Another two weeks worth of new music here. New albums from Charly Bliss, Kishi Bashi, Keb’ Mo’, Tyler The Creator, and a collaboration between Iron & Wine and Calexico. Also, new singles from Julien Baker, Kyle Craft, and Bat for Lashes.
Open Mike Eagle has a new release of songs made for his Comedy Central show The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn. Each tune is a collaboration with the musical guest of the episode. You may find with these that some hold up better than others without the music videos. Personally, I think “Police Myself” (featuring MF Doom), “Woke as Me” (featuring Phonte), and “Racism 2.0” (featuring Sammus) hold up best as songs without the visuals.
I dug into Kishi Bashi’s new album this week, and it is so good! The American singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter has an impressive resume recording and touring with a wide array of artists including Of Montreal, Regina Spektor, and Alexi Murdoch. Omoiyari is his 4th full-length solo record, and it features a bright and varied sound full of intricate weaving strings and a positive message. As NPR points out in their review, the positive message is right in the title. Omoiyari is the idea that thinking of others fosters compassion. This is a beautiful record.
Charly Bliss – Blown To Bits
Bat for Lashes – Kids in the Dark
Flume, London Grammar – Let You Know
Tyler, The Creator – I Think
Open Mike Eagle, Sammus – Racism 2.0
Sophia Eris, Lazerbeak, Bionik – Feel The Burn
A-WA – Ya Watani
Sinkane – On Being
Fruit Bats – Gold Past Life
Kishi Bashi – F Delano
Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey – Deathwish Blue
Frankie Cosmos – Windows
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)
Julien Baker – Red Door
Calexico, Iron & Wine – Midnight Sun
Hiss Golden Messenger – I Need a Teacher
Keb’ Mo’ – Ridin’ On a Train
Bad Books – UFO
Julia Shapiro – Shape
Teen Daze – Drifts
Kishi Bashi – Marigolds