Week of July 1st: New Album Releases

july 1st music player

Brian Eno • Karl Hyde – High Life

Back in the first days of May, electronic wunderkind Brian Eno and Underworld’s Karl Hyde dropped Someday World. A week later they dropped news of a follow-up to their release, said to be called High Life, an album transpired from ideas leftover they chose to pursue in contrast of shifting to ‘promotional mode’ for their initial work. Fans of Eno and the critically-hailed Someday World will find similar serenity from the collaborative team’s round two, six-track-long performance.

 

Mark Kozelek – Live at Biko

Upon the defunct-ing of his breakthrough group, Red House Painters, Kozelek now bounces between his birth name and alias Sun Kil Moon, publishing music with a bleeding heart he offers his audience to fill their cup with. Live at Biko operates on the stage grounds of Milan, his setlist of melodic spoken poems and acoustic plucking intertwined with stony lines outstretched to his admiring fans, like “If you’re a guy and you ask me when’s my record coming out on vinyl, I’ll kick the shit out of you. If you’re a girl, I’ll talk to you for an hour about it.”

 

Late Bloomer – Things Change

Leaving a faint Dinosaur Jr. taste in your mouth, Late Bloomer embraces much of the 90s rock aura we still hold dear – although, that isn’t their endgame. There’s a crisp diversity throughout Things Change (infusing all the nuances given to punk and indie music) and managing to soar from high-octane, guitar ripping jams to mellow, lo-fi riffs. A newfound track exists for everyone in Late Bloomer’s newest – even including that guy who lives down the hall from you who won’t turn off his “Electric Forest Pump Upz” playlist.

 

Also available this week:

Azizi Gibson – Backward Books EP

Beverly – Careers

Cam’ron – First of the Month, Vol. 1 EP

Matthewdavid – In My World

NONONO – We Are Only What We Feel

OOIOO – Gamel

Pink Floyd – The Division Bell [Reissue]

Robin Thicke – Paula

Trey Songz – Trigga

The Vacant Lots – Departure

Various Artists – 2776: A Levinson Bros & Rob Kutner Presentation

Zeds Dead – Somewhere Else EP

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