In Stores Now 9/25


Uk band The Horrors return with their fifth LP; KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it “an expansive blend of brooding electro-rock, industrialized post-punk, shoegazerish space-rock and more, combining a majestic, adventurous sound with some of the band’s most assured songwriting to date.” Australian band Cut Copy also hit album #5 (and their first in four years) “a potent set of buoyant, ’80s-steeped dance-pop inflected with disco, Afrobeat and other styles, combining bright synths, propulsive beats, psychedelic textures, occasional tropical rhythms and soaring harmonies while juxtaposing sunny melodies with often-dark and dystopian lyrics.”

Malian couple Amadou & Mariam return with their eighth studio album (and first in five years); the new release “adds some synth gloss and electronic beats to their driving blend of Malian desert blues and various other African styles, while still sounding as earthy and soulful as ever.” On her sixth LP, Sacramento-based artist Chelsea Wolfe heads “further into heavy doom-metal territory while still making room for some goth-tinged folk, spooky electro-pop and more.” British band The Clientele re-emerge with sixth album (and first full album in eight years) “an often-gorgeous set of autumnal, psych-tinged folk-pop, combining a beautifully arranged orchestral pop sound with Alisdair MacLean’s hushed vocals, bittersweet melodies and finely chiseled lyrics.” And Hiss Golden Messenger, the Durham, NC-based project spearheaded by M.C. Taylor, releases “another well-crafted set of soulful folk-rock, combining a warm sound with sharply crafted lyrics of hope for light in the darkness.”

Acetone – “Hadley Lee Lightcap”
from 1992-2001 on Light in the Attic Records

Amadou & Mariam – “La Confusion”
from La Confusion on Because Music

Balmorhea – “Clear Language”
from Clear Language on Western Vinyl Records

Black Country Communion – “Collide”
from BCCIV on J&R Adventures

Brian Wilson – “Heroes And Villains”
from Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology on Rhino

The Bronx – “Two Birds”
from BRVNX (V) on ATO

Chelsea Wolfe – “Vex”
from Hiss Spun on Sargeant House

Chris Hillman – “She Don’t Care About Time”
from Bidin’ My Time on Rounder

Chris Janson – “Who’s Your Farmer”
from Everybody on Warner Bros.

Christian McBride Big Band
from Bringin’ It on Mack Avenue

Circa Survive – “Lustration”
from The Amulet on Hopeless Records

The Clientele – “Everyone You Meet”
from Music for the Age of Miracles on Merge

Cradle of Filth – “Exquisite Torments Await”
from Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness of Decay on Nuclear Blast

Cut Copy – “Standing In The Middle Of The Field”
from Haiku From Zero on Astralwerks / Virgin EMI

Eric Copeland – “Neckbone”
from Goofballs on DFA / SCD

Flamin’ Groovies – “She Loves Me”
from Fantastic Plastic on Burger/Sonic Kicks

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Bosses Hang, Pt. I”
from Luciferian Towers on Constellation

Hiss Golden Messenger – “Domino (Time Will Tell)”
from Hallelujah Anyhow on Merge

The Horrors – “Press Enter To Exit”
from V on Caroline

Jon Langford – “Fish Out of Water”
from Four Lost Souls on Bloodshot

Josh Ritter – “When Will I Be Changed (feat. Bob Weir)”
from Gathering on Pytheas Recordings

Judy Collins / Stephen Stills – “Everybody Knows”
from Everybody Knows on Wildflower

The Killers – “Life To Come”
from Wonderful Wonderful on Island

Kölsch – “In Bottles Feat. Aurora”
from 1989 on Kompakt

Leon Russell – “Here Without You”
from On a Distant Shore on Palmetto

Lights – “Savage”
from Skin & Earth on Warner Bros.

Linda Perhacs – “Winds Of The Sky”
from I’m a Harmony on Omnivore

from Sentimental Education on Double Feature

Macklemore – “Good Old Days (feat. Kesha)”
from Gemini on Bendo LLC

Marc Almond – “Not For Me”
from Shadows and Reflections on BMG

Mastodon – “Toe to Toes”
from Cold Dark Place on Reprise

METZ – “Mess of Wires”
from Strange Peace on Sub Pop

Midland – “Lonely For You Only”
from On the Rocks on Big Machine Records

Omni – “Equestrian”
from Multi-Task on Trouble in Mind

Shout Out Louds – “Porcelain”
from Ease My Mind on Merge

Sleeping with Sirens – “I Need to Know”
from Gossip on Warner Bros.

Steve Martin / Steep Canyon Rangers – “Office Supplies 360″
from The Long-Awaited Album on Rounder

Tricky – “When We Die feat. Martina Topley-Bird”
from Ununiform on K7

Van Morrison – “Transformation”
from Roll with the Punches on Caroline

Wand – “Plum”
from Plum on Drag City

The Wedding Present – “Shatner”
from GB30 on Scopitones

Wolves in the Throne Room – “Born from the Serpent’s Eye”
from Thrice Woven on Artemisia

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