Album of the Week

Albums of the Week – 13/08/21

Albums of the Week – 13/08/21

Come one, come all from far and wide and see the amazing spectacle we have for you… yes, new music… I mean… NEW MUSIC!!! This week we have lots and lots of things to make you shake your booty (or just nod approvingly).

This week sees new releases from Charles Spearin (yeah, that guy from Broken Social Scene) with his new album My City of Starlings. Joy Orbison has also released his debut called still slipping vol. 1.

But… in a world of never-ending chaos (well, ok, never-ending zoom meetings) we have something that will bring back a sense of calm and beauty to your world. To give you that beauty, I recommend Devendra and Noah…

Albums of the Week – Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson – Refuge

Last spring, Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson started to make a record that was like nothing they had made before, an ambient album that would be both a haven from a suddenly terrified world and a heartfelt musical dialogue between two artists who have been friends and collaborators for over two decades. Refuge is an album of profound meditative beauty which offers the listener a much-needed sense of peace and renewal. But while it was recorded in 2020 its roots go back much further, all the way to the start of their friendship and, beyond that, to the shared sounds and ethics of their childhoods.

Devendra grew up in Venezuela while Noah, six years older, is a native of Nevada City, California. But as they got to know each other, they realised that they had a similar history in the New Age subculture of the 1980s: a world of meditation, Eastern music, the Bhagavad Gita and The Whole Earth Catalog. Childhood memories were coloured by the aromas of health food stores and the sound of New Age labels like Windham Hill Records. Noah, whose production and mixing credits include Joanna Newsom and the Strokes, came on board as co-producer of Devendra’s 2005 album Cripple Crow and they have been working together ever since.

Albums of Note –

— Charles Spearin (of Broken Social Scene) – My City of Starlings

— (Eli)zabeth Owens – Knock Knock

Joy Orbison – still slipping vol. 1

August 13th:

— A Certain Ratio – ACR:EPR EP

— A Great Big Pile of Leaves – Pono

— ÆNIGMATUM – Deconsecrate

— Afterlife – Part of Me

— Alchemy of Flesh – Ageless Abomination

— alexalone – ALEXALONEWORLD

— Aretha Franklin – Respect (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Beatchild – Unselfish Desires

— Beige Banquet – Beige Banquet EP

— Bendigo Fletcher – Fits of Laughter

— Ben Platt – Reverie

— Beyondsonny – Solstice EP

— bikini – Motor Function EP

— blackbear – misery lake EP

— Blacktop Mojo – Blacktop Mojo

— Bloxx – Pop Culture EP

— body / negative – Fragments Remixed

— Bohemyst – Čerň A Smrt

— Boldy James and The Alchemist – Bo Jackson

— Brandee Younger – Somewhere Different

— Brijean – Feelings Remixes EP

— Brogan Bentley – Diapason Rex

— Caskets – Lost Souls

— Charles Arizona – WYW

— Charles Spearin (of Broken Social Scene) – My City of Starlings

— Chorusing – Half Mirror

— The Cold Stares – Heavy Shoes

— Consumption – Recursive Definitions of Suppuration

— Corrine Bailey Rae – Corrine Bailey Rae (Vinyl Reissue)

— Cruzados – She’s Automatic

— Dan + Shay – Good Things

— Daniel Eva Schwob – Out of the Tunnel

— d’Eon – Rhododendron

— Danielle Eva Schwob – Out of the Tunnel

— Destruction – Live Attack

— Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson – Refuge

— Dreamers – Atlas EP

— (Eli)zabeth Owens – Knock Knock

— Elroy – Elroy

— Explorer Tapes – Explorer Tapes

— F. Scott and the Nighthawks – Hold Onto Your Heart

— Fearancy – Dæmonium

— Feed Me – Feed Me

— Ghost Woman – Lost Echo’s EP

— Grace Vonderkuhn – Pleasure Pain

— Grace Womack – Yellow Cowboy Hat EP

— Grateful Dead – Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 2—Carousel 2-14-68

— GRIDFAILURE / S.C.R.A.M. – GRIDFAILURE / S.C.R.A.M. EP

— Hein Cooper – Turbulent Heart EP

— Hellbomber – Noise Worship Propaganda EP

— Imperial Slaughter – …Vile Slobs

— Infex – Burning in Exile

— Jackie Hayes – There’s Always Going to Be Something EP

— Jade Bird – Different Kinds of Light

— Jamart – Jamart

— Jeremy Garrett – Wanderer’s Compass

— Joan Armatrading – Consequences (Physical Release)

— Joey Cape (of Lagwagon) – A Good Year to Forget

— Joseph Taylor Sutkowski – Of Wisdom & Folly

— Josienne Clarke – A Small Unknowable Thing

— Joy Orbinson – still slipping vol. 1

— Jungle – Loving In Stereo

— Junior Mesa – Cirque Du Freak EP

— JWestern – Midnight Thoughts EP

— Kalie Shorr – I Got Here By Accident EP

— Kass Rose Gold – Joy Ride EP

— Katz – Only You EP

— K Camp – FLOAT

— The Killers – Pressure Machine

— Lee Dewyze – Ghost Stories

— Luke Hemmings – When Facing The Things We Turn Away From

— M.A.G.S. – Say Things That Matter

— Matthew Whitaker – Connections

— Media Jeweler – The Sublime Sculpture of Being Alive

— Meet Me @ The Altar – Model Citizen EP

— McClenney – On a Virgo Mind

— Monty Bevins – Time To Bide

— Mountain Movers – World What World

— Nick Garbett & Mike Majkowski – The Glider

— Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue (Reissue)

— OhGeesy – Geezy World

— Oscar Lang – Chew The Scenery

— Pachyman – The Return of Pachyman

— Paragon Cause – Autopilot

— Pi Jacobs – Live From Memphis

— Pole – Tanzboden EP

— PRISM Quartet featuring Ravi Coltrane, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter – Volume 2

— Provoker – Body Jumper

— Quicksand – Distant Populations (Digital Release)

— Rainbow Kitten Surprise – RKS! Live From Athens Georgia

— Raven Bush – Fall Into Noise

— Rebel Priest – Lost in Tokyo EP

— Roy Montgomery – Rhymes of Chance

— The Rumberts – Escapism

— Sally Decker – In The Tender Dream

— Samia – Scout EP (Physical Release)

— Scritti Politti – Cupid & Psyche 85

— Sheryl Crow – Live from the Ryman & More

— Sleepwalker – Monument From The Void

— Snow Ellet – Suburban Indie Rock Star

— Sophist – Metabolic Chasm​.​.​.​.​.​.

— Sorrows – Love Too Late… the real album

— Spirit Breaker – Cura Nata

— Starita – The Wake Up Call EP

— Still Woozy – If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is

— Stuck – Content That Makes You Feel Good EP

— Sungaze – This Dream

— Supreme Love – We Are All Together EP

— Susanna and David Wallumrød – Live

— Swerve – Ruin Your Day

— Ted Jasper – Do Something EP

— ToiToiToi – Vagnaten

— The Transonics – Tides EP

— Trash Boat – Don’t You Feel Amazing?

— Travis – 12 Memories (Vinyl Reissue)

— Typhoid Rosie – Queen Of Swords

— The Ugly Kings – Strange, Strange Times

— Unreqvited – Beautiful Ghosts

— Victory Kid – Discernation

— Viktor Timofeev – Palace of Peace & Reconciliation

— Violette – In her beauty lies my death and life EP

— Watchhouse (FKA Mandolin Orange) – Watchhouse

— Weathers – Pillows and Therapy

— Wednesday – Twin Plagues

— Who? What? When? Why? & Werewolves? – Hard Feelings

— Wild Americans – One-Dimensional Man

— Willie Nile – The Day the Earth Stood Still

— Wing Vilma – Spirit Practice

— Without God – Siberian Tunes: The Green Light EP

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