Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star

Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star
Shabazz Palaces 
Release Date: 14th July 2017
Sub Pop 

Melvins aren’t the only group to put out a conceptual double album this year, with Shabazz Palaces exploring the world of Quazarz across two discs, though you have to pay up twice if you want the full intergalactic experience. Here is the first part, or is it the second? Maybe it doesn’t matter, but with this being the first of the two announced back when, we’ll go from here, to Quazarz!  Continue reading

Jane Weaver – Modern Kosmology

Modern Kosmology
Jane Weaver
Release Date: 18th May 2017
Fire Records

Adding a K to cosmology is a very Donkey Kong thing to do, fitting right in with Krusha, Klump, Krockhead Klamber, and Krocodile Kore. You could almost say Jane Weaver is now part of the DK universe because of such a thing, but then we’re getting a little too far from the kore of it all. A K or a C, space is the place, and the cosmos is where dreams go to shine. 

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Splashh – Waiting A Lifetime

Waiting a Lifetime
Release Date: 14th April 2017
Cinematic Music Group

All I Wanna Do‘ was the secret summer tune of 2013, a hazy lazy dreamy callback to peaceful days from the past. The rest of the album ‘Comfort’ was a worthwhile listen, but nothing could match the feelings that single track produced. So of course album number 2 had a lot of promise, and here we are, waiting a lifetime for another taste of that sweet cherry.  Continue reading

Pond – The Weather

The Weather
Release Date: 5th May 2017
Marathon Artists

Today’s weather forecast is also tomorrow’s, yesterday’s and the near future’s. In fact, I feel the forecast won’t change until the disc breaks, for Pond’s The Weather is raining down on me, and I’m simply lying there with my ears overflowing, and my body dripping in synth riddled sweats. That’s what I deserve, what we deserve.
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Gorillaz – Humanz

Release Date: 28th April 2017

Gorillaz, the genre shifting cartoon band are back with Humanz, seven years after the wild styles of Plastic Beach. or six years after the random iPad doodles that made up The Fall, if you must. This time round it’s a dance hop party, everyone is invited, and all you have to bring is a willingness to ascend. It’s all up from here.  Continue reading

Thurston Moore – Rock n Roll Consciousness

Rock n Roll Consciousness 
Thurston Moore
Release Date: 28th April 2017
Caroline International License External

This is an album which seems to have taken quite some time to come to fruition. It was over two years ago I saw the band play some of these ‘new’ releases, he even told me himself the name of the album after a brief stalking session the day after, and finally here we are, in consciousness.  Continue reading

Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now

Why Love Now
Pissed Jeans
Release Date: 24th February 2017
Sub Pop

I was smothering myself in filth reading through YouTube comments when I stumbled across someone recommending the new Pissed Jeans album, but to ‘ignore the cover because it totally doesn’t reflect the music within’ or something akin to it. The funny thing is, the album cover (look left) perfectly represents the content in question, and for those put off by it, well, maybe you won’t want to read the lyric sheet…
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