This Week’s New Releases: Lewis Capaldi, DJ Khaled And Alex Lahey

This week is a mixed bag of new releases for sure. Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has dropped his debut album, Alex Lahey has offered up her second and DJ Khaled’s star-studded follow up to 2017’s ‘Grateful’ is finally out.

Not for you? Head below for more new records.

Alex Lahey – ‘The Best Of Luck Club’ (Dead Oceans)

Biffy Clyro – ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’

Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Dedicated’ (Interscope)

DJ Khaled – ‘Father Of Asahd’ (We The Best/Epic Records)

Hilary Hahn – ‘Garca Abril: 6 Partitas’ (Decca Classics)

Institute – ‘Readjusting The Locks’ (Sacred Bones)

Interpol – ‘A Fine Mess’ EP (Matador)

Josephine Wiggs – ‘We Fall’ (Sounds Of Sinners)

Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ (Virgin EMI)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 3’ (Decca)

The National – ‘I Am Easy To Find’ (4AD)

Operators – ‘Radiant Dawn’ (Last Gang Records)

Paul Gilbert – ‘Behold Electric Guitar’ (Mascot/Music Theories)

Siskiyou – ‘Not Somewhere’ (Constellation)

Steel Pulse – ‘Mass Manipulation’ (Rootfire Cooperative/Wiseman Doctrine)

Zomby – ‘Vanta’ (Bedouin Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Mac DeMarco, Charly Bliss And Ciara

There’s something for everyone this week. Mac DeMarco has dropped ‘Here Comes The Cowboy’, Charly Bliss have offered up their sophomore LP and Ciara has finally followed up 2015’s ‘Jackie’.

Still need more? Fill your boots below.

A. A. Body – ‘Enderness’ (Fat Possum Records)

Charly Bliss – ‘Young Enough’ (Lucky Number)

Ciara – ‘Beauty Marks’ (Beauty Marks Entertainment)

Clinic – ‘Wheeltappers and Shunters’ (Domino)

Collard – ‘Unholy’ (Virgin EMI)

Craig Leon – ‘Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2: The Canon’ (RVNG)

Defeater – ‘Defeater’ (Epitaph)

Doomsquad – ‘Let Yourself Be Seen’ (Bella Union)

Efrim Manuel Menuck and Kevin Doria – ‘Are Sing Sinck, Sing’ (Constellation)

Employed To Serve – ‘Eternal Forward Motion’ (Spinefarm/Universal)

Guitar Wolf – ‘Love & Jett’ (Third Man Records)

Holly Herndon – ‘Proto’ (4AD)

Howard Jones – ‘Transform’ (D-TOX via Absolute)

HÆLOS – ‘Any Random Kindness’ (Infectious Records)

Ian Gillan – ‘Raving With Ian Gillan and the Javelins’ (EarMUSIC via Absolute)

Indianola – ‘Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye’ (Indianola)

James Bay – ‘Oh My Messy Mind’ EP (Republic Records)

Jamila Woods – ‘Legacy! Legacy!’ (Jagjaguwar)

Logic – ‘Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind’ (Def Jam Recordings)

Mac DeMarco – ‘Here Comes The Cowboy’ (Mac’s)

Maps – ‘Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss.’ (Mute)

Meat Beat Manifesto – ‘Opaque Couché’ (Flexidisc)

Nots – ‘3’ (Upset The Rhythm)

Parachute – ‘Parachute’ (Parachute Music)

Pottery – ‘No. 1’ EP (Partisan Records)

Rosie Lowe – ‘YU’ (Wolf Tones)

Sammy Hagar and the Circle – ‘Space Between’ (BMG)

Shaggy – ‘Wah Gwaan?!’ (Brooklyn Knights/Polydor)

Shey Baba – ‘Requiem’ (Virgin EMI)

The Get Up Kids – ‘Problems’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Tim Hecker – ‘Anoyo’ (Kranky)

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This Week’s New Releases: Vampire Weekend, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes And L7

There are some highly anticipated records dropping this week. Following teaser posts that date all the way back to January, Vampire Weekend have finally put out the follow up to 2013’s ‘Modern Vampires of the City’, while Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes have released LP #3 and L7 are back with their first new album in 20 years.

More you say? Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Anderson East – ‘Alive In Tennessee’ (Low Country Sound/Elektra)

Bad Religion – ‘Age Of Unreason’ (Epitaph)

Barrie – ‘Happy To Be Here’ (Winspear)

Benedict Benjamin – ‘Truant’ (Sugarcoat Records)

Big Thief – ‘U.F.O.F.’ (4AD)

Caroline Spence – ‘Mint Condition’ (Rounder)

Diplo – ‘Higher Ground’ EP (Mad Decent)

Drahla – ‘Useless Coordinates’ (Captured Tracks)

The Dream Syndicate – ‘These Times’ (Anti)

Filthy Friends – ‘Emerald Valley’ (Kill Rock Stars)

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes – ‘End Of Suffering’ (International Death Cult)

Jessy Wilson – ‘Phase’ (Thirty Tigers)

Joy Williams – ‘Front Porch’ (Sensibility/Thirty Tigers)

L7 – ‘Scatter The Rats’ (Blackheart Records)

Little Steven and the Disciples – ‘Summer Of Sorcery’ (Wicked Cool/UME)

Lucy Spraggan – ‘Today Was A Good Day’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Patience – ‘Dizzy Spells’ (Night School)

Pile – ‘Green and Gray’ (Exploding In Sound)

Saint Agnes – ‘Welcome To Silvertown’ (Death Or Glory Gang)

Tacocat – ‘This Mess Is A Place’ (Sub Pop)

Ten Tonnes – ‘Ten Tonnes’ (Warner Bros)

Vampire Weekend – ‘Father Of The Bride’ (Columbia)

Versing – ‘10000’ (Hardly Art)

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This Week’s New Releases: P!nk, The Cranberries And Craig Finn

This week is bonkers busy! P!nk has dropped album #8, the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has released another solo LP, and the Cranberries have shared their eighth and final album. It features vocals by the band’s late singer Dolores O’Riordan, who laid down demos prior to her death in January 2018.

There’s LOADS more to get your listening gear around below if none of that piques your interest.

Alan Parsons – ‘The Secret’ (Frontiers)

Aldous Harding – ‘Designer’ (4AD)

Amon Tobin – ‘Fear In A Handful of Dust’ (Nomark)

BAILEN – ‘Thrilled To Be Here’ (Concord Records)

Bear’s Den – ‘So That You Might Hear Me’ (Communion Records)

Billie Marten – ‘Feeding Seahorses By Hand’ (RCA)

Catfish and the Bottlemen – ‘The Balance’ (Island)

Claude Fontaine – ‘Claude Fontaine’ (Innovative Leisure)

Craig Finn – ‘I Need A New War’ (Partisan)

The Cranberries – ‘In The End’ (BMG)

The Damned Things – ‘High Crimes’ (Nuclear Blast)

Danko Jones – ‘A Rock Supreme’ (M-Theory Audio)

Foxygen – ‘Seeing Other People’ (Jagjaguwar)

George Benson – ‘Walking To New Orleans’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Guided by Voices – ‘Warp And Woof’ (Guided By Voices)

Hembree – ‘House On Fire’ (Oread Records/Thirty Tigers)

Hillsong United – ‘People’ (Hillsong via Absolute)

J.J. Cale – ‘Stay Around’ (Because Music)

Jackie Mendoza – ‘LuvHz’ EP (Luminelle Recordings)

Jess Gillam – ‘Rise’ (Decca)

Josh Ritter – ‘Fever Breaks’ (Pytheas/Thirty Tigers)

Kevin Morby – ‘Oh My God’ (Dead Oceans)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Fishing for Fishies’ (Flightless)

Lamb – ‘The Secret Of Letting Go’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Leo Sayer – ‘Selfie’ (Edsel)

Local Natives – ‘Violet Street’ (Concord Records)

Marina – ‘Love + Fear’ (Atlantic)

Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky – ‘Droneflower’ (Sacred Bones Records)

The Mountain Goats – ‘In League With Dragons’ (Merge)

Nick Murphy – ‘Run Fast Sleep Naked’ (Future Classic)

P!nk – ‘Hurts 2B Human’ (RCA)

PAWS – ‘Your Church On My Bonfire’ (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres – ‘Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres’ (Strap Originals)

Reptaliens – ‘Valis’ (Captured Tracks)

Rob Thomas – ‘Chip Tooth Smile’ (Atlantic)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – ‘Mettavolution’ (Rubyworks/BMG)

SOAK – ‘Grim Town’ (Rough Trade)

Sunn O))) – ‘Life Metal’ (Southern Lord)

Various Artists – ‘For The Throne (HBO Game Of Thrones)’ (Columbia)

The Weavers – ‘Travelling On With The Weavers’ (Greyscale via Nova)

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This Week’s New Releases: Beyoncé, Lizzo And Loyle Carner

There’s plenty to keep you entertained over the bank holiday weekend! Beyoncé has dropped the ‘Homecoming’ live album, to accompany her new Netflix film of the same name, while Lizzo’s highly anticipated new record has finally dropped, and Loyle Carner’s sophomore LP is here.

Still want more? Fill your boots below.

Beyoncé – ‘Homecoming: The Live Album’ (Columbia)

Cage the Elephant – ‘Social Cues’ (Columbia)

Diane Coffee – ‘Internet Arms’ (Polyvinyl Records)

Drugdealer – ‘Raw Honey’ (Mexican Summer)

Fat White Family – ‘Serfs Up!’ (Domino)

Field Medic – ‘Fade Into The Dawn’ (Run For Cover Records)

Heather Woods Broderick – ‘Invitation’ (Western Vinyl)

Jade Bird – ‘Jade Bird’ (Glassnote)

Lizzo – ‘Cuz I Love You’ (Nice Life/Atlantic)

Loyle Carner – ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ (AMF/Virgin EMI Records)

Sad Planets – ‘Akron, Ohio’ (Tee Pee)

Seaway – ‘Fresh Produce’ (Pure Noise Records)

The O’Jays – ‘The Last Word’ (S-Curve Records)

Wand – ‘Laughing Matter’ (Drag City)

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This Week’s New Releases: RSD, BTS and LSD

In case you live under a rock, yesterday was Record Store Day. Did you partake? Are your knees sore from queuing and fingers blistered from crate digging? If so you can rest easy and take a seat as we fill you in on what you missed while you were prepping for RSD. If you’re still hoping to bag some gems head here to find out what’s on offer.

This week Labrinth, Sia and Diplo have finally dropped the debut album of their collaborative project LSD, the K-Pop craze continues with the release of BTS’s new record, and Anderson .Paak has followed up last year’s ‘Oxnard’.

More? Really? Below you go.

Aaron Lewis – ‘State I’m In’ (Valory)

Anderson .Paak – ‘Ventura’ (Aftermath/12 Tone Music, LLC)

Andy Bell – ‘Torsten In Queereteria’ (Cherry Red)

Andy Black – ‘The Ghost Of Ohio’ (Lava Music/Republic Records)

Band Of Skulls – ‘Love Is All You Love’ (So/Silva Screen)

Bibio – ‘Ribbons’ (Warp)

Broken Social Scene – ‘Let’s Try the After – Vol. 2’ (Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.)

Bruce Hornsby – ‘Absolute Zero’ (Zappo Productions)

BTS – ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’ (Big Hit Entertainment)

Budos Band – ‘V’ (Dapton)

The Chemical Brothers – ‘No Geography’ (Virgin EMI)

Damien Jurado – ‘In The Shape Of A Storm’ (Loose)

Escort – ‘City Life’ (Escort Records)

Fontaines D.C. – ‘Dogrel’ (Partisan Records)

Glen Hansard – ‘This Wild Willing’ (Epitaph)

Inter Arma – ‘Sulphur English’ (Relapse Records)

Lowly – ‘Hifalutin’ (Bella Union)

LSD – ‘LSD’ (Syco)

Melissa Etheridge – ‘The Medicine Show’ (Snakefarm Records)

Norah Jones – ‘Begin Again’ (Virgin EMI)

PJ Harvey – ‘All About Eve (Original Music)’ (Invada Records)

Shovels & Rope – ‘By Blood’ (Dualtone)

Teen Body – ‘Dreamo’ (Broken Cirlcles)

Walking On Cars – ‘Colours’ (Virgin EMI)

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This Week’s New Releases: Khalid, Martha And PUP

This week has seen some long-awaited albums drop. Khalid’s sophomore LP has arrived, while Martha have released their third album, as have Canadian punks PUP.

In the mood for something else? Fill your boots below.

Bella Novela – ‘Incinerate’ (Bella Novela)

Bryce Dessner – ‘El Chan’ (Chester Music)

Circa Waves – ‘What’s It Like Over There?’ (Prolifica/PIAS)

Don Felder – ‘American Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (BMG)

The Drums – ‘Brutalism’ (Anti-)

Flying Steps – ‘Flying Pictures At An Exhibition’ (Sony)

Girli – ‘Odd One Out’ (Virgin EMI)

Idlewild – ‘Interview Music’ (Empty Word)

Ioanna Gika – ‘Thalassa’ (Sargent House)

Jai Wolf – ‘The Cure To Loneliness’ (Mom+Pop)

Khalid – ‘Free Spirit’ (Columbia)

Lee Fields and the Expressions – ‘It Rains Love’ (Big Crown Records)

Lissie – ‘When I’m Alone: The Piano Retrospective’ (Lionboy Records/Cooking Vinyl)

Martha – ‘Love Keeps Kicking’ (Big Scary Monsters/Dirtnap)

Meil De Botton – ‘Surrender To The Feeling’ (Miel Creation via Absolute)

Molly Tuttle – ‘When You’re Ready’ (Compass)

Periphery – ‘Periphery IV: Hail Stan’ (Periphery, LLC/eOne)

Priests – ‘The Seduction Of Kansas’ (Sister Polygon Records)

PUP – ‘Morbid Stuff’ (BMG/Rise/Little Dipper)

Reba McEntire – ‘Stronger Than The Truth’ (Big Machine)

Rozi Plain – ‘What A Boost’ (Memphis Industries)

Sara Bareilles – ‘Amidst The Chaos’ (RCA)

Sego – ‘Sego Sucks’ (Roll Call Records)

Tyler Ramsey – ‘For The Morning’ (Virgin EMI)

Weyes Blood – ‘Titanic Rising’ (Sub Pop)

W. H. Lung – ‘Incidental Music’ (Melodic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Billie Eilish, Marvin Gaye And White Denim

What a week for new music. Billie Eilish has finally dropped her debut LP, a previously unreleased Marvin Gaye studio album has been shared with the world and White Denim have already put out the follow up to 2018’s ‘Performance’.

Still want more? Head below.

A Wake In Providence – ‘The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Ben Platt – ‘Sing To Me Instead’ (Atlantic)

Billie Eilish – ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ (Darkroom/Interscope Records)

C Duncan – ‘Health’ (Fatcat Records)

Chris Cohen – ‘Chris Cohen’ (Captured Tracks)

Devin Townsend – ‘Empath’ (InsideOutMusic)

Fennesz – ‘Agora’ (Touch)

Good Cop Bad Cop – ‘Good Cop Bad Cop’ (Count To Ten Records)

Jamie Lawson – ‘The Years In Between’ (Gingerbread Man Records/ADA)

L.A. Guns – ‘The Devil You Know’ (Frontiers Records)

Lang Lang – ‘Piano Book’ (Deutsche Grammophon)

Lion Babe – ‘Cosmic Wind’ (Lion Babe Music LLC)

Marvin Gaye – ‘You’re The Man’ (UMC – Uni/Island)

Mekons – ‘Deserted’ (Glitterbeat GmbH)

Show Me The Body – ‘Dog Whistle’ (Lorna Vista/ Concord)

Son Volt – ‘Union’ (Transmit Sound distributed and marketed by Thirty Tigers)

Steve Earle & the Dukes – ‘GUY’ (New West)

Ty Segall & Freedom Band – ‘Deforming Lobes’ (Drag City)

UNKLE – ‘The Road: Part II / Lost Highway’ (Songs For The Def)

White Denim – ‘Side Effects’ (City Slang)

Whitechapel – ‘The Valley’ (Metal Blade Records)

Yngwie Malmsteen – ‘Blue Lightning’ (Mascot)

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Things We Love This Week: Sacred Paws, Tame Impala, Marvin Gaye, Angie McMahon

Although perilously tempted to include Lighthouse Family’s comeback in this week’s blog post, I have since been informed by the official Office Nark Police that that would be an incredibly lame thing to do. Hence, you’re not going to find out that anything about their new album or new tour. No Ocean Drive for you.

Sacred Paws

What a delightfully fun band. In a world where the Antlers are celebrating 10 years of the heart-breaking ‘Hospice’ and Daughter’s Elena Tonra can’t stop drowning herself depressedly in alcohol on her latest project ‘Ex: Re’, I am a firm believer that Sacred Paws are the antidote to all the sadness around us in 2019.

Aside from the upbeat, jangly guitars and an indie-pop rhythm section, they’re even having fun in the video. How can I join?

Tame Impala

Tame Impala have released a new single, and it’s SO Tame Impala. Their first new material (apart from the endless side projects members partake in) since 2015’s ‘Currents’, think peak Kevin Parker vocals, a groovy bass line and some retro disco keys, and you’ve got yourself a psychedelic triumph. Nice one, lads.

While it’s hoped to be the first sign of a new album, nothing’s been confirmed. Fingers crossed!

Marvin Gaye

What’s going on? I heard through the grapevine that some previously unreleased Marving Gaye material is dropping this spring. ‘You’re The Man’, a double LP recorded in 1972, will arrive through Motown/UMe on March 29, followed by a CD release on April 2 — which would have been the legend’s 80th birthday.

There simply ain’t no mountain high enough for that guy to climb, even posthumously.

Angie McMahon

McMahon won the Grulke Prize at SXSW last week —a title given to the most notable developing artists from outside the US. But prestige is nothing something that’s prevalent in her new single, which is about being bored, eating pasta, and playing with dogs. This couldn’t be more relatable to my entire life if she tried. It also helps that the song is super accessible, with a volta midway through turning that frown upside down.

“I spend so much time eating pasta,” she sings. Same, girl. I got you.

Catch McMahon at her one-off UK show at the Lexington in London on May 28.

HAPPY FRIDAY ONE AND ALL. I’m off for a week now. Laters.

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This Week’s New Releases: American Football, Van Morrison And Jenny Lewis

This week is BUSY! American Football have dropped LP #3 — not making us wait seven years, like they did for the follow up to their debut LP. Meanwhile, Van Morrison has already followed up ‘The Prophet Speaks’, which came out in December, and Jenny Lewis has shared her fourth album — which boasts contributions from a backing band featuring Beck, Benmont Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr and Ryan Adams.

Fancy something else? Fill your boots below.

American Football – ‘American Football’ (LP3) (Big Scary Monsters)

Andrew Bird – ‘My Finest Work Yet’ (Virgin EMI)

Apparat – ‘LP5’ (Mute)

Avey Tare – ‘Cows On Hourglass Pond’ (Domino)

Bonnie Tyler – ‘Between The Earth And The Stars’ (earMUSIC via Absolute)

Connie Constance – ‘English Rose’ (AMF/Virgin EMI/Universal Music Operations Limited)

Crows – ‘Silver Tongues’ (Balley Records)

Dean Lewis – ‘A Place We Knew’ (Universal Music Australia/Island Records Australia)

Ex Hex – ‘It’s Real’ (Merge)

Fil Bo Riva – ‘Beautiful Sadness’ (Humming Records)

Ibibio Sound Machine – ‘Doko Mien’ (Merge)

Iron & Wine – ‘Our Endless Numbered Days (Deluxe)’ (Sub Pop)

Jenny Lewis – ‘On The Line’ (Warner Bros)

Kaori Muraji – ‘Cinema’ (Decca Classics)

La Dispute – ‘Panorama’ (Epitaph)

Lambchop – ‘This (Is What I Wanted To Tell You)’ (City Slang)

Lucy Rose – ‘No Words Left’ (Communion JV)

Maverick Sabre – ‘When I Wake Up’ (FAMM)

Megadeth – ‘Warheads On Foreheads’ (UMC)

Michael Ball – ‘Coming Home To You’ (Decca)

Nilüfer Yanya – ‘Miss Universe’ (ATO Records)

Sleeper – ‘The Modern Age’ (Gorsky Records)

Spiral Stairs – ‘We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized’ (Nine Mile Records)

Strand of Oaks – ‘Eraserland’ (Dead Oceans)

Tamaryn – ‘Dreaming The Dark’ (DERO Arcade)

These New Puritans – ‘Inside The Rose’ (Infectious Records)

Van Morrison – ‘The Healing Game’ (Sony)

Wallows – ‘Nothing Happens’ (Atlantic)

Yungblud – ‘Yungblud (Live In Atlanta)’ (Locomotion Recordings/Geffen Records)

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