Album of the Week

Album of the Week – 17/02/23

Album of the Week – 17/02/23

So, this week sees new releases from Avey Tare (of Animal Collective), dEUS, Lowly, the wonderfully named Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. You can hear all of those albums below and it would be a lovely way to spend your afternoon, if you so choose and your employer doesn’t mind!

We’d also recommend you give Cork born singer John Blek a listen, with his new album Until The Rivers Run Dry.

The winner of the top prize this week goes to Anna B Savage and her lovely new album in​|​FLUX.  Check it out below…

Album of the Week — Anna B Savage – inIFUX

March 24 at Workman’s Club, Dublin
March 25 at Black Box, Belfast

Anna B Savage has released her second album in|FLUX for release on February 17th 2023 via City Slang. She has shared the album’s title track with a video directed by Irish filmmaker Rosie Barrett and a string of live dates. Anna B Savage has always asked questions in her music, but on a new album in|FLUX answers are no longer her quest. Vulnerability and curiosity have consistently been operative words to describe her work and on her second album, she ruminates on the complexities and variables of humanity, the pain or pleasure of love, loss and earthly connection, capturing it all in devastating, elating and powerful ways. The key difference between this and previous releases: she’s not anxious about what’s on the other side. She’s come to appreciate staying afloat -basking even -in the open-ended, uncertainty of the grey area. She confidently explores lyrical themes and musical tones of duality -she’s a true artist and she’s given herself grace to believe that which has been audibly freeing. The resulting breadth of emotion on in|Flux is palpable, none more so than on the album’s resolutely determined title track, where the line “I want to be alone, I’m happy on my own” is repeated like a mantra as the song descends into an unhinged, jubilant mess.

Albums of Note:

— Avey Tare (of Animal Collective) – 7s

— John Blek – Until The Rivers Run Dry

— Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Land of Sleeper

— RON SEXSMITH – The Vivian Line

— dEUS – How To Replace It

— LOWLY – Keep Up The Good Work (Bella Union)

— KERALA DUST – Violet Drive (Play It Again Sam)

— SUNROOF – Electronic Music Improvisation Vol.2 (Mute)

— WESLEY JOSEPH – Glow (Secretly Canadian)

Albums Released on February 17th:

— @ – Mind Palace Music

— A Flock of Seagulls – A Flock of Seagulls (40th Anniversary Edition)

— Anna B Savage – inIFUX

— Avatar – Dance Devil Dance

— Avey Tare (of Animal Collective) – 7s

— Ber – Halfway EP

— Billy Lockett – Abington Grove

— Bktherula – LVL 5, PT 1 EP

— Bridear – Aegis of London… Live!

— Deerhoof – Apple O’ (20th Anniversary Edition)

— dEUS – How to Replace It

— Free Range – Practice

— Gabriel Da Rosa – É o que a casa oferece

— Grade 2 – Grade 2

— Harem Scarem – Harem Scarem (Vinyl Reissue)

— Indy Yelich O’Connor – Threads EP

— Inhaler – Cuts & Bruises

— Jackie McLean – Bluesnik (Vinyl Reissue)

— Jennifer Touch – Midnight Proposals

— Jesse Malin – The Fine Art of Self Destruction (20th Anniversary Reissue)

— Joe Ely – Down on the Drag (Vinyl Reissue)

— Joe Ely – Honky Tonk Masquerade (Vinyl Reissue)

— Joe Ely – Joe Ely (Vinyl Reissue)

— Joe Louis Walker – Weight of the World

— Jordan Davis – Bluebird Days

— Jouska (of Sassy 009) – Suddenly My Mind is Blank

— Kx5 (Kaskade + Deadmau5) – Kx5

— Kerala Dust – Violet Drive

— Khotin – Release Spirit

— koleżanka – Alone with the Sound the Mind Makes

— Laurie Styvers – Gemini Girl: The Complete Hush Recordings

— Lowly – Keep Up the Good Work

— Lisel – Patterns for Auto-tuned Voices and Delay

— Maita – Loneliness

— Marshall Crenshaw – Marshall Crenshaw (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

— MF Tomlinson – We Are Still Wild Horses

— Mioclono (Oriol Riverola aka John Talabot + Arnau Obiols aka Velmondo) – Cluster 1

— Oceanhorse – Heads Will Roll

— Oh No – Good Vibes

— Orbital – Optical Delusion

— PHEW – Our Likeness (Reissue)

— Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Land of Sleeper

— Pile – All Fiction


— POSH SWAT (feat. John Dwyer of OSEES) – POSH SWAT

— Runner – Like Dying Stars, We’re Reaching Out

— Screaming Females – Desire Pathway

— Secret Machines – The Moth, The Lizard, and the Secret Machines

— Skillet – Dominion: Day of Destiny (Deluxe Edition)

— Skrillex – Quest For Fire


— Tianna Esperanza – Terror

— Tungz – A Good Dream

— Various Artists – Transmissions from Total Refreshment Centre

— Wesley Joseph – GLOW

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