3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Guided By Voices, Michelle, and The Weather Station
This week we’re highlighting new music from Guided By Voices, Michelle, and The Weather Station.
Guided By Voices – Crystal Nuns Cathedral
Whether you categorize them as indie rock giants, prolific players of power pop, hi-fi indie rockers, or something else, Guided By Voices are back with their 35th album. Let that sink in a minute… 35. And Crystal Nuns Cathedral very well may be their best in recent memory. It has everything you expect from Robert Pollard and company on full display. Mix in Travis Harrison’s stellar production, and you have an album that stands to push the rock envelope in a world where sticking to a formula is expected and rewarded. Robert Pollard explains what to expect, “This record is a statement, a challenge, a monument, a call to arms. Top this one if you can, this is the new benchmark. Who will best it? Who will try?”
Standout Songs: Re-Develop, Never Mind the List, Come North Together, Huddled, Mad River Man, Crystal Nuns Catherdral
Michelle – AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAM
Hailed as one of our Artists to Watch in 2022 New York’s Michelle has finally released their second album, AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAM. Originally slated for a January 28 release, the 14-track album is finally here. Known for their layered harmonies, analog synthesizers, vibrant percussion, and smoldering hooks, Michelle’s uniqueness shines due to the 6 distinctive personalities and perspectives acting as one cohesive unit. Expect infectious grooves while making it sound effortless.
Standout Songs: MESS U MADE, EXPIRATION DATE, SYNCOPATE, TALKING TO MYSELF, 50/50
The Weather Station – How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars
Tamara Lindeman (A.K.A. the Weather Station) has released her companion piece to last year’s top 10 album, Ignorance. Written in the same sessions as Ignorance, How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars is her “strange album of ballots.” She goes on to say, “When I wrote Ignorance, it was a time of intense creativity, and I wrote more songs than I ever had in my life.” If you’re looking for 2022’s version of Ignorance this isn’t it. This project is unmistakably slower, more intimate, and relaxing. How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars was produced by Lindeman and Jean Martin.
Standout Songs: Endless Time, Ignorance, Sleight of Hand, Loving You
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