In Stores Now 10/16


On her fifth full-length, Dallas-bred, New York-based artist St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) “successfully combines bigger production with some of her most personal songs to date,” notes KEXP Music Director Don Yates. “The album’s diverse sound ranges from frenetic New Wave and slinky funk-pop to lush, string-laded ballads on songs combining an intricately textured, densely produced sound with anxiety-fueled lyrics revolving around issues of power, control, identity, and mortality.”

Melbourne, Australia’s Courtney Barnett hooked up with Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile for “a warm, casual and utterly charming set of shaggy-dog folk-rock. The songs are a mix of originals and covers, with most of them about writing songs, musician camaraderie and the creative process.” On his latest solo LP, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant delivers “a well-crafted blend of folk-rock, blues and various North African and Middle Eastern influences, featuring a warm, often-dreamy sound combining a variety of acoustic and electric instrumentation with his weathered vocals and reflective lyrics.”

Montreal band Stars shine on their eighth album with “a fine set of anthemic, ’80s-steeped synth-pop combining bright synths, ringing guitars and occasional strings with wistful melodies and melancholy lyrics of love’s travails.” Toronto-based trio The Rural Alberta Advantage bring a “well-crafted set of anthemic folk-pop with energetic acoustic guitar, soaring keyboards, punchy rhythms and fist-pumping song hooks.”

Airiel – “The Painkillers”
from Molten Young Lovers on Shelflife

Beck – “Up All Night”
from Colors on Capitol / Virgin EMI

Camille – “Seeds”
from OUÏ on Nonesuch

Carly Pearce – “Every Little Thing”
from Every Little Thing on Big Machine Records

Courtney Barnett / Kurt Vile – “Continental Breakfast”
from Lotta Sea Lice on Matador

Dan Deacon – “Redlining”
from Rat Film [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] on Domino

Dolly Parton – “I Believe in You”
from I Believe in You on Dolly Records / RCA Nashville

Electric Six – “Arrive Alive”
from How Dare You on Metropolis

The Front Bottoms – “You Used To Say (Holy Fuck)”
from Going Grey on Fueled by Ramen Records

The Gris Gris / King Khan – “It’s A Lie”
from Murderburgers on Ernest Jenning / Khannibalism

Iron Chic – “My Best Friend (Is A Nihilist)”
from You Can’t Stay Here on SideOneDummy

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard / Mild High Club – “Countdown”
from Sketches of Brunswick East on ATO

Lawrence Rothman – “Stand By”
from The Book of Law on Downtown / Interscope

The Luxembourg Signal – “Blue Field”
from Blue Field on Shelflife

Lydia Loveless – “Boy Crazy”
from Boy Crazy and Single(s) on Bloodshot

Matias Aguayo & the Desdemonas – “Boogie Drums”
from Sofarnopolis on Crammed Discs

Melkbelly – “Off The Lot”
from Nothing Valley on Wax Nine Records

Montrose – “Rock Candy”
from Montrose [Deluxe Edition] on Rhino / Warner Bros.

Montrose – “Paper Money”
from Paper Money on Rhino / Warner Bros.

Pia Fraus – “Never Again Land”
from Field Ceremony on Seksound / Shelflife

P!nk – “What About Us”
from Beautiful Trauma on RCA

The Plan – “Annotate The Text”
from Nervous Energy on Southend Records

Robert Plant – “The May Queen”
from Carry Fire on Nonesuch

Roz and the Rice Cakes – “Do You”
from Devotion on Team Love Records

The Rural Alberta Advantage – “Toughen Up”
from The Wild on Saddle Creek Records

St. Vincent – “Hang On Me”
from Masseduction on Loma Vista

Stars – “Alone”
from There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light on Last Gang Records

Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – “Crystal Spiders”
from Vol. 1 on Rise Above Records

William Patrick Corgan – “Processional”
from Ogilala on BMG

Wu-Tang – “People Say ft. Redman”
from The Saga Continues on 36 Chambers / eOne

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