Another week where hot new releases hit the shelves and Getintothis’ Simon Kirk has you covered with the top picks.
Well, that week went fast.
I know you all are willing the week on just so you can read this. Too egotistical? Sorry, it’s just that Grimes has a new album out and, you know, it kind of doesn’t happen every day. Unlike, say, Guided By Voices.
Yup, the Canadian pop oddity returns with her latest. There’s plenty more great new releases today too – many of which aren’t featured below.
The Humanist project should be worth a listen. Featuring, David Gahan, Mark Lanegan and Ride‘s Mark Gardener. Never been one for super groups but then there is the law of averages, so we’ll see.
Other releases to hold an ear to are newies from Best Coast, Rebecca Foon, plus all you metal heads out there might want to check out Horseneck.
In any case, we’ll get out of your hair. Have a swell weekend.
1. Grimes: Miss Anthropocene
After a lengthy absence, Canadian popstress Grimes returns with a new album through 4AD.
Entitled Miss Anthropocene, it’s said to have some nu metal vibes. Okay, this should be erm, interesting. Interesting is good in this case, though.
2. King Krule: Man Alive!
True Panther Sounds
Following on from last year’s short film, Hey World!, King Krule returns with his third album, Man Alive!
Not many UK artists experienced the acclaim Krule did in 2017. Let’s see where this album takes us, shall we?
3. Lanterns on the Lake: Spook the Herd
Newcastle five-piece, Lanterns on the Lake, return with their brand new album, Spook the Herd.
The album marks the thirteen year milestone for the band, who have released a slew of albums and EPs in this time. Should be good, this.
4. Moses Sumney: græ
Moses Sumney‘s follow-up to Aromanticism, græ, will be released in two parts.
The first part has arrived albeit in digital format. The second (and full physical of the album) is set for release on May 15. Enjoy!
5. Greg Dulli: Random Desire
The Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers main man returns with his solo album, Random Desire.
Dulli doesn’t do love songs, just lust songs and we expect more of the same here. This writer’s recommendation of the week, folks. Can’t wait to listen to this!
6. Six Organs of Admittance: Companion Rises
Ben Chasny returns with his latest Six Organs of Admittance album, Companion Rises.
Mixing synths and digital processing techniques with spacey guitar riffs, this one is for all you kids who like your folk delivered from left field.
7. The 1975: Notes on a Conditional Form
The 1975 return with their fourth album, Notes on a Conditional Form, which follows 2018’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.
In support of their new album, the band will play their first Liverpool show in five years. Tour and full album details can be found here.
The rest of this week’s notable releases:
- Agnes Obel: Myopia (Deutsche Grammophon)
- Wrekmeister Harmonies: We Love to Look at the Carnage (Thrill Jockey)
- Guided By Voices: Surrender Your Poppy Field (Guided By Voices Inc.)
- Rebecca Foon: Waxing Moon (Constellation Records)
- Humanist (Mark Lanegan, David Gahan, Mark Gardener and Carl Hancock): Humanist (Ignition Records)
- Kyle Forester (of Crystal Stilts and Purple Mountains): Hearts In Gardens (Self-released)
- Jan St. Werner (of Mouse on Mars): Molocular Meditation (Editions Mego)
- Lee Ranaldo & Raül Refree: Names of North End Women (Mute)
- Allie X: Cape God (Twin Music Inc)
- Sunny Jain: Wild Wild East (Smithsonian Folkways)
- Sarah Harmer: Are You Gone (Arts & Crafts)
- The Amity Affliction: Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them (Pure Noise Records)
- Banoffee: Look At Us Now Dad (Cascine)
- Mondo Generator: Fuck It (Heavy Psycho Sounds Records)
- Best Coast: Always Tomorrow (Concord Records)
- Cubicolor: Hardly A Day, Hardly A Night (Anjunadeep)
- Douglas Dare: Milkteeth (Erased Tapes Records)
- Purr: Like New (ANTI-)
- Elaquent: Forever is a Pretty Long Time (Mello Music Group)
- Heart Bones (feat. Har Mar Superstar): Hot Dish (Love OnLine)
- Horseneck: Fever Dream (Worried Bird)
- Kamaiyah: Got It Made (GRND WRK/Empire)
- Lowrider: Refractions (Blue Funeral Recordings)
- Magg Dylan: Amethys (Eclipse Records)
- Moonlight Benjamin: Simido (Takam Productions)
- MUUK: Balbuceo (Wicce Records)
- Ozzy Osbourne: Ordinary Man (Epic)
- Sam Sparro: Boombox Eternal (Sparro, Inc.)
- Spinning Coin: Hyacinth (Geographic)
- Transylvania Stud: White Witch (5521232 Records DK2)
- Wilsen: Ruiner (Secret City Records)
- The World Alive: Monomania (Fearless Records)