This week's Album Spotlight is brought to you by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. On April 6th UMO released their fourth record, Sex & Food; this album is a stellar development in the bands' staple psych-rock sound. Ruban Neilsen, front man and composer, toys with minimalist, bleak and altruistic sound and lyrics creates a refreshingly nuanced record. Neilsen definitely took some risks and boy does it pay off! Tune in on our live stream to catch a glimpse of of Sex & Food or click the link to check out "Hunnybee" just above!
This weeks album spotlight is the recently rereleased/rerecorded album Twin Fantasy by Car Seat Headrest. Originally released by Will Toledo in 2011 when he was 19, he decided to redo it entirely and release to the public in full instead of just on bandcamp. The album goes into the life of teenagers, following the theme of his other two most recent records, and does so in an awesome, basement rock kind of way. Be sure to check out My Boy (Twin Fantasy) and Cute Thing.
This weeks album spotlight is the double album Freedom's Goblin by the modern king of garage rock: Ty Segall. Ty has been pumping out album after album for the past decade however, none of them fall short, especially this one. Freedom's Goblin is a journey through rock and roll demonstrating many genres and styles in an awesome way. Be sure to check out My Lady's On Fire and The Main Pretender.
This weeks album spotlight is the Houston based psychedelic trio Khruangbin's second record, Con Todo El Mundo. The record displays the groups ability to mesh sounds in an instrumental and brilliantly jammin' setting, while throwing in some spoken word throughout. Khruangbin translates in Thai to "airplane" and this record definitely takes you for a ride. Be sure to check out the tracks Maria También and Cómo Me Quieres.
This week's Album Spotlight is "Visions of a Life" by Wolf Alice. The group's second album finds themselves embodying the Brit Rock feel similar to their debut album as well as diving into the teen angst that makes their songs relatable. Be sure to check out the songs "Don't Delete the Kisses" and "Visions of a Life".
This weeks Album Spotlight is "Place Holder" by VISSIA. It is the singer/songwriter from Canada's debut album and has a very vintage and bluesy sound with songs that are very personal. The album itself took approximately four years to finish, and this can clearly be seen. Be sure to check out the songs "Mountaineer" and "I Wanted". The album is out November 10th.
This week's Album Spotlight is The War On Drugs new album "A Deeper Understanding". It is their fourth album after working on some side projects including Sharon Van Etten's "Are We There". The album is very smooth and is slightly less acoustic than previous albums but their influence from artists such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen is still evident. Be sure to listen to the tracks "Pain" and "Up All Night".
This week’s Album Spotlight is “The Far Field” by Future Islands. Released on April 7th this album and the title comes from a Theodore Roethke poem. By sure to listen to their focus track “Run”