New releases coming this weekend
WE’VE got four amazing releases coming in store this Friday that you need to hear. Check out each release below!
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bon Voyage
Melody’s Echo Chamber’s second album finally arrives after more than five years since Melody Prochet’s debut, and it’s certainly been worth the wait.
Bon Voyage is a mind-blowing mini-opus full to the gunwales with surprises. It’s a capricious trip that builds majestically upon what Pitchfork in 2012 called “enchanting, psychedelic-tinged pop with just the right amount of thematic darkness.” Made up of seven expansive new tracks, it marries Melody’s breathless soprano to the wildest sonic excursions, always pinned to an emphatic, clattering groove.
YUNO – Moodie
Moodie is such a New York record. It veers from Tame Impala psych-pop to wonky Vampire Weekend college rock via backpacker hip hop.
It’s a collection of songs that chimes with pop’s increasing lack of concern for genre. It’s the opposite of tribal, as multi-cultural and diverse as a ride on the New York City subway, across all five boroughs. It can’t be attributed to one particular origin of sound or vision.
Protomartyr – Consolation EP
Post-punk fourpiece Protomartyr announce the ‘Consolation EP’, which they recorded in part with friend Kelley
Deal of The Breeders, out via Domino. The release follows last year’s fan and critical favourite Relatives In Descent, which saw itself rated highly on nearly every 2017 end of year list.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs
It’s rare that a band’s debut album sounds as confident and self-assured as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s Hope Downs.
To say that the first full-length from the Melbourne quintet improves on their buzz-building EPs from the last few years would be an understatement: the promise those early releases hinted at is fully realised here, with ten songs of urgent, passionate guitar pop that elicit warm memories of bands past, from the Go-Betweens’ jangle to the charmingly lo-fi trappings of New Zealand’s Flying Nun label.
Don’t mistake Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever for nostalgists though; ‘Hope Downs is the sound of a band finding its own collective.
All these releases are available in store from Friday 15th June, and on beyondthedownload.uk