Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 19-03-21

Album of the Week – 19-03-21

Listen below to A.A. Williams bang out the indie hits in a new, slower and dreamier fashion with her album called Songs From Isolation! Also, Lana Del Rey continues doing whatever it is she’s doing with her new album Chemtrails over the Country Club. It almost feels like she’s been kidnapped and forced to sing against her will, or is that just me? You may know East India Youth and if so, you’ll have to get used to a new name, as he’s now recording under the name his parents gave him; William Doyle (Great Spans of Muddy Time). It’s pretty good if you ask me!

In the end, we went for the quirky indie gem that is “World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener”. It was hard to resist an album with lyrics like -“It has a blade that’s been tempered by the blood of the gods, And a tiny little sticker of a dog”…. but there’s more going on than just a novelty song, with impressive variation in sound and style.

Album of the Week – Chad VanGaalen – World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener

VanGaalen says of “Samurai Sword,” “I had just ripped a bunch of old leaking copper pipe out of my basement in a reno job that I jumped into willy nilly. Realizing how magical the pipes sounded, I put them on some dirty styrofoam and banged out the janky beat that introduces the song! Garbage is life.”He continues, “It just spilled out in a couple minutes. I didn’t try to stop it because I was smiling like I was just cruising through my neighbourhood. Simple like a sandbox. An ode to the simplicity. It’s hard to let things be simple. But simple is easy on the mind, and being jovial in song is something I find really difficult. Why? What?”

 

As for the “Samurai Sword” video, he elaborates, “I was drawing black and white plant backgrounds for this song because of the great old samurai movies of the past. I like how nature sometimes takes the lead. I was getting all knotted in my mind about the sky. I looked at my dad’s watercolor paintings of a sky, and felt like I couldn’t get the feel right. So, I just borrowed his sky for a scene and then I realized that my dad’s paintings were perfect and already full of real life energy. I used them to finish the video and felt like we got to go on this quest together. In my mind. Fuck time.”

Album of the Note:

— A.A. Williams – Songs From Isolation

— Alex Somers – Siblings

— Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails Over the Country Club

— Mint Julep – In A Deep and Dreamless Sleep

— New Pagans – The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and All

— William Doyle (fka East India Youth) – Great Spans of Muddy Time

Albums Released – March 19th:

— 24/7 Diva Heaven – Stress

— Adam Melchor – Melchor Lullaby Hotline, Vol. 1

— Adamantis – Far Flung Realm

— a/lpaca – Make It Better

— Alex Somers – Siblings

— Alex Somers – Siblings 2

— Alice Gift – Alles Ist Gift

— Alice Phoebe Lou – Glow

— Almut Kühne, Joke Lanz, and Alfred Vogel – How Noisey Are the Rooms?

— American Culture – For My Animals

— Amiture – The Beach

— Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett – Her (Original Score) (Reissue)

— Aversed – Impermanent

— Bass Race – Tender Vittles

— Becca Mancari – Juniata EP

— Becky Hill – TBA

— Bell Orchestre – House Music

— Benny the Butcher – The Plugs I Met 2 EP

— Billy Lockett – Reflections EP

— Blanketman – National Trust EP

— The Blue Stones – Hidden Gems

— Blume Hinges – Build Your Castle Inside of a Mountain

— Boise Cover Band (feat. Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch) – Unoriginal Artists (Reissue)

— The Bones of J.R. Jones – A Celebration EP

— The Bottle Doom Lazy Band – 2005 – 2020 Doom Over The Years

— Chad Vangaalen – World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener

— Chase Cohl – Dear Dear: Volume 1 EP

— CHINAH – Feels Like Forever

— The City Champs – Luna ’88

— Clay “Krucial” Perry III – If We Must Die EP

— Colin Miller – Hook EP

— Corb Lund – Agricultural Tragic (Deluxe Edition)

— Cosmic Reaper – Cosmic Reaper

— Dad Sports – I Am Just A Boy Leave Me Alone !!! EP

— Daniel Lanois – Heavy Sun

— David Olney – Whispers and Sighs

— The Death of Pop – Seconds

— Deniz Cuylan – No Such Thing As Free Will

— Deniz Tek – Take It To The Vertical (Reissue)

— Depths Of Hatred – Inheritance

— Devin Townsend – Devolution Series #1 – Acoustically Inclined, Live in Leeds

— Dialect – Under~Between

— Ego Kill Talent – The Dance Between Extremes

— Ensemble Milk Nawooj – Death Become Life

— ERRA – ERRA

— Everture – Emerge

— Feculent – The Grotesque Arena

— Fleet Foxes – Shore (Physical Release)

— Frances Luke Accord – Sunnyside EP

— Fuath – II

— Gate Doors – All Our Sins

— Gentlemen’s Dub Club – Down To Earth

— Ghost of Vroom (feat. Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty) – Ghost of Vroom 1

— Godsend – In The Electric Mist (Reissue)

— Gold Child – Far From You

— Greg Skaff – Polaris

— Guapdad 400 and !llmind – 1176

— Gunerius & Verdensveven – Samtidig på den andre siden av byen

— Harry Connick Jr. – Alone With My Faith

— Heno. – Death Ain’t THAT Bad

— Herzel – Le Dernier Rempart

— I Am Boleyn – Paris To Berlin

— Ivress – Borderline EP

— Jaguar Jaguar – Pink Lies EP

— Jane Inc. – Number One

— Janet Simpson – Safe Distance

— Jason Collett – Best Of

— Jenny March – Madness EP

— John Dwyer, Ted Byrnes, Greg Coates, Tom Dolas, and Brad Caulkins – Endless Garbage

— Jon Batiste – We Are

— Joyce Wrice – Overgrown

— Julia Klot – Ghost EP

— Justin Bieber – Justice

— KALI Trio – Loom

— Kankar – Dunkle Millennia

— Keith Jarrett – Sun Bear Concerts

— Klypi – Consensual Hits

— Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails Over the Country Club

— Landlady – Landlady

— Lo Talker – A Comedy of Errors

— Manuel Barbará – Moonrise

— Mason Lively – Mason Lively

— Melissa Carper – Daddy’s Country Gold

— Miami Horror – Illumination (10th Anniversary Edition)

— Michael Beach – Dream Violence

— Michael Feuerstack – Harmonize the Moon

— Michigander – Everything Will Be OK Eventually EP

— Middle Kids – Today We’re The Greatest

— Mike Barnett – +1

— Mint Julep – In A Deep & Dreamless Sleep

— Mono – Beyond the Past • Live in London with the Platinum Anniversary Orchestra

— Morgan Wade – Reckless

— Nashville Ambient Ensemble – Cerulean

— NeapolaXi – Ketamina Ballerina EP

— New Age Steppers – Stepping Into A New Age 1980 – 2012

— New Bums – Last Time I Saw Grace

— New Pagans – The Seed, The Vessel, The Roots and All

— Nik Bärtsch – Entendre

— Nitin Sawhney – Immigrants

— The Noctambulant – Hellrazor

— The Oddness – Distant Voices EP

— Olde – Pilgrimage

— Otzeki – Now is a Long Time

— Palm Ghoosts – Lifeboat Candidate

— Papa Roach – Greatest Hits Vol. 2 – The Better Noise Years

— Phallosopher – (I)

— Phantom Wave – Wilds

— Pink Siifu and Fly Anakin – $mokebreak EP

— Piqued Jacks – Synchronizer

— Proposal – Kingdom EP

— Protoje – In Search of Lost Time: Deluxe Edition

— Psychic Equalizer – Revealed II EP

— Real Numbers – Brighter Then EP

— Reverend Mother (fka Priestess) – Reverend Mother EP

— Riley Pearce – Love and Other Stuff EP

— Rivals – Sad Looks Pretty On Me

— Rob Leines – Blood Sweat And Beers

— Ronna Reason – Ronna Reason EP

— Safety – Greetings from the Sunshine State EP

— Sébastien Guérive – Omega Point

— Seraph in Travail – A Black Death Incense

— Serj Tankian (of System of a Down) – Elasticity EP

— Shadow People – Batom Rouge/Washing In Soap Opera

— Show Me the Body – Survive EP

— Skypp – King Of Indiana

— Slow Crush – Aurora (Reissue)

— The Snuts – W.L.

— Sofia Kourtesis – Fresia Magdalena EP

— Soft Glas – How Strange

— Son of the Velvet Rat – Solitary Company

— Souleye – Hunting Teardrops

— Special Request (Paul Woolford) – DJ Kicks

— Steve Earle and the Dukes – J.T. (Physical Release)

— Steve Gulley and Tim Stafford – Still Here

— Sting – Duets

— Stoner Control – Sparkle Endlessly

— STR4TA – Aspects

— Sylvan Paul – America EP

— Taken Days – Every Second…

— The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs – One More Drink

— Tearjerker – Deep End EP

— Too Much Joy – Mistakes Were Made

— Triptides – Alter Echoes

— Trollfest – Happy Heroes EP

— Tunnelvisions – End Of Time EP

— Valeree – It’s Fine, I’m Fine EP

— Vallens – In Era

— Vegyn – Like A Good Old Friend EP

— Veronica Swift – This Bitter Earth

— Victoria Anthony – Live EP

— Whettman Chelmets – For…

— Whitehorse – Modern Love

— William Doyle – Great Spans of Muddy Time

— William Dunn – Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology

— Yana Mann – Poemas de Bar

— Year Twins – Perfect Forever, Forever Perfect

— Yeek – Valencia

— Zenith Volt – TIMEKEEPER

— Ziggy Alberts – Searching for Freedom

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