Each week, KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by KEXP DJ Abbie Gobeli) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Pedro The Lion, Lost Under Heaven, and more.
Pedro The Lion – Phoenix (Polyvinyl)
Seattle artist David Bazan has revived his most celebrated project and delivered the first Pedro The Lion album in 15 years with help from guitarist Erik Walters (Silver Torches, The Globes) and drummer Sean Lane. It’s a powerful set of spare, bittersweet indie-rock with Bazan reflecting on growing up in Phoenix with introspective lyrics often revolving around isolation, longing, and home. — DY
Lost Under Heaven – Love Hates What You Become (Mute)
The second album from this Manchester, England-based duo comprised of Ebony Hoorn and former WU LYF frontman Ellery James Roberts is a bit more subdued and atmospheric take on the band’s anthemic, psych-tinged post-punk, while also featuring more prominent vocals from Hoorn to balance Roberts’ gravelly howl. — DY
Night Beats – Myth Of A Man (Heavenly)
This Seattle-based band’s fourth album is a well-crafted, ‘60s-steeped blend of hazy psych-rock, fuzzy garage-rock, and atmospheric folk-pop. — DY
Tallies – Tallies (Kanine)
This Toronto band’s debut album is a well-crafted blend of shoegazerish post-punk and dream-pop with a bit of jangly surf-rock, combining fuzzy guitars, driving rhythms, ethereal vocals, and soaring song hooks. — DY
You Tell Me – You Tell Me (Memphis Industries)
You Tell Me is the project of Field Music’s Peter Brewis and Sarah Hayes of the Scottish band Admiral Fallow. Their debut album under that name is a fine set of intricate prog-pop that’s not far-removed from the music of Brewis’ main band. — DY
Antonioni – The Odds Were All Beating Me (Den Tapes)
Seattle singer/songwriter, Sarah Pasillas, follows up her debut Lullablaze EP (2017), with five songs channeling sci-fi literature and surrealist films while examining the internal peaks and valleys of coping with anxiety and uncertainty. — AG
Each week, KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by KEXP DJs Alex Ruder and Abbie Gobeli) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. Check out reviews for new releases from Jeff Tweedy, Rosalía, Black Thought & Salaam Remi, and more.