Kristine England

May 31, 2022

Anna Calvi

INDISPENSABLE NEW MUSIC PICKS

May 2022

Kristine England

May 31, 2022

Anna Calvi

Tommy

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”

Nico Georis

Desert Mirror

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”

Moderat

More D4ta

German electronic “supergroup” Moderat is back with its first record in six years.  According to fans and critics, it was worth the wait.

"Fast Land"

Monophonics

Sage Motel

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.”

"Warpaint"

The Smile

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

ABRA CaDaBRA

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"

The Volebeats

Lonesome Galaxy

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.

“Diamond Ring”

Rip Room

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.

“Complication”