Posted on Friday 28th February 2020 at 15:30
Caribou are back with the elegant 'Suddenly', Rufus Wainwright has released another single from his forthcoming LP and TYCHO delves into unknown territory on new record, Simulcast.
Find out more about this week's new releases below.
Caribou – Suddenly
After five years away from creating music under his Caribou moniker, Dan Snaith returns with elegant new record ‘Suddenly.’ Across a dozen tracks, he veers around glistening soundscapes with crisp vocals and delicate melodies with a refreshing approach to his creative process.
Brimming with pitch-shifts and off-kilter time scales, ‘Suddenly’ is relatively new territory for the Caribou project, but one that demonstrates Snaith’s electronic genius perfectly.
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Rufus Wainwright – Damsel in Distress
Multi-instrumentalist Rufus Wainwright is back with a new single from his forthcoming new LP, ‘Unfollow The Rules’. Damsel in Distress is, according to Wainwright, a “homage to Joni Mitchell in some ways, particularly the structure.” Following previous single, Trouble in Paradise, Damsel in Distress is a well-executed acoustic ballad with folk-inspired claps and harmonies providing intriguing layers and further depth to his established sound.
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Tycho – Simulcast
Tycho has “developed a distinctive sound over the last decade by intertwining guitars, samples, and synthesizers” and latest LP, ‘Simulcast’, brilliantly follows suit. Clocking in at just over half-an-hour, Scott Hansen has dabbled with vocals on opening track, Weather – a rare inclusion to his usual multi-layered sound. He says, “I learned more about instrumental music in making a vocal record than I had in all the years prior.”
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Brian Fallon – I Don’t Mind (If I’m With You)
Teasing another track from the upcoming ‘Local Honey’ (out 27th March), Brian Fallon has dropped latest single I Don’t Mind (If I’m With You). Stripping himself bare, this is arguably the most complete and honest work Fallon has ever published and the lyrical content is up there with the best he’s ever put on record. If the singles are anything to go by, Local Honey will go down as one of the most soulful and touching records of 2020.
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Franc Moody – Dream in Colour
Described as “a life-affirming experience,” Franc Moody’s incredible live show has been condensed into an 11 track, 40-minute journey on ‘Dream in Colour.’ Speeding through huge anthems such as Skin on Skin and Night Flight, Franc Moody give a glimpse of what you can expect to experience at one of their hugely enjoyable live performances – nothing is lost when transferred to record, but all of these tracks deserve to be set free and showcased on the live platform.
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Real Estate – The Main Thing
When Real Estate returned with Paper Cup, their sound was given a more mature dimension. With hazy soundscapes throughout, “this album stands as a misty mix of downtempo vibes with sombre, often questioning lyrics” (DIY). After more than a decade since their debut, they have defined themselves across five previous records and arrived at ‘The Main Thing’ via experimenting with new sounds, fresh ideas and a desire to always take Real Estate to unknown territory.
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Brooke Bentham – Everyday Nothing
Brooke Bentham’s enchanting vocals delicately glue together 11 tracks on her debut record, ‘Everyday Nothing’. Already drawing comparisons to the likes of Angel Olsen and Pavement before the record had even began production, Bentham steered away from her art-pop roots after meeting Bill Ryder-Jones and dabbled in grunge and alt-rock to form the basis of the record. In Keep It Near we are exposed to these influences, but she never strays too far from what we were first offered – and her slacker sound is dominant on tracks such as High.
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Listen to all of this week's new releases in our Spotify playlist: