First off – somehow last week’s releases fell through some virtual crack of internet posting and so this week actually includes last weeks releases too.
Total Loss by HOW TO DRESS WELL
How To Dress Well aka Tom Krell’s sophomore album.
Mirage Rock by BAND OF HORSES
The fourth long-player from Band of Horses – Stream the album here:
I Bet on Sky by DINOSAUR JR
The tenth studio album from Dinosaur Jr. Stream it at The Independent
Shields by GRIZZLY BEAR
NPR said : “The band’s fourth album rewards listeners with strange surprises and a few hooky, expansive ringers.”
Against Friends And Lovers by THE BEMSHA SWING
Auckland two-piece The Bemsha Swing finally release their album via Muzai Records. Stream it here :
Breakup Song by DEERHOOF
Bradford Cox of Deerhunter once told me he called his band that so people would be confused and come and see them play hoping to see the awesome Deerhoof. Stream the album here.
Battle Born by THE KILLERS
The fourth album from The Killers.
“If you already don’t buy into The Killers, you’ll probably find Battle Born even more bloated, ridiculous, and over-the-top than anything else they’ve ever done. But if you do buy into it, you’ll love the album for those very reasons.” – Pretty Much Amazing
The Orbserver in the Star House by THE ORB FEAT LEE SCRATCH PERRY
Dr. Alex Paterson and long-time Orb member Thomas create stripped back dub excursions for Perry to be mental on.
The Orb’s 13th studio album, recorded in Berlin.
Theatre is Evil by AMANDA PALMER & THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA
Rather famously financed through crowd-funding for a cool $1million. Is it worth it or is calling the band the Grand Theft Orchestra a confession? Produced by John Congleton (St.Vincent, Murder by Death, Modest Mouse) and arguably her most pop influenced album yet.
Negotiations by THE HELIO SEQUENCE
The fifth LP from the Portland indie-rock veterans, out via Sub Pop. Full album stream here
Devotion by JESSIE WARE
Actually released digitally only a few weeks back is now getting physical release here in NZ. Amazing record from “the new Sade”.
The Rubens by THE RUBENS
Self titled debut from three Aussie brothers and childhood friend. The Rubens just got selected to be playing NZ support for The Black Keys in November.
Some Were Meant For Sea by TINY RUINS
Tiny Ruins and this album are no strangers to Cheese on Toast regular readers, I am sure. But the album is out on vinyl here in NZ this week.
Cruel Summer by G.O.O.D. Music / Kanye West
Kanye’s label G.O.O.D. Music compilation finally hits the stores.
Mutual Friends by BOY
Indie-poppy Swiss-German niceness. Watch the album trailer here – with gems like the addition of the last track on the album increased the number of tracks on the album, by one.
Babel by MUMFORD & SONS
Vilified by some as much as praised by others – Mumford & Sons release their sophomore album