Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 05/06/20

Album of the Week – 05/06/20

This week sees new releases from — No Age (Goons Be Gone), John Herndon of Tortoise under the guise of Grape Dope (Arthur King Presents A Grape Dope: Backyard Bangers) and a few more besides.

We’ve been big fans of Rolling Blackouts sine a certain night in Whelans which seems a lifetime ago now! Do you remember going to gigs? Those were the good old days. Their new album hasn’t reinvented the wheel, but it’s only their second album, so it still sounds quite fresh!

Album of the Week — Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sideways to New Italy

After enough time away from home, even the familiar starts to feel foreign. For guitar-pop five-piece Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, returning to Melbourne after long stretches looking out at the world through the windows of airplanes and tour vans lead to dislocation, like being the knot in the middle of a game of tug-o-war. Their second record, Sideways to New Italy (Sub Pop), sees the band interrogate their individual pasts and the places that inform them. In clicking the scattered pieces back into place, they have crafted for themselves a new totem of home to carry with them no matter where they end up. Lead by singer-songwriter-guitarists Tom Russo, Joe Whiteand Fran Keaney (and rounded out by bassist Joe Russo and drummer Marcel Tussie), the band began grasping for something reliable after emerging from relentlessly touring their critically regarded debut Hope Downs.

Albums of Note –

— GoGo Penguin – GoGo Penguin

— Grape Dope (John Herndon of Tortoise) – Arthur King Presents A Grape Dope: Backyard Bangers

— No Age – Goons Be Gone

— Mt. Joy – Rearrange Us

Albums released – June 5th:

— -(16)- – Dream Squasher

— 156/Silence – Irrational Pull

— Adjust the Sails – The Worst of Adjust the Sails

— Alluvial Fans – Earth to Astronaut

— Ambrose Akinmusire – on the tender spot of every calloused moment

— Amnesia Scanner – Tearless

— Baauer – Planet’s Mad

— Bhajan Bhoy – Bless Bless

— Black Rainbows – Cosmic Ritual Supertrip

— Blanco White – On the Other Side

— The Blue Nile – High (Vinyl Reissue)

— Brad Stank – Kinky Om

— Bruce Brubaker and Max Cooper – Glassforms

— Bruno Major – To Let A Good Thing Die

— Buffalo Buzz – Buffalo Fuzz Volume II

— C. Diab – White Whale

— Camille Delean – Cold House Burning

— Casa Loma (Nik Bruzzese of Man Overboard) – This Is Coping EP

— Cate Von Csoke – Almoon EP

— Caustic Reverie – The Flooded Assembly

— Corey Harper – Overcast EP

— The Corner Laughers – Temescal Telegraph

— Covet – Technicolor

— Currents – The Way It Ends

— Dance Loud – The Moment

— Dekel Bor – Let Love Rule

— Delta Maid – Katie

— The Devonns – The Devonns

— Dion – Blues With Friends

— Discovery Zone – Remote Control

— Double Françoise – Les Bijoux

— Ebonivory – The Long Dream I

— Edge of Desire – Lost EP

— Elijah Daniel – The Final Album 2

— Emilie Nicolas – Let Her Breathe

— End – Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face

— Everyday Heroes – A Tale of Sin and Sorrow

— Exhumed and Gruesome – Twisted Horror

— The Fox Sisters – Bust Out!

— Fraser Edwards – The Architect

— FROST* – Others EP

— Fuck Yeah, Dinosaurs! – 65 Million Beers Ago

— G-Eazy – Everything’s Strange Here

— The Gay Agenda – Penetrating

— Geist & The Sacred Ensemble – Warning Hymns

— Geyser – Cover Your Eyes EP

— The Ghost Inside – The Ghost Inside

— Ghost Work – You’ll Be Buried With

— Gizmo Varillas – Out of the Darkness

— GoGo Penguin – GoGo Penguin

— Gordon Koang – Unity

— Gorlvsh – New City Vibe

— Grape Dope (John Herndon of Tortoise) – Arthur King Presents A Grape Dope: Backyard Bangers

— Gridfailure – Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II

— Haken – Virus

— The Harmed Brothers – Across the Waves

— Heidi Newfield – The Barfly Sessions

— Hellbound Glory – Pure Scum

— Hinds – The Prettiest Curse

— Iann Dior – I’m Gone EP

— Inara George (of The Bird and The Bee) – The Youth of Angst EP

— Iris Lune – lovelosslove

— Jared Grabb Among Thieves – Among Thieves

— JayDaYoungan – Baby23

— Jennifer Touch – Behind the Wall

— Jockstrap – Wicked City EP

— Joe Louis Walker – Blues Comin’ On

— John Baumann – Country Shade

— Joy Downer – Paper Moon

— Junko Beat – Satirifunk

— Junkowl – Making Out With My Death

— Kaleo – Surface Sounds

— Katie Malco – Failures

— Kyle Avallone – Last Minute Man

— LA Priest – GENE

— The Lazy Eyes – EP1

— Leifur James – Angel in Disguise

— Lithics – Tower of Age

— LYAM – N_O Caller ID

— Make Them Suffer – How to Survive a Funeral

— Mare Berger – The Moon is Always Full

— Mark Olson & Ingunn Ringvold – Magdalen Accepts the Invitation

— Matt Lovell – Nobody Cries Today

— Michael McDermott – What in the World

— Modern Nature – Annual

— Molly Joyce – Breaking and Entering

— Momma – Two of Me

— Mondoriviera – Il Tempio degli Uomini Granchio

— Mountain – Colours EP

— Mt. Joy – Rearrange Us

— Muzz (Paul Banks, Josh Kaufman, and Matt Barrick) – Muzz

— Natalie Slade – Control

— Naxen – Towards the Tomb of Times

— Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets – Lay It On Me EP

— Nicole Mercedes – Look Where Where You’re Going

— Nima Fakhrara – Becky – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

— No Age – Goons Be Gone

— Ohmme – Fantasize Your Ghost

— Ormskrik – Ormskrik

— Paisley Fields – Electric Park Ballroom

— Plight Radio – When Everything Burns Within

— Powerwolf – Best of the Blessed

— The Prison Music Project – Long Time Gone

— Quest Ensemble – The Other Side

— Re-Armed – Ignis Aeternum

— RMR – Drug Dealing Is a Lost Art EP

— Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sideways to New Italy

— Roly Porter – Kistvaen

— Roxy Girls – A Wealth of Information EP

— Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 4

— Sarah Jarosz – World on the Ground

— Serene Dark – Enantiodromia

— Shaw & Grossfeldt (Simian Mobile Disco’s Jas Shaw and Bas Grossfeldt) – Klavier

— SIAN – X

— Slake Dransky – Colors

— Soft Plastics – 5 Dreams

— SOHN – Live with the Metropole Orkest

— Sondre Lerche – Patience

— Sonic Boom – All Things Being Equal

— Sorge – Sorge

— Spiteful Bum – Jot Down the Dope

— Stepson – Help Me Help You

— Swampmeat Family Band – Muck!

— The Sword – Chronology 2006-2018

— The Sword – Conquest of Kingdoms

— Tenci – My Heart Is An Open Field

— Trash Talk – Squalor EP

— Trickfinger (John Frusciante) – She Smiles Because She Presses the Button

— Under the Reefs Orchestra – Under the Reefs Orchestra

— The Unfit – The Unfit

— Used Cassettes – Used Cassettes

— Vinyl Williams – Azure

— Virginity – Death to the Party EP

— Westerman – Your Hero Is Not Dead

— Witching – Vernal

— Wolf & Chain – An Honest Mistake EP

— Working Men’s Club – Working Men’s Club

— Yoste – A Few Brief Moments EP

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