March gets off to a strong start with a nice fatty Tuesday of new releases. 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.
Autechre, Exai (Warp)
The physical release of the electro duo's double LP and 11th studio album, which dropped digitally last month.
Bajofondo, Presente (Sony Masterworks)
The Battle of Santiago, Followed By Thousands (MWPC Records)
The eight-piece group synthesizes elements of electronica, tango and folk music from the Rio de la Plata region of South America (Argentina, Uruguay). Lots of build-up to excitement and high drama.
Blanche Blanche Blanche, Wooden Balls (NNA Tapes)
Blue Hawaii, Untogether (Arbutus Records)
The Cave Singers, Naomi (Jagjaguwar)
Chelsea Light Moving, Chelsea Light Moving (Matador)
Dead Leaf Echo, Thought and Language (Neon Sigh)
Dirty Beaches, Water Park (A Recordings Ltd.)
Helado Negro, Invisible Life (Asthmatic Kitty)
South Florida native Roberto Lange is Helado Negro, and this is his third full-length album of synths, samples and grooves, though it's the first that finds him singing in English as well as Spanish. Guests and collaborators include Bear in Heaven's Jon Philpot, Mouse on Mars' Jan St. Werner, Devendra Barnhart, Matt Crum and Eduardo Alonso. Listen to "Dance Ghost" after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases...
Robyn Hitchcock, Love From London (Yep Roc)
Hollis Brown, Ride On The Train (Alive Records)
How to Destroy Angels, Welcome Oblivion (Columbia)
An LA collective led by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and vocalist wife Mariqueen Maandig, along with art director Rob Sheridan and composer Atticus Ross. In the below video for the song "How Long," directed by the London-based visual arts collective Shynola, man hunts man in a freaky dystopian future.
Jamaican Queens, Wormfood (self-release)
Detroit odd/trap pop duo Jamaican Queens — Ryan Spencer and producer Adam Pressley — unveil their debut, which takes its influences from Southern hip hop, electronic music, dub, downbeat, alt folk, New York City and Detroit as a whole. Video below directed by Andrew Miller and based on the song's subject matter, about a girl who was violently assaulted while walking down the street in southwest Detroit.
The Last Bison, Inheritance (Republic Records)
Making Movies, A La Deriva (self-release)
The Men, New Moon (Sacred Bones)
Kate Nash, Girl Talk (Dine Alone)
Madeleine Peryoux, The Blue Room (Emarcy)
Old Man Markley, Down Side Up (Fat Wreck Chords)
Poco, All Fired Up (Drifter's Church Productions)
Rhye, Woman (Loma Vista)
The LA ambient electronica project of Mike Milosh (that's him singing, not a woman) and Robin Hannibal. This record earned a huge 8.5 rating on Pitchfork.com, along with 'Best New Music' honors. Video for "Open" below.
Caitlin Rose, The Stand-In (ATO)
Boz Scaggs, Memphis (429)
Scanners, Mexico EP (Dim Mak)
Shlohmo, Laid Out EP (Friends of Friends)
Sigur Rós, Valtari Mystery Film Project (XL)
The physical release
Son Volt, Honky Tonk (Rounder)
Stubborn Heart, Stubborn Heart (One Little Indian)
Superhuman Happiness, Hands (The Royal Potato Family)
After many 7" and EP releases, the group featuring players from Antibalas, Iron & Wine, and TV On The Radio presents a full-length album of grooving dance rock, pop, prog, psych and Afrobeat. Check out the video for "See Me On My Way" below.
Suuns, Images Du Futur (Secretly Canadian)
The experimental electro-rock outfit from Montreal presents a new album. Check out "2020" below.
They Might Be Giants, Nanobots (Indlewild Recordings)
Quirky nerd pop duo TMBG present their 16th studio album.
Ulfur, White Mountain (Western Vinyl)
Brooke Waggoner, Originator (SKH Music)
Her first album in over three years is littered with asymmetrical arrangements, playful piano, horns, and big beats that carry it all along. Check out “Rumble” below:
Water Liars, Wyoming (Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum)
Waxahatchee, American Weekend (Don Giovanni)
The Woolen Men, The Woolen Men (Woodsist)
Youth Lagoon, Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum)