Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 04/03/22

Album of the Week – 04/03/22

Some great new sounds for you to explore this week, with new releases form Band of Horses (Things Are Great), Guided By Voices (Crystal Nuns Cathedral) and even The Weather Station (How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars). Even I’m a little surprised the Weather Station didn’t win this one.

Any new work from from Cathal Coughlan is hard to ignore though, and this is an album with many moods. From slow piano piano ballads to funky upbeat numbers, it has it all, even the Angelus bongs! You can  check it out below!

Album of the Week – a hAon by Telefís

Telefís, (the Irish Gaelic word for Television, pronounced Tele-feesh) is a collaboration between two acclaimed Irish iconoclasts, composer/mixer/producer Garret “Jacknife” Lee (U2, REM, Modest Mouse and many others) and singer/lyricist/composer Cathal Coughlan (Microdisney, Fatima Mansions and many acclaimed solo works). With Jacknife now based in Los Angeles and Cathal based in London, the two spent 2020 trading ideas and musical files during lockdown, hatching plans for a satirical, mischievous examination of Irish history and the pop culture of their lifetimes, what the two have labelled ..”a corrosive nostalgia”. The result is a highly unique album containing thirteen tracks entitled ‘a hAon’ (Number One), which will be released by Dimple Discs in March 2022.

On the new collaboration Cathal observes…”Collaborating in this way, with a dynamic and consummate artist, who has access to a wide range of skills which I don’t have, but with whom I share many common interests and cultural/historical reference points, has been one of the highlights of my creative life. It’s made me so glad that I’ve been able to remain active for long enough to see something like this happen. Easily as spontaneous and full of surprises as any in-person collaboration, it’s shaken loose many weird and hopefully wonderful things in my verbal workshop. And nobody has heard me use my voice in some of these ways before now, either.”

Albums of Note –

— Band of Horses– Things Are Great

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— Guided By Voices – Crystal Nuns Cathedral

— Nilüfer Yanya –  Painless

— Peach Pit – From 2 to 3

— Songs: Ohia – Live: Vanquishers

— The Weather Station – How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars

Albums Released – March 4th:

— The Accidentals – Time Out Session #2

— Allegra Krieger – Precious Thing

— A Permanent Shadow – Humdrum

— Ariel Sim – Confessions in the Circle (Vol. 1) EP

— Babehoven – Sunk EP

— Babytron – Megatron

— Bahamas – Live to Tape, Volume III EP

— Band of Horses– Things Are Great

— Beirut – Artifacts (Physical Release)

— BENEE – LYCHEE EP

— Blue J – A Sign Of Good Luck

— Bob Moses – The Silence in Between

— Broken Field Runner – RUNNER

— Brontë Fall – Winter EP

— Cécile McLorin Salvant – Ghost Song

— Ceramic Animal – Sweet Unknown

— Charbonneau x Amato– Synth Works Vol. 2

— Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul – Topical Dancer

— Chelsea Carmichael – All We Know EP

— Chief Cleopatra – Luna EP

— Cloud Cult – Metamorphosis

— Commando – Commando

— Crowbar – Zero and Below

— Cruel Santino (aka Santi) – Subaru Boys : FINAL HEAVEN

— David Åhlén – Watch and Pray EP

— The Dead South – Easy Listening for Jerks Pts 1 & 2

— Declan O’Rourke – Arrivals (Deluxe Edition)

— Deserted Fear – Doomsday

— The Dip – Sticking With It

— Diplo – Diplo

— dj poolboi – stay a little while longer

— Dolly Parton – Run, Rose, Run

— Duncan Marquise – Wires Turned Sideways in Time

— Dust City Opera – Alien Summer

— Eades – Delusion Spree

— El Ten Eleven – New Year’s Eve

— Elcamino x Chase Fetti – Bethlehem EP

— Endtime – Impending Doom

— Eva Under Fire – Love, Drugs & Misery

— Fieh – In The Sun In The Rain

— The Flower Kings – By Royal Decree

— Ghosts of Sunset – No Saints in the City

— Gloria “Goyo” Martinez – En Letra De Otro

— Guided By Voices – Crystal Nuns Cathedral

— Heiko Voss – 3:30 Minutes To Live

— Helge – Neuroplasticity

— HeyDreamer – Dances In Wonderland

— Ignescent – Ascension EP

— Ilhan Ersahin, Dave Harrington, and Kenny Wollesen – Invite Your Eye

— Interesting Hobbies Club – Spring Cleaning

— IZTHMI – Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind

— Jackie Bristow – Outsider

— Jadea Kelly – Roses

— JIRM – The Tunnel, Well, Holy Bedlam

— Jody And The Jerms – Flicker

— Jordan Rakei – Bruises EP

— Jungr and Parker – Over the Bridge

— KAINA – It Was a Home

— Key Glock – Yellow Tapes 2 (Deluxe)

— Klangstof – Ocean View EP

— Kojey Radical – Reason To Smile

— Kuolemanlaakso – Kuusumu

— Landon Lloyd Miller – Light Shines Through

— Léon – Circles

— LEYA – Eyeline

— Lia Kohl – Too Small To Be A Plain

— Lightweight – This One’s On ME

— Lone – Natural Aerials EP

— Luna Li – Duality

— Madi Diaz – History of a Feeling EP

— MALIA – What’s After ‘I Love You?’ EP

— Matt Anderson – House To House

— Maylee Todd – Maloo

— Melissa Aldana – 12 Stars

— Melo Blanco – So So Funky EP

— Michelle – After Dinner We Talk Dreams

— Midnight – Let There Be Witchery

— Midnight Bullet – Hostile Resistance

— Mike Block – Machines That Fly

— Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs – External Combustion

— Miles Francis – Good Man

— Morgan Harper-Jones – While You Lay Sound Asleep EP

— Morgan Reese – Letters From The Invisible Girl EP

— Nashvillains – Tumbling Down

— Nilüfer Yanya – PAINLESS

— NORÐ – Machine Blood

— Oh Hiroshima – Myriad

— Olovson – Storytelling

— Peach Pit – From 2 to 3

— Pylar – Abysmos

— RZA and DJ Scratch – Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater

— Sarah Hiltz – Calm Fury

— Scott Hardware – Ballad of a Tryhard

— Scott Metzer – Too Close to Reason

— Selci – Fallen Woman I

— Shane Parish – Liverpool

— Shock Withdrawal – Shock Withdrawal EP

— Slob – Deepwoods Shack Of Sodomy

— Smoke DZA – Driplomatic Immunity

— Songs: Ohia – Live: Vanquishers

— Spectre Jones – Joy in the Morning

— Stereophonics – Oochya!

— Stromae – Multitude

— Sueco – It Was Fun While It Lasted

— Suz Slezak (of David Wax Museum) – Wings May Be Featherless

— Swordman Kitala and Soft-Bodied Humans – Kaiju Kitala EP

— Sylvaine – Nova

— System Exclusive – System Exclusive

— Telefís and Jah Wobble – Falun Gong Dancer EP

— Thirsty Curses – To the Ends of the Earth

— Thunder Rising – Back To The Time Of Rock

— TONE – So I Can See You

— Trip Lee – The End

— Ty Tabor (of King’s X) – Shades

— VAINA – Futue Te Ipsum

— Various Artists – Find Your Line (Official Music from Gran Turismo 7)

— Various Artists – Under the Radar: Covers of Covers

— Vein.fm – This World Is Going to Ruin You

— Vio-Lence – Let the World Burn EP

— Wah Together – Let’s Wah Together

— The Weather Station – How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars

— Wild Ox Moan – Wild Ox Moan

— YĪN YĪN – The Age of Aquarius

— Your Old Droog – YOD Wave

— Zander Schloss – Song About Songs

— ZOMI – Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba

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