While influences from Bruce Springsteen and Big Star could be heard weaved throughout 2020ís Private Lives, Art Dealers is a much more 70ís New York-centric record, nodding to Patti Smith and Lou Reed. Itís a perfect mix of charm, love and devotion with just enough sleaze and grit to keep it interesting.
Co-produced by Allison along with dim star (JT Nero and Drew Lindsay), it features her "Rainbow Coalition" band of female musicians along with special guests: the legendary Wendy & Lisa, Brandi Carlile, Brandy Clark and Hozier. The follow-up to her acclaimed debut Outside Child, The Returneris a soulful expression of liberation, love, and self-respect.
Remaining loyal to the hypnotic psychedelic stylings and hook-filled melodies for which the band is well known, Rain Parade takes you on a journey through time and space, ranging from spacey folk to raging psych rock. Featuring appearances from The Bangles, Debbie and Vicki Peterson and the Moore Brothers.
While still rooted in Anjimileís folky past, The King is a trickier collection to pin down ó its amorphous, and ever-expanding palette is also a major part of its appeal. Whatís sure is that Anjimile wants to keep breaking down musical boundaries. Anjimile sums it up best: ďI feel free to get weird now, in a way I didnít before.Ē
The highly-requested, unbelievably-anticipated official vinyl release of Boris's 2002 album and first dive into the stoner rock idiom, originally released in Japan on CD only. Heavy Rocks (2002) is heavy, sure, but fuses sludge, noise, stoner rock and hardcore all together for a deeply bone-shaking and unforgettable trip.
Debut solo album from The xxís Romy Madley-Croft. This is an album that deals with love, grief, relationships, identity, and sexuality -- a love letter to the queer clubs and a celebration of the sanctuary and salvation found throughout. Euphoric, tender, and emotional, Mid Air encapsulates the universal purpose of dance music.
ďThis is a collection of songs I playfully pieced together as if I was pitching a group of songs to Elvis. Some covers, one co-write, and some I even wrote in my best (terrible) Elvis impersonation, as I worked around the farm and kicked around the house. I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thank you. Thank you very much.Ē
The veteran death metal bandís ninth album is fast, intense, and brimming with unstoppable grooves. Monstrous riffs, blast beats, unstoppable hooks, and earth-moving grooves define Dying Fetusí catalog and Make Them Beg For Death delivers those savage beatdowns equally designed to pulverize and mesmerize.
2020ís Auto-Pain was an album of thick brutalist architecture and post-punk full of straight lines and sharp angles. On Careful!, theyíre reshaping the facades and splashing color, testing limits. There are synth experiments, thereís darkwave and coldbeat. There are massive rockíníroll songs. There is a remarkably moving love song. Thereís a lot. Go deeper.
Whether Suburban Legend is tackling romantic love, late-stage capitalism, mental health woes, or teen nostalgia, the thread tying it all together is its utter relatability. Regardless of where you are in life ó city or suburbs, school or work, or pursuing a creative dream of your own ó Durryís pop-punk will meet you there with a wink and a high five.
Ngonda is one of the most captivating performers on todayís soul scene. His voice, equal parts raw feeling and elegance. Come Around and Love Me reveals his classic approach rooted in the sounds of revered pioneers, without falling into imitationĖleaving no doubt that Jalen will continue to shine within the timeless musical tradition that is Daptone.
As a coming of age story, Jobi touches on themes of self-love and channeling inner strength to empower herself and others. Whiplash is an exquisite balance of catchy, empowering, upbeat Americana tunes and reflective, deeply sentimental ballads achieved through Jobiís poetic lyricism and her incredible vocal control.
Wilson is finally at a place to feel totally free to take chances. Cue experimentation ranging from Tom Waits-meets-Frank Zappa flurry and semi-orchestral zippiness to guitar-picking psychedelic folksiness and bossa-nova swing. The unconstrained result is a treasure chest that blends several surprises with microdots of strangeness.
Morning Shift marks the Grammy award-winning bandís first since the departure of lead vocalist and founding member Woody Platt. The Rangers have added acclaimed singer-songwriter Aaron Burdett as an official member of the band, bringing new ideas and harmonies to the sextetís ever-evolving sound.
Live album by indie-pop legends featuring performances from their 2013 reunion tour of Give Up Ė the landmark album that brough indietronica to the mainstream with its strangely tender mix of breakbeat and folk. This is the first time the show has been released on CD and vinyl, and features previously unreleased "Never Enough Time."