2017 has been perhaps the most thrilling year of music in what seems like an eon. From Mac DeMarco’s emotional rollercoaster on This Old Dog, Brand New’s first record after a lengthy eight year hiatus, to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s promise to deliver five LPs by the end of the year(they’re working on #4 right as we speak, keep going boys!) 2017 hasn’t been short on dramatic music releases. After nine whole months of endless music, it seems the year isn’t hasn’t lost steam yet!
Here are three records I think you should check out after they drop tomorrow morning!
What You’re Signing up for: There’s quite a bit of speculation about Beck’s 10th LP, but it’s rumoured to resemble the sound of an earlier version of The Strokes. Whatever comes out the other end of the pipe, is sure to be a stroke of alt-pop genius. The award-winning artist has promised that it’ll be an upbeat and poppy record, he says: “[The album is] simple and uplifting and galvanising, where the spirit moves you, that kind of feeling. Those are the hardest. This new record I focused on that feeling. It’s the easiest to fail at. Or to come off on one hand disingenuous, or on the other hand just trite, or, you know, there’s that fine line between platitude and just the truth. And that fine line between making a big commotion and a bunch of movement and just actual unadulterated joy.”
Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett, ‘Lotta Sea Lice’
What You’re Singing Up For: Who could’ve expected this team up? Prepare yourself for some guitar- driven slacker pop. The duo are both coming off of huge albums from 2016 and are currently on a joint tour together. The pair hit it off after bumping into each other on the festival circuit over and over again, when Mr. Vile decided to hit up Courtney Barnett to work on the project together. If you’re feeling extra laid back this Friday, make sure you check these two out.
St Vincent ‘Masseduction’
What You Can Expect: More alternative electropop goodness, naturally. Annie Clark rarely disappoints, but fans should brace themselves for heavier subject matter. Clark promised that the album will draw from the batshit state of the world. She says: “I think it’ll be the deepest, boldest work I’ve ever done. I feel the playing field is really open for creative people to do whatever you want, and that risk will be rewarded – especially now that we have such high stakes from a political and geopolitical standpoint.” Music fans in search of something a little more high art, than the typical indie pop will be delighted with whatever St Vincent rolls out this Friday.
These records will certainly satiate your music appetite for the weekend; I know I’ll be tucked away this Friday the 13th spinning them back-to-back.
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