In Stores Now 9/11


Beloved Brooklyn band The National are back with their seventh album. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “another masterful set of brooding rock that injects a bit more electronic experimentation along with an occasional welcome return to rock aggression. As beautifully crafted and intricately arranged as always, the album is a powerful depiction of crumbling relationships and middle-aged regret.” Seattle-via-Bellingham duo ODESZA release “another potent set of emotive electronic grooves with shimmering synths, mostly downtempo beats, occasional guest vocalists, treated vocal samples and dreamy melodies. The impressive guest lineup includes Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor and RY X.”

Legendary west coast band The Dream Syndicate return with their first new album in 29 years. Yates notes the band, “were one of the more notable bands to emerge from LA’s ’80s-era Paisley Underground, which featured bands with a variety of modernized takes on ’60s psych-rock,” adding the new LP “is a strong return-to-form that finds the band more explosive than ever, combining expansive, distortion-laden guitar leads and driving rhythms with Steve Wynn’s deadpan vocals and often-dark, noirish lyrics.” Ted Leo returns with his first new album in seven years, “one of his more diverse outings, ranging from hook-filled anthemic rockers to dark and brooding ballads, with sharply crafted lyrics revolving around personal loss and political dysfunction.”

Our neighbors to the north deliver some great new music this week. For his sixth album, Calgary artist Chad VanGaalen releases “a smartly crafted blend of soaring psych-pop, cosmic space-rock, jangly folk-rock, chugging glam and more, juxtaposing bright pop hooks with often-dark lyrics revolving around anxiety, alienation and mortality.” And Toronto-based band Alvvays deliver “another impressive set of breezy dream-pop with fuzzy guitars, atmospheric synths, driving rhythms and wistful melodies with Molly Rankin’s ethereal vocals and melancholy lyrics.”

(Various Artists)
from Twin Peaks [Limited Event Series Original Soundtrack 2CD] on Rhino

(Various Artists)
from Twin Peaks (Music From The Limited Event Series) [Soundtrack] on Rhino

Alvvays – “Plimsoll Punks”
from Antisocialites on Polyvinyl

Antwood – “Derealization”
from Sponsored Content on Planet Mu

Beaches – “Arrow”
from Second of Spring on ADA / Chapter Music

Chad VanGaalen – “Old Heads”
from Light Information on Sub Pop

Cobra Man – “Ociffer”
from New Driveway on Goner Records

Death from Above 1979 – “NVR 4EVR”
from Outrage! Is Now on Last Gang Records / Warner Bros.

The Dream Syndicate – “Filter Me Through You”
from How Did I Find Myself Here? on Anti- / Epitaph

Faith Healer – “Light Of Loving”
from Try ;-) on Mint Records

Four Year Strong – “Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die”
from Some of You Will Like This, Some of You Won’t on Pure Noise

Gregg Allman – “I Love the Life I Live”
from Southern Blood on Rounder

Jack Johnson – “My Mind Is For Sale”
from All the Light Above It Too on Island / Republic

Jolie Holland / Samantha Parton – “You Are Not Needed Now”
from Wildflower Blues on Cinquefoil Records / Trade Root Music

Jonny Lang – “Stronger Together”
from Signs on Concord

Kedr Livanskiy – “ACDC ft. Martin Newell”
from Ariadna on 2mr

Kip Moore – “Blonde”
from Slowheart on MCA Nashville

Lali Puna – “Deep Dream”
from Two Windows on Morr Music

Living Colour – “Preachin’ Blues”
from Shade on Megaforce / MRI

Midnight Sister – “Daddy Long Legs”
from Saturn Over Sunset on Jagjaguwar

Mike Stern – “Rise Again”
from Trip on Heads Up

Mogwai – “Party in the Dark”
from Every Country’s Sun on Temporary Residence

The National – “Nobody Else Will Be There”
from Sleep Well Beast on 4AD

Neil Young – “Pocahontas”
from Hitchhiker on Reprise / Warner Bros.

Nick Mulvey – “Mountain To Move”
from Wake Up Now on Fiction / Harvest

ODESZA – “Higher Ground (feat. Naomi Wild)”
from A Moment Apart on Counter Records

Sparks – “Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)”
from Hippopotamus on BMG

Ted Leo – “Can’t Go Back”
from The Hanged Man on Superego

Thomas Rhett – “Craving You (feat. Maren Morris)”
from Life Changes on Big Machine Records / Valory

Toby Keith – “Wacky Tobaccy”
from The Bus Songs on Show Dog Nashville

Tori Amos – “Reindeer King”
from Native Invader on Decca

Walter TV – “Begotten”
from Carpe Diem on Sinderlyn

The Waterboys – “Do We Choose Who We Love”
from Out of All This Blue on BMG

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