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Alex Cameron Forces our Attention with Hilarious Social Commentary

We’ve got a great week of music ahead, ‘SERvin up the following albums:

Alex Cameron – ‘Forced Witness’ (Feature Album)

Bus Vipers – Federal Highway EP

Chad Vangaalen – Light Information

Alvvays – AntiSocialites

Mount Kimbie – Love What Survives

LCD Soundystem – American Dream

Daniel Caesar – Freudian

Cloud Control – Zone

Midnight Sister – Saturn Over Sunset

Ariel Pink – Dedicated to Bobby Jameson

TOBACCO – Ripe & Majestic

The National – Sleep Well Beast

PLUS singles from Hype Williams, Seapony, QUIN, Rainbow Chan, Ian Felice, Mermaidens, Raindrop, Robert Muinos, Kelela, and Moses Sumney.

 

 

 

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Forced Witness is album number two for the one time member of Sydney’s Seekae, Alex Cameron. With music like the soundtrack to any number of 80s cop flicks – full of synth-laden, steroid-hopping stadium rock- Cameron works the irony of our times into deft and hilarious social commentary through the eyes of many swaggering yet discordant characters. (all men) Quite the portrait of our times. Produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado with a band also featuring the bass work of Jack Ladder and Kirin J Callinan’s guitar playing. Angel Olsen duets on the single ‘Stranger’s Kiss’.
After two singles, Federal Highway EP is the debut record from Bus Vipers the music project for Sydney’s Daniel Ahern, who played virtually everything on here. With the melodic thrust of power-pop, funk pulses, kaleidoscopic textures and electronic flourishes that could disco with the best of ‘em, this is an exciting and manic listen of headspinning bliss brought to you by Sydney’s Future Classic.
Formed by New York DJ/musician James Murphy back in 2002, LCD Soundsystem’s cathartic, sublime dance-punk defined the noughties. The dancefloor icons are back with a new album, after reforming earlier this year, and a strong Talking Heads influence runs throughout. Front-to-back American Dream is a close to unified artistic statement from the band. A beautiful record about aging, regret and an arduous search for meaning. The album’s closing track, “Black Screen” is a homage to David Bowie. Murphy wanted to get Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen to perform a spoken word piece at the end of the track, but Cohen died only a few days after he came up with the idea. 

 

Enjoy it all on 2ser,

Daniel 

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