Back at it again with another Recommended Albums. May 2021 was pretty solid with some great new releases, including two highly-anticipated ones from Daniel Bachman and Erika De Casier for me. Not much to say here honestly – listen to all these dang records. Hopefully more blog content this month. Sorry for the silence in May!
black midi – Cavalcade [Rough Trade]
An eccentric scientist gone mad from testing his concoctions groovily conducts a symphony of tubes, bottles and beakers, making foaming potions in his dungeon laboratory like he’s under a spotlight on stage.
Daniel Bachman – Axacan [Three Lobed]
The headlights and radio of a decaying pickup truck sitting at the bottom of a lake suddenly turn on, emitting warped AM broadcasts via caustic bubbles to the surface.
Doss – 4 New Hit Songs [LuckyMe]
Skateboarding down a subway tunnel where the curved walls are bright, touchscreen LCD displays broadcasting Vtuber rhythm game let’s play footage.
Erika de Casier – Sensational [4AD]
An etiquette instructor in a snappy white suit is seen having a tense exchange on their cellular phone in the estate rose garden, concluding with snapping the phone shut and striding back inside.
FACS – Present Tense [Trouble In Mind]
A glitched cyborg struggles to crawl their way through a dark alley before scrappers begin to salvage parts from their leaking body.
Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime [Matador]
A massive bonfire lights up an entire town, emitting softball-sized embers into the sky that sizzle out like fireflies.
Rosali – No Medium [SPINSTER]
Digging your way out of a grave and flipping off all the shocked bystanders as you walk home covered in dirt.
Sara Bug – Sara Bug [Egghunt]
Riding through your hometown with the windows down after a long time away and the scent of the breeze evokes an endless waterfall of memories.
Sarah Neufeld – Detritus [Paper Bag]
Ultra high definition slow motion videos of divers doing flips and spins as they plunge into icy waters below the rocky cliffside.
Skee Mask – Pool [Ilian Tape]
A gang of futuristic eco-terrorists cause massive redwoods to burst through major highways while acrobatically grapple-hook flying through the newly-minted forests.
GR8 SONGS OF MAY 2021::
These songs + more on my Best of 2021 Spotify playlist – HERE.
- Aly & AJ – “Slow Dancing”
- black midi – “Ascending Forth”
- black midi – “Marlene Dietrich”
- CHAI – “PING PONG!”
- Colleen – “Hidden In The Current”
- Daniel Bachman – “Big Summer”
- Daniel Bachman – “Coronach”
- Doss – “On Your Mind”
- Doss – “Strawberry”
- Erika De Casier – “Better Than That”
- Erika De Casier – “Busy”
- Erika De Casier – “Drama”
- FACS – “General Public”
- FACS – “Mirrored”
- Green-House – “Rain”
- India Jordan – “And Groove”
- John Andrews & The Yawns – “New California Blue”
- John Andrews & The Yawns – “Try”
- JULES – “Tout À Fait”
- Marinero – “Nuestra Victoria”
- Mdou Moctar – “Afrique Victime”
- Mdou Moctar – “Chismiten”
- Mustafa – “Ali”
- Rosali – “Bones”
- Rosali – Pour Over Ice”
- Sara Bug – “Ride On Sundys”
- Sara Bug – “Rosebank”
- Sarah Neufeld – “The Top”
- Sarah Neufeld – “With Love And Blindness”
- Skee Mask – “Rdvnedub”
- Skee Mask – “Testo BC Mashup”
- Sophia Kennedy – “Loop”
- Squid – “Boy Racers”
- St. Vincent – “Down”