We’re in the final stretch of 2019 and by proxy, the decade! How has November stacked up against the rest of the year? Pretty well! We have an excess of ten records here, mostly because a lot of what I’m posting here really excites me. Many of the records listed here set up a lot of bands for breakout 2020s. EPs from new projects like Ducks Unlimited, Margaux and Malibu (although she’s been in my sights since Mono No Aware in 2017), a hugely hyped metal record from Blood Incantation and apparently new things coming from Andy Stott. We’re about to get into ALL the recap biz soon, so check these out before that happens!
Andy Stott – It Should Be Us EP [Modern Love]
A mad scientist’s morbid experiments are rummaging in the dark air ducts above.
Arthur Russell – Iowa Dream [Audika Records]
A big city takes on the quaintness of a small town once you roam and groove around in it long enough.
Blood Incantation – Hidden History of the Human Race [Dark Descent]
A giant hand emerging from the ocean, shooting geysers of magma into the stratosphere.
Ducks Unlimited – Get Bleak EP [Bobo Integral]
Running away from the police in slow motion, jumping over hedges and knocking champagne glasses out of wealthy acolytes’ hands.
FKA twigs – MAGDALENE [Young Turks]
A large chrysalis crash lands from space onto a barren area of earth and ferociously sprouts dense vegetal growth; an all-encompassing forest of vines and flowers.
Girl Ray – Girl [Moshi Moshi]
The wondrous, early morning joy of a road trip with friends sustained.
Lapalux – Amnioverse [Brainfeeder]
A cloud of microscopic beings take care of you after being sucked into space, teaching you how to breathe without oxygen and harvest cosmic energy in the far reaches of the galaxy.
Malibu – One Life EP [UNO NYC]
A high-speed snapshot of a sheath of water enveloping an olympic swimmer, bulging up from the surface of a pool and reflecting the harsh lights of the natatorium.
Margaux – More Brilliant Is The Hand That Throws The Coin EP [Massif Records]
A sliver of the winter sunset slices through the clouds, into your bedroom window and right into your outstretched palm while resting on the floor.
Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron – Lost Wisdom Pt. 2 [P.W. Elverum and Sun]
Emptying your pockets after a long trip and finding a flower someone gave you still intact.
+ 3 more records that I came upon late & still wanted to feature:
Griselda – WWCD [Shady]
WET FRUIT – WET FRUIT [Halfshell Records]
Whistling Arrow – Whistling Arrow [God Unknown Records]
GR8 SONGS OF NOVEMBER:
- 03 Greedo & Kenny Beats – “Blue People (feat. Vince Staples)”
- Andy Stott – “Promises”
- Ducks Unlimited – “Gleaming Spires”
- FKA twigs – “Cellophane”
- FKA twigs – “Fallen Alien”
- FKA twigs – “Holy Terrain (feat. Future)”
- FKA twigs – “Sad Day”
- The Galleria – “Stop & Go”
- Girl Ray – “Let It Go”
- Girl Ray – “Show Me More”
- Griselda – “City On The Map (feat. 50 Cent)”
- Lapalux – “Limb to Limb (feat. Lilia)”
- Margaux – “Hot Faced”
- Malibu – “Nana (Like A Star Made For Me)”
- Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron – “Love Without Possession”
- SASSY 009 – “Okay”
- SASSY 009 – “Maybe In The Summer”
- Sudan Archives – “Confessions”
- Sudan Archives – “Iceland Moss”