In Stores Now 8/22

Windy City singer/songwriter Ryley Walker shares his third album this week, which KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “his strongest and most sophisticated set to date, combining fluid guitar lines, intricate rhythms and elliptical lyrics on expansive songs that masterfully blend elements of folk-rock, psych, jazz and more.” Out of Colorado Springs, um, springs new music from Echo & The Eschaton, “a fine set of expansive psych-pop ranging from distortion-drenched shoegazer rock and motorik post-punk to Flaming Lips space-pop.” On her fourth full-length, Lydia Loveless delivers “a well-crafted set of moody, roots-tinged rock with jangly guitars and mostly mid-tempo rhythms accompanying her emotive vocals and fiercely honest lyrics of love and loss.”

New Zealand pop greats The Chills share a deluxe reissue of their 1986 singles compilation, Kaleidoscope World, a 2xLP and CD set featuring six bonus, b-sides, demos and live tracks plus an expanded gatefold cover with photos, posters, and liner notes from journalist Martin Aston. Here in the Northwest, Ages & Ages bring us “a more subtle and electronic-oriented take on their anthemic folk-pop, combining a more groove-driven sound featuring bright synths and a variety of other instrumentation with soaring harmonies and lyrics addressing the rapid gentrification of Portland.” And, the soundtrack to the documentary Miss Sharon Jones! is in stores now via their own Daptone Records. It’s a nice retrospective of the Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings discography, with the exclusive track “I’m Still Here.”


Ages and Ages – “They Want More”
from Something to Ruin on Partisan / PTKF

Alex Cameron – “She’s Mine”
from Jumping The Shark on Secretly Canadian

Arc Iris – “Kaleidoscope”
from Moon Saloon on Bella Union

Bayside – “Pretty Vacant”
from Vacancy on Hopeless Records

The Brotherhood of Lizards – “The World Strikes One”
from Lizardland: The Complete Works on Captured Tracks

Carl Broemel – “In The Dark”
from 4th of July on Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers

The Chills
from Kaleidoscope World on Flying Nun

Chris Staples – “Relatively Permanent”
from Golden Age on Barsuk

Datach’i – “Margin Of Error”
from System on Planet Mu

Dolly Parton – “Pure and Simple”
from Pure & Simple on RCA Nashville / Sony Music

Ed Harcourt – “Furnaces”
from Furnaces on Caroline

EDEN – “Sex”
from i think you think too much of me on Astralwerks/MCMXCV

Eddie Levert – “Did I Make You Go Ooh”
from Did I Make You Go Ooh on Blackbyrd

Eros and the Eschaton – “Weight of Matter”
from Weight of Matter on Bar/None Records

Factory Floor – “Dial Me In”
from 25 25 on DFA

Faith No More – “We Care A Lot”
from We Care A Lot reissue on Koolarrow

French Montana – “Lockjaw ft. Kodak Black”
from MC4 on Bad Boy/Epic

Gonjasufi – “Maniac Depressant”
from Callus on Warp

Happy Diving – “Holy Ground”
from Electric Soul Unity on Topshelf Recordings

John Paul White – “The Martyr”
from Beulah on Single Lock Records

Kaya Stewart – “In Love With A Boy”
from Kaya Stewart on Warner Bros.

Lisa Hannigan – “Music Month”
from At Swim on ATO

Lydia Loveless – “Longer”
from Real on Bloodshot

Marielle V Jakobsons – “White Sparks”
from Star Core on Thrill Jockey

MYRKUR – “Song To Hall Up High”
from Mausoleum on Relapse

Nels Cline – “Beautiful Love”
from Lovers on Blue Note

Peter Broderick – “Carried”
from Partners on Erased Tapes

Pill – “Medicine”
from Convenience on Mexican Summer

Roosevelt – “Sea”
from Roosevelt on City Slang

Ryley Walker – “The Halfwit In Me”
from Golden Sings That Have Been Sung on Dead Oceans

Sam Coomes – “Fordana”
from Bugger Me on No Quarter

Scientists – “A Place Called Bad”
from A Place Called Bad on Numero

Scott Walker – “RUN”
from The Childhood of a Leader OST on 4AD

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
from Miss Sharon Jones! on Daptone

Skeletonwitch – “The Apothic Gloom”
from The Apothic Gloom on Prosthetic

Slow Club – “Ancient Rolling Sea”
from One Day All Of This Won’t Matter Anymore on Moshi Moshi

Soilwork – “Helsinki”
from Death Resonance on Nuclear Blast

SPC ECO – “9 Lost In A Crowd”
from Anomalies on Saint Marie

Tobacco – “Human Om”
from Sweatbox Dynasty on Ghostly International

Total Slacker – “Olympus Hills”
from Parallels on ONErpm/Verge

Turnip King – “Metonymy”
from Laika on Fire Talk

WWWINGS – “ARCANE”
from PHOENIXXX on Planet Mu

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