Posted on Friday 10th April 2020 at 17:59
Guitar maestro Joe Satriani has just released a brand-new 13-track album "Shapeshifting", Hamilton Leithauser shares his collection of stories about real New Yorkers with "The Loves Of Your Life" and Do Nothing drop an accomplished debut EP in "Zero Dollar Bill".
Check out our round up of this week's freshest releases below.
Joe Satriani – Shapeshifting
Guitar great Joe Satriani is moving forward by taking you back. The album finds "Satch" rocking with a band that includes Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, acclaimed drummer Kenny Aronoff and keyboardist Eric Caudieux. There's also guest turns from Prince's Lisa Coleman playing piano on two tracks, while Christopher Guest provides mandolin on a song. Satriani co-produced the Shapeshifting album with Jim Scott. The 13-track disc is headed up by the nimble and impressive guitar work on the instrumental single Nineteen Eighty.
Buy your Joe Satriani tickets here.
Hamilton Leithauser – The Loves Of Your Life
Hamilton Leithauser has proven himself as a master collaborator and solo artist throughout his nearly 20 year career. Following his time as the frontman of the Walkmen, Leithauser released the critically acclaimed collaboration with Rostam I Had a Dream That You Were Mine in 2016. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart, #1 New Artist Album, and was named one of the Year's Best by Pitchfork, Esquire, NPR, and more. His latest work and second solo record The Loves of Your Life was written and produced by Hamilton in his home studio and is a collection of stories about real people he's met over his years living in New York City.
Buy your Hamilton Leithauser tickets here.
Do Nothing – Zero Dollar Bill
Fast-rising Nottingham band Do Nothing with their debut EP. Lead track is LeBron James, a sardonic swing at scammers and con men. The band have quickly earned a reputation as an incendiary live act while out on tour across 2019 - their most recent run of touring culminated in their biggest show to date at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms. Equal parts Roxy-esque art rock, Ze/Celluloid Records no wave and intoxicating pop in the lineage of LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads, Do Nothing songs are characterized by the acerbic lyricism of vocalist Bailey where every song feels like its own self-contained psychodrama.
Join the waiting list for Do Nothing's sold out London show here.
Flat Worms – Antarctica
2020, and the scene is now: world in flames, deserts in permafrost, everyone in their own corners, looking down into their hands. Nothing in common. We can all see that the way it’s happening isn’t working, and for a lot of us, that’s okay, as long as it doesn’t rock our boat, we’ll cope. But for people who are invested in the future, any future – like Flat Worms – they’re out there, full time living, playing to change minds. And they’re not alone.
Antarctica is the third Flat Worms album in the past four years. It reflects a situation that’s dire, but not hopeless. Since the release of their 2017 debut LP — even since last year’s Into the Iris mini-LP — the sound of the trio has hardened, with the polarities of psych and post-punk smelted into a brutal cobalt alloy. No doubt they’re aided by the Steve Albini-engineered sound rendered at Electric Audio, where the album was recorded and mixed (in collaboration with Steve Albini and Ty Segall) in six days.
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Check out all of this week's releases in our Spotify playlist: