Artist: 
Memoriam
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

Memoriam released their single "Reduce To Zero" itheir upcoming album called For The Fallen. The UK metal band, often referred to as an "old school death metal," The track delivers a slow tempo metal track with rasping vocals. Though not much stands out, it is still a quality track if you're in the mood to slow things down and relax to some heavy guitar riffs. 

Score: 6.5/10

Sounds Like: 
Chapel of Disease
Name: 
DeRay Chatter
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Father John Misty
Label: 
Sub Pop

Formerly known as the drummer of Fleet Foxes, Josh Tillman, now known presently by his alias and stage name Father John Misty, has taken the indie rock and folk scene by storm.

Sounds Like: 
Josh Tillman
Sounds Like: 
Fleet Foxes
Name: 
Maximilian Serventi
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Particle Kid
Label: 
Hen House Studios

This is definitely not a conventional album and I am not sure how I feel about that.

Sounds Like: 
Grizzly Bear
Sounds Like: 
Willie Nelson
Name: 
Hibah Ilyas
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
ADULT.
Label: 
Mute

ADULT. is an avant garde electronic duo comprised of Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. For their first record in four years, ADULT. invited musicians and artists to come live with them for an extended amount of time. By spending all the time together, it helped create a claustophobic and kaliedoscopic record that is equal parts haunting and inticing. Guests include Shannon Funches, Michael Gira and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. The sound varies from industrial to house to almost drone in places. 

Sounds Like: 
Oneohtrix Point Never
Sounds Like: 
Hieroglyphic Being
Name: 
Nick Kivi
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Novembers Doom
Label: 
The End Records

Hamartia released their album Novembers Doom through The End Records, making this their tenth full length album. The vocals are powerful and controlling - reminiscent of the power one saw in Bowie's voice or even in actors who would play Erik (the Phantom of the Opera). The guitars and bass are powerful and loud, in the best way possible. Unlike a lot of doom, the vocals take front stage in this album and are the keystone of this album. The drummer, Sasha Horn, is crazy good and versitille.

Sounds Like: 
Prayer for Cleansing
Sounds Like: 
Invocation of Nehek
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang
Label: 
Luaka Bop

Janka Nabay was a widely regarded pop star in his home country of Sierra Leone prior to the devastating civil war that ravaged the country throughout the 1990's. Forced to relocate to America, he brought the musical traditions of bubu with him - traditionally high tempoed, beautiful horned music that is now transposed and performed by synths. The synth work recalls William Onyeabor, intricate yet unshowy. Lyrically, Nabay deals with some heavy subjects - in "Santa Monica" he lyrically dances around an interrogation from the police, for instance.

Sounds Like: 
William Onyeabor
Sounds Like: 
Baloji
Name: 
Nick Kivi
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017

 

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Artist: 
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Label: 
ATO

Alynda Segarra is the rock star we needed. Her group, Hurray for the Riff Raffhas been making americana seem more vital than it has felt in decades. Their latest record, The Navigator, feels like the arrival of a needed voice. A Bronx native now located in New Orleans, Segarra has a beautiful voice that delivers incisive and world-weary lyrics. While HFTRR's previous records have been more folk-oriented and more personal and intimate, The Navigator takes a hard turn into narrative rock opera.

Sounds Like: 
Broken Social Scene
Sounds Like: 
Calexico
Name: 
Nick Kivi
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
Little Dragon
Label: 
Off the Wall

“High”, a track pre-released of the Season High album expected to be released April 14th is mesmerizing with Indie vocals add a magical coffee house vibe. The minimal tunes of Little Dragon, a Sweedish quartet, in combination with the Yukimi Nagaon’s vocals remind me a lot of a Banks and SBTRKT mash up. Definetly the perfect song if you are looking for a bout of creativity. Pick up your paint brushes and break out your pens, if this track doesn’t inspire you then I don’t know what will.

Sounds Like: 
SBTRKT
Sounds Like: 
Goldfrapp
Sounds Like: 
Santigold
Name: 
Elena Ganev
Date Reviewed: 
04/12/2017
Artist: 
The Bushwick Hotel
Label: 
Self-Released

Though The Bushwick Hotel is not literally a place of respite, the band's lively spirit, sonically eclectic elements, and bright elements will put hearts