When it was announced last year that the music industry would be shifting album releases from Tuesdays to Fridays, it was somewhat of a headscratcher. In the age of surprise releases, who cares if there’s one *official* release day? However, with the impending pile of snow that will kill us all upon us, there’s no better way to spend a barricaded weekend indoors than catching up on new music.
To that effect, here is a sampling of new music from the past two weeks to ch-ch-ch-check out.
It comes out officially next week, but yesterday morning The Fader blessed us with a stream of Wriggling, the *official* debut release from Philadelphia’s Abi Reimold. Just coming off of a beyond sold out show opening for Julien Baker at Boot & Saddle, Reimold bares her soul on this album. The cover image of a can of worms is an appropriate metaphor, to say the least. Stream the beautiful album via The Fader.
Easily one of the most anticipated release of this week, the sophomore release from Savages will probably be tearing up the playlists of all your favorite college radio shows.
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies-The Boop-a-Doop
Somehow, impossibly, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are still trucking along. Today they release their tenth album, a tribute to swing standards from the ’20s and ’30s. The dream of Swingers is alive and well.
Yoko Ono-Yes, I’m A Witch Too
Think what you will of Yoko Ono, but she has no problem lining up special guests. In this, her second remix album, she’s invited names like Death Cab For Cutie, Peter Bjorn & John and her son, Sean Lennon to remix hits from her surprisingly vast catalog. Just be thankful there’s no re-done version of “Kiss Kiss Kiss.”
Elsewhere in the music world:
The ever-cantankerous Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon put up a stream of his upcoming album on his website, a blistering, emotional (duh) collaboration with Jesu. The album will out officially on February
- Current hip-hop MVP Future released his sixth(!) album since October 2014 a few days ago, the continually-spaced out Purple Reign mixtape.
NPR released “First Listens” for the upcoming Ty Segall, Saul Williams and Daniel Wohl albums, which you can hear below:
Ty Segall-Emotional Mugger
- Though there has yet to be an official G.O.O.D. Music Friday release as of press time (and assuming the leaked Miley Cyrus/Kanye remix of “Black Skinhead” doesn’t count), it doesn’t mean you can’t revisit the truly great “No More Parties In L.A.” It gets better with every listen.
What are you most excited to listen to this weekend? Let us know!