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Pre-sale of the week is Palomino by First Aid Kit, out on 4 November.
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We spark off 19 August’s scorchers with a record to bring solace to anyone who has experienced loss: after the deaths of his grandmother and mother in quick succession, American Aquarium’s B J Barham explored how to deal with those losses, finding hope that comes from the realisation that you are not alone. Bleed Out is a song cycle about the allure and futility of vengeance that had its birth in the pulpy action films Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle watched during lockdown, finding himself drawn to the antiheroes – particularly the ways in which their quests for justice were almost inevitably doomed – and it’s a cinematic experience in itself. Chicago-based instrumental trio Russian Circles have traversed a diverse topography of sounds, moods and approaches with their limited armoury of drums, bass and guitar: you might easily find drone-heavy meditations, dazzling prog exercises, knuckle-dragging riff-fests, haunting folk ballads and tension-baiting noise rock all within the span of a single album. However fast or far a man travels, he can never truly outrun his past, and on his new album, Walter Trout found himself eyeing the horizon and the green shoots of his triumphant late career – still, aged 70, writing fresh chapters of his life story. Finally, Scottish modern classical/ambient composer Erland Cooper shares a new mesmerising ambient album to be listened to while growing your own flowers and plants, blending the sounds of piano, harp, cello, violin and vocals with atmospheric electronics to hypnotic effect.
Our release of the week is a cracker: Freakout/Release is another dizzying high in a multi-decade career that’s seen Hot Chip continuing to innovate and develop a rich, resonant songcraft. And while they continue to operate at peak form, the album also feels like a new chapter for the group – a collection of flesh-and-blood songs that finds the band reaching into the darkness to emerge as a true creative unit, their gazes fixed positively on the future ahead.
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The first of 12 August’s hot six is Day-Glo – an unexpected album, featuring 10 brand-new Erasure songs, each track created using elements from The Neon’s universe but bearing little resemblance to the original album. A fiery, confident kick-back against convention, Pale Waves’ third record, Unwanted, sees the group building on the promise of last year’s UK Top 3 album Who Am I? and staking their claim as British rock’s most dynamic young group. Cheat Codes blends Danger Mouse’s soulful, freewheeling production with Black Thought’s metronomic, pin-sharp and chorus-free lyrical deluge on a dizzying, thrilling album from two of contemporary music’s most respected artists. Of Kasabian’s new album, The Alchemist’s Euphoria, Serge Pizzorno says: “One thing about this record I feel over the other ones is it definitely feels like a body of work that belongs together. It was a beautiful moment to finally hear it as a piece. I think it really holds up in our seven albums.” Smash-cut to Kiwi Jr.’s third album, Chopper, which has been described as an anti-patio-sunscreen Beach Boys bachelor-cruise sing-a-long – The Monkees star in Blade Runner or Michael Mann directs Encino Man. No, we don’t know what that means either!
Our release of the week comes from Osees, who don’t seem to mutate or morph so much as remain extraordinarily open to what they are moved to do next, and remain capable of making music that’s consistently good, and this is shown on the hyperconcentrated burst of meteor density somewhat punkazoidal music that is A Foul Form.
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