MUSIC:reflections for 2022-04-22 + 2022-04-29

This Week's New Releases

Big update this week as I am catching up from going to Coachella last weekend. Silly me thought I could actually put out a weekly while being deep into the mayhem and glory of Day 1.

Quick summary from Coachella: drop everything and go see my best sets of the fest, in order: 1) L’Impératrice, 2) Caribou, 3) Black Coffee, 4) Girl in Red, 5) Stromae, 6) Jamie xx and so many more. Will work on a wrap-up.

Onto this week’s massive music drop and there’s so much goodness in here with new albums from: Röyksopp, Mansionair, Toro y Moi, Sofi Tukker, Midlife, Spiritualized, Mdou Moctar, and tons of great singles from Hot Chip, Tourist, Nick Mulvey, Warpaint, Bartees Strange, and on and on. This is going to keep me going for a while. Happy listening…

Everything in one playlist for easy consumption:
Individual Releases on Spotify:
Röyksopp – Profound Mysteries
[ album ]electronic, electro, house I’ve been a *huge* fan of theirs for 20+ years, see them whenever possible, and TIL that their name translates to Puffball Mushroom. I think I love them more now.
Toro y Moi – MAHAL
[ album ]electronic, pop, indie
Sofi Tukker – WET TENNIS
[ album ]electronic, electro, dance
Midlife – Live from South Channel Island
[ concert ]jazz, nu disco Saw them in Williamsburg and they were phenomenal
Tourist – Avalanche
[ single ]electronic
Hot Chip – Down
[ single ]electronic, indie dance
Warpaint – Hips
[ single ]indie rock, indie pop
Bartees Strange – Cosigns
[ single ]alternative
Florence + the Machine – Free
[ single ]pop, alternative
Purity Ring – graves
[ single ]electronic, alternative
Laura Veirs – Winter Windows
[ single ]indie, alternative
Spiritualized – Everything Was Beautiful
[ album ]rock, space rock, psychedlic rock First new music is over 4 years
Mdou Moctar – Afrique Refait
[ remixes ]african, rock Released off cycle
The Folk Implosion – Feel It If You Feel It
[ ep ]indie rock First new music in a while from Lou Barlow and John Davis, with a full length coming later this year
beabadoobee – See you Soon
[ single ]indie pop She abruptly cancelled her Coachella set, which was disappointing, but I hope she’s ok.
Mogwai – Boltfor
[ single ]alternative, post-rock
Let’s Eat Grandma – Two Ribbons
[ album ]elctro pop, indie pop
Weval – Time Goes
[ ep ]electronic, downtempo
Milk & Sugar – Miami Sessions 2022
[ comp ]electronic, house
Martin Garrix – Sentio
[ album ]electronic, house An album of collaborations incl Zedd
Prins Thomas – 8
[ album ]electronic, nu-disco, deep house
Prins Thomas – 9
[ album ]electronic, nu-disco, deep house
Parov Stelar – Moonlight Love Affair
[ album ]electronic, nu-jazz
Hatchie – Giving the World Away
[ album ]electronic, indie pop A little bit Lush, Cocteau Twins, Beach House
Real Lies – Lad Ash
[ album ]electronic
[ album ]african, electronic
Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia
[ album ]indie, alternative rock
Particle Kid – Time Capsule
[ album ]GENRES New album from Willie Nelson’s son with all-star collaborations incl Jim James, J Mascis, Sean Ono Lennon
Sundowners – Pulling Back The Night
[ album ]indie, folk includes a couple of collabs with Paul Weller
Louie Vega – Expansions In The NYC
[ album ]house NYC legend out with an album that captures the essence of his Expansions NYC parties
Flume – ESCAPE / Palaces
[ single ]electronic, pop includes a collab with Damon Albarn
Tomberlin – i don’t know who needs to hear this…
[ album ]indie folk Solo album from Louisville, Kentucky-based musician Sarah Beth Tomberlin
Trombone Shorty – Lifted
[ album ]jazz, funk includes a collab with Gary Clark Jr.
Roger Eno – The Turning Year
[ album ]modern classical, ambient Brian Eno’s brother

Last Week's Distilled Gems

Kurt Vile delivered, and Jamie xx, who killed it at Coachella, along with Phoebe Bridgers and Alison Wonderland continued their build-ups to new full lengths.

Individual Releases on Spotify:
Kurt Vile – (watch my moves) [ album ]rock, indie rock
Jamie xx – LET’S DO IT AGAIN [ single ]electronic First solo release in over 2 years
Phoebe Bridgers – Sidelines [ single ]indie rock
Alison Wonderland – Forever [ ep ]electronic, electro
Mdou Moctar – Taliat (Rey Sapienz Remix) [ remixes ]african, rock One remix while we wait on Spotify to make the full Afrique Refait album available
The Crystal Method – The Trip Out [ album ]electronic, bigbeat

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