Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 03/09/21

Album of the Week – 03/09/21

It’s not a week with too many new releases screaming for your attention, but fear not, we’ve still come up with a few releases of note! Obviously, if this was the rerelease of the week slot, then Whipping Boy’s  1995 release ‘Heartworm’ would be the one to win out. There is also a new release of remixes from Julien Baker (Little Oblivions -Remixes) which we’d recommend, but… this is about new sounds.

There are new releases from Little Simz (Sometimes I Might Be An Introvert) and Ásgeir (The Sky Is Painted Gray Today EP), but after much deliberation, we’ve gone for a new DIY-punk band from Toronto called ‘Bad Waitress’.

Album of the Week – Bad Waitress – No Taste

Bad Waitress’ antsy art punk revels in fits of fury and ego. It spits in your face and winks, ferocious and playful. The Toronto-based four-piece play like they’re conspiring or casting a spell, each member wielding a different power, howls and erratic drum fills and fiery riffs fueling one another.

That improvisation spirit doesn’t stop at their music. Katelyn Molgard, Nicole Cain, Kali-Ann Butala, and Moon finish each other’s sentences. Their conversations flow like free jazz. When asked to describe Bad Waitress’ sound, they agree on one word: conviction. “We play with conviction. There’s nothing apologetic about it,” Kateyln says. “Even with our bizarre song structures, we don’t hide anything in our music. It’s just very…I don’t like the word raw, it’s overused, but…raw.” The band fidget between genres, instead honing a distinct energy. “It’s energetic. It’s electric,”Moon adds. “It’s whatever word that we can think of later that’s better than raw.” Nicole suggests, “Honest?” Katelyn jumps in, “Rawnest.”

Bad Waitress’ debut full-length album, No Taste, finds strength in mood swings, from upbeat “groovin down the street” songs like “Strawberry Milkshake” to “I’m gonna punch everyone” songs like “Lacerate,” as Nicole puts it. “It’s good to listen to when you’re walking alone at night. I get really anxious, but I feel powerful when I listen to this album, like I’m fucking untouchable. It’s basically a self-defense album.”

No Taste is set for release September 3rd via Royal Mountain.

Albums of Note –

Julien Baker – Little Oblivions (Remixes)

— Grizzly Bear – Yellow House (Vinyl Reissue)

— Ásgeir – The Sky Is Painted Gray Today EP

— Imagine Dragons – Mercury – Act 1

— Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament

— Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be An Introvert

Albums Released on September 3rd: 

— Abramelin – Never Enough Stuff

— Alison Faith Levy – You Are Magic

— ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS (Vinyl Reissue)

— Ásgeir – The Sky Is Painted Gray Today EP

— Asher Roth – Greenhouse Effect Vol. 3

— Ashland Craft – Travelin’ Kind

— Baby Queen – The Yearbook

— Bad Waitress – No Taste

— Behemoth – Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic) (Vinyl Reissue)

— Betty Reed – Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned EP

— Beyond Grace – Our Kingdom Undone

— Big Boi and Sleepy Brown – The Big Sleepover

— Bloodjinn – Leave This World Breathing

— Bob Marley & The Wailers – The Capitol Sessions ’73

— Bokassa – Molotov Rocktail

— Booker T. & The MG’s – The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 1 (1962-1967)

— Booker T. & The MG’s – The Complete Stax Singles Vol. 1 (1968-1974)

— Botany – Portal Orphanage EP

— Brett Young – Weekends Look A Little Acoustic These Days

— Buck Gooter – Head In A Bird Cage

— Calicoco – Underneath

— Cannabis Corpse – Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise (Vinyl Reissue)

— Cee-Lo Green – The Lady Killer (Vinyl Reissue)

— Chris Carter – Electronic Ambient Remixes One & Three (Reissue)

— Christian Death – The Dark Age Renaissance Collection Part 4: The New Dark Age

— Closet Disco Queen & The Flying Raclettes – Omlette du Fromage

— Colloboh – Relation EP

— Damian Jurado – Where Shall You Take Me? (Vinyl Reissue)

— Damu The Fudgemunk – Conversation Peace

— Dana Dentata – Pantychrist

— David Ferguson – Nashville No More

— Dead Romantic – Voices

— Deeper – Auto-Pain: Deluxe Edition

— Deformatory – Inversion of the Unseen Horizon

— DJ Gutta Butta and Slimmy B – All Net EP

— Directions (Bundy K Brown of Tortoise) – Echoes – Anniversary Edition

— DJ Seinfeld – Mirrors

— Doctor Smoke – Dreamers and the Dead

— Down Again – Bury The Bones EP

— Drake – Certified Lover Boy

— Dyerwulf – Doomsday Deferred

— Earth Groans – The Body EP

— Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers – Ramble in Music City: The Lost Concert (1990)

— ESINAM – Shapes in Twilights of Infinity

— F.S. Blumm & Nils Frahm – 2×1=4

— Gerry Rafferty – Rest In Blue

— Gerycz/Powers/Rolin – Lamplighter

— Ghost Hounds – A Little Calamity

— Grizzly Bear – Yellow House (Vinyl Reissue)

— Hannah Holland – Tectonic

— The Hawkins – Aftermath EP

— Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship (Vinyl Reissue)

— Hot Mustard (feat. members of Antibalas and TV on the Radio) – Mother Sauce

— Ill Niño – Revolution Revolución (Vinyl Reissue)

— Imagine Dragons – Mercury – Act 1

— In the Company of Serpents – Lux

— Iron Maiden – Senjutsu

— Jenna Kyle – Ojos EP

— Jhay Cortez – Timelezz

— Joshua Ben Joseph – I Want The Old World Back EP

— Joy Denalane – Let Yourself Be Loved (Deluxe Edition)

— Junkyard – Junkyard (Vinyl Reissue)

— Kasztan – Rare Earth Elements EP

— Keaton Henson – Fragments EP

— Lady Blackbird – Black Acid Soul

— Lady Gaga – Dawn Of Chromatica

— L’Orange – The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Better

— Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be An Introvert

— Liz Cooper – Hot Sass

— Lukasz Pawlik – Long-Distance Communication

— Lurcher – Coma EP

— Kristoffer Gildenlöw – Let Me Be A Ghost

— Little King – Amuse De Q

— Malison – Death’s Embrace

— Manic Street Preachers – The Ultra Vivid Lament

— MANU – Earth

— Maria Domark – Flawless EP

— The Mars Volta – Amputechture (Vinyl Reissue)

— Matsunaga Was Right – Kings Of The Deathmatch

— Matthew Liam Nicholson – Universal Soldier

— Meatbodies – 333

— Megan and Shane – Daughter of Country

— Mötley Crüe – Dr. Feelgood (Reissue)

— Motorists – Surrounded

— My Morning Jacket – Live 2015 (Vinyl Release)

— Nala Sinerphro – Space 1.8

— Necrosexual – Seeds of Seduction

— New Found Glory – Forever And Ever x Infinity…And Beyond!!!

— Nico Hedley – Painterly

— O.V. Wright – A Nickel and a Nail and Ace of Spades (Vinyl Reissue)

— P.E. – The Reasons for My Love EP

— P.O.D. – Satellite: 20th Anniversary Edition

— Paige Beller – I’ll Be Better

— Pell – Floating While Dreaming II

— Petey – Lean Into Life

— Pearl & The Oysters – Flowerland

— The Picturebooks – The Major Minor Collective

— Pop Wallace – Noises Made Figuring Things Out EP

— Priya Ragu – damnshestamil

— Renee Rosnes – Kinds of Love

— Richard Swift – Dressed Up For the Letdown (Vinyl Reissue)

— Richard Thompson – Mirror Blue (Vinyl Reissue)

— Robert Jon & The Wreck – Shine A Light On Me Brother

— Rory Gallagher – Rory Gallagher 50th Anniversary Edition

— Sampology – Regrowth

— Satellite Citi – Fear Tactics

— The Shattered Mind Machine – Apparatschik

— smol fish – smooky la la

— Solar Mantra – Away

— SpermChurch – merdeka atau mati

— Spirits Having Fun – Two

— Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra – Tinctures In Time (Communicty Music, Vol. 1)

— Super Furry Animals – Rings Around The World (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

— SUUNS – The Witness

— Tony Glausi – Everything At Once

— Tora – A Force Majeure

— TRNA – ISTOK

— Two Cent Revival – Demons

— TZAR – I’m OK EP

— Usain Bolt – Country Yutes

— Various Artists – A Month of Sundays: Volume 1

— Vessel of Iniquity – The Permian-Triassic Extinction Event

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