May 31, 2022
INDISPENSABLE NEW MUSIC PICKS
May 31, 2022
Anna Calvi composed the score for Season 5 of Peaky Blinders, and her latest EP finds her still deeply involved with lead character Tommy. The EP has both originals and covers of Bob Dylan and Nick Cave.
“Ain’t No Grave”
On this EP, Californian pianist and composer Nico Georis offers a preview of a full-length recording to follow later this year with his unique brand of “celestial piano” compositions.
“Tears of Gold”
German electronic “supergroup” Moderat is back with its first record in six years. According to fans and critics, it was worth the wait.
Retro soul from San Francisco led by Kelly Finnigan (a solo artist in his own right), Sage Motel encompasses songs with themes exploring “the highs and lows of human existence.”
A Light for Attracting Attention
The debut for the Radiohead-adjacent project between Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood (with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner), A Light for Attracting Attention has been lauded by Pitchfork as “the best album yet by a Radiohead side project” and Rolling Stone affirming it as, “a lower-stakes, jammy album with some of their most straightforward songs in years.”
"Waving a White Flag"
Jeremy & The Harlequins
Recorded at Steve Van Zandt’s Renegade Studios, the fourth album from Jeremy, et al is a nod to the classic rock sound of the early 60s.
"It Won’t Be Love"
Signed to Ben Harper’s Mad Bunny Records, the Volebeats have long been known as an Americana group. With its first recording in 10 years, the group offers an “aural postcard from the shadows of Detroit City,” with a decidedly poppier sound.
Alight And Resound
This San Francisco art-punk band releases its debut record after two EPs. The band has been compared to Sleater-Kinney and Fugazi.