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Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of March 10, 2017.  Please feel free to request reviews for any of the following albums from staff or contributors.  As our staff post reviews of these albums, links will appear below the art work so that you can read about the release, see how we scored it, and more.


–Featured Release: The Shins: “Heartworms”

Image result for the shins heartworms

Genre: Indie-Pop // Label: Columbia Records

Background:

The Shins have long been a cornerstone of their genre, going all the way back to their 2001 smash hit “New Slang” from Oh, Inverted World.  You could fashion a convincing argument that the band peaked too early, as we’ve yet to really see them top that album which helped launch new millennium indie-pop.  Chutes Too Narrow and Wincing The Night Away both proved to be worthy entries in their own right, but more recently, Port of Morrow saw the group at its most commercial and least appealing from an artistic standpoint.  Everything about Heartworms screams for a return to form, from the classic indie-as-hell artwork to the singles released in advance of the record.  The question of whether or not it is a ploy or a triumph remains to be answered however – an opinion that you can begin to form by streaming “Dead Alive” below.

Stream “Dead Alive” in advance of Heartworms‘ release:


Amelia Curran - Watershed

Amelia Curran: Watershed
Genre: Singer-Songwriter/Alternative Folk // Label: Six Shooter Records

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Image result for album art Black Map: In Droves

Black Map: In Droves
Genre: Alt-Rock/Post-Hardcore // Label: Entertainment One

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Image result for album art Bush: Black And White Rainbows

Bush: Black And White Rainbows
Genre: Grunge/Alt-Rock // Label: Caroline

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Cameron Avery: Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams
Genre: Indie-Rock // Label: Anti

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Image result for album art Can't Swim: Fail You Again

Can’t Swim: Fail You Again
Genre: Rock // Label: Pure Noise Records

Stream Fail You Again here.

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Image result for album art Cellador: Off The Grid

Cellador: Off The Grid
Genre: Power Metal // Label: Scarlet Records

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Circa Waves: Different Creatures
Genre: Indie-Pop/Rock // Label: Virgin EMI

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Image result for album art Damaged Bug: Bunker Funk

Damaged Bug: Bunker Funk
Genre: Alternative Rock/Electronic // Label: Castle Funk

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Image result for album art Darkest Hour: Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora

Darkest Hour: Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora
Genre: Melodic Death Metal // Label: Southern Lord Recordings

Stream Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora here.

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Fen: Winter
Genre: Black Metal/Post-Rock // Label: Code666

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The Electric Man (Starbust Purple / Pink / White, Includes Download Card)

Flagship: The Electric Man
Genre: Indie-Rock/Alternative // Label: Bright Antenna Records

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Image result for album art Greg Graffin: Millport

Greg Graffin: Millport
Genre: Folk/Alt-Country // Label: Anti

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Image result for album art Havok: Conformicide

Havok: Conformicide
Genre: Thrash Metal // Label: Century Media

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Image result for album art Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator

Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator
Genre: Indie-Rock // Label: ATO Records

Stream The Navigator here.

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Hydrogyn: Redemption
Genre: Rock // Label: HighVol

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Image result for album art Jacques Greene: Feel Infinite

Jacques Greene: Feel Infinite
Genre: Electronic // Label: LuckyMe

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Image result for album art Jay Som: Everybody Works

Jay Som: Everybody Works
Genre: Dream Pop // Label: Polyvinyl Record Co.

Stream Everybody Works here.

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Image result for album art Jim O'Rourke and Kassel Jaeger: Wakes On Cerulean

Jim O’Rourke and Kassel Jaeger: Wakes On Cerulean
Genre: Electronic/Post-Rock // Label: Editions Mego

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Image result for album art Knox Hamilton: The Heights

Knox Hamilton: The Heights
Genre: Indie-Pop/Electronic // Label: Prospect Park Records

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Image result for album art Laura Marling: Semper Femina

Laura Marling: Semper Femina
Genre: Indie-Folk // Label: More Alarming

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Image result for album art Lunar Shadow: Far From Light

Lunar Shadow: Far From Light
Genre: Heavy Metal // Label: Cruz Del Sur

Stream Far From Light here.

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Image result for album art Nathan Fake: Providence

Nathan Fake: Providence
Genre: Electronic // Label: Ninja Tune

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Home Is a Heartache, The Picturebooks

The Picturebooks: Home Is A Heartache
Genre: Rock/Blues // Label: Another Century

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Image result for album art Planning for Burial: Below the House

Planning for Burial: Below the House
Genre: Shoegaze/Post-Rock // Label: The Flenser

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Image result for album art The Shins: Heartworms

The Shins: Heartworms
Genre: Indie-Pop // Label: Columbia Records

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Image result for album art Shobaleader One/Squarepusher: Elektrac

Shobaleader One/Squarepusher: Elektrac
Genre: Electronic // Warp Records

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Image result for album art sir Was: Digging A Tunnel

sir Was: Digging A Tunnel
Genre: Electronic // Label: City Slang

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Album Review: Sunny Sweeney’s ‘Trophy’

Sunny Sweeney: Trophy
Genre: Country // Label: Thirty Tigers

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Image result for album art Sweat Lodge: Tokens For Hell EP

Sweat Lodge: Tokens For Hell EP
Genre: Hard Rock/Psychedelic // Label: Brutal Panda

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News Added Dec 02, 2016 Tennis, the Denver based married duo of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, will be releasing their fourth album, "Yours Conditionally," on March 10th via Mutually Detrimental. This follows their terrific 2015 LP "Ritual In Repeat." It was announced with the lead single, "In The Morning I'll Be Better," on their […]

Tennis: Yours Conditionally
Genre: Indie-Pop/Rock // Label: Mutually Detrimental

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Unwill: Past Life
Genre: Rock // Label: eOne/Lifeblood

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Image result for album art Valerie June: The Order of Time

Valerie June: The Order of Time
Genre: Folk/Blues/Soul // Label: Concord

Stream The Order of Time here.

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SowingSeason
03.07.17
Not a huge amount of stuff catching my eye this week, but I'll probably give the new Shins, Tennis, and Laura Marling a chance.

wtferrothorn
03.07.17
Interested in quite a bit of these actually. Jacques Greene, Jay Som, Laura Marling, Nathan Fake, and Valerie June. Maybe even that sir Was record

AmericanFlagAsh
03.07.17
I'll listen to the Shins for sure

Dewinged
03.07.17
Amelia Currang and Laura Marling look like my cup of tea, otherwise low week. Time to catch up.

theBoneyKing
03.07.17
Pretty big week for me, will be checking Hurray For the Riff Raff, Laura Marling, and Shins. There's also a new Dirtwire album out on Thursday.

cfbassist
03.09.17
pretty sure the nova collective comes out the 10th

FullOfSounds
03.09.17
"There's also a new Dirtwire album out on Thursday."
Hell yeah dude thanks for the reminder

AmericanFlagAsh
03.09.17
New song by ionnalee (solo project from iamamiwhoami) is out

https://www.youtube.com/embed/sVWOZqsIm_0

onionbubs
03.09.17
might give the greg graffin ablum a chance

MercuryToHell
03.09.17
I'll take Shobaleader One unless anyone massively objects? Not a lot else appealing to me this week.

JWT155
03.10.17
A few tracks into the Cameron Avery record and I'm loving it, I think you'd dig it sowing.

tempest--
03.10.17
Charli XCX just dropped a new mixtape

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