Tuesday, April 4, 2017

First Listen: New Releases for March 31

Yes, I listened to 20 new releases over the course of the weekend. No, it's not going to be possible for me to do a detailed post for all of them, so we're gonna do some quick hits:

Great Albums Worth Your Time This Week:

* Tei Shi - Crawl Space: Probably my favorite of the week. Complex and compelling.
* Goldfrapp - Silver Eye: A great electronic record this week from a group with a great track record.
* British Sea Power - Let the Dancers Inherit the Party: Solid return to form for the British rock act.
* Aimee Mann - Mental Illness: Her best release in well over a decade.
* Lydia Ainsworth - Darling of the Afterglow: Gorgeous singer-songwriter music, deserves your attention.
* Saltland - A Common Truth

Solid Listens in a Busy Week:

* Erin McKeown - Mirrors Break Back
* Dave Davies and Russ Davies - Open Road
* Sono Oto - Inheritance
* Richard Edwards - Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset
* Whereswilder - Hotshot
* Dead Leaf Echo - Strawberry Skin
* The Mavericks - Brand New Day
* Rodney Crowell - Close Ties
* Jamiroquai - Automaton

Be Wary:

* Body Count - Bloodlust
* Jennifer Paige - Starflower
* Pharmakon - Bloodlust

Also Out This Week:

* Monster Movie - Keep the Voices Distant
* Coco Hames - Coco Hames
* Julia Holter - In the Same Room
* Wire - Silver/Lead

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