Album News

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Chicago rockers Twin Peaks have announced their brand new album Lookout Low will be released on September 13 via Grand Jury Music.

The band has continued to surprise with their mature evolution with every new album and based on the fantastic new single “Dance Through It,” their evolution continues strong. The album was recorded at Monnow Valley with producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, U2, Kings of Leon). For this album, the band’s mission was to capture the exhilarating vibe of their shows and based on this song, they’ve done just that. There are some strong Rolling Stones vibes felt here, something that suits them quite well.

Find the official music video for “Dance Through It,” which was directed by Ariel Fisher and Léo Schrepel, posted below along with Twin Peaks’ upcoming tour dates and the Lookout Low tracklist.
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LA-based songwriter/producer Chris Gale is gearing up to release his new record A Cloud on June 14th. The record was made over the past two years with his friend Brett Bullion following the dissolution of Gale’s former projects OSO and Warehouse Eyes. Gale was on the verge of giving up on making music in early 2017, losing faith in his ability to break through artistically and to make the kind of work he expected, but thankfully for us he decided to give record-making one last shot.
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With Wild Beasts’ splitting up, it’s given the chance for former member Hayden Thorpe to explore a solo career of his own. We got out first taste of his solo output with the release of debut track “Diviner” back in February.

Today Thorpe officially announced that his debut album is also called Diviner and will be released via Domino Records on May 24. The announcement also came with the release of another new song with “Love Crimes,” which came along with a beautiful music video for the song that was directed by Alexandra Liveris.

“Love Crimes” is yet another beautiful offering from Thorpe who unsurprisingly is looking to deliver a lovely debut solo album, bringing just enough of elements of some latter-day Wild Beasts, while also stepping into some new unexplored territory at the same time.

Find the video for “Love Crimes” posted below, along with the tracklist for Diviner. The album is also available to preorder here.
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The road to Vampire Weekend’s new album Father of the Bride (out May 3rd via Columbia Records) has been a long one. After a long six years, the band has been getting fans ready for the new release by slowly releasing new music. First, it was the grand single “Harmony Hall” and “2021,” then more recently “Sunflower” and “Big Blue.” Not to mention some pretty high-profile music videos.
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will return with new album Fishing For Fishies on April 26th via ATO Records/Flightless Records.

They already gave us a first taste of the album back in January with “Cyboogie” and have returned with a music video for the latest single and title track “Fishing For Fishies” a more mellow but still very much in the unique wheelhouse of their sound, with some blues and folk-influenced sprinkled in with their usual weird psych grooves.

Find the video for “Fishing For Fishies” available to watch below along with the Fishing For Fishies tracklist.
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We can always count on Kishi Bashi to release great music and based on his newly released single “Summer of ’42,” he’s done it yet again. The track is taken off his new album Omoiyari, released via May 31st via Joyful Noise Recordings.

The swoonful track is as lovely and romantic as you’d expect from Bashi, with all the beautiful strings and thoughtful theatrics that is unique to his sound and something that I can’t imagine anyone else pulling off. We’re excited to hear what else Bashi has in store for us on the rest of the record.

Find “Summer of ’42” available to stream below, along with the Omoiyari tracklist and upcoming tour dates, which includes a performance at Murmrr Theatre on June 19th.
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Mac DeMarco will return with his fourth album Here Comes The Cowboy on May 10th. It will be the debut release on his very own record label, appropriately titled Mac’s Record Label.

With the announcement of the new album comes the release of it’s first single, “Nobody,” which strikes a few funny parallels with Mitski’s 2018 album Be the Cowboy and it’s single “Nobody.”

The track features the more mellow and laid back Mac that we witnessed on his previous release This Old Dog, with some of the same lo-fi charm that strikes a familiar feeling that some earlier releases gave at the very same time. The album is described as having “the best romantic tunes the well-known romantic has ever penned,” and this seems to be the case based on our listen to “Nobody.”
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It’s incredible to think it’s been six years since we got new music from Vampire Weekend. The band that basically soundtracked my high school and college days has been largely absent in the latter part of this decade but have been teasing a new album since last year.

Today they finally announced that their new album is called Father Of The Bride and will be released sometime this Spring via Columbia Records. Along with the album title announcement came the release of two songs from the album: “Harmony Hall” and “2021,” the first taste of the 18-songs that await for fans on the new LP.

“Harmony Hall” is a song that feels like new ground for the band, a mix of some more jammy elements (and even some Fleetwood Mac) but there’s still plenty of that familiar Vampire Weekend sound there (with the song was written by Ezra Koenig and produced by Koenig and Ariel Rechtshaid, with additional production by former member Rostam Batmanglij and contributions from both Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors and Danielle Haim of Haim) – not to mention a reference to Modern Vampires of the City track “Finger Back.”.

It sounds readymade for listening late night at a major music festival. “2021” is a brief track (at 1 1/2 minutes – written by Koenig & Haruomi Hosono and produced by Rechtshaid & Ezra Koenig and featuring vocals from Jenny Lewis) that feels like a throwback to many generations of the band, invoking a ton of feelings of nostalgia along the way.

It’s clearly a new era of Vampire Weekend with literal changes to the band, as well as more symbolic ones, that paint this as a new part of their chapter as a band. One we’re excited to see unfold and dig our teeth into the rest of Father Of The Bride very soon.

Enjoy listens to both “Harmony Hall” and “2012” below.

“Harmony Hall”


Foals Announce New Album and Release Single “Exits”

By Will Oliver, January 21st 2019 — with 1 comment

Earlier today Foals announced that they’re back with not one but two new albums this year entitled Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 & 2 (released via Warner Bros). Part 1 will be released on March 8th with Part 2 coming this Fall. This is the band’s first album in four years (What Went Down in 2015), their longest break between albums so far. It also is their first album without founding member and bassist Walter Gervers, who left the band last year.

So in many ways, this feels like a turning point in the band’s career, which had me very intrigued with what the new material would sound like. With a two-part album on the way, it’s clear this is going to be some of their biggest and most ambitious work to date.
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