New Music on 2SER 10/08/20
Image by: Lazy Bones
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.
ALBUMS / EP:
Mike Polizze – Long Lost Solace Find (FEATURE ALBUM)
Ernest Ellis – Be the Pariah
Grace Turner – Half Truths EP
Husky – Stardust Blues
Jenny O. – New Truth
Junior Fiction – Your Love
Thanya Iyer – Kind
Arrowbird – Hands of the Unknowing
Bones and Jones – Today
Laura Veirs – Burn Too Bright
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Mr. Prism
Tim Heidecker – Fear of Death (feat. Weyes Blood)
Vacations – Panache
According to her statement accompanying the album, Newcastle singer-songwriter Grace Turner wrote the entirety of her debut EP Half Truths during a walk with her family in the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens. It would take another years for Turner to record the EP, but it’s been worth the wait. Written with a fierceness and an economy, Turner’s lyrics are able to conjure the lives and emotions of her characters in just a few lines. From the opening line of the EP – “I want to wash this disdain from my body” – Turner opens her world to us in these revealing and carefully written songs.
Mike Polizze, frontman of Philadelphia noise-rock project Purling Hiss, has released his debut solo album Long Lost Solace Find. Performed with frequent collaborator Kurt Vile and recorded by The War On Drugs engineer Jeff Zeigler, Polizze’s solo debut contains all the hallmarks of that specific corner of the Philadelphia sound: long, unwinding songs that sound like a cross-country trip; slightly slurred and lackadaisical lyrics that hint at an inner melancholia; and a surprisingly sincere love of Americana. (Think of a depressed John Cougar Mellencamp or a couch potato Bruce Springsteen and you can imagine Mike Polizze.) Expert played and beautifully recorded, Long Lost Solace Find is a comforting album that captures both the joy and loneliness of a lazy Sunday afternoon.