New Music Monday – 7/10/17

So what are some of our contributors listening to this week? We have new embedded here by:

*Japanese Breakfast
*St. Vincent


Japanese Breakfast
Eugene, OR
“Road Head” from Soft Sounds From Another Planet, out July 14th on Dead Oceans

One of my favorite new artists of the last few years, Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, will release her sophomore album next week. In advance of that, comes this delightfully creepy, Twin Peaks inspired video of “Road Head”. It’s a masterful re-working of a song from her first album, 2014’s American Sound. Low-fi pop doesn’t get any better than this. – Kayne

Tokyo, Japan
“Absolutego” from the upcoming album Dear, due July 14th, 2017, (but streaming now on NPR, if you’re interested)

Boris, a 25 year old institution in the experimental metal world, is in it for the long haul. Impossibly heavy, syrupy, sludgy riffs combined with some drone, shoegaze, punk, throw in some noise and…you know what? At this point, you probably have an idea of what Boris does, so check it out, or you know, don’t. But if you like the HEAVY stuff, Sleep and Sunn O))) and the like, and you haven’t checked out Boris, you’re missing out. – tom

“Offering” from upcoming LP of the same name, out on Sinderlyn Records October 6th, 2017

As far as modern dream pop goes, I’ve always dug the New York duo Cults. The self titled 2011 release was fantastic, and 2013’s Static held some gems, too. Four years later, we get Offering. We’ll see what the album gives us, but here’s the first taste, a keys driven track that’s starting to flesh itself out in my brain after a few spins. RIYL: Beach House, Tennis, etc. – tom

St. Vincent
New York, New York
“New York”, single hopefully from an upcoming full length

Arty indie rock guitar hero/weirdo St. Vincent dropped a fairly restrained, but very pretty track this week. This being the singular St. Vincent, I expect there are infectious singles, ultra cool guitar work, and some arty and colorful videos headed our way in the near future. – tom