This Week In Releases 1/17/2021 (Black Country, New Road, Terry Gross, Here Lies Man)

January 17, 2021 | By
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Black Country, New Road announce debut album 'For The First Time'

Some of our favorite additions to Heavy Rotation this week!

 

Black Country, New Road: “Track X”

Enigmatic UK post-punk outfit Black Country, New Road come through with a new slow burner about (for lack of better words) love and loss. “Track X” is a lowkey cut made up mostly of a meandering bassline accompanying forlorn lyrics, which lead into a more uplifting refrain of choral “oohs” accompanied by horns and keys.

 

Terry Gross: “Specificity (Or What Have You)”

In anticipation of their debut LP Soft Opening, San Francisco post-rock trio Terry Gross have released their new single, “Specificity (Or What Have You)”. With this track, Terry Gross taps into a linear song structure that builds slowly but surely into a dense wall of sound. Fans of what space-rock bands like Spacemen 3 were doing in the nineties should take note.

 

Here Lies Man: “Collector of Vanities”

For those not familiar with the prior work of Here Lies Man, the LA group specializes in fusing the sounds of classic doom metal with the tight rhythm and groove found in many nostalgic funk and soul groups under the dap-tone umbrella. This new track is a teaser to their new record “Ritual Divination” and features a solid exhibition of the characteristics described in the prior sentence.

 

Menahan Street Band: “The Duke”

Speaking of Daptone, one of the label’s up and coming groups called the Menahan Street Band, has announced the rollout of their self-titled LP. “The Duke” is one of three new singles and contains the obligatory instrumental funk one would expect to hear from a group containing members of Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and the Budos Band.

 

Molly Burch: “Emotion (feat. Wild Nothing)”

Captured Tracks’ indie-pop songstress has seen fit to release a couple of songs to kick off the new year. The first tune, “Emotion”, is a groovy bedroom disco number produced by labelmate Wild Nothing. The ethereal funk of the production comes together perfectly with Burch’s mostly falsetto vocals, making for an admirable homage to a bygone era of dance music (despite the sheer volume of other artists currently doing the same thing).

 

GLITTERER: “Didn’t Want It”

Former hardcore punker Ned Russin returns for the second single off his second LP under the GLITTERER moniker. “Didn’t Want It’ is an unapologetically pop-punk cut, featuring some very boyish lead vocals from Russin over a vaguely shoegaze-y guitar lead instrumental singing about not wanting something… or maybe actually wanting it in the end.

 

Lava La Rue: “Angel (feat. Deb Never)”

Newcoming West London rapper Lava La Rue has dropped a couple of collaborative singles ahead of her Butter-Fly EP due out next month. The standout of these two tracks is the dreamy hip-house tune titled “Angel” featuring Brockhampton affiliate Deb Never.

 

-DJ Straight Edge

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