The last wave of new releases in February. Tons of albums out, so many I just couldn't keep up. I've included info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months.
Atoms For Peace, Amok (XL Recordings)
The experimental rocktronica supergroup featuring Radiohead's Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar and piano), Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich (keys, synths), drummer Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M. (drums) and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco (percussion). This is their full-length debut. "Judge Jury and Executioner" video with visuals by Tarik Barri below.
Autre Ne Veut, Anxiety (Software)
The falsetto-touching dance music artist presents his self-titled debut, given a giant 8.5 rating from Pitchfork.com. Check out the video for "Counting" featuring Mykki Blanco below.
The Civil Wars and T-Bone Burnett, A Place At The Table Sountrack (Sensibility)
Original soundtrack to the 2013 documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem. All the songs were written and performed by the Civil Wars and iconic producer/musician T-Bone Burnett.
Darkthrone, The Underground Resistance (Peaceville Records)
Doldrums, Lesser Evil (Arbutus)
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Good Light (Magnolia Music)
El Sportivo & The Blooz, Nights and Weekends (White Iris Records)
The Embassy, Sweet Sensation (International)
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch)
The Gallery, Restless (self-release)
Girls Name, The New Life (Slumberland)
The second album from the Belfast-based four-piece finally sees its debut in the U.S. Listen to "Pittura Infamante" after the jump along with finding out the rest of this week's new releases...
Gold Fields, Black Sun (Astralwerks)
Golden Grrls, Golden Grrrls (Slumberland)
Eilidh Rodgers, Ruari MacLean and Rachel Aggs are Glasgow-based indie-pop rock group present their debut LP, inspired by the 1980s New Zealand and Australian indie pop scenes, DIY punk and Glasgow's own rich pop history (The Vaselines, The Pastels). "We've Got..." below.
Idiot Glee, Life Without Jazz EP (Atelier Ciseaux/Bureaubureau)
Ivan & Alyosha, All The Times We Had (Missing Piece/Dualtone)
Kacey Johansing, Grand Ghosts (self-release)
Kavinksy, Outrun (Casablanca Records)
KMFDM, KUNST (Metropolis Records)
Johnny Marr, The Messenger (Sire/ADA)
Mister Lies, Mowgli (Lefse)
Mogwai, Les Revenants Soundtrack (Sub Pop)
Mount Moriah, Miracle Temple (Merge)
Mozart's Sister, Hello EP (Merok Records)
Mustasch, Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven (Metalville Records)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, International Magic Live at The O2 (UMe)
Permanent Makeup, The Void ... It Creeps (New Granada Records)
The Bay area's own art punk outfit presents their national full-length debut on locally-based label New Granada. If you missed last week's story about the threesome, click here.
The Pine Hollows, Something My Heart Understands (BMI)
Popstrangers, Antipodes (Carpark)
Comprised of New Zealanders Joel Flyger, Adam Page and David Larson who make 'pop music that’s hard-driving, punk-influenced and sonically inimitable.' Check out the video for "Heaven" below.
Sally Shapiro, Somewhere Else (Paper Bag)
Shout Out Louds, Optica (Merge)
Sunshine, Sunshine (self-release)
Various Artists, Stoker Motion Picture Soundtrack (Milan Records)
Featuring original songs by Emily Wells, Clint Mansell and Philip Glass
Woodpigeon, Thumbtacks + Glue (Boompa)