New This Week
April 19th, 2019
Every Friday, we pick out our Top 10 new releases and we have some gems we think you'll love. Get spinning!
Drugdealer - Raw Honey
Available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Honey Gold Vinyl.
Honey is a sweet, sticky yellowish fluid made by bees and other insects from nectar collected from flowers: a becoming analogy for Drugdealer’s debut on Mexican Summer, Raw Honey, which sees Michael Collins enlist an ace crew of collaborators. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Weyes Blood (our Album of The Month) - the pairing of her voice with Collin’s ‘70s-tinged soft-rock strums on the album title track is a delightful listen.
Jade Bird - Jade Bird
Few artists can crossover Americana into pop territory whilst remaining their album’s sole songwriter, a feat that 21-year-old Jade Bird boasts on her self-titled debut. Coming from two generation of broken homes, Bird’s music oozes the self confidence of a young woman who is rooting for herself. And we are, too. Available on Rough Trade Exclusive White Vinyl, limited to 50 copies, via Glassnote Records.
Fat White Family - Serfs Up!
If you were in the room at any of Fat White Family’s shows on their first US tour in 2014, you knew intimately that you were witnessing history. But no one anticipated how the band would rise to the occasion with a crescendo of instant-classic records. The teenage-riot-inducing anthems of their early recordings grew into this full-fleshed, self-assured masterpiece: blade-sharp, menacing and monumental, Serf’s Up! is their richest offering yet. Available on Limited Heavyweight Gold Coloured Vinyl. Includes Download.
Heather Woods Broderick - Invitation
On her third record, Heather Woods Broderick doesn’t wander far off from home. Invitation evokes the Oregon coast’s nature: the undulations of a snake sliding on a quiet lake, aquatic plants brushing off its scales, an egg silently laying in a nest, the soft gathering of feathers, and the oscillations of tree leafs about to take flight. Her voice sways through ambient orchestrations, not unlike those of Sharon Van Etten, whose band Broderick sings in. Available on Coral and Seawater Colored LP via Western Vinyl.
Wand - Laughing Matter
Disciples of Radiohead will find plenty to love in Wand’s fifth long playing record, Laughing Matter. The garage inclinations of their debuts (notably, frontman Cory Hanson was a backing musician for Ty Segall, Meatbodies, Together PANGEA, and Mikal Cronin) gave way to a more complex, refined, and sinister sound, nourished by an uneasy political climate and the camaraderie they solidified amidst it. Available on Double LP via Drag City.
Rough Trade's Top New Releases This Week:
1. Drugdealer - Raw Honey
2. Jade Bird - Jade Bird
3. Fat White Family - Serfs Up!
4. Heather Woods Broderick - Invitation
5. Wand - Laughing Matter
6. Jo Schornikow - Secret Weapon
7. Cage The Elephant - Social Cues
8. Emily Reo - Only You Can See It
9. Diane Coffee - Internet Arms
10. Dwight Tribal - Mothership