3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Blockhead, SPELLES, and Spunsugar
There’s so much good music out in the ether that sometimes it’s difficult to parse through all of it. Every week The Daily Music Report will do the hard work for you and highlight the best releases available on streaming services.
This week we’re highlighting new music from Blockhead, SPELLES, and Spunsugar.
Blockhead – The Aux
Blockhead’s latest album, The Aux, marks a pinnacle in the successful year for Backwoodz Studioz and stands as Blockhead’s return to solo rap ventures since the release of Garbology with Aesop Rock in 2021. With a star-studded lineup, the album is a testament to Blockhead’s prowess as a producer, skillfully blending an array of artists across different epochs and subcultures within indie hip-hop. Acting as an executive producer alongside billy woods, Blockhead curates a tracklist that effortlessly harmonizes the talents of underground rap legends spanning multiple generations. The album boasts a lineup featuring not only Aesop Rock but also Open Mike Eagle, RXK Nephew, Quelle Chris, Navy Blue, Fatboi Sharif, and Armand Hammer.
Standout Songs: AAU Tournaments, The Cella Dwellas Knew, Mississippi, Lighthouse, Ponzu Sauce, Now That’s What I Call A Posse Cut Vol. 56
SPELLES – Diving Into the Arms of the Divine
SPELLES, the soul-drenched dream pop duo comprising Luc Laurent and Kathryn Baar, unveils their much-anticipated debut album, Diving Into the Arms of the Divine, released via Sierra Bonita Records. This eleven-track collection delves into a mystical, cinematic, and imaginative journey, searching our inner realms and unearthing various concealed private hells. Drawing inspiration from musical titans like Portishead, Radiohead, and Nina Simone, SPELLES merges diverse influences, infusing their poetic and evocative lyrics into a captivating and emotive musical landscape. Diving Into the Arms of the Divine stands as a compelling testament to their artistry, speaking volumes through its commanding and emotionally stirring compositions.
Standout Songs: Night Terrors, Holy Hells, Flesh and Bone, Diaspora, the Horses, Lift the Veil
Spunsugar – A Hole Forever
Released via Adrian Recordings, Swedish trio Spunsugar dive into their grunge roots with their second album, A Hole Forever. Infusing classic shoegaze elements with modern touches of electronic, post-punk, and pop, the band creates a nostalgic yet contemporary soundscape. Exploring themes of confronting inner darkness, the complexities of aging, and the inevitability of mortality the album is “largely about coming to terms with everything dark within, the dirty and shameful.” Spunsugar’s A Hole Forever promises a candid exploration of internal struggles and the haunting realities of existence, presenting a compelling narrative set against a backdrop of evocative soundscapes.
Standout Songs: San Jose, It Never Gave Me Anything
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