Each week, KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Cable Ties, Moaning, Silver Torches, and more.
Cable Ties – Far Enough (Merge)
This Melbourne, Australia trio’s second album is an excellent set of politically charged garage-punk with buzzing guitars, urgent rhythms, and lyrics attacking apathy while urging resilience and positive change.
Moaning – Uneasy Laughter (Sub Pop)
This LA trio’s second album is a more synth-soaked take on their dark post-punk sound, combining moody synths, and angular guitars with gloomy vocals and hypnotic song hooks.
Silver Torches – Bermuda Dunes (self-released)
The third Silver Torches album from Seattle artist Erik Walters is a well-crafted set of folk-tinged indie-pop combining a warm, lush sound featuring guitars, synths, strings, woodwinds, piano, pedal steel, and more with reflective lyrics of lost love.
Deeper – Auto-Pain (Fire Talk)
This Chicago band’s second album is a potent set of dark post-punk with angular guitars, shimmering keyboards, driving rhythms, and lyrics revolving around depression and self-care.
Paul Burch & The WPA Ballclub – Light Sensitive (Plowboy)
This veteran Nashville artist’s 11th album is a well-crafted blend of smoky roots-rock, noirish jazz, New Orleans R&B, northern soul, country-tinged folk, and more, with a warm, soulful sound and lyrics crafted as character studies of various southern outsiders.
Honey Cutt – Coasting (Kanine)
The debut album from this Boston-via-Florida project spearheaded by Kaley Honeycutt is a solid set of surf-influenced indie-pop with jangly guitars, driving rhythms, wistful melodies, and lyrics of lost love, struggle and resilience.
Hailu Mergia – Yene Mircha (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
This DC-based Ethio-jazz legend’s latest album is a fine set of Ethio-jazz inflected with rock, funk, reggae, and more.
Windy and Carl – Allegiance and Conviction (Kranky)
This veteran Dearborn, MI duo’s latest album (and first in eight years) is another evocative set of atmospheric ambient with dreamy, droning shoegazerish guitar textures and occasional, partly buried vocals.
Each week, KEXP’s Music Director Don Yates (joined this week by DJ Alex Ruder) shares brief insights on new and upcoming releases. See what's coming up this week below, including reviews for new releases from Caribou, Soccer Mommy, Christine and the Queens, and more.