Hi all! It’s Carly here with more new music picks for July. It’s my last few days here as a Life is Good intern, so this will be my last music post. Thanks for having the courage to check out some new music you maybe would not have otherwise, and giving some new genres a chance. I hope you in the future you continue to do so!
The Antlers are well known rock band from Brooklyn, coming from simpler bedroom pop roots and now performing every show as an orchestrated masterpiece. Their previous album, Familiars, came out in 2014. This specific live recording of a London show will only be released on vinyl. It includes 13 songs from throughout their discography.
Australian psych-rock band Tame Impala are back for the follow-up to their 2012 album Lonerism this month. On their previous records, fuzz-filled guitar marked their sound. For the new album, they’ve changed it up. Gone is the fuzzy guitar, replaced with a more electronic, danceable piece of work.
Jason Isbell of Drive-By Truckers will be releasing his fifth solo album, following up his award-winning 2013 release Southeastern. Dave Cobb, who also worked on the 2013 release, will produce the album. The album will explore different sounds from folk to rock with no real album theme— however, all of the songs are still tied together to form a cohesive work.
Albert Hammond Jr., the guitarist of The Strokes, will be releasing Momentary Masters, his third solo album. The LP includes ten tracks, for which Hammond played all of the instruments but for drums. Hammond’s year has been a busy one, working on this solo album and also working with The Strokes.
Steph Knipe is Adult Mom. According to Tiny Engines, the label putting out their debut LP, “Adult Mom bravely shines a light on the darkness and allows the listener to experience and feel those moments along with them. The album may be a snapshot of the temporary, but the listen is one that will stay with you long after.” Adult Mom’s thought-provoking songs will leave you not only leave you enjoying her music, but feeling comforted as well.