Last week, we got the incredible--I say again--incredible new album from Carly Rae Jepsen. If you haven't given this album a listen yet, do it. Especially if the only reason you haven't heard it yet is because it comes from the same pop darling who gave us "Call Me Maybe". Shed the chains that bind thee, brethren! There is a whole world waiting for you in the shiny landscapes of bubblegum pop! Listen to the song below and tell me that if it weren't for the subject matter, you would swear that Daft Punk was back to making ass shaking music again.
About a month ago, Krallice surprised everyone with a new album loaded onto bandcamp. Having heard Krallice briefly a couple years ago when they put out Years Past Matter, I figured I'd give it a listen. I hated Years Past Matter when I first heard it, and Ygg Hur was no different. However, like the first time I heard Oneohtrix Point Never, something kept drawing me back to this release. Having listened to the album a dozen times, I can confirm it is one of the weirdest albums I have ever heard, but I am completely hooked. Perhaps my love affair with Deathspell Omega earlier this year helped prepare me for this album. At least Deathspell gives you a tasty riff in between passages of utter chaos. Not Krallice. This thing is dense, spastic, and throat ripping for the entire duration. Here's the best introductory song I could come up with.
Speaking of Oneohtrix Point Never... HE'S RELEASING AN ALBUM IN NOVEMBER! I almost thought we were going to go an entire year without an OPN album. Thankfully sound master Daniel Lopatin will grace us with another sure-to-be-headfuck of an album before the year is out. Just listen to the clip below. If it's any indication of the album's sound, I don't think we are ready.
Also, my girl Joanna Newsom put out a music video teasing her album which is due in October. It sounds like she's continuing in the vein that she took on Have One On Me, which is a very good thing indeed. I absolutely love everything this woman puts on record, and owe her an incredible amount of gratitude for getting me through a particularly shitty time in my life. Love you JoNew.
Today while I was at work, I was thinking to myself "Gee, that Mgła sure is a swell band. I have all their music in my mp3 library, but heck, I might as well see if they're on bandcamp." And lo and behold... Not only do they have a new song up advertising their new album, but that album drops NEXT WEEK.