Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 2/08/19 – Florist – Emily Alone

Album of the Week – 2/08/19

August sure is sleepy! Another week that proves this slot wasn’t the best idea! Some weeks, there really isn’t an album of the week. Or at least anything you’d be willing to get that excited about. There are a few worthy of a mention though. Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow (of Portishead fame) have released a soundtrack for Luce, which you can hear below. There’s also some new work from Arthur Moon and Moon Diagrams (Deerhunter’s Moses John Archuleta).

We’ve gone for the recent (ahem) release from Emily Sprague as Florist, who are normally a band but for this album it’s just Emily Alone (hence the title, I guess). It’s a quite lovely one and deserves your attention. Check it out below.

Album of the Week – Florist – Emily Alone

“Emily Alone is a collection of songs made by Florist songwriter Emily Sprague during a time of great stillness and isolation with the self. An attempt to capture the dark spaces between change and acknowledge their beauty. It is a natural, isolated, and momentary tangent away from the otherwise collaborative project that is Florist, while still maintaining the documentary nature of the band that, like all things, is a mutable entity in this universe. These songs, as they exist now, were born partly out of literal distance from her bandmates on the east coast, and partly out of urgency to translate an emotional moment.

Emily wrote and recorded all 12 tracks in her Los Angeles home during the last, rainy months of 2018. After moving to California from New York a year prior, Emily found herself in a transformative time of self exploration and independence after leaving the many lives she knew of as home on the east coast to start on a new journey. Living alone and separate from many of the things she once held most close, a deep dive into the dark void of the mind began. 

There is a metaphysical quality to the songs as they search for meaning in existence, swaying between the mundane and the spiritual. Emily believes deeply in the magic and connectedness of all things. The album Emily Alone is the creation of a self reflective lens through which we can view that omnipresence of love and life and the energy of all things around us as well as within us.”

Other Releases – August 2nd:

— Ami Dang – Parted Plains

— The Armoires – Zibaldone

— Arthur Moon – Arthur Moon

— Bad Company – The Swan Song Years 1974-1982

— Bad Heaven Ltd. – strength

— Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow (of Portishead) – Luce—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

— Bill Bloomer – Bounty

— The Bird and the Bee – Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen

— Bobby Gustafson (of Overkill) – Destruction Ritual

— Brat Curse – Brat Curse

— Carnifex – World War X

— Chris & Adam Carroll – Good Farmer

— Clairo – Immunity

— Concrete Concrete – Drifter

— Corey Wong – Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul

— Creedence Clearwater Revival – Live at Woodstock

— Cross Record – Cross Record

— Damn Your Eyes – Kill the Outside

— Dave Bass – No Boundaries

— Davina and the Vagabonds – Sugar Drops

— Derek Hunter Wilson – Steel, Wood, & Air

— Edan Archer – Journey Proud

— Elaina Kay – Issues

— Feet (U.K.) – What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham

— Finsterforst – Zerfall

— Forgetter – Parts of Anything

— Francis Lung (formerly of WU LYF) – A Dream Is U

— The Giraffes – Flower of the Cosmos

— GRLwood – I Sold My Soul to the Devil When I Was 12

— Haiku Salut – The General

— The Harmaleighs – She Won’t Make Sense

— Have Mercy – The Love Life

— Head Automatica – Propaganda (Vinyl Reissue)

— Humeysha – Nusrat on the Beach EP

— Isabella – 12 Angels

— Jack West – For the Record

— Jade Imagine – Basic Love

— Mabel – High Expectations

— Mauno – Really Well

— Meatwound – Culero

— Mister Lies – Mister Lies

— Moon Diagrams (Deerhunter’s Moses John Archuleta) – Trappy Bats

— Mwenso & The Shakes – Emergence [The Process of Coming Into Being]

— MYLINGAR – Döda Själar

— Narnia – From Darkness to Light

— Nérija – Blume

— The New Roses – Nothing But Wild

— Nicholas Altobelli – Vertigo

— Northlane – Alien

— The Offering – Home

— Penny and Sparrow – Finch

— Possible Humans – Everybody Split

— RF Shannon – Rain On Dust

— The Rocket Summer – Sweet Shivers

— Russian Circles – Blood Year

— SiXforNinE – Parallel Universe

— So Sensitive – Bedroom Drama

— Skillet – Victorious

— Slaughter Beach, Dog – Safe And Also No Fear

— Slum Sociable – L.I.F.

— Sons Of Famine – As Razors Gnaw Like Wolves

— States & Capitals – The Feelings LP

— Street Sects – Gentrification III: Death and Displacement EP

— Taylor Hollingsworth – Tap Dancing Daddy

— Tennis System – Lovesick

— The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow

— tobi lou – tobi lou Live on Ice

— Total Hate – Throne Behind A Black Veil

— Ty Segall – First Taste

— Tyler Childers – Country Squire

— Vince Mendoza – Constant Renaissance

— Volbeat – Rewind, Replay, Rebound

— YES – YES: 50 Live

— Young Guv – Guv I

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