Lots of great new albums are dropping today to get us rockin’ through the weekend! All of these albums and more are now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
Bronco – Orville Peck
Working with producer Jay Joyce and Nashville session musicians, the masked cult figure adopts the widescreen scale of mainstream country while stretching his eccentricities to their limits.
Fear of the Dawn – Jack White
Fear Of The Dawn is easily White’s heaviest solo album. The magnificent title track, with its rumbling low-end guitar groove, might as well be Queens Of The Stone Age. White often unloads nasty guitar riffs tweaked by wacky harmonic pitch-shifting, usually backed by heavy straight-ahead beats. Colorful blasts of piano, organ, and synthesizer pop in and out of the mix, as do heavily processed lead guitar parts. White’s vocals are as raw and wild-eyed as ever, but the music behind him has never been more carnivalesque, for better and worse. “Eosophobia” toggles between dubby bass and Who-worthy arena-rock bombast and jazzy keyboard-led prog — an encapsulation of the album’s mad-scientist vibes.
Volume II – Sad Night Dynamite
Per Enigma Online:
Sad Night Dynamite’s new mixtape is an ambitious and otherworldly body of work, both a sequel to the impressive Volume I, but also pushing the borders of the unique duo’s production and storytelling. Born in the appropriate stasis of lockdown, “during the writing of Volume II,” comment the band, “it really felt like we were in a space where we were neither dead nor alive. Volume II is purgatory. It’s a love letter to mortality, and explores that idea in many different lights; the anxiety and restlessness that it can bring in “Look Alive” or the moments of serenity and calmness that can arise in “Dropped Eyes.” Every track takes a different view on death. It was only right to go this way, after the crash.”
Further Joy – No Regrettes
The LA band sand off their rough edges with this third album, which still packs the emotional vigour and sense of personal growth they’re renowned for.
Super Pumped Original Soundtrack – Brendan Angelides
Per HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience:
Behind every genius mind there is always a underlining line of madness. Brendan Angelides’ score for Showtime’s Super Pumped (the story of how Uber came to be) is methodically melodic with hints of imperfections such as shifts in melody or an off key. It’s a mesmerizing score that is as awe inspiring as it is oft-putting.
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!