Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 07/07/21

Album of the Week – 07/07/21

Sometimes our album of the week feels a little.. predictable? After all, in our review of The Goon Sax’s new album Mirror II, Mr Laher described it as a “minor classic” earlier this week, right here. So, yeah, we like it! We like it a lot. It’s an album that takes a couple of listens though, don’t expect instant gratification!

Irish Rapper Rejjie Snow returns with a new album Baw Baw Black Sheep. Will this album be the one that launches him into the stratosphere?

There are also albums from Soda Blonde (Small Talk), JOON (Dream Again) and Koreless (Agor). Really, that’s more than enough to keep you entertained! But yeah, really, it’s all about Goon Sax this week.

Album of the Week – The Goon Sax – Mirror II

The Goon Sax will be releasing their new album Mirror II on July 9th on Matador.  The band’s third album and first for Matador, Mirror lI is a new beginning: a multi dimensional eclectic journey of musical craftsmanship that moves from disco to folk to no-waves kronk with staggering cohesion.  The first-person narratives of their schooldays have graduated into an immersive and fluid world, one where “the narrator changes, the view-point isn’t definitive”. Songs have been made expansive, more universal, more weird — as introduced by the supernatural avant-pop of first single ‘In The Stone’.

“‘In The Stone’ is set in Berlin where I moved with my partner at the time,just after finishing school and recording our last album We’re Not Talkingat the end of 2017,” says Louis Forster. “We were both exploring ourselves -accepting each other’s changes and celebrating flux -but also reckoning with the complicated need for a solid sense of self and the person we loved. Musically the song was influenced by what was playing in the background of our conversations which often took place in Ubers, supermarkets, outside parties etc. So it probably bearsmore of a subconsciously absorbed modern pop influence than anything else we’ve done as a band.”

Albums of Note –

— Rejjie Snow – Baw Baw Black Sheep

— Koreless – Agor

— Soda Blonde – Small Talk

— JOON – Dream Again

July 9th:

— The Academic – Community Spirit EP

— Album – Album

— Ålesund – A Thread in the Dark EP

— Alice Cooper – Welcome to My Nightmare (Vinyl Reissue)

— Alice Russell – To Dust (Bonus Track Edition)

— Almost Monday – til the end of time EP

— Anders Hagberg – North

— Andrew Bryant – A Meaningful Connection

— Arushi Jain – Under The Lilac Sky

— Asemix – Asemix

— Attacca Quartet – Real Life

— Babehoven – Nastavi, Calliope EP

— Bad Luck. – Summer Of Pain

— Ben Reddell Band – ¡LA Baby! EP

— Bonifrate – Corisco

— Brand New Zeros – Back To Zero

— Bryan Away – Canyons to Sawdust

— c/a – The Only Way We Know to Have Fun

— Charlotte Day Wilson – Alpha

— Chuck Robertson and Friends – All Out of Dreams

— Claire Rosinkranz – 6 Of A Billion

— clipping. – Wriggle EP (Expanded) (Physical Release)

— Damon Locks & Black Monument – NOW (Physical Release)

— Denial of Death – Unholy Trinity

— Dolphin Midwives – Body of Water

— Domination Campaign – Onward to Glory

— Dylan Cartlidge – Hope Above Adversity

— DZ Deathrays – Positive Rising: Part 2

— Eden James – All the Good Blank are Taken

— Ego Kill Talent – Ego Kill Talent Acoustic EP1

— Elderblood – Achrony

— Eugene McDaniels – Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse (Vinyl Reissue)

— The Flatlanders – Treasure of Love

— Foodman – Yasuragi Land

— Frost* – Experiments in Mass Appeal (Vinyl Reissue)

— Frost* – Milliontown (Vinyl Reissue)

— Garrett Kato – Kumamoto EP

— Gerald V. Casale (of DEVO) – AKA Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers (Deluxe Reissue)

— Giovanni Carnuccio III – A Matter of Time

— The Goon Sax – Mirror II

— Gothic Tropic – Tang Brain EP

— Graduating Life – Grad Life II

— The Green House Band – Ocotillo

— Greywalker – Le Cachot

— Half Waif – Mythopoetics

— Hammers of Misfortune – The Bastard (Vinyl Reissue)

— Hannah Dasher – The Half Record

— Hardline – Heart, Mind And Soul

— Hybrid – Black Halo

— IDK – USEE4YOURSELF

— The Interrupters – Live In Tokyo!

— Jahvillani – Dirt to Bentley

— James the Prophet – Unimaginable Storms

— Jeremy Ferrara – Everything I Hold

— Jerome Thomas – That Secret Sauce EP

— Jessica Luise – Going In Blind EP

— Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis – Jam & Lewis Volume One

— JOON – Dream Again

— Julian Sartorius – Locked Grooves

— Junaco – Blue Room EP

— Justin Pierre Courtney – The Price of Salt EP

— Kimberly Dawn – Canyon Road

— Kodō – Kodō Together

— Koreless – Agor

— L.A. Guns – Cocked & Loaded Live

— Laurenne/Louhimo– The Reckoning

— Lex Leosis – Terracotta EP

— The Light Show – Round and Round

— Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul – Summer Of Sorcery Live! At The Beacon Theatre

— Lords of Altamont  – Tune In, Turn On, Electrify!

— Lost Symphony – Chapter III

— Luke LeBlanc – Only Human

— Mads Christensen – 5212 Helvete

— The Maine – XOXO: From Love And Anxiety In Real Time

— The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium (Vinyl Reissue)

— Mayhem – The Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando EP

— Megan Wyler – Upside Now

— Meggie Lennon – Sounds From Your Lips

— Murray McLauchlan – Hourglass

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

— Museum of Love – Life of Mammals

— Musk Ox – Inheritance

— Night Crowned – Hädanfärd

— Old Moon – Altars

— Paul Rocha – Apohenia

— Pictureplane – Dopamine

— Powerwolf – Call Of The Wild

— Psychic Hit – Solutio

— QRIXKUOR – Posion Palinopsia

— Real Sickies – Love is for Lovers

— The Sandals – The Endless Summer (Vinyl Reissue)

— Scattered Storm – Oblivion EP

— Scores – Vol. 1

— Serj Tankian – Cool Gardens Poetry Suite

— Shock Friendly – Head Down The Avenue

— Signal Hill – The EPs (Expanded and Remastered)

— Silverstein – When Broken Is Easily Fixed (Vinyl Reissue)

— Soda Blonde – Small Talk

— Solus Ex Inferis – Daemones Ceramici

— Soul Asylum – The Silver Lining (Expanded Edition)

— Soul Asylum – Stand Up and Be Strong EP

— Spacehog – Resident Alien (Vinyl Reissue)

— Spice Girls – Wannabe25 EP

— Sun Ra Askestra – Lanquidity (Definitive Edition)

— TerryTheVoice – TerryTheVoice 2.0 EP

— Thought Leaders – In Wastelands

— Tim Atlas – QUOTA EP

— Tkay Maidza – Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 EP

— Toni Sauna – Denise

— Train Room – Delicate Bones

— Twin Shadow – Twin Shadow

— Typical Sisters – Love Beam

— Unendlich – Paradox Of A Broken World

— Various Artists – Almost Famous 20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

— Various Artists – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella (Soundtrack)

— Various Artists – The Harmonic Series Volume 2

— Various Artists – Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack

— Various Artists – Space Jam (Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Vinyl Reissue)

— Various Artists – Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof (Vinyl Reissue)

— Vince Staples – Vince Staples

— The Wallflowers – Exit Wounds

— Xasthur – Victims of the Times

— Zementh – Rohstoff

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