Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 8/10/21

Album of the Week – 8/10/21

This week sees a new release from musical royalty in the form of Billy Bragg (The Million Things That Never Happened). There is also a man at the other end of his career with Sam Fender’s second album (Seventeen Going Under). You can also hear new sounds from Kevin Morby (A Night at the Little Los Angeles) and We Are Scientists (Huffy) below.

But… this week sees a lovely, lilting new album from Efterklang called Windflowers. It’s their 6th studio album and their first since Altid Sammen in 2019. It’s warm and rich and everything you could expect from this wonderful Danish trio.

Album of the Week – Efterklang – Windflowers

Every year as spring arrives, a sea of tiny flowers blossom across the Danish forest floor. They’re an explosion of colour, a symbol of hope and change, disappearing as quickly as they arrived and exposing the constant cycle of nature. They are known colloquially as windflowers.

For over twenty years, Efterklang have been pushing the barriers of experimental, electronic, emotional chamber-pop. Announcing their sixth studio album Windflowers, their first for City Slang, the Danish trio of Mads Brauer, Rasmus Stolberg and Casper Clausen continue a creative journey that’s brought them closer together, even as their lives grow apart. Channelling the motifs of hope and change its namesake flora represents, the album sees their many years of collaboration and experimentation distilled into some of their finest and most direct melodic moments to date.

Albums of Note –

— Billy Bragg – The Million Things That Never Happened

— Kevin Morby – A Night at the Little Los Angeles

— Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

— We Are Scientists – Huffy

Albums Released October 8th:

— 1970s Film Stock – Third Anthem

— Alda – A Distant Fire

— Alice TM – Little Body In Orbit

— Antichrist Siege Machine – Purifying Blade

— Astral Swans – Astral Swans

— Astræa – Looking Up EP

— Atmosphere – WORD?

— AVAWAVES – Chrysalis

— BADBADNOTGOOD – Talk Memory

— Bahamas – Live to Tape, Volume I EP

— Baracutanga – Volver Atrás

— Bardo Pond – Amanita (25th Anniversary Edition)

— Barrett Martin – Stillpoint

— Battle Ave – Battle Ave EP

— Billy Bragg – The Million Things That Never Happened

— Birdtalker – Birdtalker

— Black Sites – Untrue

— Blake Rose – A World Gone By EP

— boylife – gelato

— Bre Kennedy – Note to Self

— Britt Devens – Back To Me EP

— B.U.S. – The Unknow Secretary (Reissue)

— Cannabis Corpse – Blunted at Birth (Vinyl Reissue)

— Caravan – It’s None of Your Business

— Celina Sharma – Cece EP

— Cemetary Sun – Ascension

— Chad Lawson – Christmas In My Dreams EP

— The Charlatans – The Charlatans (Vinyl Reissue)

— Christian Death – The Dark Age Renaissance Collection Part 3: The Age Of Decadence

— Christian Lopez – The Other Side

— Craig Taborn – Shadow Plays

— Creeping Death – The Edge of Existence EP

— Darren Criss – A Very Darren Christmas

— Del Water Gap – Del Water Gap

— Desalmado – Mass Mental Devolution

— Destroy Boys – Open Mouth, Open Heart

— Dirtsa – Alethia’s Calling EP

— Don Toliver – Life of a Don

— Donna Summer – I’m a Rainbow (Recovered & Recoloured)

— Dos Santos – City of Mirrors

— Eclipse – Wired

— Efterklang – Windflowers

— Elderbrook – Innerlight EP

— Endless – Lapse: The Guilt We Hold

— Fauness – Maiden No More EP

— Flood Twin – Flood Twin

— Folios – Dispatch

— G’emma – Types of Water EP

— Gia Woods – Heartbreak Country EP

— Grant Pavol – Reflections EP

— Gregory Dwane – Gregory Dwane

— Gus G. – Quantum Leap

— The Halo Trees – Summergloom

— The High 70s – Glitter Box

— Howlin Rain – The Dharma Wheel

— In Solastalgia, EitherWay – Morii EP

— James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart

— Jax Anderson – Songs For Every Condition

— J.D. Wilkes and the Legendary Shack Shakers – Cockadoodledeux

— Jeff Scott Soto – The Duets Collection, Vol. 1

— JOHN – Nocturnal Manoeuvres

— John Coltrane – A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle

— Jojoftheejungle – The Red Line EP

— Jon Patrick Walker – The Rented Tuxedo & Other Songs

— Joshua Crumbly – ForEver

— Julianna Riccardi – Full Cup

— Karen Peris (of Innocence Mission) – A Song Is Way Above the Lawn

— Karloff – Karloff

— Karma Kids – vibes. [part 2]

— Kay Young – This Here Feels Good EP

— Kevin Morby – A Night at the Little Los Angeles

— KITE – Currents

— Kowloon Walled City – Piecework

— Krave – Inner Asylum EP

— Kurt Elling – SuperBlue

— Ladyhawke – Time Flies

— Lala Lala – I Want The Door To Open

— The Last Gang – Noise Noise Noise

— The Late Ones – The Fourth Quarter

— Laurel Premo – Golden Loam

— Lizard Music – Arizone!

— Local H – Awesome Quarantine Mix-Tape #3

— Low Hum – Nonfiction

— LP – Churches

— Magdalena Bay – Mercurial World

— Manimal – Armageddon

— Marc E. Bassy – Little Men

— Matt Costa – Yellow Coat (Deluxe)

— Matt Maltese – Good Morning It’s Now Tomorrow

— Mercury Circle – Killing Moons

— Mia Carucci – As Above So Below EP

— Michael Vincent Waller – Classic$

— Moody Beach – Assembly of the Wild EP

— Morningsiders – Easy Does It EP

— My Son the Doctor – Taste Those Dreams EP

— Natalie Hemby – Pins And Needles

— Nathan Evans Fox – Wasted Love

— The National Parks – A Mix For The End Of The World – Part 1

— Newton Faulkner – Interference (Of Light)

— Nick Zanca – Cacerolazo

— Nightwatchers – Common Crusaders

— Noah Gunderson – A Pillar Of Salt

— Non Residents – Against Police Brutality

— Nothing – The Great Dismal B-Sides

— NTO – APNEA

— OFTEN – Dirty Saint

— Oh Wonder – 22 Break

— The Omnific – Escapades

— Our Man in the Bronze Age – Hexed Endeavors

— Plain Mister Smith – Plain Mister Smith EP

— Porches – All Day Gentle Hold !

— Proc Fiskal – Siren Spine Sysex

— The Pxrtals – La Poétesse

— RⱯHM ⚉ – So Close But So Far

— The Record Company – Play Loud

— Ritual Cloak + Autumn Juvenile – A Human Being Is The Best Disguise

— Roger Glover (of Deep Purple) – Snapshot (Reissue)

— Runrummer – Outer Space EP

— S. Raekwon – Where I’m at Now

— Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

— Sam Tesky (of The Tesky Brothers) – Cycles

— Scott Hirsch (of Hiss Golden Messenger) – Windless Day

— Sean Rowe – The Darkness Dressed In Colored Lights

— Shady Nasty – CLUBSMOKE EP

— Shannon Lay – Geist

— Shiv – The Love Interlude EP

— Shower Curtain – Something Instead EP

— Shy, Low – Snake Behind The Sun

— Simon Stanley – Floating Down the River

— Siren’s Rain – Rise Forth

— Sleepy Hallow – Still Sleep? (Deluxe)

— Slow Down Molasses – Minor Deaths

— Son Step – New Ears EP

— Station – Perspective

— STHENO – Wardance

— Sugarcult – Start Static (20th Anniversary Edition)

— Taraka (formerly of Prince Rama) – Welcome to Paradise Lost

— Thomas Csorba – From The Jordan EP

— Thoughtcrimes – Tap Night EP (Reissue)

— TOMI – Sweet, Sweet Honey EP

— Topdown Dialectic – Vol. 3

— Trivium – In The Court Of The Dragon

— Untamed Land – Like Creatures Seeking Their Own Forms

— UPSAHL – Lady Jesus

— Various Artists – Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2

— The Velveteers – Nightmare Daydream

— Violent Femmes – Why Do Birds Sing? (Deluxe Edition)

— Vök – Feeding on a Tragedy EP

— W.H. Lung – Vanities

— Ward White – Dirty Clouds

— We Are Scientists – Huffy

— The Wild Feathers – Alvarado

— The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die – Illusory Walls (Digital Release)

— Wyndow – Wyndow

— Xochimoki. –Temple of the New Sun

— Yellow Shoots – The Green Album (Deluxe)

— Zoe & Cloyd – Rebuild

 

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