and wistful melodies.”

Seattle’s Say Hi shares his latest full-length on beloved local label, Barsuk. Film composer and former Redd Kross band member Brian Reitzell releases his solo debut album, featuring guest appearances by Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket). Scottish post-punkers Mogwai reissue their gorgeous 1999 album, Come On Die Young, with 17 bonus tracks, including demos, alternate mixes, and unreleased tracks. Weirdo Swedish siblings The Knife release the mini-album Shaken Up Versions, featuring re-recorded versions of songs from their Shaking the Habitual Tour. And another loved local label, Light in the Attic, releases more from the Donnie & Joe Emerson discography with a new collection of previously unreleased work.


The Antlers – “Palace”
from Familiars on Anti-

Austra – “Habitat”
from Habitat EP on Domino

Big Freedia – “Explode”
from Just Be Free on Queen Diva Music

Boris – “Quicksilver”
from Noise on Sargent House

Cerebral Ballzy – “Speed Wobbles”
from Jaded & Faded on Cult Records

Cocktails – “Bob Pollard’s Mind”
from Adult Life on Father/Daughter Records

Nicola Conte – “Free Souls”
from Free Souls on Schema

Deadmau5 – “Phantoms Can’t Hang”
from While(1<2) on Capitol / Virgin

Lana Del Rey – “Ultraviolence”
from Ultraviolence on Interscope / Polydor

Dignan Porch – “Wait & Wait & Wait”
from Observatory on Faux Discx

DJ Vadim – “Sweet Like A Dolly ft Governor Tiggy”
from Dubcatcher on BBE

Donnie & Joe Emerson – “Ride The Tide”
from Still Dreamin Wild: Lost Recordings 1979-1981 on Light in the Attic Records

The Felice Brothers – “Lion”
from Favorite Waitress on Dualtone Music

Frog Eyes – “The Road Is Long”
from Carey’s Cold Spring on Paper Bag Records

The Front Bottoms – “Twelve Feet Deep”
from Rose on Bar/None Records

Ghost Town – “I’m Weird”
from The After Party on Fueled by Ramen Records

David Gray – “Mutineers”
from Mutineers on Murfie Music

Klaxons – “There Is No Other Time”
from Love Frequency on Akashic Rekords

The Knife – “Without You My Life Would Be Boring (J.Phlip Remix)”
from Shaken Up Versions on Brille / Mute / Rabid

Lone – “2 Is 8″
from Reality Testing on R&S

Lower – “Lost Weight, Perfect Skin”
from Seek Warmer Climes on Matador

Martyn – “Love of Pleasure”
from The Air Between Words on Ninja Tune

Ian McLagan & the Bump Band – “Love Letter”
from United States on Yep Roc

Meridian Brothers – “El gran pájaro de los Andes”
from Salvadora Robot on Soundway

Mogwai – “Ex-Cowboy” (CAVA Session)
from Come On Die Young deluxe reissue on Chemikal Underground

Willie Nelson – “Band of Brothers”
from Band of Brothers on Sony Legacy

Nightmares on Wax – “Now Is The Time (Ashley Beedle Warbox Dubplate Special)”
from N.O.W. Is the Time Greatest Hits compilation on Warp Records

NRBQ – Five Song Sampler
from Brass Tacks on Clang

Brian Reitzell – “Last Summer”
from Auto Music on Smalltown Supersound

Say Hi – “Such A Drag”
from Endless Wonder on Barsuk

Sam Smith – “I’m Not the Only One”
from In the Lonely Hour on Capitol

The Soft Pink Truth – “Black Metal”
from Why Do the Heathen Rage? on Thrill Jockey

Tiësto – “A Town Called Paradise (Ft. Zac Barnett)”
from A Town Called Paradise on Casablanca

White Lung – “Drown With The Monster”
from Deep Fantasy on Domino

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