Brand New Music
Sleater-Kinney | The Center Won’t Hold
Bruised, broken, but still very much alive – Sleater-Kinney have confidently strode directly into the future. Life can pass you by really quickly when it’s crumbling around you, but by doing exactly what they do best – having an absolute blast while saying very important things – the group have produced a record that is a portrait of a band emerging from the ashes, fully realized into a new form. One of indie rock’s most consistent bands have taken a new and giant leap that, after 25 years in the business, has seen them land with poise and and intelligence.
Shura | forevher
Hopeful and delightfully light, forevher is a record of full joy. Moving daftly from strength to strength, Shura has crafted an excellent comeback, proving that she is much more than her inherent capacity to go viral. Even with this ability, Shura’s second full-length does something that no amount of technology can replace – heart, joy, exuberance, and a love for her craft.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard | INFEST THE RATS’ NEST
Another month, another King Gizzard record. This time we find the group sounding almost exactly like Metallica – possibly exactly what they were trying to do. This re-imagined 80’s heavy metal version of the group is comical if not a little disturbing, even if the messages are based in environmentalism and truth. From top to bottom, the record is a sacrifice at the alter of Judas Priest, Slayer, Kreator, et all, and similar to all other King Gizzard records, they have a ton of fun doing it.
Also out today..
Thee Oh Sees | Face Stabber
The Hold Steady | Thrashing Thru Passion
The Murder Capital | When I Have Fears