March is in full swing and with it a slew of quality new music, Getintothis’ Simon Kirk picks his top 7 releases of the week.
Well, it really has all been said before, hasn’t it? Another week, new music, blah blah blah.
It’s a full time vocation keeping up with fresh sounds. We’re always missing something, however we hope this column has helped plugged the gaps somewhat.
The last couple of weeks has seen us revisiting some material released earlier in the year. The Innocence Mission, for example. If you’re not aboard that train yet, then we strongly urge you to consider taking it.
Anyway, onto this week. No need to go too much into here, however what we will say is don’t discard the list of albums after our weekly seven. So many could have featured this week, but you know how it goes. Someone’s got to miss the cut.
Be safe and happy Friday.
1. U.S. Girls: Heavy Light
U.S. Girls’ Meghan Remy has been making some of the most interesting music over the past 12 years or so and we expect nothing different here with her latest LP, Heavy Light.
Not only has she made ground-breaking sounds, Remy‘s themes are far reaching too, and it will be interesting to see what she has in store for us here.
2. Caroline Rose: Superstar
New West Records
With Loner Caroline Rose gave us one of the great surprises in 2018, so we’re super excited to see what she brings to the table on her follow-up, Superstar.
A true outsider, Rose plays by her own rules and we expect nothing different here on Superstar.
3. Jonathan Wilson: Dixie Blur
Hippified psych journeyman Jonathan Wilson brings a his follow-up to 2018’s Rare Birds with Dixie Blur.
Big things are expected here, we must say. Hopefully he also reschedules his Liverpool date which was cancelled last year due to scheduling conflicts.
4. Nadia Reid: Out of My Providence
New Zealand songstress Nadia Reid returns with her third album, Out of My Province.
Following 2017s very well received Preservation, Reid worked with Matthew E. White who produced this record. Reid is back backed by the Spacebomb House Band on Out Of My Province.
5. Stephen Malkmus: Traditional Techniques
Stephen Malkmus returns with his third new piece of work in as many years, Traditional Techniques.
This is said to be more in the vein of last years Groove Denied. They say it’s Malkmus being experimental, Malkmus being weird but all told, it’s just the Malk’ being the Malk’. No bad thing, either.
6. Pantha Du Prince: Conference of Trees
Berlin producer Hendrik Weber, aka Pantha Du Prince, returns with his latest offering, Conference of Trees.
One of ambient techno’s pioneers of the last 15 years, Weber’s latest album includes contributions from percussionists Håkon Stene, Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg, Manuel Chittka, and jazz musician Friedrich Paravicini.
7. Cornershop: England Is a Garden
In the latest of a series of albums that have touched on the story behind the band, Midlands outfit, Cornershop return with their latest long-player, England Is A Garden – their first album in five years.
The album is said to be inspired by singer, Tjinder Singh’s birthplace in The Black Country.
Other notable releases this week:
- Military Genius (of Crack Cloud): Deep Web (Unheard of Hope)
- Stian Westerhus: Redundance (House of Mythology)
- Ani Glass: Mirores (Neb)
- The James Hunter Six: Nick of Time (Daptone Records)
- addy: Eclipse (Topshelf Records)
- Fluqx: Monolith (HFN Music)
- Anna Calvi: Hunted (Domino Recording Co.)
- J-Felix: Whole Again Hooligan (Tru Thoughts)
- Big Yawn: No! (Research Records)
- Phantogram: Ceremony (Republic Records)
- Bleach Day: As if Always (Birdwatcher)
- Brownout: Berlin Sessions (Berlin Sessions)
- CocoRosie: Put the Shine On (Marathon Artists)
- Overcoats: The Fight (Lorna Vista Recordings)
- Danny Barnes: Man on Fire (ATO Records)
- The Saxophones: Eternity Bay (Full Time Hobby)
- Disq: Collector (Saddle Creek)
- Early James: Singing For My Supper (Easy Eye Sound)
- Earth Rot: Black Tides of Obscurity (Season of Mist)
- P.E.: Person (Wharf Cat Records)
- Esmé Patterson: There Will Come Soft Rains (BMG)
- The Gloomies: Are We Getting Better? (Gloomtones)
- Wyldest: Redream Chaos (Hand In Hive)
- Honey Harper: Starmaker (Honey Harper)
- Tricky: 20,20 EP (False Idols)
- Hot Mulligan: You’ll be Fine (No Sleep Records)
- Kool Keith & Thetan: Space Goretex (Anti-Corp)
- Worriers: You or Someone You Know (6131 Records)
- LAUV: ~how i’m feeling~ (Lauv)
- Moby: All Visible Objects (Warner)
- Naked Six: Lost Art of Conversation (Silver Lining Ltd)
- Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Blue Moon Rising EP (Sour Mash)
- Swamp Dogg: Sorry You Couldn’t Make It (Joyful Noise Recordings)
- Roch: Via Media (ROCH)
- Session Victim: Needledrop (Night Time Stories)
- Snarls: Burst (Take This To Heart)
- Thick: 5 Years Behind (Epitaph Records)
- Thomas Oliver: The Brightest Light (V2 Records)
- Novena: Eleventh Hour (Frontiers Records)
- Peter and the Test Tube Babies: Fuctifano (Arising Empire)
- Silverstein: A Beautiful Place to Drown (UNFD)