Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 14-02-20

Album of the Week – 14-02-20

This week sees Huey Lewis & The News release a new album! I had no idea they were still together, but ‘Weather’ is released today. There are also releases from Ash, Boniface and more, all featured below.

There was huge temptation to go for Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes new album (Sweetie), and while it is a good album, it was mostly as their name is so good!

It’s one of those weeks where nothing really dazzles, so it was hard to resist the pull of Tame Impala and their 4th studio album, which is released today. It’s not his best work, but there’s still a lot to enjoy on it.

Album of the Week – Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

The Slow Rush was recorded between Los Angeles and Parker’s studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia. The twelve tracks were recorded, produced and mixed by Parker.
 
The Slow Rush is Parker’s deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you’re looking at your phone, it’s a paean to creation and destruction and the unending cycle of life. Parker told the New York Times earlier this year, “A lot of the songs carry this idea of time passing, of seeing your life flash before your eyes, being able to see clearly your life from this point onwards. I’m being swept by this notion of time passing. There’s something really intoxicating about it.” The album cover was created in collaboration with photographer Neil Krug and features a symbol of humanity all but swallowed whole by the surrounding environment, as though in the blink of an eye.

 

Albums Worth Exploring –

Ash – Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash

Boniface – Boniface

Eden – No Future

Mush – 3D Routine

Releases on February 14th:

— A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Artist 2.0

— Aaron Diehl – The Vagabond

— Albert Cummings – Believe

— Arcaine – As Life Decays

— Archon Angel – Fallen

— Ash – Teenage Wildlife: 25 Years of Ash

— The Ballroom Thieves – Unlovely

— Bambara – Stray

— Beach Bunny – Honeymoon

— Bif Naked – Jim

— Black Capricorn – Omega

— Black Royal – Firebride

— Bobby Hatfield – Stay With Me: The Richard Perry Sessions

— Boniface – Boniface

— Brian Posehn – Grandpa Metal

— BRKN LOVE – BRKN LOVE

— Caitlin Sherman – Death to the Damsel

— Calloway Circus – Entropy

— Catafalque – Corpses

— CEL (Felix Kubin & Hubert Zemler) – CEL

— Charles Lloyd – 8: Kindred Spirits (Live from The Lobero)

— Chris Maxwell – New Store No. 2

— Cindy Lee – What’s Tonight to Eternity

— Colosso – Apocalypse

— The Corsican (Josh McKay of Deerhunter) – The Valentine Single EP

— David Gray – White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary

— The Deadnotes – Courage

— Dennis Callaci – The Day of the Dead

— Diabulus in Musica – Euphonic Entropy

— Disastroid – Moral Fools

— Drama – Dance Without Me

— Eden – No Future

— Ella van der Woude – Solo Piano

— Emika – Klavirni Temna

— Euglossine – Psaronius

— Eyelids – The Accidental Falls

— Forever – Close to the Flame EP

— Frayle – 1692

— From Under Concrete Kings – Modus Exodus

— Gabriel Bernini – Sweeties

— Godthrymm – Reflections

— Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks Vol. 24 – Cow Palace Daly City, 3/23/74

— Great American Ghost – Power Through Terror

— Green and Grass – Green and Grass

— Grant Peeples – Bad Wife

— Gregory Pepper – I Know Now Why You Cry

— Grrrl Gang – Here to Stay!

— Guest Singer – Limbo Days EP

— Handsome Boys – And the Award Goes To

— Henriette – Henriette EP

— Hollywood Undead – New Empire Vol. 1

— Holycide – Fist to Face

— Hotel Mira – Perfectionism

— Huey Lewis & The News – Weather

 

— IZTHMI – The Arrow of Our Ways

— Jack River – Stranger Heart EP

— Jacoti Sommes – Travel Time Out

— Jason Kui – Naka

— Jessie Clement – Slow Motion Philosophies

— Jocelyn & Chris Arndt – One Night in November

— Justin Bieber – Changes

— Katie Gately – Loom

— KB & The Idyllwilde – I Just Wanana Love You, I Just Wanna Let You EP

— Kedama – The Complete Collection

— Kennebec – Departure

— Kidd Kenn – Child’s Play

— Kill the Giants – Fake News

— King Princess – Cheap Queen (Deluxe Edition)

— Kvelertak – Splid

— Lauren Wood – The Warner Bros. Years

— Le Butcherettes – Don’t Bleed EP

— Leila Sunier – If Only to Bleed Out the White Noise EP

— Malleus – Storm of Witchcraft

— Marlo – 1st N 3rd

— Mecalimb – Collector of Souls EP

— Melody English – Melody

— The Men – Mercy

— Miguel Noya – Canciónes Intactas

— Mitochondrial Sun – Mitochondrial Sun

— Mo Troper – Natural Beauty

— Molly – All That Was EP

— Monsta X – All About Luv

— Moses Boyd – Dark Matter

— Mush – 3D Routine

— Mysha – Nevaeh

— Nathaniel Rateliff – And It’s Still Alright

— Necrowretch – The Ones From Hell

— Niia – II: La Bella Vita

— Noah Gundersen – A Raven and a Dove (Acoustic Selections from Lover) EP

— Not My God – Not My God

— Ossaert – Bedenhuis

— Personality Cult – New Arrows

— Pornohelmut – Bang Lord

— Post Animal – Forward Motion Godyssey

— Puss N Boots (feat. Norah Jones) – Sister

— Psycho Comedy – Performance Space Number One

— Psychotic Waltz – The God-Shaped Void

— Rejoicer – Spiritual Sleaze

— Riki – Riki

— Robert Vincent – In This Town You’re Owned

— Roman Lewis – My First Failed Fairytale EP

— Rosetta – Terra Sola EP

— Ryuichi Sakamoto – The Staggering Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Scott Young – Ket City EP

— Seven Spires – Emerald Seas

— Shadow Show – Silhouettes

— Shadow Witch – Under the Shadow of a Witch

— Shark Island – Bloodline

— Sign Libra – Sea to Sea

— Spiritus Fonktus – Introducing Spiritus Fonktus

— Star Parks – The New Sounds of Late Capitalism

— Starbenders – Love Potion

— Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes – Sweetie

— Suicide Silence – Become the Hunter

— Summer Camp – Romantic Love

— Talk Me Off – Cursed

— Tami Neilson – CHICKABOOM!

Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

— Tan Cologne – Cave Vaults on the Moon in New Mexico

— Tennis – Swimmer

— The Third Mind (feat. Dave Alvin) – The Third Mind

— Tony or Tony – Shark Muscle

— Turia – Degen van Licht

— Tyson Motsenbocker – Someday I’ll Make it All Up to You

— Unfold – Aeon Aony

— Vincint – The Feeling EP

— VISTA – The Repair EP

— yMusic – Ecstatic Science

— Zack Villere – Cardboard City

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