February 9, 2018 : new albums worth a listen

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February 2018 - New Album Releases


New Music Friday : February 9, 2018


Always Ascending Little Dark Age
Origin : Glasgow, Scotland Origin : Middletown, Connecticut, USA
Genre : Indie Rock, Art Rock Genre : Indie Pop, Psychedelic Pop
==> Fifth studio album released through Domino Recording Company, by the Scottish band formed in 2002. It's the first album featuring new member, since 2017, Julian Corrie (keyboards, synthesiser, guitar, backing vocals). ==> Fourth studio album by the American duo, formed in 2002, released through Columbia Records. The Boston Globe asserting that the album was "both hooky and eccentric enough to please MGMT fans of all stripes."
Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life Brighter Wounds
Origin : Liverpool, England Origin : New York City, New York, USA
Genre : Indie Rock, Pop Rock Genre : Chamber Pop, Trip Hop

==> Fourth studio album by the British band formed in 2003 and still keeping the original line-up : lead vocalist and guitarist Matthew Murphy, drummer Dan Haggis and bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen.

==> Fifth studio album by the brilliant American trio (since 2015). Originally, since 2008, Son Lux was solo work of his founder, musician, composer, singer, multi-instumentalist, Ryan Loft.
Rock Island Clone of the Universe
Origin : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Origin : Orange County, California, USA
Genre : Experimental Pop, Math Rock Genre : Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock

==> Fifth studio album by the American band, released through Carpak Records. Palm's music is decribed as "teeming with unorthodox time signatures, unexpected bursts of guitar noise, and other trapdoors and tricks." (The New York Times)

==> Twelfth studio album and the first in 4 years by the American band formed in 1985. This new album ends with a 18 minutes long song : Il Mostro Atomico.
Blend Inn Calf of the Sacred Cow
Origin : Windang, Australia Origin : London, England
Genre : Indie Rock, Garage Rock, Surf Pop Genre : Indie Rock, Power Pop, Garage Rock

==> Second studio album by the Australian duo formed in 2013 and consisting of Billy Fleming and Zach Stephenson. The lead single "Homely Feeling" was voted into Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2017.

==> Energetic debut album by the British quintet, founded in 2016 and fronted by romantic and musical partners Mia Lust and Laura Orlova. "The album sees the band exploring wider territory and includes some of their most unusual psychedelic power-pop songs yet, as well as their heaviest, most aggressive garage rock numbers." (from band Bandcamp)
Damned Devotion Cusp
Origin : Norwalk, Connecticut, USA Origin : Portland, Oregon, Wikipedia
Genre : Pop, Jazz, Rock Genre : Indie Folk, Americana

==> Seventh studio album by the American musician, singer-songwriter, producer, Joan Wasser, active since 1991. She began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders and played with Black Beetle, Antony and the Johnsons, and Those Bastard Souls.

==> Fifth studio album by the American singer-songwriter active since 2003. Alela says : "this music is about motherhood..."

Huge shout on the Palm record, love that band!


Next week's looking good too, with Ought's new one coming out. I can't wait to hear that in full 🙂

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Oracular spectacular is a tough MGMT album to beat.