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[new music roundup] 10.18.11

Some of my favorite new releases this week, including the highly anticipated new 2-disc LP from M83.  Enjoy.

Class Actress//Rapproacher

For fans of: Austra, Phantogram, Summer Camp, Discovery
Key tracks: Keep You, Weekend, Love Me Like You Used To, Missed


Gauntlet Hair//Gauntlet Hair

For fans of: Dunes, Dominant Legs, Sleep ∞ Over, Les Sins
Key tracks: Top Bunk, Keep Time, Mop It Up, Lights Out


Library Voices//Summer of Lust

For fans of: Rah Rah, The Wooden Sky, Hannah Georgas, Two Hours Traffic
Key tracks: Generation Handclap, If Raymond Carver Was Born In The 90s, Que Sera Sarah, Anthem for a New Canadia


M83//Hurry Up We’re Dreaming

For fans of: Washed Out, Active Child, Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky
Key tracks: Intro (feat. Zola Jesus), Midnight City, Wait, My Tears Are Becoming a Sea, Raconte-Moi Une Histoire


Niki & The Dove//The Drummer EP

For fans of: Those Dancing Days, Kite, Little Marbles, Young Galaxy
Key tracks: Last Night, Mother Project, Manon, Sundog


Penguin Prison//Penguin Prison

For fans of: Feldberg, Human Life, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Holy Ghost!
Key tracks: Don’t Fuck With My Money, The Worse It Gets, Golden Train, A Funny Thing


Psychic Ills//Hazed Dream

For fans of: Cave, Oneida, Jackie O Motherfucker, Bardo Pond
Key tracks: Mind Daze, Midnight Moon, That’s Alright, Incense Head


Real Estate//Days

For fans of: Beach Fossils, Kurt Vile, Woods, Atlas Sound
Key tracks: Green Aisles, Easy, It’s Real, Out of Tune


Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin//Tape Club

For fans of: Voxtrot, Headlights, Mates of State, Telekinesis
Key tracks: Yellow Missing Signs, Coming Through, Let’s Get Tired, The Clod and the Pebble


Other notable new releases:
Body Language//Social Studies
The Deep Dark Woods//The Place I Left Behind
Four Tet//Fabriclive 59
Forest Fire//Staring At the X
Gigamesh//Gigamesh EP
Kimya Dawson//Thunder Thighs
Kissing Party//Wasters Wall
The Reminding Ideas//House of Weather
States//Room to Run

[on the rise] The Reminding Ideas

LA locals, The Reminding Ideas, are gearing up for the release of their debut, House of Weather.

The Reminding Ideas started as a solution to a problem. The plaguing idea of writing songs to please others, whether it be labels, bookers, critics, or whoever else, became a barrier of creativity for Soule and Mangum. Pushing those pressures aside, the two started The Reminding Ideas to make music that both satisfied themselves and pushed their own boundaries creatively, musically, and production-wise. They incorporate electronic and classical elements, adding reverb, playing through pedals, mixing programmed and live drums, and orchestrating.

The band’s debut album House of Weather was recorded in Soule’s home studio PeopleMover Sound. Most of the songs were written spur of the moment. They then morphed, changed, shrank, layered.

“We built them up, destroyed them, then built them again. We were learning as we went and flying by the seat of our pants. It was very liberating to have our imagination be our limit. Why not write longer songs? Why not have no chorus? Why not have one line of verse? This is how we worked,” explains Soule.

House of Weather means different things to creators Soule and Magnum. They intended it to mean something personal and different to each listener.

Soule describes, “Ultimately it’s about the Universe, and emotions in the universe. What those emotions are is up to you. It’s up to what you hear and how you interpret that. There are parts of the album where it may seem that we think that nothing is going to go well. Rest assured, everything is going to be all right.” [source: planetary group]

I was lucky enough to get an early listen to House of Weather and I was pleasantly surprised.  They have quite a unique sound, which makes if a bit difficult to pin down.  One way I can describe it is if Thom Yorke sang lead vocals for The National, along with some of the minimalist elements found in Sigur Rós songs, thrown in for good measure.

House of Weather is due out Oct. 18th, via Orangehand.

♫ The Reminding Ideas – Vegetables ♫