Out This Week 9/28

It’s getting hard to keep up with all the great fall releases. If you thought last week was jam-packed, just check out what’s in store this week!

Kurt Vile‘s highly-anticipated sixth solo album is out. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “another first-rate outing of expansive, folk-tinged psych-rock, with a consistently strong set of mostly dark, open-ended songs combining Vile’s expressive guitar work along with some occasional banjo, piano and other instrumentation with his laconic drawl and smart, self-aware lyrics that leaven deep melancholy with flashes of wry humor.” Scottish trio Chvrches share “another powerful, impeccably crafted set of anthemic electro-pop with bright, shimmering synths and propulsive rhythms accompanying Lauren Mayberry’s crystalline vocals and emotive lyrics.”

Big Grams, a collaboration of Outkast’s Big Boi and Phantogram, release their self-titled debut EP, featuring guest appearances from Run The Jewels and Skrillex. Swedish band Dungen share “an impressive set of expansive psych-rock, with a warm, beautifully detailed sound combining a variety of instrumentation including fuzzy guitars, piano, organ, horns, woodwinds, vibes, harp and more with delicate vocals and twisty melodies.” Electropop veterans New Order return with a new album (read an in-depth review on the KEXP Blog here), and supergroup The Dead Weather unleash their third full-length, “another visceral set of bluesy hard-rock with searing guitar riffs, muscular rhythms and wailing vocals.”


(Various) – “Something Going On”
from Artifact: The Dawn of Creation Records 83-85 on Cherry Red

Big Grams – “Lights On”
from Big Grams on Epic

Bikini Kill – “Ocean Song”
from Revolution Girl Style Now on Bikini Kill Records

Black Breath – “Slaves Beyond Death”
from Slaves Beyond Death on Southern Lord Records

Chvrches – “Leave A Trace”
from Every Open Eye on Glassnote Entertainment Group

The Dead Weather – “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)”
from Dodge and Burn on Third Man Records

The Dears – “I Used To Pray For The Heavens To Fall”
from Times Infinity, Vol. 1 on Dangerbird Records

Disclosure – “Jaded”
from Caracal on PMR/Island

Doe Paoro – “Growth/Decay”
from After on Anti-

Don Henley – “Take A Picture Of This”
from Cass County on Capitol / Virgin EMI

Dungen – “Åkt Dit”
from Allas Sak on Mexican Summer/Smalltown Supersound

Expert Alterations – “The Past And You”
from You Can’t Always Be Liked on Kanine Records

Fetty Wap – “My Way”
from Fetty Wap on Atlantic / Warner

Futurebirds – “Hotel Parties”
from Hotel Parties on Easy Sound Recording Company

Girl Band – “Pears for Lunch”
from Holding Hands with Jamie on Rough Trade

Graveyard – “The Apple And The Tree”
from Innocence & Decadence on Nuclear Blast

Herb Alpert – “Night Ride”
from Come Fly with Me on Herb Alpert Presents / WEA

Infected Mushroom – “Yamakas In Space”
from Converting Vegetarians, Vol. 2 on Dim Mak

Introverted Dancefloor – “Happiness Is Such A Mess”
from Introverted Dancefloor on Carpark Records

JR JR – “Gone”
from JR JR on Warner Bros.

Kaskade – “We Don’t Stop”
from Automatic on Warner Bros.

Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin”
from B’lieve I’m Goin Down… on Matador

Laetitia Sadier – “Dry Fruit”
from Dry Fruit on Drag City

Los Lobos – “Made To Break Your Heart”
from Gates of Gold on Savoy Jazz

Maia Vidal – “Islands Of You And Me”
from You’re the Waves on Crammed Discs

Michael Chapman – “Jack”
from Fish on Tompkins Square

New Order – “Restless”
from Music Complete on Mute

Patty Griffin – “Rider Of Days”
from Servant of Love on PGM Recordings

Peaches – “Close Up ft. Kim Gordon”
from Rub on I U She/INgrooves

Pwr Bttm – “Ugly Cherries”
from Ugly Cherries on Father / Daughter

Ricked Wicky – “Poor Substitute”
from Swimmer to a Liquid Armchair on Father / Daughter

Saintseneca – “Sleeper Hold”
from Bad Ideas on Anti / Epitaph

Silversun Pickups – “Nightlight”
from Better Nature on New Machine

Suburban Lawns – “Janitor”
from Suburban Lawns reissue on Futurismo

Tobias Jesso Jr. – “True Love”
from “True Love” b/w “Without You (Alternate Version)” 7″ on True Panther

The Underachievers – “Allusions”
from Evermore: The Art of Duality on Universal

U.S. Girls – “Woman’s Work”
from Half Free on 4AD

Wand – “Stolen Footsteps”
from 1000 Days on Drag City

Widespread Panic – “Street Dogs For Breakfast”
from Street Dogs on Vanguard

Youth Lagoon – “Highway Patrol Stun Gun”
from Savage Hills Ballroom on Fat Possum

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