In Stores Now 8/21


Brooklyn-bred band Grizzly Bear return with their fifth LP, a release KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls “an adventurous set of densely layered and intricately arranged prog-pop, featuring a punchier, more beat-driven sound to more forcefully drive home the band’s dark, imagistic lyrics of decay and alienation.” Long-running Madison, WI-based group Rainer Maria return with their first new album in eleven years, “a strong set of moody, cathartic rock with churning guitars and muscular rhythms accompanying Caithlin De Marrais’s dynamic vocals and emotive lyrics.” And UK electronic act UNKLE (aka James Lavelle) return after seven years with a follow-up to 2010’s Where Did the Night Fall. The new album features a plethora of guests including Primal Scream’s Andrew Innes, Queen of the Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwan, Dhani Harrison, Mark Lanegan, ESKA, Keaton Henson, and the Duke Spirit’s Liela Moss.

Caspar Babypants, who was last Friday’s in-studio guest on The Morning Show on KEXP, shares his 13th full-length of updated traditional kids songs and originals. DJ Shadow shares the EP The Mountain Has Fallen, an accompaniment to his most recent LP, The Mountain Will Fall. (See? He told you so.) And Interpol release the 10th anniversary edition of their major label debut, Our Love to Admire, available as a two-LP vinyl set, a double LP with bonus DVD, or a CD/DVD set. The DVD features a 2007 12-song performance at the London Astoria. The band is currently working on a new album for Matador Records, sure to appear in this column upon its release in 2018.

The Accidentals – “Arizona Stars”
from Odyssey on Masterworks

Caspar Babypants – “Free Couch”
from Jump For Joy! on Aurora Elephant

Cloakroom – “Seedless Star”
from Time Well on Relapse Records

Dent May – “Across The Multiverse (feat. Frankie Cosmos)”
from Across the Multiverse on Carpark Records

DJ Shadow – “Systematic feat. Nas”
from The Mountain Has Fallen on Mass Appeal

Everything Everything – “Good Shot, Good Soldier”
from A Fever Dream on Big Picnic Records

Grizzly Bear – “Wasted Acres”
from Painted Ruins on Grizzly Bear Music / RCA

Interpol – “The Heinrich Maneuver”
from Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD] on Capitol

Jerry Douglas – “Hey Joe”
from What If on Rounder

Judy Dyble / Andy Lewis – “He Said I Said”
from Summer Dancing on Acid Jazz / PIAS

from HELL YEAH on Ear Music

Matthew Bourne – “Isotach”
from Isotach on The Leaf Label

The Mosquitos – “This Town”
from Mexican Dust on Six Degrees

Neck Deep – “Motion Sickness”
from The Peace and the Panic on Hopeless Records

Rainer Maria – “Lower Worlds”
from S/T on Polyvinyl

Shelby Lynne / Allison Moorer – “Not Dark Yet”
from Not Dark Yet on Silver Cross

Steven Wilson – “Nowhere Now”
from To the Bone on Caroline

Thy Art Is Murder – “Dear Desolation”
from Dear Desolation [Limited Edition LP] on Nuclear Blast

UNKLE – “Cowboys Or Indians”
from The Road, Pt. 1 on Cooking Vinyl / Songs for the Def

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