MUSIC:reflections for 2022-07-29

Excited for new singles from Röyksopp (two actually), Local Natives, Sylvan Esso in advance of their album dropping in a couple of weeks,  a collab from Khruangbin, SBTRKT.

On the album/EP front:

  • Orbital are back with a look back to celebrate their 30th anniversary with reworks, remixes and “re-envisionings” of seminal tracks. Their early 1990’s albums were category defining, so it will be interesting to see how they look forward by looking back.
  • Maggie Rogers returns with a follow-up to her 2019 debut
  • Sun’s Signature are Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins and percussionist Damon Reece who’s worked with Massive Attack. I spent much time in my youth listening to Cocteau Twins’ first several albums and curious to hear what she’s up to.
  • King Princess is also back after a 3 year spell
  • of Montreal and Liam Gallagher drop EPs
  • Rounding out this week is a trio of indie, folk-rock albums from Friendship, Florist, and longtime player Josh Rouse

Oh, and yes, there is a new Beyoncé album fwiw.


Last Week’s Distilled Gems:

ODESZA’s album was excellent and quite a few of the tracks made it onto my infinite playlist Just Hit Shuffle.

Beach Bunny’s album surprised me and recommend a listen.

Jack White, Ben Harper, Marc Hartman, Dawes, and She & Him all delivered solid albums that are worth checking.


This Week's New Releases

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MUSIC:reflections for 2022-07-29
Individual Releases:
Röyksopp – Let’s Get It Right [ single ]
Röyksopp – Control [ single ]
Local Natives – Desert Snow [ single ]
alternative, indie rock
Sylvan Esso – Didn’t Care [ single ]
indie, electronic
Khruangbin & Vieux Farka Touré – Savanne [ single ]
SBTRKT – Miss The Days [ single ]
U.S. Girls – So Typically Now [ single ]
indie pop, indie rock
Orbital – Thirty-Something [ album ]
Maggie Rogers – Surrender [ album ]
alternative, pop
Sun’s Signature – Sun’s Signature [ ep ]
indie, dream pop
of Montreal – Freewave Lucifer fck [ album ]
indie rock, alternative
King Princess – Hold On Baby [ album ]
alternative, indie
Friendship – Love the Stranger [ album ]
indie rock, folk
Florist – Florist [ album ]
indie folk
Liam Gallagher – Diamond in the Dark [ ep ]
Josh Rouse – Going Places [ album ]
indie rock, folk
Tedeschi Trucks Band – I Am The Moon: III. The Fall [ album ]

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