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Welcome to the new music review where we connect you with some of the best new music from around the world. Read on, click through to our Spotify playlist and enjoy it all on 2SER!

Mitski – Be the Cowboy (Feature Album)

Bloods – Feelings
Still Corners – Slow Air
Trevor Powers – Mulberry Violence
Oh Sees – Smote Reverser
B Film Etc. – Punch Line
Conner Youngblood – Cheyenne
Lucero – Among the Ghosts
Cullen Omori – The Diet

Sydney / Melbourne band Bloods return with their searing second album ‘Feelings’. Written over a period where the band’s lead singer was processing the end of a ten year relationship, it’s an aptly titled album with yes, a whole of ~feelings~. Energetic power-pop with a punky, take no prisoners riot grrrl energy, this is both a heavy punch in the face and the ice-pack that soothes it. Even in the those slower moments, there’s a far-reaching emotional resonance that’s still very much commanding.

Texan Conner Youngblood really hits the sweet spot in-between Sufjan Stevens and James Blake on his debut album ‘Cheyenne’. Widescreen experimental folk songs that’s influenced by his travels and surrounds, and the feeling of of adventure that comes with it all. Clarinet, harp, guitar and live drums come together with electronic beats and vocal chops, creating a wonderfully lush sonic density to get absolutely lost in.

And we also see the return of Trevor Powers formerly known as Youth Lagoon. In 2016 he retired that project, but is now making music under his own name and ‘Mulberry Violence’ is the debut release. Powers hasn’t moved too far away from electronic sounds of his previous moniker, but instead of the lighter sides of dream and synth pop, we traverse into a darker direction that cuts across experimental pop, trip-hop and industrial noise.

Plus new singles from Cat Power, Darvid Thor, Kurt Vile, Girl York, Many Voices Speak and Justus Proffit collaborates with Jay Som.

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