New Releases 2013 - No Records Released Before 2013 - Page 13
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^ hope you've heard Antony's cover of that too...just gorgeous.
Picked up the debut from Savages, Silence Yourself. It's pretty hyped right now but rightfully so, plus it's great to see people finally loving this kind of music. Kind of atmospheric post-punk sound, 4 women, some obvious nods towards Siouxsie and The Raincoats - which just reinforces that its a great album.
Also the new Mark Lanegan/Duke Garwood is really excellent. Funny to notice that Duke G. also plays Clarinet on a song from the Savages lp...
Just got the Savages album yesterday. Only heard it twice but I love the passion. Very refreshing to hear a band that sounds like they need to be heard. (Not just there for the money) Post punk is right up my alley, so I'm guessing this will continue to grow on me.
Edited by TexasBuck - 5/31/13 at 4:47pm
What can I say about The Fall? They (or Mark E. Smith, really) have released an astounding amount of material over a long period of time. I believe the updated count on studio albums is around 30 since the late '70s.
Some of their material is all over the map, some of it is extremely good, and some of it is very difficult or unpleasant to listen to, IMO. I'm far from an expert on The Fall. I've heard quite a bit of their stuff, and there is much, much more that I haven't heard.
In any case, there is a BBC documentary about them on YouTube that I found to be quite interesting. For U.S. viewers like myself, I think it can be quite difficult to understand what Mark E. Smith is saying, but that only makes the video more interesting. I think the video should be entertaining for the uninitiated.
In any case, The Fall have a new 2013 album out called Re-Mit. It certainly qualifies as a new release, so give it a listen and draw your own conclusions:
The Fall - Re-Mit (2013)
Album of the year for me thus far. Ever since I heard Alcest combine shoegaze with black metal back in 2005 I've been waiting for an album to come out of this unusual but beautiful union between genres that really felt like a culmination of everything that this style of music was capable of. And I think this is probably it: a blissfully gorgeous metal album that dabbles equally in emotive punk and cinematic post-rock, tying it all together into a hefty chunk of atmospheric black metal that sears even as it soars. I think I've listened to it at least a couple times each day since it leaked, and I have no issues with putting it onto my short list of my favorite metal releases of all time, right up there with albums like Death's Symbolic and Sleep's Dopesmoker. If you've been digging the new wave of American black metal that bands like Wolves in the Throne Room, Ash Borer, and Liturgy have (up to this point) epitomized, and you haven't yet listened to this (maybe Deafheaven's fine but safe 2011 release Roads to Judah left you unimpressed), you're wasting time! And if metal isn't normally your thing, I think you still ought to give it a try, particularly if you've got a taste for post-rock.
Doom and progressive metal, classical in their own way, challenge Black Sabbath in some ways with a very coherent sounding album within that genre.. All for the younger crowd who appreciate the past, present and future (whatever that is or will be..) I'm just kidding since I'm old as can be...
The Ocean - Pelagial
Edited by Jupiterknight - 6/11/13 at 8:39pm
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J-pop group livetune released a new single, "Take Your Way" last week. Vocals are provided by Fukase from the band Sekai No Owari. I can't stop listening! It seems to be a rather simple tune, but Fukase adds so much emotion to it!
You can download it from iTunes, or if you have a little bit more money to spare, you could order the CD here: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=TFCC-89443.
Scottish indie pop band, Camera Obscura, recently released their fifth album. Listening to their unhappy, daft, naive and hyper depressive indie pop inspired by a 60/70 sound makes me feel quite pleased that they are back. When they are unhappy, then it makes me feel happy..
Camera Obscura - Desire Lines
Edited by Jupiterknight - 6/17/13 at 7:10pm
Bill Ryder-Jones - A Bad Wind Blows Through My Heart
Former Coral guitarist released his third solo album and delivers/whisper 11 well crafted songs inspired by romantic encounters and memories. Well done..
Track 12 is a lovely, honest interview with Bill Ryder-Jones and what inspires him, past, here and now.
Edited by Jupiterknight - 6/20/13 at 9:04pm
The Orb featuring Lee Scratch Perry - More Tales From The Observatory (2013)
Electronic artists The Orb combined with the ramblings of dub legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry. This is bass heavy electronic music. Dub legend Lee 'Scratch' Perry contributes vocal ramblings. The first track, "Fussball," contains Lee Perry's nonsense ramblings about "football," "fussball," and "winning the game." If you are looking for a bass-heavy experiment in electronica and dub, check it out. The best track may be "Making Love In Dub." Spacey, bassy, dubby, and electronic. Mandatory for Lee 'Scratch' Perry fans.
Portugal, The Man - Evil Friends
Kind of funny how the reviews, posted below, comes out so relatively different in grading using a similar scale. Reminds me somewhat of HF and why I posted this..
Anyway, many sounds/references are present on this album, kind of a blend between The Flaming Lips/Pixies, 22 Pistepirkko and much more. I do find this album very catchy and a healthy exercise for my mind trying figuring it all out and better than Sunday papers crossword puzzles. Maybe the answer is ADHD.
Edited by Jupiterknight - 6/23/13 at 9:52pm