3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Local Natives, PJ Harvey, and Dessauer
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 Local Natives, PJ Harvey, and Dessauer.
Local Natives – Time Will Wait For No One
Local Natives’ fifth studio album, Time Will Wait For No One, is out now (July 7, 2023) and emerges from a period of personal and artistic transformation for the band. Facing uncertainties after an emotionally charged concert in Los Angeles, Local Natives embarked on a journey of self-discovery, culminating in this remarkable album produced by John Congleton, Michael Harris, Danny Reisch, and the band themselves. From the lush atmospheres of ‘Desert Snow’ to the infectious danceability of ‘NYE,’ the album explores themes of time, change, loss, and moments of joy. Time Will Wait For No One stands as a testament to Local Natives’ continuous growth, captivating both loyal fans and new listeners alike with their artistry and musical evolution.
Standout Songs: Just Before The Morning, Desert Snow, NYE
PJ Harvey – Inside the Old Year Dying
English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey delivers her highly anticipated tenth studio album, I Inside the Old Year Dying, released on July 7, 2023, through Partisan Records. This marks her first album of new material since The Hope Six Demolition Project in 2016, and she takes on the role of producer alongside Flood and John Parish. Harvey’s creative process for the album began with studio photographs shared in February 2022, as she hinted at the forthcoming release in interviews throughout the year. In an announcement on April 25, 2023, Harvey expressed that the album was a result of years of work and described it as “searching, looking—the intensity of first love, and seeking meaning,” drawing inspiration from her epic poem Orlam. Collaborating with Flood and John Parish, the album delves into themes of solace and comfort, intertwined with biblical imagery and references to Shakespeare. I Inside the Old Year Dying stands as a testament to Harvey’s artistry and offers a timely balm for the current era.
Standout Songs: Prayer at the Gate, Lwonesome Tonight, A Child’s Question, August, I Inside the Old I Dying
Dessauer – Limbic Resonance EP
NYC-born, Berlin-based artist, Dessauer has released his debut EP, Limbic Resonance. The EP is a glitchy three-track collection that showcases his skillful craftsmanship as he delves into feelings of anxiety, fear, excitement, immersion, and rebirth. Speaking on the release, he states: “There’s a certain heaviness to what I’ve been through, I think that’s reflected in the music” Dessauer admits. “That said, I’m actually one of the most optimistic people I know. It’s comical really. But I just feel grateful to be here, expressing myself and telling my story.”
Standout Songs: Limbic Resonance, Banshee Shuffle
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