Triple R Soundscape: 21 January 2019
Soundscape is a weekly look at local and international releases making an impression on our musical radar. The list offers a cross section of EPs and albums arriving at the station
We have been busily scouring the Soundscape! Check out some of our favourite finds for this week 21 January 2019
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar/Inertia)**Album of the Week
Remind me Tomorrow is Van Etten's fifth release and comes after a five year hiatus from releasing records. The intervening years have seen significant transformation in Van Etten's personal and professional life, a change which is reflected in the new album, both sonically and in subject matter. Here, Van Etten fully embraces electronic elements, often at the expense of guitars, and focuses her storytelling prowess on the very subject of embracing flux.
Two People - First Body (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)
Melbourne electronic duo Two People release their debut album with First Body. Reminiscent of early The xx in it's vocal emotional sincerity and warm sparse synths, First Body is an accomplished and nuanced first release.
Steve Gunn - The Unseen In Between (Matador Records/Remote Control)
The new release from the Philadelphia songsmith is an introspective mediation on travel and exploration, and sits naturally within the Philly sonic ecosystem with the likes of Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs and Rosali.
Shrimpwitch - Gave Me The Itch (Psychic Hysteria Records)
Melbourne crustacean-punks release their long awaited debut LP. Gave me the Itch is a raucous 25 minute wild-ride of chaotic, inclusive and endlessly fun garage-punk.
Toro Y Moi - Outer Peace (Mistletone Records)
The erstwhile backward looking godfather of chill-wave returns with his seventh record, continuing to mine the sounds of the past - funk, house, autotuned indie-folk - but with a finished product that feels firmly rooted in the present.
Deerhunter - Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD/Remote Control)
Recorded in rural texas, the new release from the former pacesetters of noughties indie-rock mines the sounds of psych-rock, alt-country, and lofi, but keeps it all glued together with a new found pop-sensibility.
Juliana Hatfield - Weird (American Laundromat Records)
The 17th solo album from the alt-rock veteren follows up her outwardly political release Pussycat with a more introspective and self-analytical exploration of insecurity, awkwardnes and self-effacing honesty.
Angelic Milk - Divine Biker Love (PNKSLM/Redeye Worldwide)
The debut album from the Saint Petersburg based songwriter Sarah Persephona is a collection of grungey shoe-gaze and dream-pop tinged songs release by the former bedroom project now signed by Stockholm label PNKSLM.
James Blake - Assume Form (Polydor/Universal)
The much anticipated new release from Blake is a hyper-modern love letter backed by a dizzying list of guest artists.
The Twilight Sad - It Won't Be Like This All The Time (Rock Action/RiSH)
The fifth album from the Scottish rock band, and the first since the depatrutre of founding member Mark Devine, takes the band in a new sonic direction. It Won't Be Like This All The Time is more direct, harder hitting and louder than anything they've done before, creating an urgency and accesability beyond previous releases.