No Age – Snares Like A Haircut

No Age
Snares Like A Haircut 
Release Date: 26th January 2018
Drag City

There is no age like No Age. The noise rock duo make breezy punk pop seem like such a racket, and we thank them for it, we really do. When you have layers of textures and abrasion to deal with, you don’t have to feel a little too old to whine when those ever so slightly emo moments walk on in. You have to dip such things deep.
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Hookworms – Microshift

Release Date: 9th February 2018

After the great Hookworms studio flooding of 2015, it was clear that the band would never be the same again. They rebuilt themselves along with the studio, and here we are with Microshift, an understatement, but that’s how they play.
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MGMT – Little Dark Age

Little Dark Age 
Release Date: 9th February 2018

”MGMT, remember them?”, many will say. The psychedelic pop duo have put out a couple of records since 2007’s Oracular Spectacular, but as they moved into weirder territory, few followed. It was a shame, their little dark age, and exactly what the band wanted. But with the new release it’s time to bring everyone back into the fold, those kids and all.
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Ty Segall – Freedom’s Goblin

Ty Segall 
Freedom’s Goblin
Release Date: 26th January 2018
Drag City

Another year, another Ty Segall album, like clockwork, I know. A few killer tracks drowned in garage rock fluff, see you next year… is usually the case with our man Ty. But with Freedom’s Goblin that case may finally have been torn apart, for 2018 is the year of the goblin, that’s right.
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Johnny Jewel – Digital Rain

Johnny Jewel
Digital Rain
Release Date: 26th January 2018
Republic of Music

Rain doesn’t just fall from the sky, it now drips out of speakers, thanks to Johnny Jewel and his latest set of synths. With digital rain you can fill your ears, and flood your room, no towels or radiators necessary after. This is the rain of the future, after all.
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Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy (Face To Face)

Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy (Face To Face)
Release Date: 16th February 2018

This is not a new album, this is a remake,let that deja vu slide. Car Seat Headrest have given a chunk of their past the John Cale treatment, you know, that thing Cale went and did with the redo of Music For A New Society. Even Kanye West has fiddled with his music showcasing his definitive vision with Life of Pablo, updating tracks on the fly for the digital age. For musicians, is this the new wave, washing over history with added bells and whistles? Let’s ride this one out and see, shall we?  Continue reading