In this segment, we showcase the most notable albums out each week. Here are the albums out on October 28, 2022:
Show Me the Body, Trouble the Water
Show Me the Body have released their new album, Trouble the Water, via Loma Vista. The New York-based hardcore trio recorded the follow-up to 2019’s Dog Whistle at Corpus studios in Long Island City and produced it with Arthur Rizk. Ahead of its release, the band shared the singles ‘Loose Talk’, ‘We Came to Play’, and ‘WW4’. “The record is a continuation of what we have been witnessing our whole fucking lives with our city being turned into a playground and people being treated like they can be shipped around,” vocalist Julian Cashwan Pratt told Alternative Press. “The hardlines of capitalism are there but we definitely witnessed the pandemic, although awful, giving us more time to be in the streets. It was beautiful for everyone to be together and become militant together.”
Babehoven, Light Moving Time
The Hudson, NY duo of singer-songwriter Maya Bon and producer Ryan Albert have issued their debut album, Light Moving Time, via Double Double Whammy. The 10-track record follows Babehoven’s March EP Sunk and includes the previously released singles ‘I’m on Your Team’ and ‘Often’. Its cover artwork, which depicts Bon as a headless figure, was created by painter Danielle Norris. “This whole album and the whole picture is frozen and moving all at once, which is kind of my experience of trauma,” Bon explained in press materials.
Nosaj Thing, Continua
Nosaj Thing, the moniker of Los Angeles producer Jason W. Chung, has returned with his fifth studio album. Out now via LuckyMe, Continua follows the 2017 record Parallels and features guest contributions from Toro Y Moi, Panda Bear, serpentwithfeet, Pink Siifu, Duval Timothy, Coby Sey, Slauson Malone, Sam Grendel, Eyedress, Julianna Barwick, and HYUKOH. The album was inspired by “tectonic shifts” in Chung’s personal life, including family health scares and house break-ins. A series of singles, including ‘All Over’, Condition, ‘Look Both Ways’, ‘We Are (우리는)’, and ‘Blue Hour’, arrived prior to the release.
Martha, Please Don’t Take Me Back
Martha have followed up their 2019 LP Love Keeps Kicking with Please Don’t Take Me Back, out today via Specialist Subject Records. The 11-track effort includes the previously shared cuts ‘Baby, Does Your Heart Sink’, ‘Hope Gets Harder’, and the title track. Speaking about the album, drummer/vocalist Nathan Stephens-Griffin said in a statement: “The entire culture is built around nostalgia, recognisable IPs, rebooting, remaking, re-quelling the past. It’s a time where it’s extremely easy to despair. Perhaps the worst it’s ever been. But the future is unwritten and there’s hope in acknowledging that.”
Aoife Nessa Frances, Protector
Protector is the sophomore album by Irish singer-songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances, following 2020’s Land of No Junction. Frances began working on the album – her first for Partisan – in the spring of 2020, when she left Dublin and moved to rural County Clare on the west coast of Ireland, and recorded it with Brendan Jenkinson, Brendan Doherty, Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh, and Conor O’Brien. “Writing and recording this album was a spiritual experience,” Frances reflected in a statement. “I experienced love for my family on a level I didn’t know existed, while slowly putting myself back together and watching the ‘protector’ in me grow much bigger. Protector acknowledges the part of myself that steers me towards a brighter path.”
Fred again.., Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022)
Fred again.. has put out the third installment of his Actual Life trilogy via Atlantic Records. The producer previewed Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022) with a string of singles, including ‘Danielle (smile on my face)’, ‘Bleu (better with time)’, and ‘Kammy (like i do)’. Like his previous albums, Actual Life 3 takes the form of a musical diary and carries an overarching sense of grief, grappling with the realization that it can’t be easily resolved. It’s about “drawing a line in the sand … because I need to give myself permission to do something else,” Fred again.. told The Guardian. “And write about something else.”
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Changes
Changes, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s third and final album of October, has arrived. It follows Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava and Laminated Denim and was previewed with the single ‘Hate Dancing”. “I think of Changes as a song-cycle,” frontman Stu Mackenzie explained in press materials. “Every song is built around this one chord progression — every track is like a variation on a theme. But I don’t know if we had the musical vocabulary yet to complete the idea at that time. We recorded some of it then, including the version of ‘Exploding Suns’ that’s on the finished album. But when the sessions were over, it just never felt done. It was like this idea that was in our heads, but we just couldn’t reach. We just didn’t know yet how to do what we wanted to do.”
Dazy, the project of Richmond, Virginia-based powerpop musician James Goodson, has dropped his debut full-length, OUTOFBODY, via Lame-O Records. Following last year’s MAXIMUMBLASTSUPERLOUD: The First 24 Songs, which collected Dazy’s early EPs and singles, the album includes the previously unveiled tracks ‘Split’, ‘Rollercoaster Ride’, and ‘On My Way’. Goodson recorded the collection at home, with mixing and mastering by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, The Pixies, Wild Pink) at Sonelab. “I wanted to make music that feels ‘big’ but also ‘homemade,’ which is sort of an odd target but hopefully I’m getting close,” Goodson told The Big Takeover.
Dear Nora, human futures
Dear Nora, the recording project led by singer-songwriter Katy Davidson, has a new LP out titled human futures (via Orindal Records). The follow-up to 2018’s Skulls Example was preceded by the singles ‘scrolls of doom’, ‘shadows’, and ‘sinaloan restaurant’. Speaking about the album with Talkhouse, Davidson said: “human futures is the most thematically and sonically cohesive of our albums; it has the most astute lyrics, with several threads weaving the songs together (and also to Skulls Example, which is the clear prequel to this album), and it features the infinitely creative and talented performances, arrangements, and co-writing of my collaborators Zach Burba, Greg Campanile, and Nicholas Krgovich.”
Drugdealer, Hiding in Plain Sight
Hiding in Plain Sight is the latest album from Drugdealer, the Los Angeles-based project led by Michael Collins. Released via Mexican Summer, the follow-up 2019’s Raw Honey includes the early singles ‘Pictures of You’, ‘Madison’, and ‘Someone to Love’, as well guest appearances from Kate Bollinger, Sean Nicholas Savage, and Tim Presley. “I hadn’t been feeling very confident about my voice for a while, when a chance encounter with an older artist, Annette Peacock, happened,” Collins explained in a statement about ‘Madison’. “She helped change my perspective, and style. She told me I wasn’t singing in my correct range, to modulate it up. She was right and it shifted my perspective on singing.”
Other albums out today:
Moin, Paste; Natalia Lafourcade, De Todas las Flores; Hammered Hulls, Careening; Guided by Voices, Scalping the Guru; Fauness, The Golden Ass; Arm’s Length, Never Before Seen, Never Again Found; Junior Boys, Waiting Game; Cakes Da Killa, Svengali; Felicity Mangan, Wet on Wet; Westside Gunn, 10; Darkthrone, Astral Fortress; Scout Gillett, no roof no floor; Abraxas, Monte Carlo; NANCY, English Leather; Benjamin Clementine, And I Have Been; Tom Odell, Best Day of My Life; Daisy the Great, All You Need Is Time; Jackie Hayes, Over & Over; Mister Water Wet, Top Natural Drum; Molly Joyce, Perspective; Ripatti Deluxe, Speed Demon; Sea Moss, Seamoss2; Babyface, Girls’ Night Out; Lee Fields, Sentimental Fool; Girlpuppy, When I’m Alone; TVAM, High Art Lite; Luke Haines & Peter Buck, All the Kids Are Super Bummed Out; Smino, Luv 4 Rent; Dead Cross, II; Fantasy Camp, Casual Intimacy; Lala &ce & Low Jack, Baiser Mortel; Dragonette, Twennies; Field Guide, Field Guide; Theo Parrish, DJ-Kicks; Dorian Concept, What We Do For Others; Blessed, Circuitous; I Was A King, Follow Me Home; Deadbody, The Requiem; DeFeKT & Jensen Interceptor, Free Your Body; Yung Gravy, Marvelous; Curd Duca, Waves 3; Ella van der Woude, MOLOCH; Skye Wallace, Terribly Good; Let’s Eat Grandma, The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself (Original Soundtrack).