Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 02-04-21

Album of the Week – 02-04-21

Another week and another collection of good albums for your perusal! First off, we’d recommend you have a listen to The Natvral‘s album Tethers. It’s Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who were always interesting. Bryce Dessner continues his journey to being a serious artist and on this release he’s working with the Australian String Quartet on Impermanence/Disintegration. Even the name sounds serious but it’s actually quite lovely.

After a world of hype, London band Dry Cleaning release their long-awaited debut album New Long Leg. The vocals are the only thing that might stop it from becoming a classic. They’re a touch Marmite, but some will definitely love it!

The Best of the Irish this week is Fia Rua, and you can hear a sample from his album Behind the Grey below.

While there’s nothing earth-shatteringly original about the new release from Godspeed You! Black Emperor, it’s hard to resist their sprawling epics…

Album of the Week — Godspeed You! Black Emperor – G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

we wrote it on the road mostly. when that was still a place.
and then recorded it in masks later, distanced at the beginning of the second wave.
it was autumn, and the falling sun was impossibly fat and orange.
we tried to summon a brighter reckoning there,
bent beneath varied states of discomfort, worry and wonderment.

we fired up the shortwave radios again, for the first time in a long time.
and found that many things had changed.
the apocalypse pastors were still there, but yelling END TIMES NOW where they once yelled “end times soon”.
and the transmission-detritus of automated militaries takes up more bandwidth now,
so that a lot of frequencies are just pulses of rising white static,
digital codexes announcing the status of various watching and killing machines.
and the ham-radio dads talk to each other all night long.
about their dying wives and what they ate for lunch and what they’ll do with their guns when antifa comes.

this record is about all of us waiting for the end.
all current forms of governance are failed.
this record is about all of us waiting for the beginning,
and is informed by the following demands=
empty the prisons
take power from the police and give it to the neighbourhoods that they terrorise.
end the forever wars and all other forms of imperialism.
tax the rich until they’re impoverished.

much love to all the other lost and lovely ones,
these are death-times and our side has to win.
we’ll see you on the road once the numbers fall.

xoxoxox god’s pee
montreal, quebec, kanada
1 march, 2021

Albums of Note –

— Bryce Dessner and Australian String Quartet – Impermanence/Disintegration

— Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg

— Flock of Dimes (Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner)  – Head of Roses

— The Natvral (Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) – Tethers

— Fia Rua – Behind The Grey

April 2nd:

— Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds – Waiting To Get Paid

— Allen Ginsberg – Allen Ginsberg at Reed College — The First Recorded Reading of Howl and Other Poems

— al Riggs – I Got A Big Electric Fan To Keep Me Cool While I Sleep

— Amulets – Blooming

— Ashen Horde – Black Curse EP

— Atria – Moonbrain

— Avaland – Theater of Sorcery

— Bambounou – Cascade EP

— BARK – Relics

— The Beat Farmers – Tales of the New West (Deluxe)

— Blacklist Royals – Doomsday Girl

— Blue Ox – Holy Vore

— Bob Lord (of Dreadnaught) – Playland Arcade

— Bones Of The Earth – II. Eternal Meditations Of A Deathless Crown

— Bridge Burner – Disempath

— BRUIT ≤ – The Machine Is Burning And Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again

— Bryce Dessner and Australian String Quartet – Impermanence/Disintegration

— Céline & The Blue – Within & Without EP

— Cha Wa – My People

— Charmaine – Hood Avant Garde EP

— Chaz Knapp – Organ Drunes

— Cristina Vane – Nowhere Sounds Lovely

— David Bowie – The Kit Kat Klub (Live New York 99)

— The Deathray Davies – Time Well Wasted

— Demi Lovato – Dancing with the Devil…The Art of Starting Over

— Devils Teeth – La Leggenda Di Chong Li

— Dispirited Spirits – Fragments of a Dying Star

— Dopolarians – The Bond

— Douglas – Ashes

— DreamKids – DreamKids EP

— The Drums – Mommy Don’t Spank Me

— Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg

— Du Blonde – Homecoming

— Earthless – Live in the Mojave Desert Volume 1

— Eli Brown – Escape EP

— Elizabeth Chang – Transformations

— Emily Weisband – I Call It Being Human EP

— Everson Poe – Grief

— Flock of Dimes (Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner)  – Head of Roses

— Francis of Delirium – Wading EP

— Frayle – Live at the House of Willis EP

— Gabby Toledo – Free My Soul EP

— Gary Bartz, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge – Gary Bartz JID 006

— Ghlow – Slash and Burn

— Godspeed You! Black Emperor – G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

— Haunted Shed – Faltering Light

— Heavy Trip – Heavy Trip

— Helstar – Clad In Black

— Hey, King! – Hey, King!

— Incisions – Bliss

— Ischemic – Ischemic

— J Hacha De Zola – J Hacha De Zola’s Greatest Hits

— Janney – Janney

— January Jane – Your Drug EP

— Jasiah – War EP

— Jesse Rosenthal (of Advertisement) – The Killing Language

— Joe Barksdale – Omari

— JoeyDiabolic – Through Soundwaves Vol. 4 EP

— Jointhugger – Reaper Season EP

— Keith Kenny – Lifetime Ago Motel

— Kishi Bashi – Emigrant EP

— Kolby Knickerbocker – Over and Over EP

— La Femme – Paradigmes

— Leslie Jordan – Company’s Comin’

— Lil Tjay – Destined 2 Win

— LORD – Undercovers Vol. 1

— Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel – Polaris

— Luca Yupanqui – Sounds of the Unborn

— Major Murphy – Access

— Malacoda – Crawling Chaos EP

— Mark Bryan (of Hootie and Blowfish) – Midlife Priceless

— Maxwell – Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite (Digital Edition)

— Melldu – Mute Theater

— Mishegas – Temporary Love EP

— Mo3 – Shottaz 4 Eva

— MØAA – Euphoric Recall

— Moontype – Bodies Of Water

— Mortify – Grotesque Buzzsaw Defilement

— Mountain Bird – Once We Were Present EP

— Myele Manzanza – Crisis & Opportunity’Vol. 1 – London

— Mythic Sunship – Wildfire

— Nainnoh – Nainnoh

— Nasty Cherry – The Movie EP

— The Natvral (Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) – Tethers

— No-Bo Boy – 1975

— Noah Preminger and Kim Cass – THUNDA

— NOISEPOETNOBODY – Insanity Mirror

— Octopus Montage – How To Live & How To Lose

— Odd Circus – Mantha EP

— Ottoman Turks – Ottoman Turks II

— Pansy – Pansy

— Patrick Belaga – Blutt

— Paul Bergmann – The Other SIde

— Plaguewielder – Covenant Death

— Pulse – ImPulse

— Quelly Woo – Tactical Pressure EP

— No-No Boy – 1975

— Richie Furay – 50th Anniversary Return to the Troubadour

— Rorcal & Earthflesh – Witch Coven

— Rosie Darling – Coping EP

— Ryley Walker – Course In Fable

— Saigon Kick – Saigon Kick (Reissue)

— Sea of Snakes – World of Fire

— Shakey Graves – Roll the Bones X

— The Snuts – W.L.

— Son of Boar – Son of Boar

— Steel Bearing Hand – Slay In Hell

— Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass, Volume 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions (Vinyl Release)

— Sunday State – Sunday State

— The Sun And The Mirror – Dissolution to Salt and Bone

— Tiana Major9 – At Sixes and Sevens Remixed

— Toehider – I Like It

— Travis – Good Feeling (Vinyl Reissue)

— Various Artists – Bills & Aches & Blues (Digital Release)

— Various Artists – Bushido

— Various Artists – Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. III

— Various Artists – The Good Lyre: Songs of John Wesley Harding

— VHOOR – Ritmo

— Vitrail – Les pages oubliées

— Whitehall – Swordfish Catcher

— Witchkiss – It’s Curtains For Us All!

— Wode – Burn In Many Mirrors

— YaSi – Coexist With Chaos EP

— Yves Paquet – Every Now And Then

— Zach Person – Zach Person

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