Well we’re back with a pretty darn good release week this week. The countdown to Christmas is getting smaller and smaller with Thanksgiving just around the corner. Some great albums this week by Los Campesinos, Sigur Ros, Childish Gambino, Nathan Salsburg, amongst many others! What others you ask…
Well this week we have seven tracks from seven albums that you absolutely need to check out:
1) Crystal Stilts – Dark Eyes (off their new EP, Radiant Door)
Crystal Stilts put out one of our favorite albums this year with their full length, In Love With Oblivion. Naturally they decided to follow it up with an EP this year on one of our favorite labels, Sacred Bones! This EP sees them fade into the background a bit with some more laid back cuts but this is by no means something that should be ignored. Absolutely essential!
2) Caveman – A Country’s King of Dreams (off their new album Coco Beware)
Caveman were just touring with one of our favorite bands, the War on Drugs, which is essentially enough for us to recommend them but these dudes have put out quite the crafty album here! Reverb drenched pop tunes that has garnered comparisons to Grizzly Bear and the Flaming Lips. Not bad company to keep!
3) Odonis Odonis – Hollandaze (off their new album Hollandaze)
Odonis Odonis took us by surprise here. Just an absolutely solid album of songs that don’t want to be pigeonholed into one single genre. Shoegaze production with surf record riffs, this album has as much in common with A Place to Bury Strangers as it does the Ventures!
4) Korallreven – Honey Mine (off their debut album An Album By)
There is no reason why this album shouldn’t just absolutely blow up. Hailing from Sweden, Korallreven is making the sort of dreamy pop music that their country is becoming quite revered for. Comparable to jj, Radio Dept(with which half of this duo used to be a part of), and Panda Bear. Excellent.
5) Carter Tanton – Murderous Joy (off his new album Freeclouds)
Like Caveman, Carter Tanton was also just tourmates with the War on Drugs! Their sound is quite a bit different though, which Carter taking more of a singer/songwriter approach with an appreciation of 4AD. Featuring a duet with Marissa Nadler, this album is certainly as well rounded of an album you are bound to find this year!
6) Goldmund – Shenandoah (off his new album All Will Prosper)
Goldmund have been a personal favorite for quite some time now. Having released two classic full length records on the Type Records label, Keith Kenniff returns as Goldmund to release, All Will Prosper, an album of traditional Civil War era songs. Made up just mostly just solo piano with very little accompaniment throughout the album, this album is an excellent album for the Fall!
7) Steve Hauschildt – Already Replaced (off his debut album Tragedy & Geometry)
Steve Hauschildt is one third of the Cleveland, OH group Emeralds. While the other two thirds of Emeralds have released countless solo albums, Hauschildt has remained as sort of the wild card of the group until now. His debut, Tragedy & Geometry is an absolutely gorgeous synthesizer suite. Post-kosmiche brilliance.
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