BAT FOR LASHES – The Haunted Man
Natasha Khan – Bat For Lashes – returns with her follow up to the 2009 album Two Suns.
Cheese on Toast was streaming a sampler of the album this week – click here
MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER
In late June the lone, mysterious single – fuzzy and dreamy “Crystalized” emerged – it was from Paris-based Melody Prochet – under her Melody’s Echo Chamber guise. She apparently met Kevin Parker at a Tame Impala show and said to him “I need to know all your secrets”. He didn’t tell her everything but so was born the creative relationship – he produces this album.
Our pal’s over at Under The Radar have had the album stream for a wee while – check it out if you haven’t already.
THE DATSUNS – Death Rattle Boogie
Almost to the day ten years on from the release of their eponymous debut – the muthaflippers from hell are well and truly back with an album which, to my ears, is a return to their greatest form. Read the review here. Watch the interview with Phil here.
BERNIE GRIFFEN AND THE GRIFTERS – Everything So Far
Just like it says on the box, really – a compilation of “everything (they have released) so far” for fans who missed out on the previously released limited edition and sold out EPs. Released just in time for the upcoming Gunslingers Ball tour and for their support slot for the upcoming Emmylou Harris show.
Check out Bernie introducing and explaining each song on the record over at 13th Floor and watch out for a video interview with the man on Cheese on Toast soon.
DUM DUM GIRLS – End of Daze EP
Finally seeing it’s local physical format release (also on sexy 12″ vinyl!) – the latest EP from the Dum Dum Girls is “REALLY GREAT” according to our new ratings system (review here)
CLOUD NOTHINGS – Attack on Memory
Cleveland, Ohio’s Cloud Nothings’ third album was actually released back in January on Carpark Records – but seemingly sees it’s local NZ release today via EMi distribution. Probably ‘cos they are playing at Laneway in January.
Side note – Carpark Records are set to release Auckland’s Popstrangers long awaited debut album in January.
MATTHEW DEAR – Beams
Matthew Dear’s new album sees it’s NZ release today (was out internationally in August). You can stream it below…
JIM JONES REVUE – The Savage Heart
They have a (well deserved) reputation for being of the best, most exciting live bands around right now – and this record finally manages to capture and distill at least some of the reasons why. Read our review here.
ELLIE GOULDING – Halcyon