Album News

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My Morning Jacket are back with new album The Waterfall II, which is out this Friday via ATO Records. It is indeed a follow-up to their 2015 album, The Waterfall.

The songs were recorded during the same sessions as The Waterfall which took place at Panoramic House studio in Stinson Beach, California and were once being considered being added to the original album as the third part of a triple album. The Waterfall II was massively inspired by the band’s idyllic surroundings in Stinson Beach, CA and a sense of “charmed isolation” that frontman Jim James likened to “living on our own little moon.”

The decision to unearth The Waterfall II was sparked during the early days of quarantine when one of the album tracks “Spinning My Wheels” came on shuffle and the lyrics took upon new meaning during this timeline and soon James revisted the rest of the tracks from those sessions and saw that they “invited a welcome moment of self-reflection—an outcome perhaps even more perfectly suited to the chaos of the current day than the circumstances of their recording.”

We only have a few more days to wait to get to hear the album in full. But fans can get an early listen on Thursday as the band will host an online listening party on their Facebook/Youtube pages at 9pm ET.

For now, find the album art and tracklist below and pre-order the album on various formats here.

The Waterfall II Tracklist:

1. Spinning My Wheels
2. Still Thinkin
3. Climbing The Ladder
4. Feel You
5. Beautiful Love (Wasn’t Enough)
6. Magic Bullet
7. Run It
8. Wasted
9. Welcome Home
10. The First Time

Today Animal Collective has returned to release ar brand new EP Bridge to Quiet.

For the EP the band revisited some of their improvisations from 2019 and earlier this year and gave them reworkings to the final forms that you now hear. The release is timed as a part of Bandcamp’s Friday where the site will waive their usual fee, with all profits going directly to the artists.

The band sent out more details about the new release, along with some updates to some possible troublesome elements of their past releases which the band wanted to address.
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Despite all the chaos, 2020 has been steadily providing us with plenty of new music and it seems to have no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Add Cloud Nothings to the mix, who have announced their brand new album The Black Hole Understands. The band made the announcement yesterday and have released the album today, self-releasing it themselves on Bandcamp, who are waiving their fees to help artists during this undeniably trying time.
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Photo by Lindsey Byrnes

To be frank with you 2020 has been a shit year outside of the rather surprising set of new music releases that we have gotten, and we are only at the midway mark.

One of the things I wasn’t expecting was the return of Secret Machines. But they have announced their return with Awake in the Brain Chamber, their first new album in 12 years. Yeah, it’s been a while.
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