New Music on 2SER 14/09/20

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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:

Tricky – Fall to Pieces (FEATURE ALBUM)

Buddy Glass – Wow & Flutter
Corey Flood – Hanging Garden
Fig – Harumi Gotel
Moonchild Sanelly – Nudes (EP)
Naked Roommate – Do the Duvet
Throwing Muses – Sun Racket

SINGLES:

Goldminds – Deadwood
Lisa Caruso – To Call You Mine
Miguel Rios – Narcissist
New Order – Be a Rebel
NO ZU – Talking to a Stranger
Something for Kate – Supercomputer

Founded in high school by step-sisters Kristen Hersh and Tanya Donelly, Throwing Muses are a cult band who never quite cracked the mainstream like contemporaries Sonic Youth and the Pixies, but have since been recognised as one of the defining groups of 1990s American alternative rock. Now with Sun Racket, the group’s tenth record, the band return with a heavy guitar record that looks back on those early days, but does so in a critical and anti-nostalgic manner. “I don’t regret a single drop of alcohol / Or saying no when I came” Hersh sings on ‘Milk at McDonald’s’, in a scratchy voice that speaks to longevity of the group. Autobiographical and confessional, Sun Racket is a vibrant record from an important American band.

Emerging from the break-up of Oakland punk band The World, Naked Roommate make a splash with their 1980s NYC dance-punk-indebted self-titled debut. As with any good dance-punk unit, politics and humour are at the forefront of this group’s mind: the humiliating wait in line at the bank becomes a sing-a-long on ‘Credit Union’; while Lil Baby’s immortal “Wah wah wah, bitch I’m the baby” line is turned into a hook on ‘We Are The Babies’. All this is achieved over a mix of live instrumentation and electronic techno beats for a unquestionably fun and danceable record.

DATE POSTED
Sunday 13th of September, 2020
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