Album of the Week

Albums of the Week – 18/06/21

Albums of the Week – 18/06/21

It’s another slow week, but fear not as we’ve done some digging to find the best of the new releases. This week sees a new album from Kings of Convenience (Peace or Love). It’s their first new release in 12 years, which is a long time by anyone’s standards. The reviews are a little mixed but if you’re in need of some upbeat indie-pop… you could do a lot worse!

Elsewhere, there are releases from Max Bloom (formerly of Yuck – it’s called Pedestrian), Mykki Blanco (Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep) and even an EP from The Lounge Society (Silk For The Starving). You can check them all out below.

We went for something slightly left of centre of our album of the week, with Whispering Sons who seemed to have ignored the ‘difficult second album’ rule…

Albums of the Week – Whispering Sons – Several Others

Several Others” marks Whispering Sons first full-length release since their 2018 debut “Image”, which saw them garner early support at press and radio as well as tallying up millions of streams for their dark and unique blend of experimental and frenetic post-punk. Similarly, prior to lockdown, their infamously ferocious live shows had also seen them begin to firmly cement themselves as a must-see live band playing alongside the likes of The Murder Capital, Patti Smith, The Soft Moon and Croatian Amor.

Having retreated to the Ardennes last summer to work on the new material, the band took the strongest parts of their earlier work and refined them even further with a strong focus on their greatest strength – sheer, unpretentious intensity. Whispering Sons have constantly outstripped their own expectations. With every momentous step forward that they take, they redraw the boundaries of what they consider possible then duly go beyond them yet again.

Albums of Note:

— Kings of Convenience – Peace or Love

— Max Bloom (formerly of Yuck) – Pedestrian

— Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep – Mykki Blanco

— The Lounge Society – Silk For The Starving EP

Albums Released June 18th:

— A Certain Ratio – ACR EPC EP

— Ægir – The Earth Grew Uncertain

— The Allman Brothers Band – Bear’s Sonic Journals: Allman Brothers Band Fillmore East February 1970 Deluxe Edition

— Ambar Lucid – Get Lost In The Music EP

— Amy Helm – What The Flood Leaves Behind

— Amythyst Kiah (of Our Native Daughters) – Wary + Strange

— Andrew Hung – Devastations

— Angelique Kidjo – Mother Nature

— Animal Years – This Is An Album Called Animal Years

— Anoraak – Karma EP

— Ape Rites – Age of the Ape

— Authority Zero – Ollie Ollie Oxen Free

— Baauer & Omega Sapien – Eastlife EP

— Benjamin Francis Leftwich – To Carry A Whale

— BERWYN – TAPE 2 / FOMALHAUT

— Bloodbeat – Process of Extinction

— Blurry the Explorer – Blurry the Explorer

— Bossk – Migration

— boyband – never knows best

— Briars of North America – Supermoon

— The Catenary Wires – Birling Gap

— Cher Strauberry – Chering Is Caring

— Cola Boyy – Prosthetic Boombox

— Colin Macleod – Hold Fast

— Country Westerns – Country Westerns EP

— Covey – Class Of Cardinal Sin

— Crobot – Rat Child EP

— Crowne – Kings In The North

— Curtis Stewart – Of Power

— DAGR – DAGR

— The Day of the Beast – Indisputably Carnivorous

— Deap Vally – American Cockroach EP

— Death Perception – Ashes

— Decayed – Old Ghosts and Primeval Demons

— Demon Incarnate – Leaves of Zaqqum

— Dereck Higgins – Future Still

— Devin Shaffer – In My Dreams I’m There

— Devios – Emanation From Below

— De’wayne – Stains

— Donnie – The Colored Section: Digital Deluxe Edition

— Draemora – Death Rectangle

— Dream Racer – Gloomy Eyes EP

— Dylan LeBlanc – Pastimes EP

— The Early Mornings – Unnecessary Creation EP

— Eloise – Somewhere In-Between

— Emmerson – Emmerson EP

— Entierro – El Camazots

— Evan Myall – Snail EP

— Evolfo – Site Out Of Mind

— Fallen Stars – Execution

— Francis Lung (of WU LYF) – Miracle

— Frank Zappa – Zappa ’88: The Last U.S. Show

— Gary Kemp (of Spandau Ballet) – INSOLO

— Getting the Fear – Death is Bigger: 1984-1985

— GoldLink – HARAM!

— Good Morning TV – Small Talk

— Grasscut – Haunts

— H.E.R. – Back of My Mind

— Hacktivist – Hyperdialect

— Half Moon Run  – Inwards & Onwards EP

— Halo’s Eve – Pitch Black Heaven EP

— Hannah Georgas – Versions EP

— Hayley Mary (of The Jezabels) – The Drip EP

— Heavy Temple – Lupi amoris

— Hemi Hemingway – The Lonely Hunter EP

— HRSMN – The Last Ride

— Jad Fair & Kramer – The History of Crying, Revisited

— Jake Miller – Silver Lining II

— Jayli Wolf – Wild Whisper EP

— The Jenny Thing – American Canyon

— Joan Armatrading – Consequences (Digital Release)

— Jonathan Edwards – Right Where I Am

— Keeton Coffman – Hard Times

— Kings of Convenience – Peace or Love

— LeBrock – Fuse

— Lisa E. Harris – Life And That

— Lost In Society – Stay Jaded EP

— The Lounge Society – Silk For The Starving EP

— Matt Bachman – Dream Logic

— Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Superwolves (Physical Release)

— Max Bloom (formerly of Yuck) – Pedestrian

— Metro Marrs – Popular Loner

— Minus – Casa Base

— MNDR – Hell to Be With You

— Moanhand – Present Serpent

— Moni Grace – Expiration Date Pt1: Clara EP

— Moonshine Collective – SMS For Location Vol. 4

— Morgarten – Cry of the Lost

— Mountain movers – World What World

— Muse – Origin Of Symmetry: XX Anniversary RemiXX (Digital Release)

— Mykki Blanco – Broken Hearts & Beauty Sleep

— Natalie Gelman – Moth To The Flame

— Neonfly – The Future, Tonight

— NJOMZA – Limbo EP

— NO:IR – Are We Really Alive? EP

— The Novus – Thaleia Standing EP

— Oh! The Horror – 1692

— Orange 9mm – Pretend I’m Human (Reissue)

— Oxblood Forge – Decimator

— Pacer – The Terror of Other People EP

— Param-Nesia – Aspect of Creation EP

— Paula Fuga – Rain On Sunday

— Pharaoh – The Powers That Be

— The Rare Occasions – Big Whoop

— Rebelution – In The Moment

— Reinforcer – Prince Of The Tribes

— Rejjie Snow – Relax

— Rocket Report – Overmorrow

— Sara Oswald + Feldermelderhe – Drawn EP

— Scalping – Flood EP

— SEVENTEEN – Your Choice

— Shungudzo – I’m Not A Mother But I Have Children

— Silly Boy Blue – Breakup Songs

— Social Disorder – Love 2 Be Hated

— Sons of Liberty – Aces & Eights

— Space Echo – Galathea

— Spasticus – Fuck Me Before I Die EP

— Steve Cole – Smoke and Mirrors

— Stevie Weinstein-Foner – Wondering

— Subway To Sally – Eisheilige Nacht – Back to Lindenpark

— Superlove – …but for the moment EP

— The Tell – Somewhere Right Now

— Temporex  – Bowling

— Ten City – Judgement

— Theo Kandel – Spin Cycle

— Thy Kingdom Will Burn – Thy Kingdom Will Burn

— Tigercub – As Blue As Indigo

— Tom Morello and The Bloody Beetroots – The Catastrophists EP

— Tomas Comerford – Introverts

— Tragedy And Triumph – Where Mountains Rise And Hearts Fall

— The Tremolo Beer Gut – You Can’t Handle…

— Trialogos – Stroh Zu Gold

— Ursa Minor – Sian Ka’n

— Various Artists – Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack (Digital Release)

— Various Artists – Liberated / Music For The Movement Vol. 3 EP

— Various Artists – You Didn’t Think We Could Take It (Subsonics Tribute – Vol 2)

— Wanderer – Liberation From A Brutalist Existence

— Whispering Sons – Several Others

— The Wind-Ups – Try Not To Think

— Wild Up – Julius Eastman Vol. 1: Femenine

— Winter Hotel – Vacancies EP

— Yagow – The Mess

— Young Devyn – Baby Goat EP

 

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