The Weekender: Listen to albums from Mitski, Explosions in The Sky, Woods (and many more…) out today.

For several years now, Friday has been the day of the week dedicated to record releases. What better way to mentally prepare for the long-awaited weekend ahead than by checking out the best albums released in the last few hours?
The records we’ve been waiting for for months are finally among us… enjoy listening

MITSKI – “The earth is inhospitable, and so are we”
(Dead Ocean)

alternative, indie

Recorded at the Bomb Shelter in East Nashville and Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles and backed by a 17-piece orchestra, “The Land Is Inhospitable And So We Are” contains a range of references, from bombastic spaghetti western soundtracks to Ennio Morricone to the tundra soundtrack to the film “Fargo” by Carter Burwellfrom suffocating intimacy Arthur Russell to sharp vitality Scott Walker you hate Igor Stravinskyfrom jubilation Caetano Veloso metal desires Faron Young.

(LLC “Temporary Residence”)


The post-rock band’s eighth studio album, released more than seven years after the previous “The Wilderness”:

Our starting point was the concept of an end – death, the end of a friendship or relationship. Each song is based on a story or idea that one of us had that we then expanded and turned into its own world. Perhaps it’s our nature, but we kept thinking that the album’s title allows for many other interpretations: the end of something or an era can mean the end, but also the beginning, and what happens after the end of one thing can fade in compared to what it will become later.

FOREST – “Perennial”

alternative rock, indie

New album from Woods it is built around a series of loops created by the singer and guitarist. Jeremy Earl as a form of meditation on winter nights. Based on this, the band took an uncharted approach to collaborative songwriting. With bandmates Jarvis Tavenier AND John Andrewssongs began to take shape in the house Earl in New York City and then completed at the Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, California.

NATION OF LANGUAGE – “The Strange Disciple”


Recorded at the album’s producer’s studio in East Williamsburg. Nick Milhiser (Holy Spirit!, LCD audio system), “The Strange Disciple” was completed during the period when I Nation of language spent at home between a series of live performances over the past year. Unlike the two previous records, this time the band members Ian Devaney, Aidan Noell AND Alex Mackay were able to consider the creative choices that would be most interesting to perform on stage, expanding their new wave, post-punk, and synth sounds with renewed fervor.

ALAN PALOMO – “World of Trouble”
(Mom + Dad)

alternative, electronic, pop

“World of Hassle” was originally intended to be the band’s new album. Neon Indian nickname behind which is a producer and musician Alan Palomo has been active for many years. In “World Of Hassle” you will also find McDeMarco.

BARONESS – “Stone”
(Abraxan Hymns)

hard rock, metal

To self-produce my sixth studio album, I Baroness They spent a month surrounded by pine trees, holed up in a country house that had been turned into a makeshift recording space with large vaulted ceilings, wood floors, and brick and glass walls. While they were writing “Stone”, Baizley recorded and pre-mixed in real time, giving each song its own personality “Stone” its own sound shell. After finishing recording drums, guitars and bass, the band returned to the basement studio. Baizley record vocals before handing the album over to the mixer Joe Barresi (Kyuss, Tools) and mastering guru Bob Ludwig (Led Zeppelin, Nirvana).

VAGABON – “Sorry I didn’t call”
(There’s no such thing)

alternative indie, indie pop

Nearly four years since the release of his self-titled second album, Tramp returns with a work created by the same Leticia Tamko With Rostamwritten mainly in Germany and influenced by dance music.

ASH – “Race at Night”
(Fierce Panda)


With a 29-year career, 18 hit singles, seven studio albums and an unfathomable amount of touring since their emergence on the 1994 Crazed And Confused compilation, this new effort from the Irish band is both a celebration of old friends and a blast of fun. a message to jump into the present with open arms.

CONTENDERS – “Ruthless”


“Relentless” marks the Pretenders’ return to Warner Music Group after more than 20 years. Produced David Wrench (Courtney Barnett, David Byrne) at Battery Studios in Willesden, London, new album features guitarist James Walbournwho also played on the 2020 LP “Hate for Sale”. The closing track “I Think About You Daily” also features a string section arranged and conducted Jonny Greenwood belonging Radioheadperformed 12 ensembles.

(Partisan reports)

blues rock, world, folk rock

Sahel”, producer David Wrench (David Byrne, Frank Ocean, Caribou) and taking its name from the vast African region stretching east to west from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, is his most personal, powerful and political work Bombino. It is also the most sonically diverse quality he has strived to achieve from the beginning and intends to directly reflect the complex mosaic of cultures and people that make up the Sahel itself.

WILLIE NELSON – “Bluegrass”
(Outdated entries)

country, bluegrass

151st (Texas Monthly estimates) Willie Nelson collects twelve bluegrass interpretations of songs from Nelson’s catalog.

DIDDY – “Bluegrass”
(Outdated entries)


Diddy’s first album in 17 years. They’re joining the big comeback Weekend, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Teyana Taylor, 21 Savage.

CORINNE BAILEY Rae – “Black Rainbows”
(Thirty Tigers)

soul, R&NB, pop

New album from Corinne Bailey Rae inspired by the artist’s works Theaster Gate:

When I walked through those doors, I knew my life had changed forever. collide Theaster GateInteracting with his art changed the way I thought about myself as an artist and what the possibilities of my work could be. This music came to my mind, and while I was looking at the works Theaster Gate songs and sounds appeared.

SARAH MARY CHADWICK – Messages to God”
(Kill Rock Stars)
alternative rock, indie

“Messages to God” is the singer’s eighth solo studio album. Sarah Mary Chadwick and this is perhaps his most universal in content and at the same time undeniably intimate work. Like all music Chadwickthe album focuses on his completely unique approach to songwriting and storytelling.

(Sacred bones)

The band and their fans listen to rock and techno, go to punk shows and rave parties. Josh Wink, Primal Scream, Iggy Pop, Goldie and the first XL Recordings records are influenced by “Push” and Sextileand the dance floor and live performances are the common constants of their goals.

JAN TIERSEN – “Kerber Complete

planned, experimental

“Kerber Complete” is a box that presents the album “Kerber”, published by the French composer in 2021, in 4 new versions (including remixes and solo piano versions).

BAHAMAS – Bootcut”
a country

The Canadian singer-songwriter turns to classic country with his sixth studio album.

CLEO SOL – Heaven”

New work for voice SAOLTBritish artist inspired by folk soul and gospel.

SUBSONIC EYE – Everything is around you”
(Top shelf)
indie rock

The Singaporean indie rock quintet today release the successor to “Nature of Things”, their 2021 effort.

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