Album of the Week – 28/06/19
This is a week with lots and lots of great music and none of it is by Thom Yorke! Anima is a bit dull if we’re being honest.
We went for the latest album by Crumb, which turned out to be impossibly hard to ignore but there’s plenty of other great music this week, which you can see below, including a new release from The Tallest Man on Earth, Daughter of Swords and Keel Her. They’re all top notch!
Crumb is the collaboration of Brooklyn-based musicians Lila Ramani (guitar, vocals), Brian Aronow (synth, keys, sax), Jesse Brotter (bass), and Jonathan Gilad (drums).
The friends came together in 2016 with the goal of developing and recording a collection of songs Ramani had written in high school and college, the work ultimately resulting in the band’s first two EPs, 2016’s Crumb and 2017’s Locket. Encouraged by the warm reception online and at shows, the band evolved into a full time touring and recording project.
In June 2019, Crumb will release Jinx, their first full-length album and best distillation to date of their singular blend of psych-rock and jazz. On Jinx, Ramani continues to helm the songwriting, with Aronow, Brotter and Gilad each bringing distinctive ideas to match her ethereal, intimate vocals and luminous guitar lines.
Informed by two years of nearly non-stop touring, the songs sweep and swell to capture the beguiling live spirit of Crumb shows, while taking listeners one step further down the band’s dizzying, hypnotic path.
28 June 2019
Chase Atlantic – Phases
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana
Makeunder – Pale Cicada
Outer Spaces – Gazing Globe
Spirits Having Fun – Auto-Portrait
The Allman Betts Band – Down To The River
The Appleseed Cast – The Fleeting Light Of Impermanence
The Black Keys – Let’s Rock
The Tallest Man on Earth – I Love You. It’s A Fever Dream
Thom Yorke – Anima (XL Recordings) – digital release
Daughter of Swords – Dawnbreaker (Bella Union)
Girl Friday – Fashion Conman EP (Hardly Art)
Skids – Peaceful Times (No Bad)
Keel Her – With Kindness (O Genesis)
The Lafontaines – Junior (So Recordings)
Crumb – Jinx (Crumb Records)