A wealth of new music hit the shelves this week. So what is worth hearing? Good question. You’ve come to the right place. Scroll down and take a stroll through the albums and tracks we just can’t stop playing.
Todd Terje – It’s Album Time
Over the past few years, Norwegian disco jock Todd Terje has made a name for himself through funky disco edits and quirky singles. He’s effectively captured the song of the summer title for three years running (“Snooze 4 Love”, “Inspector Norse”, and “Strandbar”) and injected December with some much-needed Balaeric bliss (double-sided single “Q”/”Spiral”). Now, on his first full-length, Terje showcases his funky, quirky, playful take on disco. Detractors might be disappointed that the driving “Spiral” doesn’t make the cut, but “Delorean Dynamite” and “Oh Joy” more than capture the Balearic build. Gone, too, is the fun percussion of “Standbar (samba)”, but Terje goes even more wacky on the effusive “Svensk Sas”. This is a disco album that paints with a full palette, and it’s just a whole lot of fun. – Jeff
This week has been a great week for listening to music and here’s just one of the songs that have made it a great week from Joel Baker. How to describe? I don’t know, man, just listen to it and tell me you don’t agree that it’s lovely. His EP, Every Vessel, comes out on May 11th, but here’s a little something to get you excited. – Faith
And then stick around and listen to his other EP, also excellent.
Also, this. Just because.
AND THIS –
SOHN – Tremors
To be honest, I’m not sure what to recommend this week. I may have listened to more in the last couple of days than I have in a really long time but not one thing really stood out. I listened to albums by London Grammar, SOHN, Beck, Greyhounds, Mac Demarco, St. Vincent, Future Islands, Machinedrum, and Lo-Fang and unfortunately (or fortunately?) they were all pretty darn good and I can’t pick one. Okay fine… eeny meeny miny mo… SOHN! SOHN is great. Listen to SOHN. – Christine
Although I have been heavily listening to Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Enter the Slasher House, since it was released on April 8th; it is not my recommendation this week. I realize it is not for everyone as I, myself, am still figuring it out. So while I continue to bathe in the horror, I want you to get down with a number of newish tracks sexing up your earholes.
Get hype. Kelis’ (yes, that Kelis), Jerk Ribs Mount Kimbie Remix from her upcoming NinjaTune album, Food.
Equals, Pyre from their EP ,Single Soul (British electro-R&B duo doing it right)
Jagwar Ma’s, Uncertainty (Charles Murdoch Remix)
Greyhounds – Accumulator
Greyhounds picked a fitting title for their debut album, since the two have been playing and touring for 15 years. Guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell claim to have spent the time discovering their unique sound, which they describe as “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top.” I am not sure I agree with the self-proclaimed combination, but the album drips with attitude and the tracks offer enough variety to keep the listener engaged. Give it a spin and hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I do. – Jeremy
Favorite tracks: What’s On Your Mind, Lone Rider, Soul Navigator, You’re Gone