Angel Olsen releases her latest album, My Woman, next week.
Here’s a video for the single Sister.
She also plays two nights at Chicago’s Thalia Hall in late September.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s well past midyear when most of these lists appear, but it’s also still too early for the fall releases. So here’s the definitive list of the best albums of the year (so far).
And this is the best list you’re going to see. Dig into each one of these albums. You will be rewarded.
The picks are listed alphabetically by band.
Big Thief – Masterpiece
Bleached – Welcome the Worms
GØGGS- Self titled
Omni – Deluxe
Parquet Courts – Human Performance
Psychic Heat – Sunshower
Savages – Adore Life
Ty Segall – Emotional Mugger
Whitney – Light Upon the Lake
This new song from Ex-Cult, Attention Ritual, is smoking hot.
If it’s any indication of the strength the band’s new album, Negative Growth, I’m in.
Cass McCombs releases his new album, Mangy Love, August 26.
Here’s a new song off the album, Medusa’s Outhouse.
Since reuniting in 2005, the original lineup of Dinosaur Jr. is still going strong. The song Goin Down appears on Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, which is out this Friday.
There’s a great rock ‘n’ roll lineup at Beat Kitchen Friday.
Headliner Night Beats put out a cool (and recommended) album, Who Sold My Generation, earlier this year.
Recently, I’ve been immersed in the Mystery Lights, which just put out its self-titled debut album last month. These guys are a blast. Definitely try to catch these guys as well.
Opening for both bands is the promising Chicago group the Evening Attraction.