Release Radar: 10/13/17

This Friday the 13th gave us new albums from Beck, St. Vincent, and King Krule, and new singles from WALK THE MOON and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Colors – Beck

Beck returns with his 13th studio album, on Friday, the thirteenth of October.  The 45 minute LP reminds us of why Beck has been around long enough to have 13 studio albums.  The alternative/indie connoisseur plays with pop melodies and feels while sticking to his guns as an artist.   Colors earned 4/5 stars from a Rolling Stone review.

Listen to Colors on Spotify here.


MASSEDUCTION, the fifth studio album from American musician, St.  Vincent, is raw and emotional.  Featuring her single “New York,” produced by Jack Antonoff, which got plenty of radio play in the alternative world.  This is her first full-length album since her self-titled LP in 2014.  St.  Vincent is currently embarking on her “Fear the Future” tour.  She will be at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on December 2nd.

St. Vincent Live

Listen to MASSEDUCTION here.

The OOZ, King Krule

The return of King Krule has come.  His first studio album since 2013 is refreshing,  His soulful voice brings something to indie/alternative rock that I love.  Hearing his iconic guitar sound with new music made me more excited than I thought it would.  The album is different than the last, with more emphasis on drums and percussion.

King Krule

Listen to OOZ here.

“Headphones” – WALK THE MOON

WALK THE MOON’s second single “Headphones” from their upcoming album, What If Nothing.  This single follows their alt-rock politically charged anthem, “One Foot.”  The two songs differ in message.  One is political, one is personal.  The song has a classic WALK THE MOON vibe, and the end of the song is loaded with a half-time guitar solo powered through by the rhythm section.

Listen to “Headphones” here.

“Holy Mountain” – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher is best known for the band Oasis, in which he and his brother, Liam Gallagher, started.  If you don’t know, the brother’s don’t get along very much anymore, and Oasis split in 2009.  In 2011, Noel released the self-titled album for “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.”  Their new song “Holy Mountain” is gaining a lot of traction in the U.S.    The song tells a story about meeting a girl and wanting to get to know her, and she eventually falls right under her spell.

Listen to “Holy Mountain” here.