3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Divide and Dissolve, The Japanese House, and Nothing But Thieves
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 Divide and Dissolve, The Japanese House, and Nothing But Thieves.
Divide and Dissolve – Systemic
Melbourne Australia’s doom metal duo made up of saxophone and guitarist Takiaya Reed, who is of Tsalagi and African-American heritage, and percussionist Sylvie Nehill who is of Māori and White-Australian heritage, have released their fourth overall album, and their first since 2021’s Gas Lit. Produced by Ruban Nielson from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the album combines elements of doom metal, noise, and orchestral components to craft a heavy yet mesmerizing listening experience. Though challenging, Systemic offers a rewarding listen for those that stick around.
Standout Songs: Blood Quantum, Reproach, Indignation, Kingdom of Fear
The Japanese House – In The End It Always Does
In the End It Always Does is the second studio album by the English indie pop musician Amber Bain, known as The Japanese House. Released on June 30, 2023 through Dirty Hit, the album was written in late 2021 and serves as a return to her creative inspiration. It draws from her current relationship to her identity and growing up queer, as showcased in the lead single ‘Boyhood.’ Bain’s personal experiences of starting and ending relationships, including her time in Margate, shape the album’s themes. Exploring the pop genre, the album touches on topics like beginnings and endings, obsession and mundanity, and falling in love and falling apart. Collaborating with artists such as Matty Healy and George Daniel from The 1975, Katie Gavin of Muna, and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, among others, Bain worked with producers George Daniel (The 1975) and Chloe Kraemer, describing the experience as “life-changing.”
Standout Songs: Touching Yourself, Sad to Breathe, Boyhood, Sunshine Baby
Nothing But Thieves – Dead Club City
Dead Club City is the fourth studio album by English alternative rock band Nothing But Thieves, released on June 30, 2023 through Sony Music UK. The album, produced by Dominic Craik and Jonathan Gilmore, introduces a more electronic sound compared to the band’s previous works and features the singles ‘Welcome to the DCC,’ ‘Overcome,’ and ‘Keeping You Around.’
Standout Songs: Welcome to the DCC, Overcome, Do You Love Me Yet?, Pop The Balloon
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