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Jade Bird – Different Kinds Of Light CD/2xLP/Cassette (Glassnote)
Acclaimed young British singer-songwriter Jade Bird returns with her sophomore record, Different Kinds Of Light. The RCA studios in Nashville and the North American country/alt-rock music scene feature heavily in the life cycle of this new album as that’s where Jade recorded most of it with powerhouse producer Dave Cobb. In the studio with Cobb, the two let Jade’s sound find its groove, joining tough ‘90s alt-rock and the melodicism of Blur and Oasis at their sweetest to the taut rattle of Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger”. There’s also the spirit of Fleetwood Mac’s pop epics. Stevie Nicks’ “Storms” inspired Different Kinds Of Light‘s title track, written in summer 2019 while Jade toured the US with Jason Isbell and Father John Misty.
Jungle – Loving In Stereo CD/LP/Cassette (Caiola)
Jungle’s new album Loving In Stereo is the soundtrack for a summer quite unlike any other. The British producer duo has created a huge disco record for the post-social distancing age, with a life-affirming, dancefloor-igniting, sun-kissed celebration of all the things that make music irresistibly joyful. [A limited-edition indie store exclusive vinyl pressing, and value-added sticker sheet are available.]
Ben Platt – Reverie CD (Atlantic)
Revierie is “a collision of the many sides to Ben Platt. Tales of romantic turbulence are told with emotional availability, spotlighted with dramatic production and showered with unapologetic pop sensibilities that feel wonderfully euphoric. Enthused, Ben says; ‘Reverie refers to sort of a daydream, and when I think of daydreams, it’s often subconsciously. They’re often about something that you aren’t necessarily processing in your normal life, or that you aren’t able to name yet in the kind of literal way. It’s like you are kind of dreaming in a way that’s out of your control.’ There’s something enchantedly trance-like to Reverie. The vocal often becomes distorted and the tempo gracefully rises and falls like a beating heart. Slick, silky soundscapes leave amble space for exploration, allowing listeners to dive in and explore Ben’s imagination, his anxieties, and his hopes and dreams.” – Clash Music [Vinyl edition due next year.]