Out This Week 11/2

After a discography of 11 full-length albums, Seattle’s own Car Seat Headrest makes their label debut on Matador Records. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes, “The album reworks 11 songs from his extensive Bandcamp catalog with help from a new backing band (this also marks the first time he’s recorded with a full band). The end result is an emotionally powerful set of lo-fi rock ranging from moody psych-pop and synth-pop to raging punk, with consistently strong, smartly written songs juxtaposing sunny melodies with often-dark and wry lyrics of frustration, loneliness and alienation.”

EL VY — a collaboration between The National frontman Matt Berninger with Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls (and formerly with Menomena) — release their debut, “a sharply crafted blend of playful funk-inflected rock and moody, atmospheric ballads.” And Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney releases his solo debut, “an often-gorgeous set of breezy, ‘70s-influenced psych-pop with a warm sound featuring acoustic and gently ringing electric guitars, atmospheric keyboards, occasional strings and unhurried rhythms accompanying his wistful vocals and reflective lyrics.”

New York ’70s-revivalists Escort share their sophomore release, “another impressive set of slinky house and disco grooves with bright synths, funky guitars, occasional strings and horns, propulsive rhythms and Adeline Michele’s warm, confident vocals.” And Jack White’s Third Man Records has two stand-out releases this week, including the latest from Detroit band Timmy’s Organism, “a solid set of raw, psych-tinged garage-rock with a heavy sound featuring pummeling rhythms and fiery fuzztone guitar riffs,” and the second album from Austin band VIDEO, “a fine set of aggressive post-punk with angular guitars, driving rhythms, barking vocals and angst-fueled lyrics.”


(Various Artists)
from [Cease and Desist] DIY! (Cult Classics From the Post-Punk Era 1978-82) on Optimo

(Various Artists)
from Ork Records: New York, New York on Numero

All Them Witches – “Dirt Preachers”
from Dying Surfer Meets His Maker on New West

Beach House – “Elegy To The Void”
from Thank Your Lucky Stars physical version on Sub Pop

Beach Slang – “Young & Alive”
from The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us on Polyvinyl

Blu / Madlib / MED – “Finer Things feat. Phonte, Likewise”
from Bad Neighbor on Bang Ya Head

Boogarins – “6000 Dias”
from Manual on Other Music Recording Company

British Sea Power – “Sea of Brass”
from Sea of Brass on Golden Chariot

Car Seat Headrest – “Something Soon”
from Teens of Style on Matador

The Chills – “America Says Hello”
from Silver Bullets on Fire Records

Dreamcrusher – “Fear (And No Feeling)”
from Hackers All of Them Hackers on Fire Talk

Drive-By Truckers – “Girls Who Smoke”
from It’s Great to Be Alive! on ATO

Edie Brickell / Steve Martin – “Won’t Go Back”
from So Familiar on Rounder

EL VY – “Silent Ivy Hotel”
from Return to the Moon on 4AD

Erasure
from Always: The Very Best of Erasure on BMG / Mute

Escort – “Animal Nature”
from Animal Nature on Escort

Eugene Mirman
from I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) on Sub Pop

G. Love & Special Sauce – “New York City”
from Love Saves the Day on Brushfire / Republic

GEMS – “Living as A Ghost”
from Kill the One You Love on Carpark Records

Greys – “I’d Hate To Be An Actor”
from Repulsion on Carpark/Buzz

Hieroglyphic Being / J.I.T.U. Ahn-Sahm-Buhl – “Civilization That Is Dying”
from We Are Not the First on Rvng Intl.

Hooded Menace – “Elysium of Dripping Death”
from Darkness Drips Forth on Relapse

J Dilla – “Dillatronic #34”
from Dillatronic on Vintage Vibez

Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts – “Outta Town”
from Manhattan on Rough Trade

Kirk Knight – “Dead Friends ft. Noname Gypsy & Thundercat”
from Late Knight Special on Pro Era/Cinematic

Laura Stevenson – “Jellyfish”
from Cocksure on Don Giovanni

Laurel Halo – “Situation”
from In Situ on Honest Jon’s

Le Volume Courbe – “Rusty”
from I Wish Dee Dee Ramone Was Here With Me on Ring the Alarm/Pickpocket

Lionel Loueke
from Gaïa on Blue Note

Martin Courtney – “Vestiges”
from Many Moons on Domino

Maserati – “Rehumanizer II”
from Rehumanizer on Temporary Residence

My Disco – “1991”
from Severe on Temporary Residence

The Neighbourhood – “The Beach”
from Wiped Out! on Sony BMG

Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds – “Four”
from Collaborative Works on Erased Tapes

Painted Zeros – “Pretty Rig”
from Floriography on Don Giovanni

Pictureplane – “Technomancer”
from Technomancer on Anticon

Pinkish Black – “Bottom of the Morning”
from Bottom of the Morning on Relapse

The Promise Ring – “Why Did Ever We Meet?”
from Nothing Feels Good reissue on Jade Tree

Rabit – “Pandemic”
from Communion on Tri Angle

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects”
from It’s a Holiday Soul Party on Daptone

Sheer Agony – “I Have A Dream”
from Masterpiece on Couple Skate

Shigeto – “Pulse”
from Intermission on Ghostly International

Sun Club – “Tropicoller Lease”
from The Dongo Durango on ATO

Timmy’s Organism – “Get Up, Get Out”
from Heartless Heathen on Third Man Records

Trey Anastasio – “Sometime After Sunset”
from Paper Wheels on ATO

Ugly Casanova – “Parasites”
from Sharpen Your Teeth reissue on Sub Pop

Ursula 1000 – “Faded Denim Wash”
from Voyeur on Insect Queen

VIDEO – “New Immortals”
from The Entertainers on Third Man

White Fang – “Bong Rip”
from Chunks on Burger Records

Wolf Eyes – “Enemy Ladder”
from I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces on Third Man

Yoko and the Oh No’s – “She Aint Mine”
from Yoko and the Oh No’s on Autumn Tone

Young Galaxy – “Wear Out The Ground”
from Falsework on Paper Bag Records

Younghusband – “Waverly Street”
from Dissolver on ATP

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