How to Dress Well – What Is This Heart?
One of the year’s most anticipated albums from one of underground’s most impassioned voices. Tom Krell makes up How to Dress Well, a man whose emotional roller coaster is as heartbreaking to witness as it is to ride alongside. Full thoughts on his third album are viewable here.
Total Control – Typical System
Deadpan delivery doesn’t usually resonate this well. Only their second album with a handful of years under their belt, there’s a reason Melbourne’s post-punk all-star rock group isn’t putting out an LP every year: to leave room for departure. Enthusiasts of their 2011 release Henge Beat might need to acclimate to the new sound, although that won’t require much effort when Typical System is shaping up to be such a high-caliber follow-up.
Circulatory System – Mosaics Within Mosaics
To some, Circulatory System my sound like a hot mess. In a way, they are, specifically when looking at the sum of all their parts. Headed by Will Cullen Hart of Olivia Tremor Control, six other bandmates and featuring household names like Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel), this is a welcome return for the troop of a million sounds after their near-five year hiatus. Feels right they’d grace us with a 2 LP, 31-track album as a welcome back treat.
Also available this week:
A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Sea When Absent
Black Bananas – Electric Brick Wall
Corrosion of Conformity – IX
Craig Leon – Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1
Ed Sheeran – x
Kasai Allstars – Beware The Fetish
Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun
Peter Matthew Bauer – Liberation!
PHOX – PHOX
RiFF RAFF – NEON iCON
Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs – Gates Of Hell
Scars Of Tomorrow – Failed Transmissions
Slaves – Through Art We Are All Equals
Sons Of Magdalene – Move To Pain
SPEAK – Pedals
Strand Of Oaks – HEAL
Swollen Members – Brand New Day
White Hex – Gold Nights
Xeno & Oaklander – Par Avion