Out This Week 8/12

It’s a quiet week for new releases, but at the front of the pack is the debut full-length from UK artist FKA Twigs. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the album as “a knockout set of futuristic R&B with a spacious, slow-burning sound combing glitchy electronic textures and eerie narcotic beats with her breathy vocals and intimate lyrics of longing and vulnerability.”

Other highlights include the sophomore release from Ethiopian-Finnish artist Mirel Wagner. Her latest is “a stunning set of haunting, blues-tinged folk-pop, combining a stark, slow-burning sound with Wagner’s airy vocals and dark lyrics of death and desolation.” Chris Staples‘ 2012 self-released album gets a reissue from local label Barsuk; Yates describes it as “a solid set of intimate, finely chiseled folk-pop.” Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison release his solo debut under the name Owl John, and Los Angeles hip-hop crew Dilated Peoples return with their first album since 2006.


Childhood – “As I Am”
from Lacuna on House Anxiety/Marathon Artists

Dilated Peoples – “Show Me The Way Feat. Aloe Blacc”
from Directors of Photography on Rhymesayers Entertainment


FaltyDL – “Do Me”
from In the Wild on Ninja Tune

FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks”
from LP1 on Young Turks

The Gaslight Anthem – “Get Hurt”
from Get Hurt on Island / Universal

Lucero – “I’ll Just Fall”
from Live from Atlanta on Liberty And Lament

Sinéad O’Connor – “Take Me To Church”
from I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss on Nettwerk Music Group

Owl John – “Hate Music”
from Owl John on Atlantic

Porter Robinson – “Lionhearted (feat. Urban Cone)”
from Worlds on Astralwerks

SOJA – “Translation of One”
from Amid the Noise and Haste on ATO

Chris Staples – “Dark Side Of The Moon”
from American Soft on Barsuk

The Underachievers – “Incandesent”
from The Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium on RPM MSC

Mirel Wagner – “Oak Tree”
from When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day on Sub Pop

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