Kimber – Elbow
Lindsay – Panda Bear
Dario – Panda Bear, Betty Davis
Paula – Elbow
THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES
Elbow – The Best Of Elbow CD/2xCD (UMe)
New collection curated by the band spanning 20 years. Features Elbow’s cover of The Beatles’ “Golden Slumbers,” as featured on the John Lewis Christmas ad, as a bonus track. Available in Regular single-disc and Deluxe double-disc editions.
Typhoon – Offerings CD/2xLP (Roll Call)
If a Fellini film, a Bosch painting, and a Rorschach drawing had a collective sound, it would be Typhoon’s new release. The 14-track Offerings is a musical and lyrical excursion into surreal imagery, eerie soundscapes, and an emotionally jarring narrative. The 70-minute album, which is the Portland, Oregon indie rock band’s fourth studio effort, centers on a fictional man who is losing his memory, and in turn, his sense of self. [Limited edition gold colored vinyl pressing also available.]
Betty Davis – Nasty Gal [Reissue/1975] LP (Light In The Attic)
Vinyl reissue of the third album from the influential funk/soul vocalist. Betty Davis was riding high in the ’70s. A new record label (Island), a series of high profile relationships, and intensely sexualized live performances made her a rising star. It seemed like everything was aligned to take the music world by storm. So, Betty and band got back into the studio where she would act as writer, producer, and performer, creating what she thought would be her definitive release. Born Betty Mabry, the singer changed her last name when she married jazz legend Miles Davis.
Hundred Waters – Communicating LP (Owsla)
Released late last October on CD – now available on vinyl. The L.A.-based trio – comprised of vocalist Nicole Miglis, producer Trayer Tryon and drummer Zach Tetreault – return with their long-awaited new full-length. At the core of the album is the relationship between band members Nicole Miglis and Trayer Tryon, whose relationship catalyzed the band in 2012. The album raises questions of romantic and non-romantic love, self-realization, growing apart, and finding understanding.
Panda Bear – Day With The Homies 12” (Domino)
The Animal Collective co-founder’s first solo music since 2015’s Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper and Crosswords EP. “I hoped to make something without frills or much embellishment, principally because I’ve found more fluff tends to equal less power,” Lennox says in his introduction to the EP. “Since the juiciest action is entirely focused in the deeper zones of the frequency spectrum (at least from where I’ve sat), power was key.” He adds, “The songs aren’t lyrically linear or narrative as such, though I did scatter pieces of longer-chewed themes across the tracks.”
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