It’s a big week for what amounts to “classic” bands now, as every band on this list but one has been making music for over 20 years. Mason Jennings first album was in 1997. Spotify playlist.
Cyro Baptista – Bluefly
– Brazilian master percussionist’s newest project is a “pop-infused psychedelic trip”.
Grant Lee-Phillips – The Narrows
– Singer/Songwriter relocates to Nashville. Lyric video: “Smoke and Sparks“.
Hooverphonic – In Wonderland
– After losing their vocalist, Hooverphonic recorded their eighth album with several different guest vocalists. Video: “I Like The Way I Dance“.
Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
– Teaming up with Josh Homme, Iggy evokes his first two solo records. Video: “Sunday“.
James – Girl At The End Of The World
– Brit-rockers celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut with their 14th album. Video: “Nothing But Love“.
John Zorn – Painted Bird
– Zorn’s most recent schizophrenic line-up adds Kenny Wollesen on vibraphone.
Mason Jennings – Wild Dark Metal
– Folky singer/songwriter used to be on Jack Johnson‘s record label. Video: “Arma“.
Primal Scream – Chaosmosis
– Scottish rockers enlist Haim and Sky Ferreira for their 11th album. Video: “Where The Light Gets In“.
Sean Watkins – What To Fear
– Nickel Creek‘s guitarist teams with versatile bass player Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Fiona Apple, Alice Cooper) and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Soundgarden, David Bowie, Kanye West) for a modern day protest album. Video: “What To Fear“.
Soul Asylum – Change Of Fortune
– Dave Pirner is now the only remaining member of this veteran rock band. Video: “Supersonic“.
Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face A Shining Future
– Electronic act returns after six years. Video: “I Exhale“.
Various Artists – Southern Family
– Compilation of country music features new tracks by Jason Isbell, Shooter Jennings, Rich Robinson, Zac Brown and many more. Song: “God Is A Working Man” by Jason Isbell.
Various Artists – Star Wars Headspace
– Compilation of electronic artists utilizing audio material from the Star Wars universe to create EDM. Features Bonobo, Toyksopp, Flying Lotus, Rustie, Rick Rubin and more. Audio: “Ghomrassen” by Bonobo.