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: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stereophonics, Rex Orange County

It’s another mixed bag this week! Neil Young has reunited with Crazy Horse for their first new music together since 2012’s ‘Psychedelic Pill’, Stereophonics have put out LP #11, and Rex Orange County has followed up 2017’s ‘Apricot Princess’.

Still want more? Down you go!

Amy O – ‘Shell’ (Winspear)

Anna Of The North – ‘Dream Girl’ (Play It Again Sam)

Blaenavon – ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’ (Transgressive)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Western Stars – Songs From The Film’ (Columbia)

Cigarettes After Sex – ‘Cry’ (Partisan)

Deathprod – ‘Occulting Disk’ (Smalltown Supersound)

Desert Sessions – ‘Vols. 11 & 12’ (Matador)

Dry Cleaning – ‘Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks’ EP (It’s OK)

The Fall – ‘The Fall: 1982’ (Cherry Red)

Geowulf – ‘My Resignation’ (PIAS)

Hemlock Ernst and Kenny Segal – ‘Back At The House’ (Ruby Yacht)

James Blunt – ‘Once Upon A Mind’ (Warner)

King Princess – ‘Cheap Queen’ (Zelig Records)

The Kinks – ‘Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire’ (Sanctuary)

Lea Michele – ‘Christmas In The City’ (Sony)

Mayhem – ‘Daemon’ (Century Media Records)

Motörhead – ‘The 1979 Box Set: ‘Overkill’/’Bomber’ – Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition’ (Sanctuary)

Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Colorado’ (Reprise/Warner)

Phil Campbell – ‘Old Lions Still Roar’ (Nuclear Blast)

Rex Orange County – ‘Pony’ (Sony)

Simon Joyner – ‘Pocket Moon’ (BB*ISLAND)

Stereophonics – ‘Kind’ (Parlophone/Elektra)

Steve Hackett – ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live At The Royal Festival Hall’ (Inside Out)

Steve Hauschildt – ‘Nonlin’ (Ghostly International)

Sun O))) – ‘Pyroclasts’ (Southern Lord)

Teebs – ‘Anicca’ (Brainfeeder)

The World Is a Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – ‘Assorted Works’ (Triple Crown)

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This Week’s New Releases: Robyn, Andrea Bocelli And Culture Club

This week there are some corkers for you! Robyn has returned with the follow up to 2010’s ‘Body Talk’, Andrea Bocelli has released his album featuring collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, and Josh Groban, among others, while Boy George and Culture Club are back with their first studio album of original material in nearly 20 years.

There’s lots more to check out below if none of those tickle your fancy.

Andrea Bocelli – ‘Si’ (Decca)

Antarctigo Vespucci – ‘Love in the Time of E-Mail’ (Big Scary Monsters)

B.E.D – ‘B.E.D’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Blackberry Smoke – ‘Southern Ground Sessions’ (Earache)

Bloodbath – ‘The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn’ (Peaceville)

Boy George And Culture Club – ‘Life’ (BMG)

Daughters – ‘You Won’t Get What You Want’ (Ipecac)

David Crosby – ‘Here If You Listen’ (BMG)

Dean Wareham vs. Cheval Sombre – ‘A Sentimental Education’ (Double Feature)

Dolores Haze – ‘Play Hard Fuck Hard Love Hard’ (Warner Music)

Georgia Anne Muldrow – ‘Overload’ (Brainfeeder)

Hush Kids – ‘Hush Kids’ (Hush Kids/Tone Tree Music)

Jessica Moss – ‘Entanglement’ (Constellation)

Julia Holter – ‘Aviary’ (Domino)

The Kinks – ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society – 50th Anniversary’ (BMG)

Laura Gibson – ‘Goners’ (City Slang)

NAO – ‘Saturn’ (RCA)

Paul Smith – ‘Diagrams’ (Billingham Records)

RAY BLK – ‘Empress’ (Universal/Island)

Robyn – ‘Honey’ (Island/Universal/Konichiwa Records)

Saves the Day – ‘9’ (Rude Records)

Seth Lakeman – ‘The Well Worn Path’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Shad – ‘A Short Story About A War’ (Secret City Records)

Soap&Skin – ‘From Gas To Solid/You Are My Friend’ (Play It Again Sam)

The Struts – ‘Young & Dangerous’ (Polydor)

Thom Yorke – ‘Suspiria’ (XL)

Tom Odell – ‘Jubilee Road’ (Sony)

Ty Dolla $ign and Jeremih – ‘Mih-Ty’ (Def Jam/Universal)

Ty Segall – ‘Fudge Sandwich’ (In the Red Records)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘IC-01 Hanoi’ (Jagjaguwar)

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Things We Love This Week: The Joy Formidable, Sun Kil Moon, The Kinks

Good afternoon friends, what fine weather we’re having. Your Friday now comprises of reading this fantastically informative article before going to play in the sun. So, what did we love this week? Read on dear explorer…

The Joy Formidable – ‘AAARTH’

The Welsh alternative rockers have announced a new album, and while I’m not particularly fussed about the newly released first single, The Wrong Side, the rest of the details are great!Firstly, the album title. ‘AAARTH’ translates as the welsh word for ‘bear’, or ‘BEEAAR!’ which is basically is the best way to name anything.

Secondly, the artwork. Look at it! It’s beautiful. I wish I’d created that. ‘AAARTH’ will arrive on September 28 via Hassle Records.

Sun Kil Moon – Come On Get Happy

This brand new track from Sun Kil Moon sounds like a nursery rhyme you’d sing to a three-year-old when they’re a bit tired. But I like the sentiment. AND it comes from a new album called ‘This Is My Dinner’. Yes to dinner.You can listen to Come On Get Happy here, and the album is due on November 1 through Caldo Verde Records.

The Kinks

According to Ray Davies, frontman of the classic rock band, the Kinks are reuniting for the first time in 20 years. Inspired by the Rolling Stones, who are still touring the globe, Davies and co. will utilise a handful of songs he’s got from when the band parted ways to create a new album. More news as we have it, but for now this is exciting!

I sincerely hope you enjoy your sunny afternoon.

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On This Day In Music: The Kinks At #1 With You Really Got Me

On September 10, 1964 The Kinks were at the top of the UK singles chart with You Really Got Me.

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On This Day In Music: The Kinks Hit #1 For Third And Final Time

On July 7, 1966 The Kinks reached #1 on the UK singles chart with Sunny Afternoon. This was the band’s third and final time at #1 on the UK charts.

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On This Day In Music: The Kinks Implode At White City

On July 15, 1973, fans were left heartbroken as the Kinks’ Ray Davies appeared to walk out on the band. Playing at London’s White City Stadium, Davies was a shadow of his former self; pale, drawn and lamenting the end of his marriage. Following the show he would be admitted to hospital after collapsing due to a overdose.

In his now seminal account of the day, Melody Maker scribe Roy Hollingsworth wrote: “Davies swore on stage. He stood at The White City and swore that he was “fucking sick of the whole thing”. He was “sick up to here with it” and those that heard shook their heads. Mick just ventured a disbelieving smile, and drummer on through Waterloo Sunset. The place sang.” Davies recovered and returned to the band, releasing ‘Preservation Act 1’ in November 1973.

 

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