Actually, the only album here that is still “upcoming” is the first, all the other tracks here are from band new albums – out today. You’ll have to wait a few months for the new Courtney Barnett though. First single suggests it’ll be worth the wait.
1. Courtney Barnett, Nameless, Faceless
A new album announced – so soon after the duo record w/ Kurt Vile too. And it seems the melodic grace is really falling into place. Onwards, upward. The writing – as always – is great; sharp. You’ll have to wait until middle of May to hear the whole album but this is a good start for sure.
2. Everything Is Recorded, Mountains of Gold (ft. Sampha, Ibeyi, Wiki & Kamasi Washington)
This track’s been out in the world a while but the full album is available now. It’s fantastic – so many great guests (Peter Gabriel, Green Gartside, Owen Pallett, Rachel Zeffira, and everyone that contributes to this track…) The whole album is a must-hear, but have this as a wee sampler…
3. Marlon Williams, Come To Me
I fluked a showcase performance in Sydney recently and since then I’ve been hooked on the new album (out today, finally!) There’s not a dud track. That voice eh! It’s a big step up from the first album – and that was great. So expect to hear lots from this over the next wee while.
4. Superchunk, Erasure
A brand new album – What A Time To Be Alive – from Superchunk. Business as usual/A great return. Nice to have them back doing what they do.
5. U.S. Girls, Mad As Hell
Great song, great vid, and now the whole album is out. Check it!
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