Pre-sale of the week: Khruangbin – A La Sala, out 5 April

If 2020’s Mordechai, the last studio album Khruangbin made without collaborators, was a party record that enhanced the band’s musical reputation far and wide, then A La Sala is the measured morning after. It’s a gorgeously airy record completed only in the company of the group’s longtime engineer Steve Christensen, with minimal overdubs. It’s a…

New releases for 1 & 8 December

Here’s our last batch of recommended releases for 2023, due out in the next couple of weeks. In 2022, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis returned to their native Australia for 16 shows, taking their acclaimed 2021 album Carnage on the road, along with songs from the Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds catalogue. Three performances…

New releases for 18 February 2022

Our six Valentines to you start with Nightroamer, the third album from Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, a North Carolina band who merge raw country with punk grit and pop sensibilities. They make straightforward, undiluted songs about shared hardships and unlikely victories that can bring even the most polarised people together: “We are not responsible…

New releases for 26 June 2020

We kick off this week’s recommendations with Khruangbin, a group that has always been multilingual, weaving far-flung musical languages like East Asian surf-rock, Persian funk and Jamaican dub into mellifluous harmony. But on their third album, they’re finally speaking out loud. Mordechai features vocals prominently on nearly every song, a first for the mostly instrumental…