Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 07/08/20

Album of the Week – 07/08/20

This week is not vintage, but there are still a few new releases to tickle your taste buds!

First off, we have a novelty item, with a new album by Jason Molina (Eight Gates) who died in 2013. If you don’t know his work, it’s worth exploring but this is not his finest moment. There are also new releases from Washed Out (Purple Noon), Glass Animals (Dreamland) and more besides. There are even some EPs worth checking out from Isobel Campbell (Voices In The Sky) and Surfer Blood (Hard-Boiled).

After much deliberation, we went for the Los Angeles based singer-songwriter, miss Jennifer Ognibene.

Album of the Week – Jenny O. – New Truth

Hey,

Here’s my new album, it’s called ‘New Truth’.

New Truth is coming to terms with my deaf ear. It’s any new accepted reality. It’s the hilarious way I wore my hair for a week before cutting it away from my face.

The songs are as personal as ever–continued misadventures of an introvert in Hollywood. I think it’s relatable – heartache and epiphany – I hope people like it?

I’m singing lower sometimes, I always assumed I’d move back into my lower register, I finally have. Hard to get power that way, but I don’t sound like a little kid. I’ll have to practice singing them a lot, and it will be trickier to pull off live.

I recorded this album with Kevin Ratterman, who is so fast, so patient, willing to try anything, and so much fun. It was important to me to have a good time while making it, and we did.

I played all the guitars on this record. I wanted to channel the freedom of the Home and Work EPs, but recorded way better. I took solos! I played bass, except Rachel Goodrich did the funkier two songs because her time is better than mine. The past couple albums were tracked live to tape with a rhythm section, so someone would quickly learn something great and close to my demo but not exactly. I wanted to play bass this time.

Kevin set up his nice microphone at my place so I could do all my vocals alone while he was making another record. It’s the best way–much faster and more free to experiment by myself. Building harmonies on a whole album with an engineer can get frustrating, communicating between each take.

Ok I got to go take this little black dog on a walk.

See you soon,
Jenny O.

Releases of Note (featured below):

— Allegra Krieger – The Joys of Forgetting

— Glass Animals – Dreamland

— Mountain Man – Look At Me Don’t Look At Me

— Surfer Blood – Hard-Boiled EP

— Isobel Campbell – Voices In The Sky EP


— Liela Moss (of The Duke Spirit) – Who The Power

— Washed Out – Purple Noon

August 7th:

— ABIR – Heat EP

— Adam Miller – Unify

— Admiral Radio – Sounds Like You

— Aladean Kheroufi – Beauty Beyond Grief EP

— Alison Mosshart – Sound Wheel

— Allegra Krieger – The Joys of Forgetting

— American Hi-Fi – Anywhere Else But Here EP

— Aminé – Limbo

— Angel Morgue – In the Morgue of Angels

— Another Sky – I Slept On the Floor

— Avatar – Hunter Gatherer

— Baseball Game – Baseball Game EP

— Batushka – Раскол/Raskol

— Becky Bowe – Cosmic Hearts EP

— Black Rose Maze – Black Rose Maze

— Blue Öyster Cult – 45th Anniversary – Live in London

— Brenda Nicole Moorer – Marrow

— Broken Hands – Split in Two

— BTS – Map of the Soul : 7 ~ The Journey ~ (Physical Release)

— Carcass – TBA

— Cary Morin – Dockside Saints

— Cassadee Pope – Rise and Shine

— Cate Ferris – Gyroscope

— Christwvrks – Messiah Complex

— The Collect Pond – In The Garden EP

— Collective Soul – Collective Soul (Reissue)

— Concrete – Free Us From Existence

— Cory Marks – Who I Am

— Cory Wong – Trail Songs: Dawn

— The Cuckoos – Honeymoon Phases EP

— Daniel Donato – A Young Man’s Country

— David Ian Roberts – From the Harbor

— DC The Don – Come As You Are

— Dead Swells – Dead Swells

— Deep Purple – Whoosh!

— Disciples of Verity – Pragmatic Sanction

— Drugs – Episodic

— Dukes of the Orient – Freakshow

— Duma – Duma

— Duval Timothy – Help

— El Goodo – Zombie

— Emperor – Wrath of the Tyrant (Vinyl Reissue)

— Entartung – Maleficae Arts

— Ernest Ellis – Be the Pariah

— Eyedress – Let’s Skip to the Wedding

— Faceless Burial – Speciation

— Fair Mothers – In Monochrome

— Fast Romantics – Pick It Up

— Fatigue – Illusory Things

— The Flamin’ Groovies – Jumpin’ In the Night (Reissue)

— Fore – Hombres

— The Furious Seasons – La Fonda

— Gardner/James – Synergy

— Gashi – 1984

— Georgie – At Home

— Glass Animals – Dreamland

— Golden Shoals – Golden Shoals

— Grandpa Loves Rhinos – Searching in the Sarchasm

— Greyboy Allstars – West Coast Boogaloo (Reissue)

— GWAR – Scumdogs of the Universe (30th Anniversary Box Set)

— Harry the Nightgown – Harry the Nightgown

— Helvetia – This Devastating Map

— Hjaltalín – Hjaltalín

— Howling Giant and Sergeant Thunderhoof – Turned to Stone Chapter II: Masamune & Muramasa

— Identical Homes – Language Lesson

— Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids – Shaman!

— Immanuel Wilkins – Omega

— In Hearts Wake – Kaliyuga

— Isobel Campbell – Voices In The Sky EP

— Jason Molina – Eight Gates

— Jaga Jazzist – Pyramid

— Jaye Jayle – Prisyn

— Jenny O. – New Truth

— Jessica Winter – Sad Music (Chambermix) EP

— JOBS – endless birthdays

— Joe Bonamassa – New Day Yesterday (20th Anniversary Edition)

— Joel Crouse – wasteLAnd EP

— Jonathan Something – Cannibal House Rules

— Jordan Lehning – Little Idols

— Kalt Vindur – …And Nothing is Endless

— Kenny Roby – The Reservoir

— Kill Lincoln – Can’t Complain

— Komponist – ŁØ

— KPT – Dark.House

— Layla Kaylif – Lovers Don’t Meet

— Liela Moss (of The Duke Spirit) – Who The Power

— Lil Keed – Trapped on Cleveland 3

— The Loft Club – Dreaming The Impossible

— Lord of the Lost – Swan Songs III

— Loyal Lobos – Everlasting

— Market Junction – Burning Bridges

— Marlowe (L’Orange & Solemn Brigham) – Marlowe 2

— Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Dirt and the Stars

— Matt Maltese – Madhouse EP

— Medium Love – Overcoming Shyness EP

— Melody Thornton – Lioness Eyes EP

— The Microphones (Phil Elverum) – Microphones in 2020

— Miserable Chillers – Audience of Summer

— Moise – Postcards I Forgot to Send

— Moonspell – The Butterfly Effect (Reissue)

— Mountain Man – Look At Me Don’t Look At Me

— Neil Diamond – 5 Hot August Nights

— New Bomb Turks – Nightmare Scenario – Diamond Edition

— New Fries – Is The Idea Of Us

— Nilo Blues – Nilo Blues EP

— NLE Choppa – Top Shotta

— Not A Toy – Not A Toy EP

— Obsecration – Onwards The Mystic Paths Of The Dead

— Oneiric Celephaïs – The Obscure Sibyl

— Onslaught – Generation Antichrist

— Paloma Ford – X Tapes

— Penny and Sparrow – Live in Texas, 2019

— Pixies – Bossanova (Vinyl Reissue)

— Ramos – My Many Sides

— Sam Rae – Ten Thousand Years

— Sanity Control – War on Life

— Scars – Predatory

— Shihori – Perfect Imperfection

— Slaves – To Better Days

— Spike Hellis – Smile For the World EP

— Stand Atlantic – Pink Elephant

— Steve Allman – Brainwave EP

— The Steve McQueens – Tape Ends EP

— Steve Von Till (of Neurosis) – No Wilderness Deep Enough

— Steven Bruce – Same Time, Same Place, Same Station

— STILLBIRTH – Revive the Throne

— The Steve McQueens – Tape Ends EP

— The Stooges – Live At Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970

— Surfer Blood – Hard-Boiled EP

— Swarvy – Sunny Days Blues EP

— Tegan and Sara – Hey, We’re Just Like You (The Remixes) EP

— Terrell Hines – Portal One: The Mixtape

— Terminal Nation – Holocene Extinction

— Tiana Major9 – Sixes and Sevens EP

— Tkay Maidza – Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2 EP

— Tony Seltzer + A Lau – Avenues

— Tough Age – Which Way Am I?

— Tripwire – Consequences > Lo-Fi Excursions

— Vassafor – To the Death

— The Vice – White Teeth Rebellion

— Video Age – Pleasure Line

— Warren Givens – Rattle the Cages

— Washed Out – Purple Noon

— WoR – Prisoners

— Yanomamo – No Sympathy For A Rat

— Year of the Knife – Internal Incarceration

— Yellow Days – A Day in A Yellow Beat

— Young, Planetary – Locations I Can’t Place EP

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