Friday, September 07, 2018

3 Songs: On Repeat (Extended Edition)

Spiritualized – “I’m Your Man” (After a six year wait, Jason Pierce, AKA J.Spaceman will release his eighth album titled, And Nothing Hurt, today via Fat Possum.  The long-awaited new album was recorded at home instead of a studio for the first time and is just as grandiose and cosmically layered yet feels more intimate and more stripped-down due to the personal nature of the lyrics.  Check out the soaring Gospel and horn-soaked standout track with its bluesy, extended guitar solo here.)   

Lung – “Spiders” (The Cincinnati duo - consisting of cellist/vocalist Kate Wakefield and drummer Daisy Caplan – will release their second album, All The King’s Horses, today on Sofaburn Records.  Dark, unsettling and totally compelling, the duo creates music that is evocative both musically and lyrically.  They are road warriors, having played over 70 shows just in the last 3 months alone, and the new album captures their live energy perfectly.  See for yourself with this live performance of the eerie album standout, “Spiders”.)

Saintseneca – “Ladder To The Sun” (The experimental Columbus folk-pop collective led by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Zac Little and The Sidekicks’ Steve Ciolek recently released their new album, Pillar Of Na, via Anti Records.  Produced again by Mike Mogis, the new album - their best yet - features a new lineup and an evolved sound that includes elements of chamber-pop and dream-pop to great effect; with the perfect culmination in the upbeat, twinkling pop of the single heard here.)

NOTHING – “Blue Line Baby” (The Philly noise-rockers recently returned with their third album, Dance On The Black Top, out now on Relapse Records.  Produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.), the dynamic new album blends their dense, shoegaze-inspired guitar sound and forceful post-punk rhythms with catchy pop melodies that creep through the cracks.  Listen to the yearning, languid single here.)    

IDLES – “Danny Nedelko” (The Bristol post-punk quintet stormed back with their sophomore album, Joy as an Act of Resistance; out now on Partisan Records.  Quickly, the new album expands on their stunning 2017 debut with more personal, tragic lyrics that are marked by death and despair that match the musical intensity with an anthemic charge.  Check out the pint glass-in-the-air chant-along hooks of the standout track heard here.)     


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