New This Week: Eternal Summers, TNGHT & More
Eternal Summers, Correct Behaviour Virginia duo Eternal Summers build on their debut’s ramshackle indie-pop foundations with stadium-sized hooks, extra layers of guitar and loads of reverb. Ryan Reed writes:
“Eternal Summers seem to have a blast exploring the limits of a legitimate studio (check the skronky, drunk toddler guitar solo on “Disappear,” or the rocket-snare blast on “You Kill,” or the Beach House-y preset keyboard beat on closer “Summerset”), but they rarely experiment at the cost of joyous, chest-pounding pop.”
TNGHT, TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke X Lunice) When Lunice and Hudson Mohawke made their live debut as TNGHT at this year’s SXSW, the show actually managed to shatter the venue’s windows. That sets the bar impressively high, but this is one of the most progressive, aggressive hip-hop cuts we’ve heard in ages, marrying sonic delirum to chasmic basslines and beats that sound like someone’s taking an ice-pick to your skull, in a good way. Recommended.
Various Artists, Harbour of Songs Produced by Adrian McNally of The Unthanks, this beautifully crafted album features some of the biggest names in UK folk including Alasdair Roberts, Steve Tilson and Ralph McTell. It was inspired by the Lone Twin Boat Project, where artists Lone Twin invited people to donate wooden objects, which they built into a boat. Each song tells the story of a different donation, from a ruler to a music box.
Genesis P.Orridge & Stan Bingo, What’s History Recorded in the Hackney bedroom of Genesis P.Orridge in 1981, this set of improvised bedroom recordings — considered an industrial classic – have been a super-rare collector’s item until now.
Cian Ciaran, Outside In Gruff Rhys has called this album by fellow Super Furry Animal Cian Ciaran “fantastic orchestral pop”, which is recommendation enough for us.
Various Artists, Sofrito: International Soundclash London’s tropical disco collectors Sofrito follow up last year’s intoxicating Sofrito: Tropical Discoteque album with more vibe-heavy party music from Trinidad, Columbia, Dominica, Congo, Cameroon and beyond.
Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue Play The Songs of Scorpio Rising Dalston garage band Peggy Sue cover the classic songs that appeared on the soundtrack to Kenneth Anger’s 1963 cult film Scorpio Rising, from “He’s A Rebel” to “Blue Velvet”. Less random than it sounds.
V/A, Kling Klang Riddim Dre Skull, the Brooklyn dancehall producer and erstwhile musical partner of Vybz Kartel , has put together this compilation featuring Beenie Man, Deva Bratt and Tifa.
Family of the Year, Loma Vista Psychedelic, sunbleached pop songs about love and longing from this LA band who sound like a trippier Magic Numbers.
RJD2, The Abandoned Lullaby (Insturmentals) Last year, instrumental hip hop producer RJD2 released The Abandoned Lullaby, his debut album as Icebird, with Philly singer Aaron Livingston. On this re-release he’s ditched the vocals to let the twinkling neo-soul sing out for itself.
Reks, REBELutionary Boston Rapper Reks has teamed up with Florida producer Numonics for his third album of socially-conscious, thought-provoking hip-hop.