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New Music This Week (w/e 29/09/17)

Wild Beasts – Punk Drunk and Trembling

In a world where The Coronas and Picture This are selling out arenas, Wild Beasts are splitting up. It’s enough to make you bury your head in your hands. They’ve released a farewell E.P., and will embark on a final tour next year, including a date at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. Sake.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Shake It/Phone Jam

This week, Yeah Yeah Yeahs announced a super deluxe reissue of their Fever To Tell album, heralding it’s imminent release with a couple of previously unreleased tracks. The reissue comes out October 20th, and you can watch an unboxing video below, if you like that sort of thing. Personally, I do. It’s like porn for music geeks.

First Aid Kit – It’s A Shame

This is just great. The first new music since 2014 from Klara and Johanna and there’s more than a trace of bob Dylan’s ‘Thin Wild Mercury Sound’ about it. We await details on the new album

Ezra Furman – Driving Down To L.A.

Wider world of music, pay attention to this man. He’s consistently great, and one of the most interesting artists working today. On the verses here, his vocals sound like a cross between Rufus Wainwright and Neil Young, while in the chorus, musically it sounds like a demolition taking place inside a kids’ instrument factory.

Run The Jewels – Mean Demeanour

You’ve probably heard this song soundtracking the new ad for EA’s FIFA 18 video game. Run The Jewels also make an appearance in the ad, performing the song

Album Of The Week
Otherkin – OK

Otherkin are one of the best bands from Ireland right now. In a previous life, I regularly championed their records on the radio, and am personally thrilled to see the release of this debut album. As individuals, they’re gracious and modest, and RockYouLike wishes them all the success they deserve. Check them out:

Otherkin OK album

Reissue Of The Week
David Bowie – A New Career In A New Town

Had to be the new Bowie box this week. Everything he recorded during and just after his ‘Berlin Period’, available as an 11-CD or 13-LP box. Rarities include the 1979 re-record of Space Oddity, ‘Heroes’ in German and French, and, of course, his duet with Bing Crosby.

Bowie Berlin Years box set


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