Out This Week 10/26

Seattle’s own Beat Connection make their Anti- Records debut with an album KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates describes as, a “first-rate set of sleek electro-pop inflected with New Wave, R&B, funk and other styles, with consistently strong songs featuring bright synths, jangly guitars, shimmering melodies and propulsive rhythms accompanying Tom Eddy’s breezy, soulful vocals.” (Read an in-depth KEXP review on the album here.)

Harpist Joanna Newsom returns with her fourth full-length, which Yates describes as “her most focused and accessible effort, with 11 smartly crafted, relatively concise songs of expansive, intricately arranged chamber folk-pop incorporating elements of classical, psych-rock, traditional folk ballads, ragtime and more. Her elastic, warbling soprano is a bit more restrained than on previous albums, helping to bring greater emphasis to her evocative, densely packed lyrics reflecting on love, loss, mortality and the passage of time.” California punk trio Fuzz (featuring Ty Segall on vocals and drums, Moonhearts’ Charlie Moothart on guitar and Meatbodies’ Chad Ubovich on bass) share “another ferocious set of primal stoner-rock a la Black Sabbath and Blue Cheer with grungy guitar riffs, muscular rhythms, sneering vocals and dystopian lyrics.”

Brooklyn trio Haybaby debut with “a strong set of dynamic, ‘90s-steeped rock reminiscent at times of the Breeders, combining a stark, tension-filled sound with Leslie Hong’s emotive vocals.” The sophomore release from Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture “features a more direct, stripped-down sound than their more ethereal debut. Produced by John Congleton, the album sheds the dreamier influences of their debut in favor of ‘80s-steeped pop combining gently ringing guitars and playful keyboards with more robust rhythms and clearer, more upfront vocals from Sarah Versprille.” And Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan teams up with UK production team The Soulsavers (you may remember their previous collaboration with Mark Lanegan).


Beat Connection – “So Good”
from Product 3 on Anti

Chic Gamine – “Light A Match”
from Light a Match on self-released

Citizens! – “Waiting for Your Lover”
from European Soul on Kitsuné

Columbia Nights – “Glide (feat. Vaughan Octavia)”
from In All Things on Record Breakin’

The Cox Family – “Good Imitation Of The Blues”
from Gone Like the Cotton on Rounder

Dave Gahan & the Soulsavers – “All of This and Nothing”
from Angels & Ghosts on Columbia / Sony Music

D.O.A. – “Pipeline Fever”
from Hard Rain Falling on Sudden Death

Frida – “I Know There’s Something Going On (Lindstrøm remix) dub version”
from Something’s Going On reissue on Polar Music

Fuzz – “Pollinate”
from II on In the Red Records

Half Moon Run – “Hands In The Garden”
from Sun Leads Me On on Glassnote Entertainment Group

Harmonia – “Athmosphere (Edward’s Desert Version)”
from Complete Works compilation on Grönland

Haybaby – “Doored”
from Sleepy Kids on Tiny Engines

Hierophants – “Nervous Tic”
from Parallax Error on Goner Records

Joanna Newsom – “Sapokanikan”
from Divers on Drag City

Jonathan Bree – “Once It Was Nice”
from A Little Night Music on Lil’ Chief

Killing Joke – “I Am The Virus”
from Pylon on Spinefarm Records

Long Beard – “Porch”
from Sleepwalker on Team Love Records

Marianas Trench – “One Love”
from Astoria on Interscope

Mastodon – “Asleep In The Deep”
from Asleep in the Deep on Reprise

Mono / The Ocean – “The Quiet Observer”
from Transcendental on Pelagic

Normil Hawaiians – “Sianne Don’t Work In A Factory”
from Return of the Ranters on Upset the Rhythm

Pure Bathing Culture – “Pray For Rain”
from Pray for Rain on Partisan / PTKF

Roman Flügel – “Teenage Engineering”
from Monday Brain on Hypercolour

Seaway – “Best Mistake”
from Colour Blind on Pure Noise

Seinabo Sey – “Pretend”
from Pretend on Universal

Skatebård – “Donko Donko”
from CDIII on Balsa Wood

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers – “Method To My Madness”
from Method to My Madness on Alligator

Tracey Thorn
from SOLO: Songs and Collaborations 1982-2015 compilation on Caroline

VHÖL – “Red Chaos”
from Deeper Than Sky on Profound Lore

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