THE TUNES ON REPEAT IN THE Q OFFICE THIS MONTH.
THE LIMIÑANAS THE GIFT (ANTON MIX)
Much of French psychpop duo The Limiñanas’ new collection of rarities and unreleased material is even better than their most recent studio LP, as evidenced on this Anton Newcombe remix of 2016 Peter Hook collaboration, The Gift. Out: 30 November, on Because Music.
SAM EVIAN IDGAF
As the frontman of New York’s Celestial Shores, Sam Owens makes frantic psych-rock, which may explain why there’s such an easygoing vibe to his work away from the band as Sam Evian. This sprightly folk song nails his music’s breezy, manon-the-porch vibes. Out: now, on Saddle Creek.
SAM FENDER DEAD BOYS
The North Shields singer-songwriter turns what could be an insular ballad about male suicide into a stirring indie-rock anthem. Out: now, on Polydor.
JULIA JACKLIN BODY
The first track to be released from Jacklin’s second LP is an ambling five minutes of haunted Americana that seems both expansive and minimal at once. Out: now, on Transgressive.
RICHARD SWIFT DIRTY JIM
Producer/songwriter Richard Swift passed away earlier this year aged 41, a loss made more poignant by the release of posthumous album, The Hex. Songs such as Dirty Jim’s lavish piano-pop show just what a talent he was. Out: now, on Secretly Canadian.
CONNAN MOCKASIN CHARLOTTE’S THONG
New Zealander Mockasin has spent much of his career making songs that sound like they’re under water. He swims to the surface for this wonky, ’ 70s- style lounge-rock track from his new record. Out: now, on Kemado.
TROPICAL FUCK STORM YOU LET MY TYRES DOWN
Tropical Fuck Storm formed when Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin put The Drones on hiatus last year. This is the stupendous opener from their debut LP, a grimy rock’n’roll ballad propping itself up against the bar. Out: now, on Joyful Noise Recordings.
A gonzoid glam strut that lands somewhere between the Stones and Spiritualized, Bellyache suggests that since the feral noise of their debut, London trio Yak have been focusing on teasing more tunes from the carnage. Out: now, on Virgin/EMI.
DEERHUNTER DEATH IN MIDSUMMER
Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox sounded like he’d emerged from the darkness on 2015’ s Fading Frontier. He still has a spring in his step on this first cut from the band’s eighth album. Out: now, on 4AD.
BRIAN ENO WITH KEVIN SHIELDS THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY
Given Eno and MBV guitarist Shields’s penchant for morphing drones and ambient noise into transportative future sounds, the pair’s recent two-track collaboration is suitably out-there. At nearly 10 minutes long, The Weight Of History hums and shudders like a fleet of invading starships. Out: now, on Opal.
Julia Jacklin returns with a slice of “haunted Americana.”