November 07, 2021.
Week 44 2021 Hi y’all here I’m with another round of 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to, released all of them recently (if you want you can take a look at our previous week here).
1.- Flaming June Hope In A Jar. It is her first self-produced album and includes the singles The Ballad of Daniel Dawson, Paralyse Me Where I Stand, and In The Dark There’s Gold. Flaming June’s indie-folk passionate and heartfelt music is waiting for you to enchant not only your ears but your heart and soul, you can read our review here.
2.- Flecks Hibernate to Accomualte. “it’s home to 9 songs, which are all little journeys as I found out as soon as I hit play on the first song “So The Angel”. That begins with piano chords accompanied by strings, creating a chilled rainy morning atmosphere, and soon expands into something wonderful full of swelling sounds. And then it takes a turn with a duet singing along with the warm synth that digs into my head and feels soothing while some unnerving sounds take place in the background.” You can keep reading our review here.
3.- Catalysts Sparks “opens with the title track, which begins with charging distorted riffs and electric guitar leads, driven by the propulsive rhythms of the bass and drums. The guitars take on more subdued, dreamy tones as David Challenger’s evocative vocals join in for the first verse, before the distorted chord progression returns to lead up to the track’s compelling chorus.” You can keep reading our review here.
4.- Zo Dark Hallways In Gina’s own words: “These rock songs are meant to stir something deep in you. Maybe something your therapist can’t even get out. They are not just meant for you to simply listen… They are meant for you to move alongside them and take them on your journey. You should be able to listen to a rock song and feel the lyrics and the mood so deeply that you cannot hold back. This is what these songs do to you.” You can read our review here.
6.- Benjamin Mullins American Folk Each of the songs on the album is written and performed by Benjamin on ukulele and then recorded and mixed at the storied Robert Lang Studios in Seattle. This is a folk album which represents the dichotomy of American life. It tells the story of two people connected through their mutual journey, with the slow loss of faith, confronting fear, and divisions in society.
7.- The Miller Test Dead Blue. was recorded in November 2020 and March 2021 with producer John Winfield (Jimmy Somerville, Paul Mosley, Delta Saxophone Quartet). We have this band twice here on the blog you can check our reviews for Eden Gaol and No Venus Moves.
8- Joëtta I Make Silence Press play, and Joëtta will invite you along on this journey. The EP is a note to self, giving the listener direction when they feel stuck and showing them that they’re not alone.
9.- The Jones Title Birkenhead In their own words “It’s always a little tough to try and explain or write out observations about your own music. We have a lot to say, which is why we made the record in the first place, and by now we think a lot of avid music listeners are pretty well versed in pandemic-inspired music. That’s definitely part of what this EP and the forthcoming album are, but it’s not the whole story.”
This week two bonues:
Rich Ragany & The Digressions, the album Beyond Nostalgy & Heartache In Ragany’s own words, “The album’s character can be described in a couple of lines from the tracks “Lose With Me” and “Scotty Thompson” respectively – “The edge of the heart of the night… ill lit corridors into the light” and “All my regrets burn like a cigarette”. Songs that celebrate life, celebrate the mistakes – the mistakes that lead to a life fully lived. Fuck the regrets. Keep moving… keep doing… like we’ll never make it. Put your heart into today. It’s not preaching or pretending I know better. This is a reminder for me as well.”
Mort Jardin’s third album Mort Noir “was written and recorded from October 2020 to March 2021. A winter of isolation and separation. A descent into anxiety, crime drama box sets and clinging to memories. As winter gives into spring what begins with despair then anger turns to love, hope, and self-acceptance.”
I hope not only you can enjoy this track but also support this bands streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can fin in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Female Rising Stars, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Chill – Folk – Acoustic, Autumn Acoustic, and Sickest & Dopest.
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this roundup: