Parquet Courts, Tim Hecker, Frightened Rabbit, Deakin Lead Top Albums Of The Week - April 2 - 8
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:56:38
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A lot of intriguing albums hit the airwaves and record store shelves this week. No matter what music you're into, you can find something new and shiny that will keep your new music appetite satisfied for at least the next few days. The Dandy Warhols dropped their tenth album, Disortland, that's right tenth, and their first since 2012. Ben Harper teamed up with The Innocent Criminals and released Call It What It Is. The singer for the J. Geils Band, Peter Wolf, released a soulful solo record, A Cure For Loneliness.
It seems like Woods puts out an album almost every year, but City Sun Eater in the River of Light shakes up their usual psych-folk sound. It's been four years since we've heard from The Lumineers, but they have finally released their sophomore album, Cleopatra. The Deftones also released their first album in four years, Gore. And that was only the beginning for a week filled with exciting new records.
Here are our favorites:
Parquet Courts - Human Performance - Rough Trade
What's left to be said about Parquet Courts? They are a thoughtful and critical band who can rip apart the smallest parts of life and make you think about them. Human Performance reconfirms just how good this New York-based band is, not that that needed to be reconfirmed.
Tim Hecker - Love Streams - 4AD
Love Streams is a small step in a new direction for Tim Heckler. Choirs fill the hazy air as he teams up with Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson to create a record that pushes the boundaries of place and space.
Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack - Canvasback/Atlantic
Frightened Rabbit's first album since 2013 finds the Glasgow band experimenting with electronic sounds within their usual folk rock area. Aaron Dessner, of The National, produced the record, helping to give a delicate subtly to the band's new sound.
Deakin - Sleep Cycle
Sometimes member of Animal Collective Deakin has been putting together Sleep Cycle for over six years. But the solo debut record is well-worth the wait, it's a hazy delight and reminds us of some of the best of Animal Collective.
M83 - Junk - Naive/Mute
Junk is the seventh studio album from M83 and it may be their most odd. Outer space and 80s television are strong influences and Anthony Gonzalez gets silly while subverting Reagan-era memories.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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