In Stores Now 7/11

It’s been almost two decades, but it’s finally here: the latest from Australian band The Avalanches! KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the album as “another impressive full-length of cut-and-paste collage-pop incorporating a dizzying multitude of samples, field recordings and guests vocalists ranging from Danny Brown and Biz Markie to Father John Misty and David Berman on a variety of buoyant, groove-driven songs with sunny textures and breezy melodies.”

Another triumphant return, albeit with a much shorter time span, is from The Julie Ruin, project of Kathleen Hanna (ex-Bikini Kill, Le Tigre). Yates calls it “a potent, politically charged blend of urgent garage-punk, bouncy New Wave dance-rock, ’60s girl-group pop and other styles, with personal, often-scathing lyrics aimed at abusers, sexists, narcissists and other deserving targets.” UK band Martha avoid the sophomore slump with their latest, “an excellent set of anthemic power-pop and garage-punk that’s reminiscent at times of Superchunk and Los Campesinos. Produced by MJ of Hookworms, the album combines crunchy guitars, energetic rhythms, boisterous male/female lead vocals, sing-along choruses and bright pop hooks juxtaposed with poignant lyrics of identity and sexuality.”

Atlanta trio Omni — comprised of former members of Deerhunter and Carnivores — unleash their debut, “a promising set of lo-fi post-punk with angular guitars and jagged rhythms.” LA-via-Seattle band Big Business pare back down to the original duo of Jared Warren and Coady Willis for their fifth album. Yates describes it as “a fine set of grungy metal with rumbling bass guitar riffs, pile-driving drums and strained, half-buried vocals.” And Chicago artist Moon Bros. (aka Matt Schneider) release their sixth LP, a “beautifully crafted blend of atmospheric folk, psych-rock, post-rock and more, featuring a warm, acoustic-oriented sound with intricate, finger-picked guitars, gentle rhythms, spacy pedal steel and occasional harmonica.”

Alex Somers – “Funeral Pyre”
from Captain Fantastic OST on Invada

Aphex Twin – “CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]”
from Cheetah on Warp

The Avalanches – “Colours”
from Wildflower on Astralwerks

BadBadNotGood – “Speaking Gently”
from IV on Innovative Leisure

Ben Trickey – “Chin Up, Kid”
from Choke & Croon on Anthem Breath

Biffy Clyro – “In the Name of the Wee Man”
from Ellipsis on 14th Floor

Big Business – “Father’s Day”
from Command Your Weather on Joyful Noise

Black Dice – “Big Deal”
from Big Deal/Last Laugh on L.I.E.S

Boris – “Pink”
from Pink reissue on Sargent House

Brotzmann/Parker/Drake – “Song Sentimentale”
from Song Sentimentale on Otoroku

Cassy – “This Is How We Know”
from Donna on Aus Music

Chrissy & Hawley – “My Top Twenty”
from Chrissy & Hawley on The Nite Owl Diner

Dead Can Dance – “Ocean”
from Dead Can Dance reissue on 4AD Music

Dead Can Dance – “Advent”
from Spleen and Ideal reissue on 4AD Music

Dead Can Dance – “The Carnival Is Over”
from Into the Labyrinth reissue on 4AD Music

Dinky – “Casa”
from Casa on Crosstown Rebels

Emily Jane White – “Frozen Garden”
from They Moved in Shadow All Together on Talitres

Eric Copeland – “On”
from Black Bubblegum on DFA

Frameworks – “Tangled”
from Smother on Deathwish

Gone Is Gone – “Starlight”
from Gone Is Gone on Rise

Gonno & Nick Höppner – “Spocking Fivers”
from Fantastic Planet on Ostgut Ton

Heart – “Beautiful Broken”
from Beautiful Broken on Concord Music Group

Ian William Craig – “A Single Hope”
from Centres on 130701 / Fat Cat

Inter Arma – “Transfiguration”
from Paradise Gallows on Relapse

Alcatraz Harry – “Ode To Frankfurt”
from DJ-Kicks/Jackmaster on !K7

The Julie Ruin – “I Decide”
from Hit Reset on Hardly Art

Kelsey Lu – “Morning After Coffee”
from Church EP on True Panther Sounds

King Tuff – “Hole In My Head”
from Wild Desire reissue on Suicide Squeeze

Konx-om-Pax – “Caramel”
from Caramel on Planet Mu

Left Lane Cruiser – “The Pusher”
from Beck in Black on Alive Naturalsound Records

Lindstrøm – “Closing Shot”
from Windings EP on Smalltown Supersound/Feedelity

Mark Barrott – “Cascades”
from Sketches from an Island, Vol. 2 on International Feel Recordings

Martha – “Ice Cream And Sunscreen”
from Blisters In the Pit of My Heart on Dirtnap Records/Fortuna Pop!

Minus the Bear – “This Ain’t A Surfin’ Movie (IQU 06 Mix)”
from Interpretaciones del Oso reissue on Suicide Squeeze

Modest Mouse / 764-Hero – “Whenever You See Fit”
from Whenever You See Fit reissue on Suicide Squeeze

Moon Bros – “These Stars”
from These Stars on Western Vinyl

Mykal Rose – “Israelites”
from Rasta State on VP Records

Omni – “Wire”
from Deluxe on Trouble in Mind

Pedro the Lion – “Letter From A Concerned Follower”
from Progress reissue on Suicide Squeeze

Radio Moscow – “250 Miles/Brain Cycles”
from Live in California on Alive Naturalsound Records

The Rave-Ups – “Positively Lost Me”
from Town & Country reissue on Omnivore

Robert De Niro / Nils Frahm / Woodkid – “Winter Morning II”
from Ellis [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] on Erased Tapes Records

Róisín Murphy – “Mastermind”
from Take Her Up to Monto on Play It Again Sam

Schoolboy Q – “By Any Means”
from Blank Face on Top Dawg

Sean McConnell – “Holy Days”
from Sean McConnell on New Rounder

Shura – “Mastermind”
from Nothing’s Real on Polydor

Slow Season – “Y’WANNA”
from Westing on RidingEasy

Tangents – “Jindabyne”
from Stateless on Temporary Residence

These Arms Are Snakes – “Prince Squid”
from Tail Swallower & Dove reissue on Suicide Squeeze

Towkio – “Feel Me Doe”
from Community Service 2 EP on self-released

TTNG – “A Chase Of Sorts”
from Disappointment Island on Sargent House

Will Downing – “Black Pearls”
from Black Pearls on Shanachie

Wymond Miles – “Divided In Two”
from Call by Night on Sacred Bones

Young Greatness – “Talk My Shit”
from I Tried To Tell Em 2 on Quality Control/Motown

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