by Philip Moss and Joseph Purcell
Interpol – The Rover
After months of teasing speculation, Interpol finally returned today with new single, The Rover.
It’s been four years since the band released their fifth album, El Pinto, and for the first time since 2007’s Our Love To Admire LP, they’ve enlisted some help from a producer- this time, Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips). And it was his suggestion to record in analogue – direct onto two-inch tape – after hearing the more muscular sound of their latest batch of songs.
The album, Marauder, is out through Matador Records on 24th August.
Serpentwithfeet – seedless
Baltimore native, Serpentwithfeet, this week released the third slice of experimental R&B, seedless, from forthcoming and highly anticipated full length debut, soil.
A creative tour de force, Serpentwithfeet fuses elements of blues, gospel and soul to create his unique brand of eminently enjoyable music.
Following on from previous singles, bless ur heart and cherubim, seedless further showcases the talents of one of 2018’s most exciting musicians. With Clams Casino (ASAP Rocky, Vince Staples) on co-production duties, this latest track builds anticipation for the release of the album, soil, which is out through Secretly Canadian today.
Body/Head – You Don’t Need
After lending her vocals to last month’s superb album by Stephen Malkmus, Kim Gordon is back behind the microphone with her project, Body/Head.
According to Nace, the former Sonic Youth bass player has really come into her own as a guitar player, and the upcoming record features her best ever fretwork. And with You Don’t Need we have the first example of the shivering drone collages we can expect from the LP.
The Switch is the second album Gordon has made with experimental guitarist, Bill Nace, and it will be released through Matador Records on 13th July.
Prince – Mary Don’t You Weep
In what would have been the week of his 60th birthday, news of a new album from the late innovator extraordinaire, Prince, is welcome.
The estate left behind by the dynamic Minnesotan have announced the release of the previously teased, secretive live album ,Piano & Microphone ’83. The nine-song album will be released in the autumn and contains new versions of Prince classics such as Purple Rain.
The first preview from the album is Prince’s version of the classic, spiritually infused Mary Don’t You Weep, and, if it is anything to go by, the forthcoming album promises to be a fitting tribute to one of the most uniquely talented musical innovators of the century.