THIS WEEKS ESSENTIAL NEW RELEASES – 19th February 2016

Posted: February 19, 2016 in ALBUMS, MUSIC, THIS WEEKS ESSENTIAL PURCHASES
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WILD NOTHING – LIFE OF PAUSE
Wild Nothing, a.k.a Brooklyn-based musician Jake Tatum, released his debut album ‘Gemini’ in 2010 to critical acclaim. Five years on, with an equally impressive sophomore release and a series of EPs under his belt, Tatum is pleased to announce his third-studio album and self-proclaimed most “mature and honest” work to date, ‘Life of Pause’, which is released via Bella Union. ‘Life of Pause‘ is an exquisitely arranged and beautifully recorded collection of songs that marry the immediate with the indefinable. After a prolonged period of writing and experimentation, recording took place over several weeks in both Los Angeles and Stockholm, with producer Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Beachwood Sparks) helping Tatum in his search for a more natural and organically textured sound. In Sweden, in a studio once owned by ABBA, they enlisted Peter, Bjorn and John drummer John Ericsson and fellow Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra veteran TK, to contribute drums and marimba. In California, at Monahan’s home, Tatum collaborated with Medicine guitarist Brad Laner and a crew of saxophonists. From the hypnotic polyrhythms of ‘Reichpop’ to the sugary howl of ‘Japanese Alice’ to the hallucinogenic R&B of ‘A Woman’s Wisdom’, the result is a complete, fully immersive listening environment.
​LP – Limited first pressing on Silver Vinyl Housed in Gatefold Sleeve With Download.

BABA NAGA – SOMOS LOBOS / ODMIENCE

Baba Naga release the first in a series of three sonic offerings. Double A side EP Somos Lobos / Odmieńce are songs that take you on a journey and pick up on aspects of where the late sixties left off and straight into the future – a different kind of psychedelic. Produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys/ Drenge/ God Damn) with Artwork by Detroit illustrative artist David Medel.

COVES – PEEL

Coves return with new album ‘Peel’. The band’s second full length, the LP isreleased via the newly re-vamped 1965 Records imprint. Marked by Coves‘ shift from Leamington Spa to London, the record is seemingly “split between fury and misery.” When their touring schedule wound up in March 2015, Beck ran into producer Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, London Grammar). Keen to work with the band, he took the home recordings that Beck and John had made during ‘red wine holidays’ at John’s East London spare room studio to Studio Voltaire in Clapham and honed the pop side until it was as sharp as their psychedelic garage edge. The result was a second album, and cleaner, harder and just as fiery as ever. For fans of The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Raveonettes and Hope Sandoval.

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