New This Week
April 20th, 2018
Every Friday we pick out our Top 10 new releases. We hope you love them...
For her tenth album, Laura Veirs releases a batch of inimitable, exquisite folk-pop songs that makeup The Lookout, a concept album about the fragility of precious things. This album features contributions from Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Sufjan Stevens, and was produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine. Available on LP and CD.
Persona, an expressive new album from Rival Consoles explores the difference between how we see ourselves and how others see us. Recorded at his studio in south-east London, Persona benefits from Ryan's exploration of a dynamic production process that combines analogue-heavy synthesisers, acoustic and electric instruments with a shoegaze-level obsession with effect pedals. Available here on Indie Exclusive Clear Colored Double LP, Standard Black Double Vinyl and CD.
Alt-metal duo, A Perfect Circle (formed by Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan and guitarist Billy Howerdel) reunite for their first studio album in 15 years, titled Eat the Elephant. This album opts for piano heroics as his facility with a guitar powered by some of the prettiest pure singing of his entire catalog. Available on Indie Exclusive Double 180 Gram White Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve.
Alexis Taylor releases his fourth solo album, one that is pulsating and intriguing, but a Beautiful Thing, nonetheless. The Hot Chip singer has released an expansive and experimental collection of songs – one that refuses to sit still or be defined. The album’s opener ‘Dreaming Of Another Life’ is a brooding slice of electronica buzzing like a humid rainforest with background noise; the following two songs will have you shimmying towards the dance floor (‘Beautiful Thing’) and then back out to the chill-out zone (‘Deep Cut’). In a flash, Taylor turns subtlest of beats into a party-starter and the gentlest chords into a blissed-out winner. Available on Limited Edition Orange Colored Gatefold Double LP and Standard CD.
Joshua Hedley's highly anticipated debut album via Third Man Records, Mr Jukebox, is considerably this generation’s classic country champion. Hedley, an accomplished fiddle player, didn’t start writing his own songs until he was about 28 years-old, but once he started, he unlocked a flood of clarity and creativity. The heartbreaking, distilled, defiantly classic country that poured out of him became Mr. Jukebox, a salve and beacon for 60s honky-tonk devotees everywhere. Available on Standard Black Vinyl, Indie Exclusive Orange Vinyl and CD.
Rough Trade's Top 10 New Releases This Week:
1. Laura Veirs - The Lookout
2. Rival Consoles - Persona
3. A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
4. Alexis Taylor - Beautiful Thing
5. Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox
6. The Creation - We Are Paintermen
7. Heilung - Ofnir
8. Tricot - T H E
9. Maria Moniti - Il Bestiario
10. Lord Huron - Vide Noir