Coucou Chloe NAUGHTY DOG [EP]

[NUXXE; 2019]

Styles: fashion-trap
Others: Kenny Beats, Amnesia Scanner, Salem

In seeking out music to enhance their brand, fashion houses betray the way they want to be seen in the world. “Fashion needs a context,” the editor Joan Juliet Buck once exclaimed; beyond lending transfusions of their potent influencer blood, musicians provide just that: a sense of presence, physicality, and life to garments that would otherwise hang limply on the rack.

The Frogs announce a 30th-anniversary reissue of the controversial It’s Only Right and Natural LP, share a remastered version of its opening track

The Frogs announce a 30th-anniversary reissue of the controversial It's Only Right and Natural LP, share a remastered version of its opening track

1989 was a very, very different time: an era in which two straight men could record an album full of DIY folk songs that goaded with “ironic,” over-the-top references to gay sex AND garner praise from the top echelon of alt-rock celebrity. Brothers Jimmy and Dennis Flemion were punk provocateurs whose sometimes politically-transgressive and sometimes downright-offensive lyrics won them the sympathy from the likes of Kurt Cobain, Harmony Korine, and the Smashing Pumpkins.

Earth To Mickey (Delroy Edwards and Mickey van Seenus) release debut EP

Earth To Mickey (Delroy Edwards and Mickey van Seenus) release debut EP
Photo: Joe Nankin

Have you seen us here at TMT raving about Delroy Edwards and want to dive in, but are one of those folks who can’t go for — or won’t tolerate — an album over 18 tracks long?

Well, then the news is good for you friend, because Delroy Edwards has teamed with Mickey van Seenus to both form the duo Earth To Mickey and release Brace & Bit, an EP that’s only…

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Bon Iver announces new album, share tracks “Jelmore,” “Faith”

Bon Iver announces new album, share tracks "Jelmore," "Faith"
Photo: Graham Tolbert & Crystal Quinn

Bon Iver has a new album coming out and a weird relationship with commas.

Said album is titled i, i, and it’s releasing August 30; two new songs and videos have been shared along with the album’s announcement. They are “Jelmore” and “Faith.”

Anatolian Weapons To the Mother of Gods

[Beats in Space; 2019]

Styles: electroorganic, psychedelia, LSD, not your regular folk, Greek™
Others: Can, Embryo’s Ni Hau, Lizard King

In William Gibson’s The Peripheral, an omniscient character, a post-human Pythia, recollects about the future from a past not their own: “Eras are conveniences, particularly for those who never experienced them. We carve history from totalities beyond our grasp. Bolt labels on the result. Handles. Then speak of the handles as though they were things in themselves.”

Jenny Hval explores intimacy and pop on new album The Practice of Love, shares single “Ashes to Ashes”

Jenny Hval explores intimacy and pop on new album The Practice of Love, shares single "Ashes to Ashes"
Jenny Hval before her timeout (photo: Lasse Marhaug)

If Blood Bitch was a “complete 180°” from Jenny Hval’s previous album, Apocalypse, girl, then what should we consider a new release that promises major-scale pop songs underscored by thematic love and intimacy in the occasional self-described “greeting card” sense of the concept?

GO EAT YOURSELF: Pharmakon announces new autocannibalist album Devour

GO EAT YOURSELF: Pharmakon announces new autocannibalist album Devour
Photo: Jane Chardiet

If you’ve been waiting for this, then you’ve probably just been waiting for permission. Permission to gnaw that node, chew that tendon, taste that tibia. Well, it’s here, folks, and it’s being delivered (by Margaret Chardiet, of course) on a pulverizing platter of sonic aggression and the auditory equivalent of blood and guts. Mmm-mmm good!

Blood Orange announces Angel’s Pulse mixtape

Blood Orange announces Angel's Pulse mixtape

So, I was just doing my daily ritual, browsing around the blogosphere (which is just a cute little word I came up with, nbd), when suddenly I thought, Where are all the bloody mixtapes?! I mean, it’s 2019! Why are we still talking about albums like it’s 1959 or something? I crave release strategies for the 21st century! Put out more mixtapes so this site’s accidental click-throughs from Google spike the way they did when Lil Wayne was dropping music like middle-school-me dropping my 2002 Sony Walkman out of my cargo shorts’ pockets!

Holly Herndon PROTO

[4AD; 2019]

Styles: proto-[signifier], anachro-glossolalia, anti-syncretic chant
Others: Oneohtrix Point Never, Laurel Halo, Wendy Carlos, Jlin, ADR

It began with a breath…

huuuuuuuuuuph!

then, collapse:

phuuuuuuuuuuh!

…and then it started breathing… unnaturally, at first… but, eventually, it found a rhythm…

…and then, a Platform… where it indicted its surveyors.

In time… it caught its breath… started writing its own history. It went like this:

Chapter One: Birth

2019: Second Quarter Favorites 25 incredible releases from the last three months

For each year's first three quarters, we celebrate by sharing a list of our favorite music releases. Unlike our year-end lists, these quarter features are casually compiled, with an aim to spotlight the underdogs and the lesser-heard among the more popular picks. More from this series


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Music is just about dead. It’s been in a downtrend for years now, continually re-testing the strength of one of its last major levels of support. But the more you consolidate above support, the more likely it’ll break to the downside for further lows, which is when music fans will start panic selling their music and looking for different markets to pour their money into.

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For each year's first three quarters, we celebrate by sharing a list of our favorite music releases. Unlike our year-end lists, these quarter features are casually compiled, with an aim to spotlight the underdogs and the lesser-heard among the more popular picks. More from this series


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