Out This Week 7/22

Highlights for this sleepy summer week include the debut from Toronto-based band Alvvays (pronounced “always,” if you were wonderin’). KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the release as “a promising set of hazy, surf-inflected dream-pop. Produced by Chad VanGaalen, the album features a reverb-drenched sound with fuzzy guitars, energetic rhythms, wistful melodies, melancholy lyrics and Molly Rankin’s soaring vocals.”

Los Angeles artist Tim Presley, aka White Fence, is back with his sixth full-length, but his first to be recorded in an actual studio with a live drummer. Produced by Ty Segall, Yates notes the new one “the album is a more focused, polished and melodic take on Presley’s jangly, ‘60s-steeped blend of garage-rock, psych-pop and folk-rock.” Ontario duo PS I Love You bring “a more dynamic, diverse and slightly more polished approach to their visceral blend of energetic post-punk and anthemic garage-rock.” Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead team up as the duo Got a Girl, whose debut of retro, lounge-y pop has one of the best album titles of the year: I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now.

If you missed out on The Black Angels‘ Clear Lake Forest EP on Record Store Day, you’ll be glad to know the Austin psych-troupe are re-releasing the mini-album on 12” clear vinyl, CD, and digitally today. Australian dance-masters Cut Copy are also reissuing last year’s album, Free Your Mind, in a deluxe edition including five new songs taken from that album’s recording sessions. And Drag City Records reissues Matthew Young‘s 1981 experimental electronic debut, Recurring Dreams.

(Various Artists) Jessy Lanza – You and Me
from Hyperdub 10.2 on Hyperdub

Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me”
from Alvvays on Polyvinyl / Royal Mountain

Anberlin – “Stranger Ways”
from Lowborn on Tooth & Nail

Anti-Flag – “Turncoat”
from A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013 on Fat Wreck Chords

Liam Betson – “Pocket Knife”
from The Cover of Hunter on Double Double Whammy

The Black Angels – “Diamond Eyes”
from Clear Lake Forest EP on Polyvinyl / Royal Mountain

Common – “Kingdom” feat. Vince Staples
from Nobody’s Smiling on Def Jam

Cut Copy – “Lights Shine On”
from Free Your Mind [Bonus Tracks] deluxe edition on Loma Vista Recordings

Entrails – “Blood Red”
from Resurrected from the Grave: Demo Collection on Metal Blade

Aaron Freeman – “(For A While) I Couldn’t Play My Guitar Like A Man”
from Freeman on Partisan / PTKF

Got a Girl – “Did We Live Too Fast”
from I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now on Bulk Recordings

Neil Hamburger – “Endless Roll”
from First of Dismay on Drag City

Joyce Manor – “Catalina Fight Song”
from Never Hungover Again on Epitaph

Kaskade – “I Remember” (w/ Deadmau5)
from I Remember Greatest Hits compilation on Ultra

King of Asgard – “The Runes Of Hel”
from Karg on Metal Blade

King Creosote – “For One Night Only”
from From Scotland with Love on Domino

Kodomo – “Orange Ocean”
from Patterns & Light on Kodomo

La Hell Gang – “Sweet Dear”
from Thru Me Again on Mexican Summer

La Roux – “Let Me Down Gently”
from Trouble in Paradise on Cherrytree Records / Interscope / Polydor

Martyrdöd – “Elddop”
from Elddop on Southern Lord Records

Monomyth – “Something Else”
from Saturnalia Regalia! on Mint

The Muffs – “Up And Down Around”
from Whoop Dee Doo on Cherry Red

Nona – “Give”
from Through the Head on 6131

Overkill – “Armorist”
from White Devil Armory on eOne / Nuclear Blast

Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Mr. Upsetter”
from Master Piece on Born Free / Megawave Records / Wienerworld

PS I Love You – “For Those Who Stay”
from For Those Who Stay on Paper Bag Records

RX Bandits – “Meow! Meow! Space Tiger”
from Gemini, Her Majesty on Mashdown Babylon

White Fence – “Like That”
from For the Recently Found Innocent on Drag City

Matthew Young – “First Blood”
from Recurring Dreams reissue on Drag City

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