Out This Week 11/11

One of the bands with the best names around – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – have released their fifth album this week. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the latest from this Australian group “an often-fiery blend of propulsive garage-punk and trippy psych-rock, combining fuzzy guitars, often-motorik rhythms and catchy song hooks.”

The latest release from Brooklyn band Cult of Youth is “an intense blend of dark psych-rock, goth-tinged post-punk, industrial and folk-rock, combining buzzing electric and energetically strummed acoustic guitars, solemn cello, fierce rhythms, fervent, ominous vocals and dark lyrics.” Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi of Brooklyn band The Men unveil their new project, Dream Police. Their debut release “is a mesmerizing blend of synth-driven post-punk, German prog and shoegazer psych-rock.”

Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic team up again as Hail Mary Mallon, and the sophomore release “finds the duo trading witty rhymes over banging hip hop beats, supplemented by lots of turntablist cutting and scratching from DJ Big Wiz.” On their ninth release, Austin, TX group …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead “does a fine job of balancing the band’s post-hardcore intensity with prog-rock grandeur.” And UK sister duo 2:54 share “another fine set of dark, brooding post-punk.”

Look for these and other releases from KEXP favorites like Antony and the Johnsons, Damien Rice, Hookworms, Jon Hopkins, Marianne Faithfull, and Parkay Quarts (a.k.a. Parquet Courts), plus a gorgeous Bedhead box set, in record stores today.

(Various Artists)
from All Your Friend’s Friends on K Records

(Various Artists) NO ZU – “Raw Vis Vision”
from Cut Copy Presents: Oceans Apart on Cutters Records

(Various Artists) Jim James – “Nothing to It”
from Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes on Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records

2:54 – “In The Mirror”
from The Other I on Bella Union

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – “A Million Random Digits”
from IX on Dine Alone Records

Antony and the Johnsons / Charles Atlas – “Daylight And The Sun (Live)”
from Turning on Secretly Canadian

Bedhead – “The Dark Ages”
from 1992-1998 on Numero Group

Big K.R.I.T. – “Pay Attention”
from Cadillactica on Def Jam

bis – “Keep Your Darkness”
from The Anthology: 20 Years of Antiseptic Poetry on Do Yourself In

Brogan Bentley – “The Difference”
from The Snake on Leaving/Stones Throw

Carcass – “The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills”
from Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel EP on Nuclear Blast

Celestial Shore – “Gloria”
from Enter Ghost on Hometapes

Charlie Boyer & the Voyeurs – “Be Nice”
from Rhubarb Rhubarb on Heavenly

Cool Ghouls – “The Mile”
from A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye on Empty Cellar

Cult of Youth – “Empty Faction”
from Final Days on Sacred Bones

Damien Rice – “My Favourite Faded Fantasy”
from My Favourite Faded Fantasy on Atlantic

The Dø – “Keep Your Lips Sealed”
from Shake Shook Shaken on Wagram

Dream Police – “Hypnotized”
from Hypnotized on Sacred Bones

Foo Fighters – “Something From Nothing”
from Sonic Highways on Columbia

Frontier Ruckus – “Sad Modernity”
from Sitcom Afterlife on Quite Scientific

Hail Mary Mallon – “Jonathan”
from Bestiary on Rhymesayers Entertainment

Hans-Joachim Roedelius
from Kollektion 02: Roedelius: Electronic Music on Bureau B

Hookworms – “Off Screen”
from The Hum on Weird World

Howe Gelb / Radian – “Return To Picacho Peak”
from Radian Verses Howe Gelb on Radian Releases

Iamamiwhoami – “Blue”
from Blue on To Whom It May Concern

Jon Hopkins
from Asleep Versions EP on Domino

Juan Luis Guerra y 440 – “Tus Besos”
from Todo Tiene Su Hora on Universal

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – “Cellophane”
from I’m in Your Mind Fuzz on Castle Face / Heavenly

Machine Head – “Now We Die”
from Bloodstone & Diamonds on Nuclear Blast

Mark McGuire – “Noctilucence”
from Noctilucence on Deep Oceans

Marianne Faithfull – “Sparrows Will Sing”
from Give My Love to London on Easy Sound

The Mighty Sceptres – “All Hail The Mighty Sceptres!”
from All Hail the Mighty Sceptres! on Ubiquity Recordings

Mitski – “Townie”
from Bury Me at Makeout Creek on Double Double Whammy

Nots – “Reactor”
from We Are Nots on Goner Records

Oh Land – “Earth Sick”
from Earth Sick on Kobalt / Tusk or Tooth

The Paperhead – “Africa”
from Africa Avenue on Trouble in Mind

Parkay Quarts – “Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth”
from Content Nausea on What’s Your Rupture?

Pink Floyd
from The Endless River on Rhino Records

Recondite – “Duolo”
from Iffy on Innervisions

Richard Dawson – “Nothing Important”
from Nothing Important on Weird World

Röyksopp – “Monument”
from The Inevitable End on Arts & Crafts

Songs: Ohia – “Ring The Bell – Working Title: Depression No. 42″
from Didn’t It Rain on Secretly Canadian

Sunbears! – “He’s A Lie! He’s Not Real!”
from Future Sounds on New Granada

Sylvie Simmons – “Hard Act To Follow”
from Sylvie on Light in the Attic Records

Tarwater – “The Evening Pilgrims”
from Adrift on Bureau B

Temples – “Move With The Season (Beyond The Wizards Sleeve Reanimation)”
from Sun Restructured on Heavenly

Torn Hawk – “I’m Flexible”
from Let’s Cry and Do Pushups at the Same Time on Mexican Summer

YACHT – “Where Does This Disco?”
from Where Does This Disco? EP on Downtown

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