Album Out Today: Alex G, Beth Orton, Maya Hawke, Makaya McCraven, and more

In this segment, we show the most important albums every week. Here are the albums to be released on September 23, 2022:

AlexG, God save the animals

Alex G returns with his ninth album, God save the animals, out today on Domino. The Philadelphia musician wrote and recorded the songs on the new LP on his own at home, before enlisting more engineers at different studios in greater Philadelphia in search of new sounds and “a routine that was out of my apartment,” according to materials. press. After those of 2019 Sugar House as well as his recent soundtrack for Jane Schoenbrun’s horror film We will all go to the Universal Exposition, the disc includes the first singles “Runner”, “Blessing”, “Cross the Sea” and “Miracles”. Read our review of God save the animals.

Beth Orton, Live time

Beth Orton released her first album in six years, Live time, through partisans. The British artist wrote the sequel to sticks for children on an old piano she rescued from Camden Market after returning home to England. “Through writing these songs and making this music, I found my way back to the world around me, a way to reach out to nature and the people I love and care about,” Orton explained in a statement. “This record is a sensory exploration that allowed a connection with a consciousness I was looking for. Through the resonance of the sound and a battered old piano that I bought at Camden Market while living in a city I had no intention of staying in, I found acceptance and a way to heal. “

Maya Hawke, moss

moss, Maya Hawke’s second album, is now available via Mom + Pop. The sequel until 2020 to blush was made in collaboration with Benjamin Lazar Davis, Christian Lee Hutson and Will Graefe, among others, and was mixed by Jonathan Low at Long Pond. “This record is called moss because I’ve been collecting a lot in recent years, “Hawke said in a statement about the album, which was preceded by the singles” Thérèse “,” Sweet Tooth “and” Luna Moth. ” feelings. Making this record was my attempt to get up, shake off and look at everything. It was the first step to untangle myself and really try to look at the rock under the moss. ” moss.

Makaya McCraven, Nowadays

Makaya McCraven has released his latest feature film, Nowadays, via International Anthem / Nonesuch / XL. The Chicago-based percussionist, composer and producer has enlisted a number of collaborators for the following of 2021 Decrypt the message, including guitarist Jeff Parker, harpist Brandee Younger, Macie Stewart, Junius Paul, Lia Kohl and Marquis Hill. With the singles “Seventh String”, “Dream Another” and “The Fours”, the album was recorded in five different studios and four live performance spaces, with McCraven working from home during the post-production process.

TOLEDO, How it ends

How it ends is the debut album by TOLEDO, the Brooklyn-based duo of Dan Álvarez de Toledo and Jordan Dunn-Pilz. The LP sees the couple look back on their family histories to examine how divorce and trauma have affected their relationships in the present. “We want to make it pretty clear that this is it, because as a kid I felt, I don’t know if many albums were openly talking about this,” Dunn-Pilz said in our interview with Artist Spotlight. “I also have a lot of friends I was talking to during the trial: feelings about your self-esteem, about how you engage in other relationships because you look at what your parents were like. We were just coming to a climax in our personal lives, so it seemed like a good time to deal with these patterns and experiences. “

Jackie Cohen, practical case

Jackie Cohen is back with her third album, practical case, now available through Earth Libraries. She recorded the album, which follows the one from 2019 Zagg, with her musical collaborator and husband Jonatha Rado. It was preceded by the singles “Moonstruck” and “The Valley”, with Weyes Blood’s Natalie Mering and Diane Coffee’s Shaun Fleming. “When you see it, you gasp and hold your breath because it’s so violent you worry it’s real,” Cohen said of the album title in the press material, referring to Meryl Streep’s abilities. “You want to look away but you can’t, not until she gets up. And when she finally jumps up and says ‘tah-da’, you’re so relieved it’s been all just a little bit that you burst out laughing.”

The comet is coming, Hyperdimensional expansion beam

The Comet Is Coming – the London jazz rave trio consisting of Danalogue (Dan Leavers), Shabaka (Shabaka Hutchings) and Betamax (Max Hallett) – is out with a new LP on Impulse! record. Hyperdimensional expansion beam is the sequel to 2019 after life, and was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio, with the assistance of longtime group engineer Kristian Craig. After the four-day recording process, Danalogue and Betamax then sampled, distilled and organized the material into a “musical message about the future of technology, humanity, spirituality and the connectivity of the universe,” according to the press materials. . The singles “Technicolour”, “Code” and “Lucid Dreamer” are included on the disc.

the wonder years, The buzz continues forever

Wonder Years are back with a new album titled The buzz continues forever, now available through Hopeless Records. Arrived four years after their last studio job, sister sister, marks the band’s first LP since singer Dan Campbell became a father. “The low hum of sadness will never leave me,” Campbell said of the album, which deals with postpartum depression and paternity anxieties, in an interview with Pitchfork. “What matters is to understand that no matter how loud it is, my kids will need me. How do you take care of another person when you don’t want to take care of yourself? “

hectare of land, House without a view

Lande Hekt released her second album, House without a view, today via Get Better Records / Prize Sunflower Records. After his solo debut in 2021 Going to hell, the album includes previously released tracks “Gay Space Cadets”, “Backstreet Snow” and “Cut My Hair”. “I feel safer than I was when Going to hell it was coming out, “Hekt told” That first record had to go straight to Bandcamp before Get Better Records offered to release it. I was so shocked when I saw how many people bought or listened to it. This time I spent a little more writing and demoed all the songs House Without View in a studio before recording it.

plateau, enemy

Brooklyn experimental group Altopalo has released a new album, enemy, via network. After debuting in 2018 frozen there and this year away from everyone you know, the LP includes the first external feature film by the band of Bartees Strange, guests of the previously shared single “Love that 4 u”. The group wanted enemy to reflect their mutual relationship; “The least dishonest thing we can do is make music on ourselves,” noted guitarist Mike Haldeman. “The source material is literally the fabric of our friendship.”

Other albums out today:

Future teenagers, Self help; Publishers, EBM;Marisa Anderson, Silence, here; The soft moon, existing; WILLOW, INVOLVEMENT MECHANISM; Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Touré, Ali; Nicki Lane, Denim & Diamonds; Nils Frahm, Music for animals; Dr. John, Things happen like this; Sophie Royer, Harlequin; Yumi and time, It’s all in my head; Sorcha Richardson, Smile like an idiot; Cam’ron and A-Trak, You were not there; The tallest man on earth, Too late for the edelweiss; The Smithereen, The lost album; Sports team, Sip!; Courtship, Guitar music; Tim Burgess, Typical Music; Siavash Amini and Eugene Thacker, Songs for sad poets; razor, Cycle of contempt; Albert van Abbe and Jochem Paap, General audio; The disturbing Wanda, web radio; KEN fashion, ZERO; Divino Nino, Last Spa on Earth; theme, A grip of wonder.