July 12, 2017

New music to listen to this week: Lo Tom, Waxahatchee, Wolf Alice, Jeremy Enigk & more

2017 continues to be a surreal year in music for me. At this point there might already be 10 albums that have been released that surpass my favorite from 2016. I hope to write more in-depth analysis at some point, but for now I'll just continue to share...

Lo Tom (Bazan/Martin/Walsh/Many) officially releases this Friday, but vinyl has already arrived and the LP is streaming in full on Stereogum:



Waxahatchee's new album also drops on Friday, and is streaming in full on NPR. I can't embed it here, but here are the couple songs that are on Bandcamp right now, and the rest will show up on Friday. This could end up being my #1 of the year depending on what Wolf Alice does...


The second single off Wolf Alice's September album was released last week, and it is phenomenal. The first two tracks couldn't be more different. I am seeing them play tomorrow in Pittsburgh, the most excited I have been for a show in years...


The third and final single from the new Manchester Orchestra album, which comes out later this month; it is more rock than the first two, but all three show tremendous maturity:


Another second track off a September album, Mogwai debuted a new song:


Soccer Mommy was a random discovery a couple months ago and the first couple of tracks from the August album are streaming on Bandcamp and fun:


Jeremy Enigk has a new album Ghosts coming in August, and while no studio tracks have been released yet,  this live performance for KEXP last week includes the new song "Ancient Road". The new song is the last one (starts about 16:00), following four songs from Return of the Frog Queen:


The new HAIM album is out! So good, and perfect for the summer. Here is a live song from SNL:








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