Out This Week 6/24

It’s the first batch of new releases for the summer, and highlights include the latest from Chicago-based artist Tom Krell, who records under the name How To Dress Well. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes his third album, What Is This Heart?, as a “more expansive take on his intimate blend of spectral R&B and electro-pop, featuring a cleaner and more sophisticated sound accompanying his delicate, angelic vocals and deeply personal lyrics.”

Philly band A Sunny Day In Glasgow are back with a fourth album filled with “a brighter, more melodic sound to the band’s shoegazerish dream-pop, cutting back on the heavy reverb of previous releases while putting lead vocals and melody more upfront.”

Former Royal Trux guitarist/vocalist Jennifer Herrema is back with her new project, Black Bananas. Their sophomore release for Drag City Records is “a warped, sometimes chaotic blend of psych-rock, funk, metal, industrial, glam-rock and more, combining a dense, noise-addled sound with an abundance of potent song hooks.” Louisville trio White Reaper share a new EP of “raucous, hook-filled garage-punk with buzzing guitars, urgent rhythms, occasional keyboards, half-buried vocals and bright pop melodies.” Captured Tracks shares the debut album from Donovan Blanc, “a well-crafted blend of ‘80s dream-pop and ‘60s psych-pop and folk-rock with a moody, atmospheric sound combining jangly guitars, mellotron, hazy vocals and wistful melodies.” And Congolese collective Kasai Allstars share an adventurous 2-CD set of “hypnotic West African grooves combining electric guitars and amplified thumb pianos with xylophones and traditional percussion.”


(Various Artists) Opal - “Ain’t No Way”
from Horse Meat Disco IV on Strut

(Various Artists) The Occasions - “There’s No You”
from Eccentric Soul: Capitol City Soul on Numero Group

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - “Bye Bye Big Ocean (The End)”
from Sea When Absent on Lefse Records

Ab-Soul - “Stigmata ft. Action Bronson & Asaad”
from These Days on Top Dawg Entertainment

Alraune - “Exordium”
from The Process Of Self-Immolation on Gilead Media

Alias - “Crimson Across It feat. Doseone”
from Pitch Black Prism on Anticon

Peter Matthew Bauer - “Latin American Ficciones”
from Liberation! on Mexican Summer

Black Bananas - “Physical Emotions”
from Electric Brick Wall on Drag City

Donovan Blanc - “Minha Menina”
from Donovan Blanc on Captured Tracks

Blut Aus Nord / P.H.O.B.O.S. - “De Librio Arbitrio”
from Triunity on Debemur Morti

Brownout - “Hand Of Doom”
from Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath on Ubiquity Records

Circulatory System - “Stars And Molecules”
from Mosaics Within Mosaics on Cloud Recordings

Corrosion Of Conformity - “On Your Way”
from IX on Candlelight Records

Danielson / Jad Fair - “Rockin on the Good Side”
from Solid Gold Heart on Sounds Familyre

Godflesh - “Ringer”
from Decline & Fall EP on Avalanche Recordings

GusGus - “Crossfade”
from Mexico on Kompakt

Hedvig Mollestad Trio - “Arigato, Bitch”
from Enfant Terrible on Rune Grammofon

The History of Colour TV - “Split Blood”
from When Shapes of Spilt Blood Spelt Love on Saint Marie Records

How to Dress Well - “Repeat Pleasure”
from What Is This Heart? on Weird World

Kasai Allstars - “Yangye, The Evil Leopard”
from Beware the Fetish on Crammed Discs

Kitten - “Like A Stranger”
from Kitten on Elektra

Craig Leon - “Nommo”
from Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music, Vol. 1 on Rvng Intl.

Mastodon - “High Road”
from Once More ‘Round the Sun on Warner Bros.

People Get Ready - “Physiques”
from Physiques on Brassland

PHOX - “Slow Motion”
from PHOX on Partisan

Salaam Remi - “One: In the Chamber”
from One: In the Chamber on Flying Buddha

Sons Of Magdalene - “Can’t Won’t Don’t Want To”
from Move to Pain on Audraglint

Strand of Oaks - “Strand of Oaks”
from Heal on Dead Oceans Records

Vacationer - “In the Grass”
from Relief on Downtown Records

White Hex - “Sisters”
from Gold Nights on Felte

White Reaper - “Cool”
from White Reaper on Polyvinyl

Xeno & Oaklander - “Interface”
from Par Avion on Ghostly International

Young Liars - “Young Again”
from Tidal Wave on Nettwerk

Zig Zags - “Brainded Warrior”
from Zig Zags on In the Red Records

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