What We’re Playing – Week of 1/16/17

To start this new semester off fresh, we added some killer new records to the ACRN rotation.

  1. The xx – I See You
    Their first album in five years, the indie-pop trio The xx follow their sophomore album Coexist with the long awaited I See You, which has them going in a richer, more exciting sound.
  2. The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody
    On their 14th album, psychedelic rock band The Flaming Lips sound dreamier than ever, experimenting with pop music for an album that stands out from the rest of their discography.
  3. Priests – Nothing Feels Natural
    The D.C. punk band Priests have been gaining attention since their EP Bodies and Control and Money and PowerNothing Feels Natural is the band’s debut album on Sister Polygon Records, containing some of the band’s most refreshing tracks yet.
  4. Cherry Glazerr – Apocalipstick
    From gaining love from Tyler, the Creator, to being featured on the newest Death Grips record, Cherry Glazerr have been killing it in the indie scene. Their sophomore album Apocalipstick improves on their production and writing skills to create some great new songs.
  5. Yucky Duster – Duster’s Lament
    This Brooklyn-based indie quartet returns from their self-titled album with Duster’s Lament, an EP of five intoxicatingly catchy songs that’ll get you dancing uncontrollably.
  6. Matthew Squires – Tambaleo
    Tambaleo is an album singer/songwriter Matthew Squires has been working on for two years. Filled with unique, thoughtful lyrics and fun instrumentals, Tambaleo is not an album that should be skipped.
  7. Kyle Andrews – Escape
    Indie-pop artist Kyle Andrews’ newest album Escape is a fun 10 tracks, each with exciting production reminiscent of M83 and STRFKR.
  8. Tash Sultana – Notion
    This Melbourne, Australia-based artist’s newest EP Notion is layered with unique instrumentation, covered in rich guitars, slick percussion and her wonderful vocals.

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