Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 20/07/21

Album of the Week – 20/07/21

It’s hot! Too damn hot! In the world of music, what’s happening with Donda? Yes, Kanye West has pulled his usual trick of not releasing his album when he said he would. This generates lots of hype and excitement and creates headlines like this.

The Power of Dreams have released their first album since 1994, and if that isn’t a story in itself I don’t know what is? It’s a 27-year wait for Ausländer and hopefully, it will make everyone that was waiting for it very happy!

Other releases include Brittany Howard (Jamie Reimagined) and Alasdair Roberts and Völvur (The Old Fabled River) but… for our album of the week, we went for the work of Nicolás Jarr and Dave Harrington.

Album of the Week – Spiral by Darkside

In the summer of 2018, Harrington and Jaar rented a small house on Lenni-Lenape territory, which is present-day Flemington, New Jersey. The group spent a week there, making a song a day. While it would take another year and a half to complete their second album, six songs from the band’s new record Spiral were written and recorded during this initial session.

“From the beginning, DARKSIDE has been our jam band. Something we did on days off. When we reconvened, it was because we really couldn’t wait to jam together again,” says Jaar. Harrington echoes this, “It felt like it was time again,” he said. “We do things in this band that we would never do on our own. DARKSIDE is the third being in the room that just kind of occurs when we make music together.”

Albums of Note –

— Alasdair Roberts and Völvur – The Old Fabled River

https://alasdairroberts.bandcamp.com/album/the-old-fabled-river

— Alexis Marshall (of Daughters) – House of Lull . House of When

— Brittany Howard – Jamie Reimagined (Digital Release)

— Power of Dreams –  Ausländer

— Darkside (Nicolás Jarr and Dave Harrington) – Spiral

— Kanye West – Donda?

Albums Released – July 23rd:

— Acid Tongue – Acid Tongue & Friends: EP1

— Against The Current – fever EP

— The Age of Truth – Resolute

— Alasdair Roberts og Völvur – The Old Fabled River

— Alexis Marshall (of Daughters) – House of Lull . House of When

— Altin Gün – Âlem

— Andy Magruder – Andy Magruder EP

— Andy Partridge – My Failed Songwriting Career – Volume 1 EP

— Anika – Change

— Anne-Marie – Therapy

— Bambounou x Bruce – Finale Conference EP

— Bardo (of Chicano Batman) – Everywhere Reminds Me of Space

— The Blinders – The Lounge Lizard Sessions

— Bluestaeb – GISEKE

— Brittany Howard – Jamie Reimagined (Digital Release)

— Capstan – Separate

— Cavern Deep – Cavern Deep

— Celia Hollander – Timekeeper

— Chiiild – Hope For Sale

— Clay Melton – Back To Blue EP

— The Color Forty Nine – String Ladders

— Crass – Christ Alive! – The Rehearsal

— Craven Idol – Forked Tongues

— Dallas Burrow – Dallas Burrow

— Darkside (Nicolás Jarr and Dave Harrington) – Spiral

— Dave – We’re All Along In This Together

— David Crosby – For Free

— Descendents – 9th & Walnut

— Dusted (Holy Fuck’s Brian Borcherdt) – III

— Dzang – Glacial Erratic EP

— East Forest – Possible

— Emily Daniels – Welcome to a Heartache EP

— Eradicator – Influence Denied

— ERDVE – Savigalia

— Erika de Casier – Sensational (Physical Release)

— EXIL – Warning

— Fatima Al Qadiri – Medieval Femme (Vinyl Release)

— FULCI – Exhumed Information

— Full Deck – You Know It’s Real EP

— Ghorot – Loss Of Light

— Godslave – Positive Aggressive

— Greg Townson – Off and Running

— Heavy Water – Red Brick City

— Hexenklad – Heathenheart

— Hookers & Blow – Hookers & Blow

— Hypnosia – Extreme Hatred (Reissue)

— Incinerate – Back to Reality

— Information_Age – Information_Age

— Jackie Leven – Straight Outta Caledonia… The Songs of Jackie Leven

— Jackson Browne – Downhill From Everywhere

— Jalang – Santau

— JAZZPARTY – Nobody Gets Away

— Joshua Radin – The Ghost and the Wall

— The Jungle Giants – Love Signs

— Jxst J – How To Pronounce Jxst J

— Jyroscope & Montana Macks – Happy Medium EP

— Kanye West – Donda

— Kris Rodgers and the Dirty Gems – Still Dirty

— L Devine – Near Life Experience: Part 1 EP

— Lea Thomas – Mirrors To The Sun

— Lee Aaron – Radio On!

— Left Field Messiah (feat. members of Hot Hot Heat and Fitz & the Tantrums) – In Praise of Bombast

— Leon Bridges – Gold-Diggers Sound

— Leslie Winer – When I Hit You-You’ll Feel It (Digital Release)

— Les Sewing Sisters – Les Sewing Sisters

— Lil Moe 6Blocka and Rooga – Scrappers

— Lissie – Watch Over Me (Early Works 2002-2009)

— LOLAA – La Marea

— M A N E – Leo // Lib // Bull EP

— Mama Doom – Ash Bone Skin N Stone

— Manwolves – Sleeping In

— Maya Beiser – Maya Beiser x Philip Glass

— Mega Bog – Life and Another

— Mindy – Version 1.27 EP

— Molly Burch – Romantic Images

— Monkey Mind – Breakdown

— Montezuma’s Revenge – S.W.I.M.

— Mudhoney – Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

— Nother – Future Is Bright

— Nothing But Thieves – Moral Panic II EP

— Novaa – She’s A Rose

— Oh Baby – Hey Genius

— Ora the Molecule – Human Safari

— Peyton – PSA

— Phoenix Rising – Acta Est Fabula

— Piroshka (feat. members of Lush, Modern English, Moose & Elastica) – Love Drips and Gathers

— PJ Harvey & John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By (Vinyl Reissue)

— Planet Of The Dead – Pilgrims

— Richard Pryor – Live at the Comedy Store, 1973

— Rodney Crowell – Triage

— Rowan – Everybody Talks EP

— Samia – Scout EP (Digital Release)

— Shiny Joe Ryan – Shiny’s Democracy

— Sleep Waker – Alias

— Stone Temple Pilots – Tiny Music… Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop: Super Deluxe Edition

— Taphari – Blind Obedience

— Upper Wilds (feat. Dan Friel) – Venus

— Vaines – Electric Blue EP

— Vân Scott – Almost Gone

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

— Various Artists – Now That’s What I Call Music! 109

— Various Artists – The Vinyl Series Volume Two

— WaxWorm – Mea Kulpa

— Wings of Destiny – Memento Mori

— Woods – More Strange

— Yellow Shoots – The Green Album

— yes/and – yes/and

— Yngwie Malmsteen – Parabellum

 

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