Archive for the Pop Category
Thematically, the twelve songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat music yet – this is music to dance to. On I can feel you creep into my private life, Tune-Yards […]
Ruins is the new and eagerly awaited album from Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit. This new album finds First Aid Kit as you’ve never heard them before: wounded and biting back hard. While Ruins follows the traditions of the classic folk rock sound that First Aid Kit revived via […]
1988 release, reissued. “Once upon a time there were three girls called Alice, Jane and Tracey. The three combined to create the very special sound of ‘The Marine Girls.’ Their debut album Beach Party was originally released on Dan Treacy’s (Television Personalities) Whaam! Records and is included here with the […]
The Killers have sold over 20 million albums worldwide, headlined festivals across the globe, performed at The White House and have won multiple awards. In celebration of their four studio albums and their first decade together, The Killers will release Direct Hits.
Songs of Experience is the companion release to 2014’s ‘Songs of Innocence’, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake. Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and […]
The album is written by Björk with five of the 14 songs co-written by Arca and one of the songs co-written by Sarah Hopkins. All of the songs except one is co-produced by Arca. One of the songs is co-produced by Rabit. Björk formed a twelve piece Icelandic female flute […]
Volume Two sees the completion of a body of work which founding members Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak recorded over a two year period between Toronto’s Revolution Recording and Montréal’s Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango. A slower paced follow-up 2015’s Times Infinity.
Vinyl Lovers present a reissue of Alex Chilton’s Like Flies On Sherbert, originally released in 1979. A step beyond the pop-perfection of Big Star lay Chilton’s darker side. His 1979 solo effort was a both brilliant and flawed drug-fueled examination of his own country roots in search of a new […]
Broadly cut from the synth pop cloth, Maus has fashioned the frosty minimalism of its fabric into a cloak of infinite meaning, genuine grace and absurdist humor over the course of three defining albums since 2006. His fourth album Screen Memories, follows six years after 2011’s We Must Become The […]
Hippopotamus is the 23rd studio album by American rock group Sparks. It was released on September 8, 2017, through BMG Records, their first record issued on a major label for decades.
Following some ear-catching manoeuvres across releases like last year’s self-released ‘Only’ and ‘Lagata’, which gained her early fans like Bjork and Dev Hynes (who she supported in the USA), ‘Tommy’ marks Klein’s deepest plunge yet into the “deep, dark ocean” of her musical imagination on her Hyperdub debut. On ‘Tommy’ […]
Native Invader is the celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Amos hotly-anticipated new album on Decca Records. Tori’s confessional style of writing sees her continue to push boundaries with her music. Her messages of empowerment, tenderness, acerbic assertiveness and her utterly peerless sound speaks to audiences across the globe. In this new album, […]
THE CLIENTELE return with Music for the Age of Miracles, their first release of new music since 2010’s Minotaur EP. After The Clientele released Minotaur, ALASDAIR MACLEAN, singer and principal songwriter for the band, made two wonderful albums with Lupe Núñez- Fernández as AMOR DE DIAS, issued a Clientele best-of […]
“Flowers’ obsessions and signatures are so idiosyncratic, he’s clearly the auteur behind Wonderful Wonderful just as he was with The Desired Effect, and the record charms because its ridiculousness is sincere and his sincerity is ridiculous — two qualities that make him and his art messy and quite genuine.”
“Across Antisocialites’ 10 tracks and 33 minutes the Toronto-based group dive back into the deep end of reckless romance and altered dates. Through thoughtful consideration in basement and abroad, Alvvays has renewed its Scot-pop vows with a powerful new collection of manic emotional collage.”
“Choir of the Mind’s 13 songs, composed almost exclusively of vocals and piano, are a journey to the centre of Haines’ brain: anxious and questioning, mostly, but with sparks of defiance. Sparklehorse drummer Scott Minor appears on the centrepiece “Legend of the Wild Horse,” a quietly powerful rock ballad surrounded […]
Katie Von Schleicher’s Bleaksploitation was an accident, years in the making. While interning at Ba Da Bing Records, owner Ben Goldberg offered to release a cassette of anything of hers, demos or a live performance, but she took it a bit more seriously than Goldberg intended. The result was her […]
Inside In/Inside Out is the debut album from young Brighton four piece The Kooks, produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, Supergrass) and recorded at Ray Davies’ Konk Studios in North London. The Kooks fully demonstrate their plenitude of clever guitar hooks and jerk-pop antics, with fourteen quirky and energetic tunes […]
Sommor Records present the first reissue of Claude Lombard’s Chante, originally released in 1969. Presented in the original French edition gatefold artwork. Produced by Roland Kluger (Chakachas, Free Pop Electronic Concept), arranged by Willy Albymoor and recorded at the legendary Madeleine Studios in Brussels. Insert with liner notes by pop […]
When Edmonton’s Jessica Jalbert first began performing solo under the name Faith Healer, the alias was her way of avoiding being pigeonholed as a singer-songwriter. Now, however, times have changed: Faith Healer has blossomed into a band, with singer-guitarist Jalbert joined by drummer/multi-instrumentalist Renny Wilson and their first album as […]