In Stores Now 4/11

Record Store Day is this coming Saturday, April 16th, but you should head to your favorite independent record stores early to scoop up some of these great new releases, like the latest from Parquet Courts. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says “this Brooklyn band’s latest album is another smartly crafted set of often-sardonic post-punk with a greater emphasis this time around on brighter melodies and more personal, anxiety-riddled lyrics.”

Other highlights this week include the ninth LP from New York band Woods, “a beautifully crafted blend of psych-rock and folk-pop with undercurrents of Ethiopian jazz, country-rock and other styles. It’s also one of their most consistently strong sets of songs to date.” Veteran Portland band The Dandy Warhols also return with their ninth album, “a groove-driven, mostly low-key blend of glam, psych-rock, New Wave, folk and more.”

The latest from M83 (aka French artist Anthony Gonzalez) excavates a variety of sounds from bygone years, “ranging from ’70s soft-rock, easy-listening lounge-pop and ’80s power ballads to kitschy disco and hair metal.” Scottish band Frightened Rabbit share their fifth full-length — you can hear those songs performed LIVE on KEXP on Tuesday, April 19th. And Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals share a somber, poignant release, Call It What It Is — watch him perform these songs LIVE in the KEXP studios here.

(Various Artists) DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn – “Oh God”
from Afterlife on Teklife

Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom – “Otis Was A Polar Bear”
from Otis Was a Polar Bear on Royal Potato Family Records

Beak> – “Timeshare”
from Couple in a Hole OST on Invada

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals – “Pink Balloon”
from Call It What It Is on Fantasy

Ben Watt – “Fever Dream” (feat. Hiss Golden Messenger’s M.C. Taylor)
from Fever Dream on Unmade Road/Caroline

Brad Fiedel – “Main Theme”
from The Terminator OST reissue on Milan

CFCF – “Arto”
from On Vacation on International Feel Recordings

CFM – “Lunar Heroine”
from Still Life of Citrus & Slime on In the Red Records

Colin Stetson – “I (Extract)”
from SORROW on 52Hz

The Dandy Warhols – “Catcher In The Rye”
from Distortland on Dine Alone

Deftones – “Doomed User”
from Gore on Warner Bros.

Dylan Mondegreen – “Every Little Step”
from Every Little Step on Shelflife

Filter – “Take Me To Heaven”
from Crazy Eyes on Relativity / Wind-Up

Frightened Rabbit – “Death Dream”
from Painting of a Panic Attack on Canvasback/Atlantic

Fumaça Preta – “Décimo Andar”
from Impuros Fanáticos on Soundway

Har Mar Superstar – “Anybody’s Game”
from Best Summer Ever on Cult

Hayes Carll – “Sake Of The Song”
from Lovers and Leavers on Hwy 87 Records / Relativity Entertainment

Jean-Michel Blais – “Nostos (feat. BUFFLO)”
from Il on Arts & Crafts

Lights – “ Meteorites”
from Midnight Machines on Warner Bros.

M83 – “Solitude”
from Junk on Mute

Malawi Mouse Boys
from Forever Is 4 U on Omnivore

Mayer Hawthorne – “Man About Town”
from Man About Town on Vagrant

Mull Historical Society – “The Ballad Of Ivor Punch”
from Dear Satellite on Xtra Mile Recordings

Niki and the Dove – “So Much It Hurts”
from Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now on Ten

Palace of Worms – “Nightworld”
from The Ladder on The Flenser

Parquet Courts – “Dust”
from Human Performance on Rough Trade

Peter Wolf – “Wastin’ Time”
from A Cure For Loneliness on Concord

The Ready Set – “Good Enough”
from I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love on Hopeless Records

Ronnie Spector
from English Heart on 429 Records

Samiyam – “Dartgun”
from Animals Have Feelings on Stones Throw

Tim Hecker – “Castrati Stack”
from Love Streams on 4AD/Paper Bag

The Traditional Fools – “Street Surfin”
from Fools Gold on In the Red Records

Troller – “Dryld”
from Graphic on Holodeck Records

Woods – “Creature Comfort”
from City Sun Eater in the River of Light on Woodsist

Youth Code – “Transitions”
from Commitment to Complications on Dais

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