Out This Week 7/27

It’s been a long wait, but last week Montreal-born, Woodstock, NY-based artist Thomas Arsenault (aka Mas Ysa) released his debut full-length. (Watch his 2014 KEXP session here.) KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls the album, “a potent set of moody electro-pop with bright synths, propulsive rhythms, dramatic, tremulous vocals, emotive lyrics and epic sing-along choruses.”

Gwenno, the solo debut album from the former Pipettes frontwoman, brings “an impressive set of psych-tinged space-pop with eerie analog synths, hypnotic rhythms, breathy vocals and dystopian lyrics of a totalitarian future. Seven of the album’s eight songs are sung in Welsh while the other is sung in Cornish.”

Seattle-based band Grave Babies release their third album, “a fine set of dark, industrial-tinged goth-rock with buzzing, noisy synths, grinding guitars, stark industrial rhythms, gloomy vocals and dystopian lyrics.” Guided By Voices frontman Robert Pollard shares a sophomore album from his project Ricked Wicky, “a stronger hard-rock/heavy metal edge to Pollard’s crunchy power-pop.” Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile shares a new release from his solo project Ducktails, “a beautifully crafted, summery set of psych-tinged baroque pop.” And legendary hip hop group Public Enemy return with their thirteenth full-length, their first new album in three years.



(Various) Ear Pwr – “Beyond The Arc”
from Carpark Sweet Sixteen Basketball Picture Disc 12 on Carpark

(Various) Eminem – “Phenomenal”
from Southpaw OST on Shady/Interscope

Ashley Monroe – “The Blade”
from The Blade on Warner

Barry Thomas Goldberg – “Hollywood”
from Misty Flats on Light in the Attic

Bill Wyman – “What & How & If & When & Why”
from Back to Basics on Redeye

Capone-N-Noreaga – “U.M.A.R (feat.Tragedy)”
from Lessons on Thugged Out Militainment/Penalty

Creeping Pink – “Mirror Woods”
from Mirror Woods on Castle Face

Ducktails – “Surreal Exposure”
from St. Catherine on Domino

Eleni Mandell – “Someone To Love Like You”
from Dark Lights Up on Yep Roc

Eleventh Dream Day – “The People’s History”
from Works for Tomorrow on Thrill Jockey

Field Music – “Casting Out Pts 2 And 3”
from Music for Drifters on Memphis Industries

Fox Millions Duo
from Lost Time on Thrill Jockey

Grave Babies – “Eternal (On & On)”
from Holographic Violence on Hardly Art

Gwenno – “Patriarchaeth”
from Y Dydd Olaf on Heavenly

Jessie Jones – “Sugar Coated”
from Jessie Jones on Burger Records

Jessy Lanza – “You Never Show Your Love”
from You Never Show Your Love EP on Hyperdub

Jill Scott – “Fool’s Gold”
from Woman on Atlantic

Joe Satriani – “On Peregrine Wings”
from Shockwave Supernova on Sony Music

Kasey Chambers – “Bittersweet”
from Bittersweet on Rounder / Sugar Hill

Lamb of God – “512”
from VII: Sturm und Drang on Epic

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires – “Sweet Disorder!”
from Sweet Disorder! on Sub Pop

Locrian – “An Index of Air”
from Infinite Dissolution on Relapse

Loop – “Precession”
from Array 1 on ATP

Mas Ysa – “Look Up”
from Seraph on Downtown

Mocky – “Living In The Snow”
from Key Change on Heavy Sheet

Omar Souleyman – “Enssa El Aatab prod. by Modeselektor”
from Bahdeni Nami on Monkeytown

Philadelphia Collins – “Sofa Queen”
from Derp Swervin’ on Exploding in Sound

Prince Royce – “Double Vision”
from Double Vision on RCA

Public Enemy – “Man Plans God Laughs”
from Man Plans God Laughs on Cobraside

Ricked Wicky – “This Has Been My Picture”
from King Heavy Metal on GBV

Roger Waters – “Amused to Death”
from Amused to Death reissue on Columbia/Legacy

Seven Davis Jr. – “Fighters”
from Universes on Ninja Tune

Strange Wilds – “Pronoia”
from Subjective Concepts on Sub Pop

Vacation – “Decaying”
from Non-Person on Don Giovanni

Warren Haynes – “Spots Of Time”
from Ashes & Dust on Concord

Watkins Family Hour – “Steal Your Heart Away”
from Watkins Family Hour on Family Hour Records

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