Aloha! Here are some records that – in the ever-shifting world of indie release dates – could be deemed to be out today. No Spotify list this week, alas, as virtually nothing here is on it, but a decent turn out for We7. Reviews of many of the rest of these records to come in next couple of days - bate that breath!
Animal Collective – Campfire Songs (reissue) – Avey and Panda humbly resubmit this mid-period oddity.
Paul Davey’s 6/10 review HERE.
Beach House – Teen Dream – Lustrous dream soul from the Bella Union-signed duo. Though the debut album was DEFINITELY BETTER, yeah?
Andrzej Lukowski’s 7/10 review HERE.
David Bowie – David Bowie (deluxe edition) – Yeah... well it’s better than Never Let Me Down, anyway.
Alexander Tudor’s 6/10 review HERE.
Basia Bulat – Heart of My Own – Second full length from endearing Canadian folkstress.
Cave In – Planets of Old – Yay! They’re alive! We thought Dave Grohl had eaten them or something.
David Pott-Negine’s 8/10 review HERE.
Chicago Underground Duo – Boca Negra – Musos being musos, furiously.
Nick Neyland’s 7/10 review HERE.
Citay – Dream Get Together – Bong tastic choral psyche pop from the San Francisco collective.
Durutti Column – Paen To Wilson – In which Vini Reilly pays tribute to his friend, the late great Tony Wilson.
Erland and the Carnival – Erland and the Carnival – Whole empires have collapsed at the mere whisper of the phrase ‘post-Verve folk pop project’, but actually these gents are rather fun.
Aaron Lavery’s 7/10 review HERE.
FM Belfast – How To Make Friends – Yes, yes, the Icelandic electro funsters recorded this sometime around 1842, but today marks its official release in the UK, okay? OKAY?
James Lawrenson’s 8/10 review HERE.
Fool’s Gold – Fool’s Gold – Delirious world-dance stylings from LA’s latest cadre of great white hopes. Best sampled live.
Brianna Saraceno’s 7/10 review HERE.
Former Ghosts – Fleurs – Dementedly reverb saturated new project from the man the (minor, indie) legend Jamie Stewart.
Four Tet – There is Love in You – Consolidatory but entirely awesome new set from Mr K Hebden.
Sean Thomas’s 9/10 review HERE.
Fucked Up – Couple Tracks – Compilation attempting to enforce a modicum of order onto the actually-quite-loveable Canadians’ billion and one 7-inches.
Amanda Farrah’s 7/10 review HERE.
Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM – In which the star of that genital mutilation scene teams up with Beck to write an album about MRI machines. Sort of.
Kevin EG Perry’s 6/10 reviewHERE.
Hadouken! – For the Masses – Remember when this lot were a reasonably liked band on the Leeds scene? Sigh. Pendulum + Linkin Park + ATTITOOD = For The Masses.
William Grant’s 3/10 review HERE.
Harvey Milk – Harvey Milk – Wherein Hydra Head finally get around to issuing the Milk’s farcically disaster-struck debut album.
Jaga Jazzist – One Armed Bandit – Awesome Norwegian jazz-proggers release latest set for Ninja Tune.
Anna Kashfi – Survival - Not a solo set from Marlon Brando’s dead ex-wife, but rather a dreamily bleak alt country duo from Manchester, unleashing their first record.
Magnetic Fields – Realism – Stephin goes folk. Sort of.
Hannah Gregory’s 8/10 review HERE.
The Mary Onettes – Islands – Much improved second set from these Cure-humping Swedish dream poppers.
Moonface – Dreamland – This EP consists of just one (brilliant) track called ‘Marimba and Shit Drums’ and constitutes Spencer Krug’s nine billionth official musical outlet.
Pit er Pat – The Flexible Entertainer – Bonkers avant r’n’b, um, thing from these good chums of the Fiery Furnaces.
Richard Hanscomb’s 7/10 review HERE.
Skullflower – Strange Keys To Untune God’s Firmament – Oh yes, it’s a double drone psyche album. Requires special lifting gear.
Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures – Stanley Brinks and the Wave Pictures – If you’re French, it’s probably quite fun changing your name to Stanley.
Luke Slater’s 7/10 review HERE.
The Sticks – The Sticks – Garage rock LULz from these Upset the Rhythm signed Brightonians.
Talk Normal – Sugarland – UK release for this no-fi-ish pair.
Tindersticks – Falling Off A Mountain – On which Stuart Staples appears to cheers up, fractionally.
Dom Gourlay’s 7/10 review HERE.
White Rabbits – It’s Frightening – More ambitious but essentially successful eclecticism from the Brooklynites, this time with Spoon’s Britt Daniel twiddling things.
Yeti Lane – Yeti Lane - Album of the week over at Rough Trade and we at DiS towers have NO PROBLEM WITH THAT.
Dom Gourlay’s 7/10 review HERE.
And there we go. If you’re a PR or somesuch and you had an album out and it didn’t get mentioned, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to make things right again, I swear.