Michael Cera drops an album that’s a musical hobbyist’s affair.
Some twisted, eerie, raw, nasty, and misbehaved post-punk coming from Iceland’s Börn. Definitely a record for those who dig their rock on the dark side of things; because this record reeks of goth rock.
The guitar chords run pretty dreary, but the vocals are sharp, wailing, and strange. Nice contrast on there, and some great punk-y grooves are running throughout these tracks, too. Enjoy!
Omar Rodriguez Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala are back with a new project: Antemasque.
Previously loved UK art pop outfit Alt-J drops yet another song from their forthcoming LP, This Is All Yours. The release date: September 22nd via Infectious.
Unlike the previously released songs off this new album, “Every Other Freckle” seems to be more in line with Alt-J’s previous output. There’s a heavy bassline matched with some equally lumbering drum beats, and atop that are the odd, soulful vocals of guitarist-vocalist Joe Newman.
The hook is great, and as the song progresses, the band manages to build the intensity up with more percussive and melodic layers. Alt-J writes catchy, upfront tracks, but their refined approach to arranging their instrumentation is what continues to keep them interesting.
FKA Twigs’ debut album showcases the UK-based singer’s most coherent songs yet; creatively mashing together contemporary R&B with art pop and experimental hip hop-style production.
Chicago MC Mick Jenkins drops a verbose and water-themed mixtape.
Otis Brown III’s debut is a tight, tasteful jazz offering.
Porter Robinson’s full-length debut molds the sounds of indie pop for an EDM palate.
PartyNextDoor’s sophomore release is yet another piece of bottom-barrel R&B.
Famed songstress Jenny Lewis drops her most commercial effort yet with The Voyager.