This Week’s New Releases: Self Esteem, Lana Del Rey And Elton John

This week is chock full of amazing new music. Self Esteem has put out her highly anticipated second album, Lana Del Rey has released her second record of the year, and Elton John has dropped his guest-heavy lockdown LP. Dive in below.

Angel Dust – ‘YAK: A Collection Of Truck Songs’ (Roadrunner)

Biffy Clyro – ‘The Myth Of Happily Ever After’ (14th Floor)

Brett Young – ‘The Christmas Classics’ (Big Machine)

Clinic – ‘Fantasy Island’ (Domino)

Dave Hause – ‘Blood Harmony’ (Soundly)

Death Blooms – ‘Life Is Pain’ (Adventure Cat)

Don Broco – ‘Amazing Things’ (Sharptone)

Dream Theater – ‘A View From The Top Of The World’ (InsideOut)

Duran Duran – ‘Future Past’ (BMG)

Elton John – ‘Lockdown Sessions’ (EMI)

Every Time I Die – ‘Radical’ (Epitaph)

Jarvis Cocker – ‘Chansons D’ennui Tip-Top’ (ABKCO)

JPEGMAFIA – ‘LP!’ (EQT/Republic)

Johnny Cash – ‘Bears Sonic Journals: Live At The Carousel Ballroom’  (Sony)

Joni Mitchell – ‘Archives Vol 2, The Reprise Years’ (Rhino)

Keg – ‘Assembly’ (BMG)

Lana Del Rey – ‘Blue Banisters’ (Polydor)

Mimi Webb – ‘Seven Shades Of Heartbreak’ (Epic/Sony)

My Morning Jacket – ‘My Morning Jacket’ (ATO)

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – ‘B-Sides & Rarities Part II’ (Mute)

Parquet Courts – ‘Sympathy For Life’ (Rough Trade)

Polo – ‘A Place Between States’ (Polo)

The Pineapple Thief – ‘Nothing But The Truth’ (Kscope)

Quantic and Nidia Gongora – ‘Almas Conectadas’ (Thru Thoughts)

Self Esteem – ‘Prioritize Pleasure’ (Universal)

Skinny Lister – ‘A Matter Of Life & Love’ (Xtra Mile Recordings)

Sonny Fodera – ‘Wide Awake’ (Solotoko)

The Surfing Magazines – ‘Badgers Of Wymeswold’ (Moshi Moshi)

The The – ‘Comeback Special’ (earMusic)

Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison – ‘Everythings Affected’ (Fort)

The War On Drugs – ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ (Atlantic)

WET – ‘Letter Blue’ (Other Exotica/30SF)

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This Week’s New Releases: Pale Waves, The Pretty Reckless And Claud

What a week for new music! Pale Waves have released their second album, The Pretty Reckless their fourth, and Claud has put out her debut full-length on Phoebe Bridgers’ label Saddest Factory.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Arc Of Life – ‘Arc Of Life’ (Frontiers)

The Band – ‘Stage Fright (Deluxe Remix 2020)’ (Capitol)

Claud – ‘Super Monster’ (Saddest Factory)

Death by Unga Bunga – ‘Heavy Male Insecurity’ (Jansen)

Django Django – ‘Glowing In The Dark’ (Because Music)

James Walsh – ‘Small Illusions’ (James Walsh)

JPEGMAFIA – ‘EP2!’ (EQT Recordings/Republic Records/UMG)

Love and Death – ‘Perfectly Preserved’ (Earache)

Mush – ‘Lines Redacted’ (Memphis Industries)

Nonconnah – ‘Songs for and About Ghosts’ (Ernest Jenning)

Pale Waves – ‘Who Am I?’ (Dirty Hit)

Pentatonix – ‘The Lucky Ones’ (RCA)

The Pretty Reckless – ‘Death By Rock and Roll’ (Century Media)

Rat Columns – ‘Pacific Kiss’ (Tough Love)

R+R=Now – ‘R+R=Now Live’ (Blue Note)

The Rubens – ‘0202’ (Humming)

Sia – ‘Music (Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture)’ (Atlantic)

Slowthai – ‘TYRON’ (Method Records/Interscope/AWGE)

Various artists – ‘Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album’ (Six Course Music Group/RCA)

Virginia Wing – ‘private LIFE’ (Fire Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Kid Cudi, Deftones, Belle and Sebastian

This is going to be our last new releases blog post of 2020, a year that saw live shows disappear but that brought about more new music than we could have hoped for.

This week, Kid Cudi has put out the third instalment in his ‘Man On The Moon’ series that started in 2009, Deftones celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘White Pony’ with a deluxe reissue and remix LP called ‘Black Stallion’, and Belle and Sebastian have dropped a double LP.

Next week, you can look forward to new records from Paul McCartney and Lanterns On The Lake, among a few others.

Merry Christmas, and enjoy the new music below!

Alanis Morissette – ‘Such Pretty Forks In The Mix’ EP (HE.SHE.THEY. Records)

The Avalanches – ‘We Will Always Love You’ (Modular)

Belle and Sebastian – ‘What To Look For In Summer’ (Matador)

Bladee and Mechatok – ‘Good Luck’ (YEAR0001)

Boris / Merzbow – ‘2R0I2P0’ (Relapse Records)

BOYO – ‘Alone Together In Los Angeles’ (Park The Van)

Deftones – ‘White Pony (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)/Black Stallion’ (Reprise Records)

Fetty Wap – ‘You Know The Vibes’ (300 Entertainment/RGF Productions)

Ghostpoet – ‘I Grow Tired But I Dare Not Fall Asleep (Again)’ (Play It Again Sam)

Guided By Voices – ‘Styles We Paid For’ (GBV)

James Blake – ‘Covers’ EP (UMG/Republic/Polydor)

JPEGMAFIA – ‘EP!’ (EQT Recordings/Republic Records)

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – ‘Plastic Bouquet’ (New West)

Kid Cudi – ‘Man On The Moon III: The Chosen’ (Republic Records)

The Kills- ‘Little Bastards’ (Domino)

The Kinks – ‘Lola vs Powerman and the Moneyground Part 1 (50th anniversary box set)’ (BMG/Sanctuary)

Landshapes – ‘Contact’ (Bella Union)

Less Than Jake – ‘Silver Linings’ (Pure Noise Records)

M.Ward – ‘Think Of Spring’ (Anti-)

Nilüfer Yanya – ‘Feeling Lucky?’ EP (ATO/[PIAS])

The Neighbourhood – ‘Chip Chrome and the Mono-Tones (Deluxe)’ (Columbia)

ShitKid – ‘CROTCHROCK’ EP (PNKSLM Recordings)

Sturgill Simpson – ‘Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 2 (Cowboy Arms Sessions)’ (High Top Mountain Records/Thirty Tigers)

Various Artists – ‘Independent Venue Week LIVE 2020’ (IVW)

Various Artists – ‘Cyberpunk 2077: Radio Vol.1 – OST’ (Lakeshore)

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This Week’s New Releases: Charli XCX, Pixies and Korn

Following some big releases last week, things have not slowed down AT ALL this week! Pixies, Korn and Charli XCX have all dropped new records, with the latter being a star-studded full-length boasting more collaborations than we’ve had cups of coffee today.

If none of those float your boat, there’s plenty more to dig into below, including new music from Chelsea Wolfe, Alice Cooper and Kojey Radical.

Alice Cooper – ‘Breadcrumbs’ EP (earMUSIC)

Belle and Sebastian – ‘Days Of The Bagnold Summer’ (Matador)

Charli XCX – ‘Charli’ (Atlantic)

Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Birth Of Violence’ (Sargent House)

Emily Sandé – ‘Real Life’ (Virgin EMI)

The Faim – ‘State Of Mind’ (BMG)

Ghostface Killah – ‘Ghostface Killahs’ (Now Generation Music Corp)

Goo Goo Dolls – ‘Miracle Pill’ (Warner Records)

Hobo Johnson – ‘The Fall Of Hobo Johnson’ (Reprise)

JPEGMAFIA – ‘All My Heroes Are Cornballs’ (EQT Recordings)

Kojey Radical – ‘Cashmere Tears’ (Asylum/Atlantic Records)

Korn – ‘The Nothing’ (Roadrunner)

Lambert -‘True’ (Mercury Classics)

The Lumineers – ‘III’ (Decca)

Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – ‘Corpse Flower’ (Ipecac Recordings)

Milos – ‘Sound Of Silence’ (Decca)

Pixies – ‘Beneath The Eyrie’ (BMG)

(Sandy) Alex G – ‘House Of Sugar’ (Domino)

Various Artists – ‘Top Boy (A Selection of Music Inspired By The Series)’ (OVO Sound)

Vitto Meirelles – ‘Da Hora’ (Cooking Vinyl)

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