3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Big Thief, Spoon, and Shamir
This week we’re highlighting new music from Big Thief, Spoon, and Shamir.
Big Thief – Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
Big Thief may not have set out to deliver a 20-track, 1 hour, and 20-minute album, but that is what the Brooklyn-based quartet has done. Spanning four different recording sessions, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You is the result of a band with space to create. And boy, did they. The outcome — 20 tracks on one double album. To say that DNWMIBIY is just another folk-rock album is an understatement. The intimate yet playful collection is the by-product of a band creating at the highest level. What Lenker and company have accomplished in these recordings is ambitious yet playful. Fragile, yet forceful. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You is a must-listen that will leave you wanting more.
Standout Songs: Change, Time Escaping, Spud Infinity, Certainty, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, Sparrow, Little Things, Red Moon, No Reason, Simulation Swarm, The Only Place
Spoon – Lucifer on the Sofa
Long live rock n’ roll, simple, unabashed rock n’ roll. A lot has been made about a band adapting their sound to fit in with present popular music. Some though, throw that all away and go back to the basics. Those play pure rock n’ roll. Enter Spoon. On their latest, the boys from Austin come out guns blazing playing the music they were born to play. Lucifer on the Sofa, the band’s 10th album and its first since 2017, was recorded in Austin and sees the band returning to form. Britt Daniel may have put it best, “It’s the sound of classic rock as written by a guy who never did get Eric Clapton.”
Standout Songs: The Hardest Cut, The Devil & Mister Jones, Wild, Satellite
Shamir – Heterosexuality
Las Vegas native Shamir has shared his eighth album, Heterosexuality. The album sees Shamir explore his queerness while grappling with internal and external conflict. Heterosexuality is a brave step into a world that still has a long way to go to accept those of the LGBTQ community. Sonically as you might expect, the ten-track collection bounces from one genre to another while taking inspiration from the 90s. Here are his thoughts on the album, “I think this album is me finally acknowledging my trauma. Everyone knows I’ve been through so much shit, and I kind of just rammed through, without really acknowledging the actual trauma that I do feel on almost a daily basis.”
Standout Songs: Gay Agenda, Cisgender, Caught Up, Reproductive, Nuclear
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