Also Released - Music
Vessels - White Fields and Open Devices (Cuckundoo Records) Engaging Battles-esque trickery from this post-rock five piece from Leeds. This release does much to capture their incendiary live show.
Mason Jennings - In the Ever (Brushfire/Ireland) Strongly reminiscent of labelmate and pal Jack Johnson, this well-paced collection covers fatherhood, spirituality and love in Jennings’ familiar laconic style.
Daniel Wylie - Car Guitar Star (Neon Tetra Records) Despite being littered with the usual jangly guitars and sun-blushed melodies, this third solo album from Wylie exudes a darker feel.
The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale (XL Recordings) Midwest rap duo Chuck English and Mikey Rocks inflect this unbelievably good record with a healthy dose of noughties minimalism and 80s cool.
Stereolab - Chemical Chords (Duophonic UHF Disks/4AD) A mix of old and new in ‘Chemical Chords’, the 11th studio album from Stereolab. A tighter, more focused sound permeates.
The Pack A.D. - Funeral Mixtape (Mint Records) A lean, mean blues duo in the mould of Black Keys and Janis Joplin, this sophomore release should further consolidate the ground staked by first release ‘Tintype’.