17 March brings some great new releases our way.
First up is Gary Clark Jr, an incendiary guitarist who mixes blues and soul to great effect; Live In North America 2016 really showcases his extraordinary live show. Conor Oberst brings us Salutations, a full-band rework of last year’s astonishing Ruminations plus an extra 10 songs – and surprisingly, given how sparse and intimate the original songs were, rather than disappear under the weight of the the band treatment they really unfold and grow into very different compositions. Real Estate have long been respected for their deft lyrical hand and gorgeous melodies, and In Mind builds on the band’s reputation for creating perfect songs and carries Martin Courtney further into the pantheon of great songwriters. In Memories Of Another Future, Louisa Roach a.k.a. She Drew A Gun offers up chugged guitars and a laid-back percussive tempo thats glides effortlessly through blues-tinged and soulful offerings, lovely! Veteran indie greats Spoon return with their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, a beguiling mix of dad rock, disco, funk and indie, and a solid and most importantly groovy return for Spoon.
Release of the week is Depeche Mode’s follow-up to 2014’s monster Delta Machine; the new album, Spirit, is full of great energy and some fabulous hooks.
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