We have a fine trio of releases to feature this week. I’ve been waiting for a new Woods album since their amazing 2014 release “With Light and With Love” and it’s finally here. Also featured this week is the new Weezer album plus another fine album from Fuzz Club records, last week was the Myrrors, this week we have Tales of Murder and Dust’s latest release “The Flow In Between”.
I’m sure you know it, but Record Store Day is one week! We really hope to see you here at Backbeat! Check in on Monday for all the details on what is going down here for the big day.
On with this weeks featured releases.
Tales Of Murder And Dust – The Flow In Between
Limited to 500 vinyl copies and 600 CDs. These Danes have mutated from the psych-surf debut of Peyote (2009) into a noisy post-rock behemoth. Following the critically acclaimed Hallucination of Beauty (2012) album and follow up EP Skeletons Flowers, their new album The Flow In Between sees them lead us down far darker paths. The Danish five piece have produced a bleak but beautiful psych classic – it embraces opiate blues, drone rock, orchestral swathes and New York no wave experimentalism whilst seamlessly drifting from pummelling noise to orchestral fragility.
Weezer – Weezer (White Album)
Weezer’s self-titled, tenth studio album (referred to as The White Album) is out now! The first track from the highly anticipated album, “Thank God For Girls” (“insanely catchy new single”-NPR), has charted across multiple genres and is currently sitting in the top 10 at alternative radio. In addition, the band recently announced a massive 40+ city nationwide U.S. co-headlining summer tour with Panic! At The Disco that is already selling out.
Woods – City Sun Eater in the River of Light
“Woods have always been experts at distilling life epiphanies into compact chunks of psychedelic folk that exists just outside of any sort of tangible time or place. Maybe those epiphanies were buried under cassette manipulation or drum-and-drone freakouts, or maybe they were cloaked in Jeremy Earl’s lilting falsetto, but over the course of an impressive eight albums, Woods refined and drilled down their sound into City Sun Eater in the River of Light, their ninth LP and second recorded in a proper studio. It’s a dense record of rippling guitar, lush horns, and seductive, bustling anxiety about the state of the world. It’s still the Woods you recognize, only now they’re dabbling in zonked out Ethiopian jazz, pulling influence from the low key simmer of Brown Rice, and tapping into the weird dichotomy of making a home in a claustrophobic city that feels full of possibility even as it closes in on you. City Sun Eater in the River of Light is concise, powerful, anxious—barreling headlong into an uncertain, constantly shifting new world.” -Sam Hockley-Smith
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If you don’t follow us on Facebook you wouldn’t have seen the latest round of vintage/used vinyl we put this week. To get you all caught up here’s a few pics of the latest to hit the bins.
That’s it for now, go have a nap or something.