In Stores Now 2/15

KEXP premiered an album stream of the latest from Portland band Radiation City last week, and it’s now in stores. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes their latest, “features a more synth-driven sound for their eclectic dream-pop, combining bright synths and glittering guitars with funk-inflected rhythms, ethereal vocals and sparkling pop hooks.”

Longtime KEXP faves Cloud Cult return with their 10th studio album, which also functions as a soundtrack to the new film of the same name scripted by frontman Craig Minowa and directed by Jeff D. Johnson. “As for the album, it’s a lengthy set combining a heart-tugging orchestral folk-pop sound with lyrics revolving around the meaning of life.”

Montclair, NJ band Pinegrove debut with “a strong set of anthemic, folk-tinged indie-rock combining guitars and occasional rootsy instrumentation and shifting rhythms with Evan Stephens Hall’s sardonic vocals and knotty, emotive lyrics.” Brooklyn-via-Sydney, Australia duo High Highs offer up “a mostly subdued, ballad-heavy set of glossy, ’80s-tinged pop with an atmospheric sound combining gleaming synths and guitars with soft vocals and ethereal harmonies.” Vancouver, BC group You Say Party return with their fourth album (and first in six years), a self-titled LP that “finds them dramatically reinventing their sound by moving away from scrappy dance-punk and instead embracing brooding and atmospheric dream-pop.” And London trio Flowers share “an impressive set of fuzzy, ’90s-steeped pop-rock with distorted guitars, metronomic rhythms, celestial vocals and sugary pop hooks.”


Avishai Cohen
from Into the Silence on ECM

Barbara Mandrell – “This Time I Almost Made It”
from This Time I Almost Made It: The Lost Columbia Masters on Real Gone Music

Basia Bulat – “Fool”
from Good Advice on Secret City Records

Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band
from Live from the House of Soul on Daptone Records

Cloud Cult – “No Hell”
from The Seeker on Earthology

Dâm-Funk – “Special Friends”
from O.B.E./Special Friends 7″ on Stones Throw

David Vassalotti – “Ines De Castro”
from Broken Rope on Wharf Cat

Day Wave – “Gone”
from Stuck on Fat Possum

Dion – “New York Is My Home”
from New York Is My Home on Instant Records

The Donkeys – “Hurt Somebody”
from Midnight Palms on Easy Sound Recording Company

Drunken Barn Dance – “Churches”
from Big Bend on Quite Scientific

Flowers – “Bitter Pill”
from Everyone’s Dying to Meet You on Kanine/Fortuna Pop!

The Frights – “Kids”
from You Are Going to Hate This on Dangerbird Records

Goatblood / Nihil Domination – “Witness of the Ending World”
from Supremacia de Satanas on Dunkelheit

High Highs – “How Could You Know”
from Cascades on Never Leave Never Sleep / PIAS

James Supercave – “Burn”
from Better Strange on Fairfax Recordings

The Jezabels – “Come Alive”
from Synthia on MGM

Kula Shaker – “Infinite Sun”
from K 2.0 on Strangefolk

Lacey Sturm – “Feels Like Forever”
from Life Screams on Followspot Records

Lissie – “Hero”
from My Wild West on Cooking Vinyl

Lost Society – “I Am The Antidote”
from Braindead on Nuclear Blast

Magrudergrind – “Regressive Agenda”
from II on Relapse Records

Michel Benita / Ethics – “Piste 1”
from River Silver on ECM

Pete Namlook / Klaus Schulze – “Dark Side Of The Moog”
from The Dark Side of the Moog, Vols. 1-4 on MIG Music

Pete Astor – “My Right Hand”
from Spilt Milk on Slumberland

Pinegrove – “Old Friends”
from Cardinal on Run for Cover Records

Posse – “Voices”
from Perfect H 7″ on Wharf Cat

Radiation City – “Milky White”
from Synesthetica on Polyvinyl

The Record Company – “Off The Ground”
from Give It Back To You on Concord Music Group

Roger Watkins
from Last House on Dead End Street soundtrack on Light in the Attic Records

Rokia Traoré – “Né So”
from Né So on Nonesuch

School of Seven Bells – “Ablaze”
from SVIIB on Vagrant

The Skiffle Players – “Til Stone Day Comes”
from Skifflin’ on Spiritual Pajamas

Thee Oh Sees – “Fortress”
from “Fortress” b/w “Man in a Suitcase” 7″ on Castle Face

True Love Always – “Summer Trains and Tears”
from Return of the Wild Style Fashionists EP on Teenbeat

T.W. Walsh – “Young Rebels”
from Fruitless Research on Graveface Records

Wynonna & the Big Noise – “Things That I Lean On”
from Wynonna & the Big Noise on Curb Records

You Say Party – “Underside”
from You Say Party on Paper Bag Records

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