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Here’s a list of major new releases for the week of May 5, 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 Afghan Whigs: “In Spades”

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Genre: Indie-Rock/Grunge/Alt-Rock // Label: Sub Pop Records

Background:

The Afghan Whigs returned to the scene after 16 years back in 2014 with Do To The Beast, an album that proved the band’s return was more than just a feel-good reunion.  Playing some of their best music, the record found its way onto many rock fan’s best of 2014 lists.  With In Spades, the band keeps that momentum rolling with what feels like an even bigger record.  The Afghan Whigs’ latest sees them hitting their stride full speed, creating a through-and-through rock album with plenty of eastern influence.  The band has been around long enough now to know when to use restraint, and In Spades feels like the ideal balance of riff-filled, in-your-face rockers and quieter, more reserved ballads.  Modern rock bands everywhere should take note of The Afghan Whigs, because this is what the genre should sound like in 2017.

Listen to “Arabian Heights” below:


 – Full List of Releases: May 5, 2017 –

Image result for album art A Lot Like Birds: Divisi

A Lot Like Birds: Divisi
Genre: Post-Hardcore/Progressive Rock // Label: Equal Vision Records

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The Afghan Whigs: In Spades
Genre: Indie-Rock/Grunge/Alt-Rock // Label: Sub Pop Records

Stream In Spades here.

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Image result for album art Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel: I Can Spin A Rainbow

Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel: I Can Spin A Rainbow
Genre: Indie/Alternative Rock // Label: Eight Foot Records

Stream I Can Spin A Rainbow here.

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Angel Snow: Magnetic
Genre: Ambient Indie-Rock // Label: Nettwerk

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At The Drive-In: in·ter a·li·a
Genre: Post-Hardcore/Punk // Label: Rise

Read Tristan Jones’ staff review of in·ter a·li·a!

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Big Walnuts Yonder: Big Walnuts Yonder
Genre: Indie/Experimental // Label: Sargent House

Stream Big Walnuts Yonder here.

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Black Lips: Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art?
Genre: Punk/Alt-Rock // Label: Vice Music Publishing LLC

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Blondie: Pollinator
Genre: Pop-Rock // Label: Noble ID

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Brother Ali: All The Beauty In This Whole Life
Genre: Hip-Hop // Label: Rhymesayers Entertainment, LLC

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Carl Craig: Versus
Genre: Electronic/Techno // Label: InFine & Planet E

Stream Versus here.

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Colt Ford: Love Hope Faith
Genre: Country // Label: Average Joes Entertainment

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Dishwalla: Juniper Road
Genre: Alt-Rock // Label: Dishwalla

Stream Juniper Road here.

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Fazerdaze: Morningside
Genre: Indie-Rock// Label: Flying Nun Records

Stream Morningside here.

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Flobots: NOENEMIES
Genre: Hip-Hop/Alt-Rock // Label: Flobots Music LLC

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Forest Swords: Compassion
Genre: Electronic/Experimental // Label: Ninja Tune

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Full of Hell: Trumpeting Ecstasy
Genre: Hardcore/Grind // Label: Profound Lore

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Gnarwolves: Outsiders
Genre: Punk // Label: Big Scary Monsters / Tangled Talk

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God Dethroned: The World Ablaze
Genre: Death/Black Metal // Label: Metal Blade Records

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Hate: Tremendum
Genre: Death/Black Metal // Label: Napalm

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Image result for album art Hoops: Routines

Hoops: Routines
Genre: Lo-Fi Indie-Rock/Pop// Label: Fat Possum Records

Stream Hoops here.

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Image result for album art Juana Molina: Halo

Juana Molina: Halo
Genre: Folk // Label: Crammed Discs

Stream Halo here.

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Image result for album art Kasabian: For Crying Out Loud

Kasabian: For Crying Out Loud
Genre: Psychedelic/Indie-Rock // Label: Columbia

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Image result for album art Logic: Everybody

Logic: Everybody
Genre: Hip-Hop // Label: Def Jam Recordings

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Image result for album art Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog
Genre: Lo-Fi/Psychedelic Indie-Rock // Label: Captured Tracks

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Image result for album art Motionless in White: Graveyard Shift

Motionless in White: Graveyard Shift
Genre: Gothic/Industrial Metalcore // Label: Roadrunner Records

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Image result for album art Nightlands: I Can Feel The Night Around Me

Nightlands: I Can Feel The Night Around Me
Genre: Indie-Rock // Label: Western Vinyl

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Image result for album art Nite Jewel: Real High

Nite Jewel: Real High
Genre: Alt-Rock/Electronic // Label: Gloriette Records

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Image result for album art Perfume Genius: No Shape

Perfume Genius: No Shape
Genre: Lo-Fi Experimental Indie-Pop// Label:  Matador

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Image result for album art Pond: The Weather

Pond: The Weather
Genre: Psychedelic Indie-Rock // Label: Pond Band

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Robin Trower: Time And Emotion
Genre: Psychedelic/Blues // Label: V-12 Records

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Seven Kingdoms: Decennium
Genre: Power Metal // Label: Napalm

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Slaughter To Prevail: Misery Sermon
Genre: Death Metal // Label: Sumerian

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Slowdive: Slowdive
Genre: Shoegaze/Dream-Pop // Label: Dead Oceans

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Snares Of Sixes: Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass EP
Genre: Heavy Rock // Label: Crucial Blast

Stream Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass EP here.

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The Suicide Commandos: Time Bomb
Genre: Punk // Label: Twin/Tone Records

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theunity

The Unity: The Unity
Genre: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock // Label: SPV

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SowingSeason
05.03.17
Pretty interesting week. I'll mainly be jamming the new Afghan Whigs, but I'm going to spin a lot of the available streams as well/ There's a lot of intriguing, but not guaranteed great, releases.

JohnnyOnTheSpot
05.03.17
gonna check new Juana Molina today, maybs.

MercuryToHell
05.03.17
There's a couple there I might try my hand at but not sure yet, need a bit of a push motivation wise at the moment, been super busy and a bit miserable!
Probably gonna take Kasabian.

Mort.
05.03.17
You missed out Oxbow's new LP and Succumb's debut LP. Oxbow coming out through hydra head and Succumb through Flenser.

JohnnyOnTheSpot
05.03.17
not feeling new Succumb tbh. was a bit in-one-ear-out-the-other imo

Divaman
05.03.17
If no one else reviews it first, I'll review the new Blondie album.

theBoneyKing
05.03.17
Busiest week of the year for me... John Moreland, Chris Stapleton, Mac Demarco, Slowdive, and the Brandi Carlyle cover album Cover Stories.

Frippertronics
05.03.17
don't know if anyone on staff is handling the new Slowdive, so I'll probably have something up tomorrow

JohnnyOnTheSpot
05.03.17
arcade has it dibbed so check with him

Sinternet
05.03.17
succumb is pretty great imo, loved the prereleased tracks

Sniff
05.03.17
Ian William Craig - Slow Vessels is out may 5th as well. Gonna rule

AngryJohnny
05.03.17
Interested to hear the new Perfume Genius release

SowingSeason
05.03.17
^The singles from it sounded excellent

TheSpirit
05.03.17
Crazy week! Going to try and write something up for Motionless In White

Frippertronics
05.03.17
Arc best prepare the best one paragraph review if he's trying to take all the good shit this year

FullOfSounds
05.03.17
oh man good week

kingdedethefifth
05.03.17
Really looking forward to Full of Hell and to a lesser extent Motionless in White.

kingdedethefifth
05.03.17
Wouldn't mind calling dibs on the latter but if anyone else beats me to it it's w/e

brokencycle
05.03.17
FOREST SWORDS AND PERFUME GENIUS!
Also Penguin Cafe- The Imperfect Sea is also releasing.
Stacked week.

FlipTrackz
05.04.17
NEW PERFUME GENIUS IS GONNA BUMP

Dewinged
05.04.17
Supah solid week. Slept through April revisiting classics, gotta get back on track.

Flugmorph
05.04.17
everyone hyped for new at the frive-in huh

cor22222
05.04.17
Kasabian pretty nice surprise me, new Motionless in White is shit and now waiting for Tremendum from band from my country Hate. Singles sounds a little like other polish band Behemoth.

theBoneyKing
05.05.17
Fuck there are actually too many albums I'm hyped for today

VaxXi
05.05.17
did not see new dishwalla or flobots coming

Danred97
05.06.17
Damn, some really interesting releases here. Gnarwolves and Juana Molina look like they could be pretty tight.

HotOfTheWeek
06.20.17
Hello SowingSeason.. Me again; this post is more close to the day in where the song go released.. Again, thank you.... Here you have another amazing song to add to your list.. As a Musicologist, I can tell you this song, that was released on May of this year; would be The Beach Song to get your soul dreaming.. Feel free to see it and review it too.. I being reading all your post and I really like your point of views.. Here it is:
(8) Eternity Collide (8). By REX STAX & DØZE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHUjjVmE260

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