Tuesday Music News

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  • Former Sunny Day Real Estate frontman Jeremy Enigk has announced a new solo album called Ghosts due out in October. His last solo album OK Bear was delivered eight years ago and Sunny Day Real Estate’s last album was 2000’s The Rising Tide. Enigk recently wrapped up a solo tour, which included a stop at Upstream Music + Summit where he played a KEXP session at Little London Plane. In the session he debuted his new song “Ancient Road.” Below is the album art for Ghosts as well as his KEXP performance. [ Brooklyn Vegan ]


  • Los Angeles’ king of weirdo-pop Ariel Pink is releasing his eleventh studio album this fall, Dedicated To Bobby Jameson. He’s previously shared with us the infectiously catchy “Another Weekend” and now he’s back to his more experimental lo-fi sound with “Time To Live.” His follow up to 2014’s Pom Pom will be out September 15 via Mexican Summer. Catch him at Neumos on Saturday, October 21. [ Pitchfork ]

  • Sufjan Stevens, The National’s Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister recently teamed up to release Planetarium, an album inspired by the solar system. They’re currently on a short tour in support of the album, last night they played their first show together at the Philharmonie de Paris. At one point in the show they contributed a tribute to the original Starman David Bowie, covering his 1969 hit “Space Oddity.” They have three more shows on this tour in Brooklyn, LA, and Oakland. [ NME ]

  • Zola Jesus is gearing up to release her sixth full-length Okovi on September 8 and has increased anticipation with her second single “Soak.” The dark industrial song was written from the perspective of a serial killer’s victim that’s about to drowned, according to Zola. “I was thinking about this crucial moment inside the victim’s mind, when she knows she’s going to die. She thinks back at her life and the futility of the decisions she made, when, in the end her life would be cut short against her will. What’s the point of trying to navigate life if you don’t even get to choose how it ends? Instead of letting her fate be determined by someone else, she takes back control and turns it around, so instead, in her mind, she is choosing to die. She lets the killer assist her in suicide, as she gets tossed into the water and slowly drowns. Through writing this song the story evolved within me, and I saw how it mirrored my own feelings inside.” Zola Jesus will play the Crocodile on Thursday, October 19 with John Wiese. [ Consequence of Sound ]

  • Boston ’90s alt-rock band Belly are returning to the studio to record their first album since 1995’s King. They recently went on a mini reunion tour around the East Coast. Frontwoman Tanya Donelly said in a statement, “We’re happy to reveal that we’ll be going into the studio in just a couple of weeks with our old friend Paul Q. Kolderie working the knobs and faders. It is our hope that we’ll have a new Belly record ready for release sometime in 2018, and in the meantime we’re laying the ground-work for some touring to coincide!” [ Spin ]
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