First off for those that almost made it, but not quite! There’s Interpol, the National (which we reviewed here) and Lil Kim.
The one that we picked is from Josephine Wiggs from the Breeders, who released something straight out of left field! We were expecting something to bounce along to, and instead we get a stripped back album of piano and vocals. Comparisons to Harold Budd and Eno abound! It’s quite lovely actually, and you can hear it below.
Josephine Wiggs – We Fall
Josephine Wiggs, bassist of The Breeders, has a solo album called We Fall that’s set for a May 17th release on new label The Sound of Sinners. She’s calling it a “distillation of an enduring personal aesthetic”: moody and spare but also melodic, at once contemporary and nostalgic.
It’s reminiscent of the experimentalism of Brian Eno’s Another Green World and recalls the delicate, languid minimalism of Harold Budd. There are classical inflections that dialog with electronic elements sharpened by her longtime friend and collaborator Jon Mattock (Spacemen3, Spiritualized). This is an album of juxtapositions: minimalist at moments, richly layered in others; ambient while also sharply focused; melancholy yet resolute.
17 May 2019
Alex Lahey – The Best Of Luck Club
Institute – Readjusting The Locks
Interpol – A Fine Mess [EP]
Lil Kim – 9
Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
The National – I Am Easy to Find
Tyler, The Creator – IGOR
Zomby – Vanta
Minor Poet – The Good News