This Week’s New Releases: John Grant, Kurt Vile And Quavo

With talks of hurricanes hitting the UK it’s time to hole up in the house with some new records. And this week there’s plenty on offer. John Grant has put out the follow up to 2015’s ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’, Kurt Vile has released LP #8 and Quavo has taken a step away from Migos for just long enough to release his solo project, ‘Quavo Huncho’.

Atreyu – ‘In Our Wake’ (Spinefarm Records)

Basement – ‘Beside Myself’ (Warner Brothers/Fueled By Ramen/Run For Cover)

Belly – ‘Immigrant’ (Roc Nation Records)

The Bottle Rockets – ‘Bit Logic’ (Bloodshot Records)

Broncho – ‘Bad Behavior’ (Park The Van Records)

Calvin Johnson – ‘A Wonderful Beast’ (K Records)

Colter Wall – ‘Songs Of The Plains’ (Young Mary’s Record Co.)

Connan Mockasin – ‘Jassbusters’ (Mexican Summer)

The Dodos – ‘Certainty Waves’ (Polyvinyl Records)

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – ‘Look Now’ (Concord Records)

Eric Clapton – ‘Happy Xmas’ (Polydor Records)

Jaakko Eino Kalevi – ‘Out Of Touch’ (Weird World)

Jess Glynne – ‘Always In Between’ (Atlantic Records)

John Grant – ‘Love is Magic’ (Bella Union)

John Hiatt – ‘The Eclipse Sessions’ (New West Records)

Justin Courtney Pierre – ‘In The Drink’ (Epitaph)

Kurt Vile – ‘Bottle It In’ (Matador)

Martin Barre – ‘Roads Less Travelled’ (Cleopatra Records)

Matthew Dear – ‘Bunny’ (Ghostly International)

Nazareth – ‘Tattooed On My Brain’ (Frontiers Records)

Parcels – ‘Parcels’ (Kitsuné Musique)

Polyphia – ‘New Levels New Devils’ (Rude Records)

Primal Scream – ‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Sessions’ (Sony)

Quavo – ‘Quavo Huncho’ (Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records)

Tom Morello – ‘The Atlas Underground’ (BMG)

Valley Maker – ‘Rhododendron’ (Frenchkiss Records)

The Watson Twins – ‘Duo’ (The Watson Twins)

William Basinski and Lawrence English – ‘Selva Oscura’ (Temporary Residence Ltd)

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Things We Love This Week: Kurt Vile, Ruby Throat, Phoebe Bridgers

Hi! Today is Friday (YES), and that means only one thing for the next 10 minutes or so – you’ll be here, reading me going on about some songs and things. Enjoy.

Kurt Vile – One Trick Ponies

Imagine going for a walk on a summer’s evening. It’s still warm out, the sun starts to set and you’re hanging out with your best friends with a can in hand. That is what this song sounds like. Sweet, carefree and easy-going, Vile has done it again with his unique, laidback style of alt-country. Harmonies are provided by Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa and Farmer Dave Scher, but the need for some Courtney Barnett lilts is inescapable after their collab last year.

Ruby Throat – Dog Song

Katie Jane Garside, who has previously fronted Daisy Chainsaw and QueenAdreena, has spent four years travelling the world on a boat named Iona.

During her time spent at sea, she wrote Dog Song with Chris Whittingham, which has a dark, folky feel with soft guitars throughout, before her searing vocals take over during the chorus. Bring on the noise.

She’ll put out ‘Stone Dress’ as Ruby Throat on November 9.

Phoebe Bridgers – It’ll All Work Out

This week, Bridgers released a deluxe edition of her debut album, ‘Stranger In The Alps’. This week also marks a year since the passing of Tom Petty. Get your ears ready for the most touching crossover episode ever. 

The deluxe version of her album also includes a reprise of Smoke Signals and the demo for Motion Sickness, which sees a far more pared-back, folk sound. It’s beautiful.

Oh god, Theresa May

She is the dancing queen. Feel the beat of that tambourine, T.

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This Week’s New Releases: St. Vincent, Wu-Tang Clan And Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

This week we’ve got some big hitters. St. Vincent has finally followed up her 2014 self-titled LP, there’s a new Wu-Tang Clan record and Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have released their collaborative album.

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Andrew Savage – ‘Thawing Dawn’ (Dull Tools)

The Barr Brothers – ‘Queens Of The Breakers’ (Secret City Records)

Beck – ‘Colors’ (Virgin EMI)

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ (Marathon Artists/Matador/Milk! Recordings)

Daniel Cavanagh – ‘Monochrome’ (Kscope)

DVSN – ‘Morning After’ (OVO Sound/Warner Bros.)

Fozzy – ‘Judas’ (Century Media Records)

Gucci Mane – ‘Mr. Davis’ (Guwop Enterprises/Atlantic)

Knuckle Puck – ‘Shapeshifter’ (Rise Records)

Kodaline – ‘I Wouldn’t Be’ EP (B-Unique/Sony)

L.A. Guns – ‘The Missing Peace’ (Frontiers Records)

Lenka – ‘Attune’ (Skipalong Records)

Nerina Pallot – ‘Stay Lucky’ (Idaho Records)

Pale Honey – ‘Devotion’ (Bolero Recordings)

P!nk – ‘Beautiful Trauma’ (RCA Records Label)

Prequell – ‘The Future Comes Before’ (Mercury Music Group/Pantheon)

The Rural Alberta Advantage – ‘The Wild’ (Paper Bag/Saddle Creek)

Sisters – ‘Wait Don’t Wait’ (Tender Loving Empire)

St. Vincent – ‘MASSEDUCTION’ (Caroline International)

Squeeze – ‘The Knowledge’ (Love/ADA)

William Patrick Corgan – ‘Ogilala’ (BMG)

Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues’ (36 Chambers)

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This Week’s New Releases: Disclosure, New Order And Kurt Vile

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This week we sees the release of Disclosure’s much-anticipated sophomore LP, ‘Caracal’. Meanwhile, Kurt Vile is churning out album #6 with ‘B’lieve I’m Goin Down’ and New Order are unveiling ‘Music Complete’, their first new studio album in over a decade. Make sure to have a gander at the rest of this week’s new releases, including The Dead Weather, Peaches, Swim Deep and Chvrches, below.

Chvrches – ‘Every Open Eye’ (Glassnote/ Caroline)

Disclosure – ‘Caracal’ (Island/ PMR)

Don Henley – ‘Cass Country’ (Virgin EMI)

The Dead Weather – ‘Dodge And Burn’ (Third Man Records)

Julia Holter – ‘Have You In My Wilderness’ (Domino)

New Order – ‘Music Complete’ (Mute)

Peaches – ‘Rub’ (I U She Music)

Shane Filan – ‘Right Here’ (East West/ Warner Brothers)

Swim Deep – ‘Mothers’ (Chess Club/ RCA)

Kurt Vile – ‘B’lieve I’m Goin Down’ (Matador)

 

 

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