Cassius, Deerhoof, River Tiber Soar In Top Albums Of The Week June 18-24
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:22:13
There weren't a staggering number of album released today, but the records that were dropped came from all over the music map. Hot Hot Heat returned with their first album since 2010's Future Breeds, unfortunately, the self-titled release will sadly be their last. True Sadness marks the fifth straight record that The Avett Brothers have worked with Rick Rubin, and this one may be the most creative of the bunch. Riff Raff dropped his second album, Peach Panther, and continues down the line of ridiculous rap he started with on his debut.
The ninth full-length LP from The Felice Brothers, Life in the Dark, is both inky and hilarious. The self-titled, full-length debut of Brooklyn garage rockers The Mystery Lights explores a variety of territories, from Os Mutantes to Van Morrison. And that was only the beginning for a week filled with releases from all across the music map.
Here are our favorites:
Cassius - Ibifornia - Ed Banger
Cassius is back with their first album in a decade. Featuring Cat Power, Mike D, and Pharrell Williams, Ibifornia is a mythical party paradise that combines the best of California and Ibiza. The album may remind you a bit of Daft Punk's Random Access Memory, but has enough unique power of its own to be hard to really compare to anything.
Deerhoof - The Magic - Polyvinyl
It's almost been twenty years since Deerhoof released their debut album, The Man, the King, the Girl. Their new release, The Magic, is expansive and shows that despite it being their 13th album, the band still has room to grow.
DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall - Mass Appeal
The fifth LP from DJ Shadow, The Mountain Will Fall, is inventive. Josh Davis has always had a unique sense of rhythm, and it comes to the forefront on his newest release. The songs may, at first, sound like they're from all over the place, but there is gossamer holding things together.
Alice Bag - Alice Bag - Don Giovanni
Alice Bag is a Los Angeles punk rock legend. Her original band, Bags, was at the forefront of the 70s punk scene. Alice Bag may be her solo debut, but it's clear that she has been here before.
River Tiber - Indigo
River Tiber, aka Tommy Paxton-Beesley, has had his name on the tips of everyone's tongues since he worked with Kaytranada and Pusha T on "Illusions," and yesterday he dropped a remix of Selena Gomez's "Kill ‘Em With Kindness." Indigo shows why everyone is so keen to work with the young Canadian.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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