Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 12/11/21

Album of the Week – 12/11/21

There are some great new releases this week including Courtney Barnett (Things Take Time, Take Time), Damon Albarn (The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows) and Dave Gahan & Soulsavers (Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode – Imposter).

One of the best live bands around, IDLES have released their latest album called Crawler. Expect a lot of shouting as ever, but we do love them dearly! Speedy Ortiz have released an ominous-sounding album ‘The Death of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker…Forever’. Fear not, it’s actually a 10th-anniversary reissue of some of their earliest material.

The Dodos have been making great music for over 15 years now, so it’s about time they got some love as our Album of the Week! Their new album Grizzly Peak isn’t a radical departure from them, but it’s another slice of perfect Indie pop. Enjoy it!

“I never had much to say, but I always said it with a guitar”

Album of the Week – The Dodos – Grizzly Peak

Since 2006, The Dodos (singer and guitarist Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber) have been careening, almost recklessly, towards some perfect ideal of how The Dodos should sound. First formed with the intention of creating a record that felt and sounded how the inside of a guitar might, the band have spent the intervening years sprinting towards that platonic goal. After widespread critical acclaim for their sophomore effort Visiter in 2008, the band toured incessantly for the next 10 years, playing countless venues all over the world including several performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

Now, the Dodos are back with their brand new album Grizzly Peak out November 12th. Meditative and sometimes painful in its emotional excavation, over the course of ten anthemic, gorgeously-rendered tracks, Grizzly Peak reveals itself as that place Long and Kroeber were always desperately trying to find. Befitting a record that hits so close to The Dodos’ career-long goal, Grizzly Peak also serves as a love letter to the fans who have devoted their hearts to Long and Kroeber’s music. “I feel a huge debt of gratitude to our fans or anyone that paid attention enough to notice,” Long says. “I really want to say thank you; going back to our original intention and trying to perfect this sound really seemed like the best way to express that gratitude. It was a huge motivation in working through this stuff.”

Albums of Note:

— Aesop Rock and Blockhead – Garbology

— Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner (of The National) – C’Mon C’Mon (Original Score)

— Cat Dowling – Animals

— Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time

— Damon Albarn – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

— Dave Gahan & Soulsavers (Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode) – Imposter

— IDLES – Crawler

— Jon Hopkins – Music For Psychedelic Therapy

— Speedy Ortiz – The Death of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker…Forever

— They Might Be Giants – BOOK

Released on November 12th:

— 200 Stab Wounds – Slave to the Scalpel

— 3Breezy – Catch A Breeze

— Abby Sage – Fears Of Yours & Mine EP

— Aesop Rock and Blockhead – Garbology

— Alan Fitzpatrick – Machine Therapy

— Alberta & the Dead Eyes – You Said Something

— Alexandra Moreno – temp•e•rance

— Allen Stone – Apart

— All Hail The Yeti – Within the Hollow Earth EP

— All That Remains – The Fall of Ideals (Vinyl Reissue)

— Amanda Shires – For Christmas

— Andy Aquarius – Chapel

— AREA21 – Volume 1

— Aries – Believe In Me, Who Believes In You

— Artson – Queendom

— ATOLAH – Post, Cross and Yoke EP

— Bangkok – Madness

— Becca Stevens, Gisela João, Justin Stanton, Louis Cato and Michael League – Mirrors

— Beginners – Ooey Gooey EP

— Ben Tatar and the Tatar Tots – Seconds

— Bill Charlap – Street of Dreams

— Blawan – Woke Up Right Handed EP

— Body Unltd – Genevieve

— Bonded – Into Blackness

— BORKNAGAR – BORKNAGAR (25th Anniversary Reissue)

— brother sundance – Rat Race EP

— Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner (of The National) – C’Mon C’Mon (Original Score)

— Burial Waves – Holy ground EP

— Burntfield – Impermanence

— Canadian Brass – Canadiana

— Carissa Johnson – Blue Hour

— Casey MQ – babycasey: ultra

— Casper Skulls – Knows No Kindness

— Cat Dowling – Animals

— Cave Bastard – Warth Of The Bastard

— Cedric Noel – Hang Time

— Charlie Hickey – Count the Stairs EP (Physical Release)

— Charlotte Cadin – Phoenix Deluxe

— Claire Cronin – Bloodless

— Claptone – Closer

— The Clean – Boodle Boodle Boodle EP (Reissue)

— CNMA – My Life Is A Joke EP

— Cody Jinks – Mercy

— Cody Jinks – None the Wiser

— Constant Smiles – Paragons

— Corrina Repp – Island

— Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time

— Damon Albarn – The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

— Daniel Wyche – Earthwork

— Darkwoods My Betrothed – Angel of Carnage Unleashed

— Dave Gahan & Soulsavers (Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode) – Imposter

— David Sebastian – Sista EP

— Dawn of Solace – Flames of Perdition

— Devin Hoff – Voices From the Empty Moor

— Djiin – Klonosphere

— The Dodos – Grizzly Peak

— Dope Lemon (Angus Stone of Angus & Julia Stone) – Rose Pink Cadillac

— Elvis Presley – Elvis: Back in Nashville

— Endless Boogie – Admonitions

— Enuff Z’nuff – Enuff Z’Nuff’s Hardrock Nite

— Eric Jacobsen, Kayhan Kahlor, Sandeep Das, Karen Ouzounian, New York Gypsy All Stars, and the Greater Bridgeport Symphony – Blue As The Turquoise Night

— Erika de Casier – The Sensational Remixes EP

— Ethan Jewell – loneliness in the presence of company

— Eyes Wide Open – Through Life and Death

— Flavour Nurse – Flavour Nurse

— Floored Faces – Kool Hangs

— Fractures – Summer EP

— French Montana – They Got Amnesia

— Gabriel Sayer – Beautiful Relaxing Music

— GALÁN / VOGT – The Sweet Wait

— Geographer – Down And Out In The Garden of Earthly Delights

— Gov’t Mule – Heavy Load Blues

— Gracie Abrams – This Is What It Feels Like

— hackedepicciotto – The Silver Threshold

— Haviah Mighty – Stock Exchange

— HELM – Axis

— Holm – Why Don’t You Dance

— Honey Mooncie – To Whom It Concern

— Hushdrops – The Static

— IDLES – Crawler

— IEDEREEN – Blumenfieber EP

— Intaglio – II

— Irreversible Entanglements – Open The Gates

— Jake Shimabukuro – Jake & Friends

— Jelly Cleaver – Forever Presence EP

— Jenn Hartmann Luck – Raise Your Voices (Songs Celebrating the Kids Who Are Changing the World)

— Jenny Parrott – The Fire I Saw

— Joell Ortiz – Autograph

— Joel Vandroogenbroeck – Far View

— Jon Garcia – Temporary Universe

— Jon Hopkins – Music For Psychedelic Therapy

— Joni Mitchell – Live at Carnegie Hall, February 1, 1969

— Josh Grider – Long Way From Las Cruces

— Julian Lamadrid – Rebels of the Neon God

— Justin Courtney Pierre (of Motion City Soundtrack) – Ghost World EP

— Karen Myatt – Femoir

— Katelyn Tarver – Subject to Change

— Keys & Krates – Original Classic

— Kills Birds – Married

— Kramer – Words & Music, Book One

— Kristine Mills – Looking Back. Moving Forward.

— Kylie Minogue – DISCO: Guest List Edition

— L.A. Guns – Checkered Past

— Laraaji & Arji OceAnanda – Circle Of Celebration

— Land of Talk – Calming Night Partner EP

— Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth) – In Virus Times

— Lightleak – Tender Fits

— Lil Wayne – Tha Carter Singles Collection

— Lil Zay Osama – Trench Baby 2

— Lilac Kings – I’m Only Dreaming EP

— Lionlimb – Spiral groove

— Log Across The Water – It’s Funny How The Colors

— Logic1000 – In The Sweetness Of You EP

— Long Range Hustle – I am alive, but only if you say I am

— Lorne Balfe – The Wheel of Time: The First Turn (Amazon Original Series Soundtrack)

— Louie Short – Omw 4ev

— Malcolm Jiyane Tree-O – UMDALI

— MALOTA – The Uninvited Guest EP

— Manchester Orchestra – Christmas Songs Vol. 1 (Physical Release)

— Mariá Portugal – EROSÃO

— Meskerem Mees – Julius

— Michael Bublé – Christmas (10th Anniversary Box Set)

— Mike Squires – #2 Record

— MSC – What You Say of Power

— Nick Vivid – No More Secrets

— Nikara Warren – Nikara Presents Black Wall Street

— NNAMDÏ – Are You Happy EP

— Nova Spei – Sequentis

— Non Serviam – Il Pleut Partout Derrière

— NOW Ensemble – Before and After

— NRBQ – Dragnet

— Paul Schütze – The Second Law

— Pip Blom – Welcome Break

— Poppy Ackroyd – Pause

— PRP – No Pristine Rubbery Perception

— Rise Against – Nowhere Sessions EP

— Robert Sotelo – Upset The Rhythm

— Robin Guthrie (of Cocteau Twins) – Pearldiving

— Rod Stewart – The Tears Of Hercules

— Ronnie Milsap – Christmas with Ronnie Milsap (Reissue)

— Rush Davis + Kingdom – Transmission

— Safety Town – Fake It

— Sally Anne Morgan – Cups

— Sam Outlaw – Popular Mechanics

— Sara Rachele – Heartstrings

— Scandroid – Dreams of Darkness, Visions of Light

— Scattered Hamlet – Stereo Overthrow

— Schwarzschild – Inferno

— The Seafloor Cinema – In Cinemascope with Stereophonic Sound

— Seafoam Walls – XVI

— Sega Bodega – Romeo

— She & Him – A Very She & Him Christmas 10th Anniversary Deluxe

— Shizzura – Ronin (Reissue)

— Show-Ya – Showdown

— Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) – An Evening with Silk Sonic

— Silent Planet – Iridescent

— Slow Pulp – Deleted Scenes (Physical Release)

— Smiley – Buy or Bye 2

— Snarls – What About Flowers? EP

— Speedy Ortiz – The Death of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker…Forever

— ST37 – Over and Over and Over Again

— Suntitle – In a Dream

— Susanna Hoffs (of The Bangles) – Bright Lights

— The Taboos – Midnight

— Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version)

— Tertia May – TM Radio EP

— They Might Be Giants – BOOK

— Tigers & Flies – Among Everything Else

— Trousdale – What Happiness Is EP

— The Underground Youth & Laura Carbone – In Dreams EP

— The Unity – The Devil You Know – Live

— Unleashed – No Sign of Life

— Urgent – Point Of No Return

— Vaticinal Rites – Vaticinal Rites

— Various Artists – Relief – A Benefit for the Jazz Foundation of America’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund

— Various Artists – Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal

— Various Artists – Scrap Metal: Excavated Heavy Metal From The Era Of Excess

— Vended – What Is It/Kill It EP

— Walk The Moon – Heights

— The Wanted – Most Wanted – The Greatest Hits

— Warbly Jets – MONSTERHOUSE

— Wild Heart Club – Arcade Back In Manitou

— Willhouse – Bread and Butter

— Xenia Xamanek – Delirio Real

— Yellow Days & Ric Wilson – Disco Ric In London Town EP

— Yoasobi – E-Side

— Ziúr & James Ginzburg – Myxomy

— ZTILO – No Hard Feelingz EP

 

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