Gone are the days of slogging through reviews to find out which new music is worth your precious time. We're proud to present our Weekly Music Roundup, where we give quick and dirty summaries of the latest releases.
Of the three tracks, "Fluids Of Emotion" and "Transcendental Access Point" will take you the highest. The title track is spacey and swinging, a potential set-stopper in the right DJ's hands. Like some of the best house music, it builds slowly, adding layers of cosmic melody as the rhythm shuffles, with spinbacks, spoken-word vocals (psychedelic, of course) and a deep, mind-bending bassline. It's the kind of track that unites a dance floor, so I hope I'm lucky enough to be on one when it gets played.
A combination of ethereal drums and synths lead by Alaina Moore's whimsical voice. The minimalist indie pop couple shares the experience from demos written on their boat.
Favorite Tracks: Need Your Love, How to Forgive
Similar Artists: Frankie Cosmos, TC Superstar, Land Of Talk
Columbus multi-instrumentalist, composer and hardware maestro Jacoti Sommes is proof that you can make boundary-pushing art in the humblest of places. Time Travel is an experimental electronic record that pulls equally from funk and ‘80s dance music consistently finding forward-thinking ways to break from the familiar sounds he’s refashioning. [Max Bell]
Favorite Tracks: Pulse Start, Everything is Fine
Kevin Parker finally returns with his first full-length album since 2015. The Slow Rush features Tame Impala’s classic, smooth psychedelic funk while introducing new sounds, influences and styles with mixed success. [Mac]Favorite Tracks: Instant Destiny, Posthumous Forgiveness, It Might Be TimeSimilar Artists: Pond, Crumb, HOMESHAKE, MGMT
Favorite Tracks: 2 Far Gone, Stranger Than Fiction
Similar Artists: Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Alfa Mist, Yussef Kamaal
The glistening darkness of Katie Gately’s second album is one of 2020’s early highlights. Throughout Loom, Gately thrillingly combines industrial electronic sound design with a strangely neoclassical sense of balanced melodies and counterpoint. [Paul]
Favorite Tracks: Bracer, Tower
Similar Artists: Caterina Barbierri, Anna von Hausswolff, Julia Holter, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Favorite Tracks: I Want You To Suffer, The Limit
Similar Artists: Poppy, Carla dal Forno, Xiu Xiu, John Maus
Chicago based rockers released their second full-length album continuing their psychedelia flavored version of dad rock. Arguably the better psychedelic record released this week (looking at you Tame Impala), Post Animal mix their psych-rock roots with various other genres across the tracklist to make an enjoyable listening experience. [Liam]
Favorite Tracks: Schedule, In a Paradise, Post Animal
Similar Artists: Ron Gallo, Ty Segall, Morgan Delt, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Taking a step away from the more traditional pop sensibilities of his last record, Zach Villere takes a glitchier approach to his lo-fi bedroom pop production style. His lackadaisical, dead-pan vocal delivery works wonderfully in conjunction with the poignant lyrical themes on the record. [Liam]
Favorite Tracks: Sore Throat, A Feeling
Similar Artists: Omar Apollo, Clairo, Gus Dapperton
Summery, bright power pop tunes and what Beach Bunny are known for and they don’t disappoint on their latest release. Lili Trifilio and company created a blissful upbeat collection of catchy, hook driven love songs. [Liam]
Favorite Tracks: Cuffing Season, Promises, Dream Boy
Similar Artists: Alvvays, beabadoobee, Charly Bliss, Best Coast