This Week’s New Releases: Foo Fighters, The Staves And John Carpenter

There are some big hitters on this week’s list of new releases. Foo Fighters have finally followed up 2017’s ‘Concrete and Gold’, the Staves have put out LP #5, and John Carpenter has released his first non-soundtrack album in five years.

Still in the mood for more? Head below.

Aaron Lee Tasjan – ‘Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!’ (New West)

Black Coffee – ‘Subconsciously’ (Ultra)

Black Country, New Road – ‘For The First Time’ (Ninja Tune)

Deacon Blue – ‘Riding On The Tide Of Love’ (earMUSIC)

Declan O’Rourke – ‘Arrivals’ (Warner/Maiesta Music)

Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – ‘Legacy +’ (Partisan)

Foo Fighters – ‘Medicine At Midnight’ (Columbia)

Jevon – ‘Fell In Love In Brasil’ (WIZRD)

John Carpenter – ‘Lost Themes III: Alive After Death’ (Sacred Bones)

Made Kuti – ‘Fore(E)Ward’ (Partisan)

Marcello Liverani – ‘Shapes – Vol.1’ (Blue Spiral)

Roy Montgomery – ‘Island Of Lost Souls’ (Grapefruit Records)

Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby’ (Ba Da Bing! Records)

The Staves – ‘Good Woman’ (Atlantic)

Sun June – ‘Somewhere’ (Run For Cover Records)

The Telescopes – ‘Song Of Love and Revolution’ (Tapete Records)

Tele Novella – ‘Merlynn Belle’ (Kill Rock Stars)

Transatlantic – ‘The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version)’ and ‘The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version)’ (InsideOut)

The Weather Station – ‘Ignorance’ (Fat Possum)

The Weeknd – ‘The Highlights’ (XO/Republic Record)

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This Week’s New Releases: Arlo Parks, Celeste and Weezer

This is an exciting week. Arlo Parks has released her highly anticipated debut album, as has fellow rising star Celeste, while Weezer have put out a new album having only announced it a week ago!

Not your bag? There’s plenty more to listen to below, including a new record from noisemakers the Body, a new mixtape from Chip and a new EP from Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore.

Arlo Parks – ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’ (Transgressive)

Baio – ‘Dead Hand Control’ (Glassnote)

The Besnard Lakes – ‘The Bernard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings’ (Full Time Hobby)

The Body – ‘I’ve Seen All I Need To See’ (Thrill Jockey)

Celeste – ‘Not Your Muse’ (Polydor)

Chip – ‘Snakes & Ladders’ (Cash Motto)

Divide and Dissolve – ‘Gas Lit’ (Invada)

Grey Daze – ‘Amends… Stripped’ (Loma Vista)

Goat Girl – ‘On All Fours’ (Rough Trade)

Grima x Azza – ‘Tekkers’ EP (Grima x Azza)

J Mascis – ‘Fed Up and Feeling Strange: Live and in Person 1993-1998’ (Cherry Red)

Joan As Police Woman – ‘Live’ (Sweet Police)

Jxyess – ‘Vibe In The Winter’ EP (4udio)

Lia Ices – ‘Family Album’ (Natural Music)

Martin Gore – ‘The Third Chimpanzee’ EP (Mute)

Rats On Rafts – ‘Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs a Net of Rabbit Paths’ (Fire Records)

Shofu Tha Beatdown – ‘#Gitt3m’ (WDFA)

Steven Wilson – ‘The Future Bites’ (Caroline International)

Weezer – ‘OK Human’ (Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Lande Hekt, Bicep And Steve Hackett

It’s a lovely mixed bag this week. Muncie Girls’ Lande Hekt has released her debut solo album, Steve Hackett has put out his first acoustic solo record since 2008’s ‘Tribute’, and Belfast duo Bicep have dropped LP #2. Still want more? Head below.

Årabrot – ‘The World Must Be Destroyed’ EP (Pelagic Records)

Arca – ‘Madre’ EP (XL Recordings)

Bicep – ‘Isles’ (Ninja Tune)

Here Lies Man – ‘Ritual Divination’ (RidingEasy Records)

James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra – ‘The Wide, Wide River’ (Domino)

Jeremiah Fraites – ‘Piano Piano’ (Universal/Mercury KX)

Kiwi Jr. – ‘Cooler Returns’ (Sub Pop)

Lande Hekt – ‘Going To Hell’ (Get Better Records)

Lil Skies – ‘Unbothered’ (All We Got Ent. / Atlantic)

Lonely The Brave – ‘The Hope List’ (Easy Life)

LOVA – ‘Grown-ish’ (Universal)

M. Caye Castagnetto – ‘Leap Second’ (Castle Face)

Palberta – ‘Palberta5000’ (Wharf Cat Records)

Rhye – ‘Home’ (Loma Vista)

Steve Hackett – ‘Under A Mediterranean Sky’ (InsideOut)

Th1rt3eN and Pharoahe Monch – ‘A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism’ (Fat Beats)

Warduna – ‘Kvitravn’ (Sony)

Willie Jones – ‘Right Now’ (The Penthouse/Empire)

Yung – ‘Ongoing Dispute’ (PNKSLM)

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This Week’s New Releases: Zayn, Sleaford Mods And You Me At Six

Things are slowly picking up, with some big hitters dropping some very highly anticipated records on just the third week of the new year! Zayn has put out his third solo LP, having only announced it a week ago, Sleaford Mods have followed up 2019’s ‘Eton Alive’, and You Me At Six have dropped studio album #7.

Not your cup of tea? Head below for some more new releases.

Ashnikko – ‘DEMIDEVIL’ (Parlophone)

Beach Bunny – ‘Blame Game’ EP (Mom + Pop Music)

Buck Meek – ‘Two Saviors’ (Keeled Scales)

Emma Ruth Rundle / Thou – ‘The Helm Of Sorrow’ EP (Sacred Bones)

Frank Iero and the Future Violents – ‘Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place’ EP (UNFD)

Kate Davis – ‘Strange Boy’ (Solitaire)

Midnight Sister – ‘Painting The Roses’ (Jagjaguwar)

Pom Poko – ‘Cheater’ (Bella Union)

Shame – ‘Drunk Tank Pink’ (Dead Oceans)

Sleaford Mods – ‘Spare Ribs’ (Rough Trade)

Various Artists – ‘The Influencers: Forever Who We Are (A Tribute To Saves The Day)’ (True State Entertainment)

You Me At Six – ‘SUCKAPUNCH’ (You Me At Six/AWAL Recordings)

Zayn – ‘Nobody Is Listening’ (RCA)

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This Week’s New Releases: Viagra Boys, Passenger And Jazmine Sullivan

…and we’re back! Let’s bring the first week of 2021 to a close with some majestic new music. Viagra Boys are starting the year with a bang with ‘Welfare Jazz’, the follow-up to their 2018 debut ‘Street Worms’, while Passenger has put out his 13th studio LP and Philadelphia R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan has dropped her debut full-length.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases, including a deluxe version of Taylor Swift’s latest album ‘Evermore’ that contains two bonus tracks.

Barry Gibb – ‘Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook Vol.1′ (Barry Gibb Entertainments/UMG/Capitol Records)

Dilip, Late Year and Otxhello – ‘Late Year’ (Alpha Pup Records)

Henrik Appel – ‘Humanity’ (PNKSLM Recordings)

Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Heaux Tales’ (RCA Records)

Magnum – ‘Dance Of The Black Tattoo’ (Steamhammer)

Passenger – ‘Songs For The Drunk and Broken Hearted’ (Black Crow Records/Cooking Vinyl)

Taylor Swift – ‘Evermore (Deluxe Version)’ (Taylor Swift)

Viagra Boys – ‘Welfare Jazz’ (YEAR0001)

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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: Shawn Mendes, Yungblud And Rico Nasty

Some big records have arrived this week. Shawn Mendes has released his fourth album, Yungblud has put out his second, and Rico Nasty has dropped her first.

Fancy something else? Head below to check out some more new releases, including a live album from Arctic Monkeys in aid of War Child UK and a new full-length record from the Network, the secretive side project of Green Day.

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Domino)

Bastille – ‘Goosebumps’ EP (Republic Records)

Caro – ‘Burrows’ (Yala!)

Deafheaven – ’10 Years Gone (Live)’ (Sargent House)

Death Cab For Cutie – ‘The Georgia E.P.’

Grandson – ‘Death Of An Optimist’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Hollywood Undead – ‘New Empire Vol. 2’ (BMG/Dove & Grenade Media)

Joan Of Arc – ‘Tim Melina Theo Bobby’ (Joyful Noise)

Jonathan Antoine – ‘ChristmasLand’ (Loki)

Khruangbin – ‘Late Night Tales: Khruangbin’ (Night Time Stories)

The Network – ‘Money Money 2020 Pt II: We Told Ya So!’ (Joe Robot Records)

Quarter-Life Crisis – ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’ (Saddle Creek)

Rico Nasty – ‘Nightmare Vacation’ (Sugar Trap/Atlantic)

Russell Dickerson – ‘Southern Symphony’ (Triple Tigers)

Shawn Mendes – ‘Wonder’ (Island/UMG)

Soft Cell – ‘Cruelty Without Beauty (Expanded and Remastered)’ (Big Frock)

Son Lux – ‘Tomorrows II’ (City Slang)

These New Puritans – ‘Hidden [MMXX]’ (Domino)

Yungblud – ‘weird!’ (Interscope)

Yusuf Cat Stevens – ‘Mona Bone Jackson/Tea For The Tillerman (Super Deluxe)’ (UMC/Island)

 

 

 

 

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This Week’s New Releases: Miley Cyrus, The Smashing Pumpkins And Palm Reader

This week is a mixed bag for sure. Miley Cyrus has put our her highly anticipated new record that features collaborations with Dua Lipa, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Billy Idol and Steve Nicks, while the Smashing Pumpkins have returned with a double LP, and Palm Reader have shared the follow-up to 2018’s ‘Braille’.

In the mood for some more new music? Head below.

AJ Tracey – ‘Secure The Bag! 2’ (AJ Tracey)

Ane Brun – ‘How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow’ (Balloon Ranger Recordings)

Dream Theater – ‘Distant Memories – Live In London (Bonus Track Edition)’ (InsideOut)

Exit Kid – ‘Garden’ EP (Emre Turkmen)

Flohio – ‘No Panic No Pain’ (AlphaTone)

Gary Barlow – ‘Music Played By Humans’ (Polydor)

Heavy Pettin – ‘Best Of’ (Burnt Out Wreckords/Cherry Red)

Juicy J – ‘The Hustle Continues’ (Trippy Music/Entertainment One U.S.)

Miley Cyrus – ‘Plastic Hearts’ (RCA)

Palm Reader – ‘Sleepless’ (Church Road Records)

Paul Weller – ‘On Sunset (Remixes)’ EP (Solid Bond/Polydor)

Perry Farrell – ‘The Glitz; The Glamour’ (Last Man)

The Psychotic Monks – ‘Private Meaning First’ (FatCat Records)

Seasick Steve – ‘Blues In Mono’ (There’s A Dead Skunk Records)

Shakin’ Stevens – ‘Singled Out’ (BMG)

The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘CYR’ (Sumerian Records)

Steps – ‘What The Future Holds’ (BMG)

Sundara Karma – ‘Kill Me’ EP (Chess Club Recordings)

Supergrass – ‘Live On Other Planets (Live 2020)’ (Supergrass Records)

Tim Burgess – ‘Ascent Of The Ascended’ EP (Bella Union)

Tori Handsley – ‘As We Stand’ (Cadillac Records)

Will Joseph Cook – ‘Something To Feel Good About’ (Bad Hotel)

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This Week’s New Releases: Megan Thee Stallion, The Cribs And Tim Minchin

This week is busy! Megan Thee Stallion has dropped her highly anticipated debut album, as has Australian comedian and composer Tim Minchin, while the Cribs have returned with ‘Midnight Network’ that was recorded at Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 in Los Angeles.

Fancy a bit more? There’s a huge list below, including new records from Butch Vig’s 5 Billion In Diamonds, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Phoebe Bridgers, Refused and Shaggy — what a dinner party that would make!?

5 Billion In Diamonds – ‘Divine Accidents’ (Make)

Annie Lennox – ‘A Christmas Cornucopia (10th Anniversary)’ (La Lennoxa/Island)

AWOLNATION – ‘Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders Live From 2020’ (Better Noise)

BTS – ‘BE’ (BigHit Entertainment)

Cabaret Voltaire – ‘Shadow Of Fear’ (Inton/Mute)

The Cribs – ‘Night Network’ (Sonic Blew)

Dirty Projectors – ‘5EPs’ (Domino)

Dream Wife – ‘IRL (Live In London 2020)’ (Lucky Number)

Ellie Goulding – ‘Songbook for Christmas’ EP (Polydor)

Frost* – ‘Experiments In Mass Appeal (Remixed and Remastered)’ and ‘Falling Satellites (Remastered)’ (InsideOut)

Frosty – ‘Under Surveillance’ (Relentless)

Grandaddy – ‘The Sophtware Slump ….. on a wooden piano’ (Dangerbird)

Jamie Cullum – ‘The Pianoman at Christmas’ (Island)

Jewel – ‘Pieces Of You (25th Anniversary)’ (Craft)

John Fogerty – ‘Fogerty’s Factory (Expanded)’ (BMG)

Josh Groban – ‘Harmony’ (Reprise)

Kacey Johansing – ‘No Better Time’ (Night Bloom Records)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘K.G.’ and ‘Live in San Francisco ’16’ (ATO)

Kodaline – ‘One Day At A Time – Deluxe’ (B-Unique/AWAL)

Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas – ‘III’ (Smalltown)

Liturgy – ‘Origin Of The Alimonies’ (YLYLCYN)

Loski – ‘Music, Trial & Trauma: A Drill Story’ (Since ’93)

Meek Mill – ‘Quarantine Pack’ (Maybach/Atlantic)

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Good News’ (1501 Certified Ent/300 Ent)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – ‘Together At Christmas’ (Decca)

Neil Diamond – ‘Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra’ (UMG)

Nick Cave – ‘Idiot Prayer (Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace)’ (Bad Seed Ltd/AWAL)

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Copycat Killer’ EP (Dead Oceans)

The Piano Guys – ’10’ (Sony)

Refused – ‘The Malignant Fire’ EP (Spinefarm/Search and Destroy/Universal)

Routine – ‘And Other Things’ EP (Dead Oceans)

Shaggy – ‘Christmas In The Islands’ (Island)

Silverstein – ‘Redux II’ (NSEW)

Tayla Parx – ‘Coping Mechanisms’ (Tayla Made/Atlantic)

Tim Minchin – ‘Apart Together’ (BMG)

Tourists – ‘Another State’ (Modern Sky UK)

The War On Drugs – ‘Live Drugs’ (Super High Quality Records)

When Rivers Meet – ‘We Fly Free’ (One Road)

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This Week’s New Releases: AC/DC, McFly And Paloma Faith

What a week! We’ve got a new record from legendary rockers AC/DC, McFly have finally followed up 2010’s ‘Above The Noise’, and Paloma Faith has put out her fifth full-length.

Not your bag? There’s a shedload more to choose from below.

2 Chainz – ‘So Help Me God’ (Gamebread/Def Jam/UMG)

AC/DC – ‘Power Up’ (Columbia)

Andrea Bocelli – ‘Believe’ (Decca)

André Rieu and Johann Strauss Orchestra – ‘Jolly Holiday’ (Decca)

Baby Queen – ‘Medicine’ EP (Polydor Records)

The Bats – ‘Foothills’ (Flying Nun)

BENEE – ‘Hey u x’ (Republic Records)

Boris – ‘Absolutego’ and ‘Amplifier Worship’ reissues (Third Man Records)

Chilly Gonzales – ‘A Very Chilly Christmas’ (Gentle Threat)

Chris Stapleton – ‘Starting Over’ (Mercury Records Nashville)

The Cranberries – ‘No Need To Argue – Deluxe’ (Island)

The Darcys – ‘Fear & Loneliness’ (The Darcys Records Inc./Warner Music)

Davido – ‘A Better Time’ (Davido Worldwide Entertainment/Sony)

Elton John – ‘Jewel Box’ (EMI)

Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass – ‘Buddies II: Still Buddies’ (Xtra Mile Recordings)

GHØSTKID – ‘GHØSTKID’ (Century Media)

Girls Of The Internet – ‘GIRLS FM’ (Drab Queen)

Gregor – ‘Destiny’ (Chaper Music)

GY!PA – ‘Clubber’ EP (Mas O Menos Records)

Johnny Cash and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘Johnny Cash and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ (Sony)

Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos – ‘Live At The Hollywood Palladium’ (BMG)

L.A. Guns – ‘Renegades’ (Golden Robot Records)

McFly – ‘Young Dumb Thrills’ (BMG)

Molchat Doma – ‘Monument’ (Sacred Bones)

Nuclear – ‘Murder Of Crows’ (Black Lodge Records)

Paloma Faith – ‘Infinite Things’ (RCA)

Paris Jackson – ‘wilted’ (Republic Records)

Pentatonix – ‘We Need A Little Christmas’ (RCA)

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons – ‘We’re The Bastards’ (Nuclear Blast)

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – ‘Songs from the Kitchen Disco: Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Greatest Hits’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Tricky – ‘Doorway’ EP (False Idols)

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