New Music on 2SER 03/08/20

Image by: Cal Elizabeth Birchall

Welcome to the new music review where we connect you with some of the best new music spinning on Breakfast, The Daily and Drive programs.


Jess Cornelius – Distance (FEATURE ALBUM)

Alex Izenberg – Caravan Château
Katie Dey – mydata
Hooper Crescent – Object Permanence
Land of Talk – Indistinct Conversations
Mike Polizze – Long Lost Solace Find
Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today


The Avalanches – Wherever You Go (feat. Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry & CLYPSO)
Buck Meek – Rolled Back Your Clocks
Full Power Happy Hour – Old Mind of Mine
Lewis Goldmark – Twilighting
Lydia Loveless – Love Is Not Enough

The premier balladeer of the internet, Melbourne electronic musician Katie Dey returns with her fourth album mydata. Described by Dey as an exploration into an internet relationship, the album is glitched-out and psychedelic dive into the messiness of computer love. Digital artefacts haunt the record like old ghosts, and lo-fi electronics shade Dey’s melodies without ever obfuscating the emotion – within every glitch and keyboard clack, we can hear Dey’s own expression of longing and desire. Written with a diary-like honesty, mydata is a beautiful bedroom pop album.

Protomartyr have never been afraid to tackle the big subjects. The Detroit post-punk group’s last four albums dealt with weighty subjects like white supremacy, patriarchy, and America’s wars in the Middle East. Now on their fifth effort Ultimate Success Today, they turn their eye to the rise of far-right politics under Trump and ICE’s detention of US citizens – although its dystopian imagery perfectly fits the current pandemic and the recent Black Lives Matter protests as well. Muscular and bruising, the group’s guitars and drums hit as hard as ever, battering the listening over as frontman Joe Casey sings of “a foreign disease washed upon the beach” and “a riot in the street”. Collaborating with free jazz musicians Jemeel Moondoc and Fred Lonberg-Holm, the music reaches a chaotic beauty that is as angry and political as it is compelling.

Sunday 2nd of August, 2020

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