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Harmony House (CD)

Dayglow

Dayglow’s second album, Harmony House , finds Sloan Struble drawing more on ‘70s and ‘80s pop influences. Both “Medicine” and “Close To You” offer familiar retro vibes with a light, melodic touch. “Something” is a standout track for its lively drum beat and strong vocal melody. Struble continues to grow as a songwriter with a natural ear for singalong melodies and stylish arrangements.

9 [Deluxe Metallic Silver Vinyl Edition] (LP)

Pond

Last year, Australian psych-rockers Pond released the excellent, eclectic 9 . Now they’re back with a souped-up deluxe version, featuring four new tracks. The album kicks off with bewitching female vocals and hypnotic melodies on “Song for Agnes,” before moving into the funked-out danceable grooves of “America’s Cup” and transitioning into soaring, symphonic mode on “Take Me Avalon I’m Young.” The album slips into and out of genres and moods with ease, taking listeners on an intriguing, serpentine journey to the new bonus tracks. This deluxe segment of the LP starts with the desperate and driven “Lights of Leeming,” a tribute to the chaotic desire to break the monotony of suburbia by any means necessary. If you’ve been sleeping on Pond, 9 should wake you right up.

Weather Alive (CD)

Beth Orton

UK singer-songwriter Beth Orton 8th album is the self-produced, home-recorded Weather Alive . The hauntingly restrained vocals of Orton resonate throughout, pulling the listener into an intimately close embrace, while melding Nick Cave darkness with Portishead trip-hoppiness.

Jurassic World Dominion (BLU)

Jurassic World

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Oscar-winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in a bold, timely and breathtaking new adventure.

Gothic Luxury (CD)

Meechy Darko

Gothic Luxury is the striking new debut from Meechy Darko of Flatbush Zombies. Working with Dot Da Genius (Lil Nas X, Kid Cudi, Jhené Aiko), the production is ice cold, the lyrics incisive, the overall vibe cathartic. It’s a powerful, hard-hitting album, written in the aftermath of Meechy’s father’s killing by the Miami police in 2020. Gothic Luxury is compelling from beginning to end, filled with nuance, emotion, and impact.

Forever Sometimes (LP)

Dear Boy

L.A. band Dear Boy’s first full-length album features contributions from AFI’s Hunter Burgan, Passion Pit’s Ian Hultquist, Hazel English and more. The sound is melancholy but often catchy, referencing melodic post-punk, Britpop, and jangle-pop. Singer Ben Grey’s soft voice adds a more modern indie pop touch to the mix, and the band blends its new and old influences well; for example, “Wet Clothes” starts off with a prominent post-punk bassline only to dissolve into swirly indie pop with a hushed chorus.

Midpoint (CD)

Tom Chaplin

Keane's Tom Chaplin returns with an intimate new solo album, Midpoint . Although Chaplin has said the songs are "sparse" compared to the usual Keane fare, there's a lot of emotional nuance to these lovely, emotionally vulnerable tracks that makes them feel like a rich, layered listening experience. Written after the band's tour was stalled thanks to the pandemic, the songs speak to the beauty and fragility of the human experience. There's something comforting about the sense of connection that emanates from Chaplin's songwriting; Midpoint is the type of album that feels like a companion through good times and bad.

Denim & Diamonds (CD)

Nikki Lane

One of the finest voices in modern country returns with Denim & Diamonds ! Strutting her rock stuff on tracks like “First High” and the Wanda Jackson-esque foot stomper “Black Widow,” Nikki Lane has brought along a team of heavy hitters with Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) producing, and members of Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Autolux lending their musical talents.

The Other Side Of Make-Believe (CD)

Interpol

Interpol takes their sound into dreamy, romantic new territory on The Other Side Of Make-Believe . The Other Side of Darkness, you might call it, considering the band’s early penchant for driving rhythms, gloomy atmospherics, and pointedly bizarre lyrics. This new sonic direction was a choice on the part of the band; after wrapping a successful tour in March 2020, Interpol purposefully chose not to wallow in the too obvious negativity of the time, but instead to explore how, as vocalist/guitarist Paul Banks put it, “the nobility of the human spirit is to recover and rebound.” Of course, this is all filtered through a post-punk lens, so you can still expect angular guitars, aching vocals, and downbeat melodies—but with an air of hope and love for life that brings a prismatic depth to this compelling album.

The Cage EP (CD)

Billy Idol

The legendary Billy Idol comes barreling back onto centerstage with his fired up new 4-song EP, The Cage . There’s plenty of punk energy and ‘80s arena rock bombast over the course of this short-but-sweet collection of songs dedicated to lives spent on the edge. The title track has an infectious, sing-a-long chorus that makes it the ideal anthem for anyone who’s feeling a little worse for the wear, but ready to break through and break free. It’s a fine introduction to an album that feels like a true force of nature, animated by Idol’s impressive ability to craft tracks that gleefully play with the boundaries of the underground and the big-time.

Exister (CD)

The Soft Moon

The Soft Moon never shies away from the darkness but on his latest, Exister , Luis Vasquez lets in a bit of the light. The album is still packed with the intense, edge-of-control industrial numbers fans expect, but amongst the lowest of the lows, this time Vasquez also give us a glimpse of some of the highs. It’s the agony and ecstasy of the human experience, portrayed by driving guitars, brutal percussion, and haunted vocals. The sounds spreads out at times, moving into ambient and metal dimensions, even as the compass points back to relentless gothic stomp of The Soft Moon’s signature sound. Exister hits all the right notes while taking Vasquez’s artistry into evolutionary new directions.

Marci (LP)

Marci

Marta Cikojevic of Montreal’s TOPS steps out on her own in self-assured style with a guileless collection of synth pop songs that brim with unabashed sincerity. She and TOPS bandmate David Carriere have crafted an album of songs that are both catchy and danceable, while still being emotionally honest and down-to-earth.

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