In Stores Now 6/19


It’s been six years since we last heard from Seattle-bred band Fleet Foxes, and the group return with their third LP this week. KEXP Music Director Don Yates says the album’s “expansive folk-pop is their most adventurous work to date, featuring a rich, ornate sound on sprawling, shape-shifting songs with complex arrangements and impressionistic lyrics.”

On their fifth album (and first in 21 years), reunited UK band Ride deliver a “strong return-to-form of expansive shoegazer psych-rock with fuzzy guitars, yearning vocals and soaring song hooks.” Beth Ditto, former frontwoman for Olympia-bred band Gossip, debuts with her first solo album, “a diverse, well-crafted set of rhythm-driven pop ranging from crunchy blues and soul-inflected rock and stomping glam to slinky disco dance-pop and anthemic power ballads.”

Brooklyn-based band The Drums is, at this point, just frontman Johnny Pierce, who wrote every song and played all the instruments on the album. “The end result is as charming and effervescent as always, with Pierce’s jangly, surf-influenced post-punk juxtaposing sunny melodies with often-dark lyrics of lost love.” Veteran roots-rocker Steve Earle & the Dukes “revisits his outlaw country roots on his 16th studio album, which is also his best in over a decade. While the album’s fairly diverse sound incorporates some jangly folk-rock, buoyant country shuffles and haunting folk ballads, the album is centered around the Telecaster-driven outlaw country of Waylon Jennings that inspired Earle at the beginning of his illustrious career.” On his third solo album, Big Boi — one-half of legendary Atlanta duo Outkast — “is a bit too disjointed to reach the heights of Outkast or his previous solo releases, but it has a few worthwhile Southern hip hop bangers.”

(Various Artists) Buddy Peace – “Mansion And A Yacht (Beat-Tape Edits)”
from Seafaring Strangers: Private Yacht on Numero

Alison Moyet – “Reassuring Pinches”
from Other on Cooking Vinyl

Arve Henriksen – “Groundswell”
from Towards Language on Rune Grammofon

Beth Ditto – “We Could Run”
from Fake Sugar on Capitol / Virgin

Big Boi – “Mic Jack ft. Adam Levine”
from Boomiverse on Epic Records

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – “Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens”
from Louie Louie Louie on Savoy Jazz

Big Star – “The Ballad Of El Goodo”
from The Best Of Big Star on Stax

Can – “Turtles Have Short Legs”
from The Singles on Mute

Chain & the Gang – “The Logic of Night”
from Best of Crime Rock on In the Red Records

Cheap Trick – “Long Time Coming (Static Version)”
from We’re All Alright! on Big Machine Records

Com Truise – “…Of Your Fake Dimension”
from Iteration on Ghostly International

Dead Heavens – “Isn’t Wrong”
from Whatever Witch You Are on Dine Alone Records

The Drums – “Blood Under My Belt”
from Abysmal Thoughts on Anti Records

The Dustbowl Revival – “Call My Name”
from The Dustbowl Revival on Signature Sounds

Ekoplekz – “Acrid Acid”
from Bioprodukt on Planet Mu

Eli Young Band – “Fingerprints”
from Fingerprints on Valory

Fleet Foxes – “If You Need To, Keep Time on Me”
from Crack-Up on Nonesuch

Goldie – “Tomorrow’s Not Today”
from The Journey Man on Cooking Vinyl / Metalheadz

from Another Summer of Love on Alive Naturalsound Records

Hey Violet – “Brand New Moves”
from From the Outside on Capitol / Virgin EMI

Iced Earth – “Great Heathen Army”
from Incorruptible on Century Media Records

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – “White Man’s World”
from The Nashville Sound on Southeastern Records / Thirty Tigers

Jason Loewenstein – “Hey Hey”
from Spooky Action on Joyful Noise

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – “Tenderness”
from On the Echoing Green on Mexican Summer

Kevin Morby – “City Music”
from City Music on Dead Oceans Records

Lorde – “Perfect Places”
from Melodrama on Republic / Virgin EMI

Lost Balloons – “Numb”
from Hey Summer on Dirtnap Records

Matthew Sweet – “Music for Love”
from Tomorrow Forever on S. Matthew Sweet

Michael Nau – “How You’re So For Real”
from Some Twist on Suicide Squeeze

Mikey Young – “Enigmatic Cosmic Enforcer”
from Your Move, Vol. 1 on Moniker

Miranda Lee Richards – “The Wildwood”
from Existential Beast on 75917 Invisible Hand

Moby & the Void Pacific Choir – “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye”
from More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse on Mute

Nickelback – “Feed The Machine”
from Feed the Machine on BMG

Palehound – “If You Met Her”
from A Place I’ll Always Go on Polyvinyl

Palm – “Walnut”
from Shadow Expert on Carpark Records

Peacers – “Haptic Chillweed”
from Introducing the Crimsmen on Drag City

Portugal. The Man – “Noise Pollution (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Zoe Manville)”
from Woodstock on Atlantic

Ride – “All I Want”
from Weather Diaries on Wichita

Rips – “Malibu Entropy”
from Rips on Faux Discx

Royal Blood – “I Only Lie When I Love You”
from How Did We Get So Dark? on Warner Bros.

Royal Trux – “Sometimes”
from Platinum Tips + Ice Cream on Drag City

Sammy Brue – “I Know”
from I Am Nice on New West

Single Mothers – “Long Distance”
from Our Pleasure on Dine Alone

Steve Earle & the Dukes – “So You Wannabe an Outlaw”
from So You Wannabe an Outlaw on Warner Music

Styx – “Gone Gone Gone”
from The Mission on Universal

Thelonious Monk
from Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 on Saga / Sam Records / Universal

Trevor Sensor – “High Beams”
from Andy Warhol’s Dream on Jagjaguwar

Zem Audu – “Dragon”
from Spirits on Origin

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