Starting a new weekly post featuring new tunes you should check out and one to skip each week. If you have a request for a full review of something, drop it in the comments.
LP to listen to this week
Dent May’s, ‘Across the Multiverse’, whilst not as good as the superlative, ‘Warm Blanket’ from 2013, that album set a pretty high bar. Early impressions are quite enjoyable and definitely worth a spin.
Singles worth your time
Maston is back and thank the lord. 4 years between Maston albums is too long. His masterful take on baroque psych pop is in full bloom as we get an opportunity to hear the first track from his upcoming album, ‘Tulips’.
Another new track from LCD Soundsystem’s forthcoming album, ‘American Dream’. Per usual James Murphy has commentary on pop music today. You can also check out a video for this track.
The latest single from the eccentric Ariel Pink is a continuation of the sound he’s been working with from his last LP, ‘Pom Pom’. It’s reminiscent of the 80’s sound produced by The Smiths in a good way.
Rhys Webb and the boys from The Horrors are back with a new single. It’s a pretty catchy electro pop tune that’s been playing in my head ever since.
One to Skip
I was a fan of Crystal Castles and was quite looking forward to what she would put out, but after my first listen I don’t really care to go back. It all feels a bit disjointed and doesn’t really have much sticking power or anything original enough to bring me back. If you want to check it out for yourself and tell me how wrong I am, feel free. It’s embedded below.