This Week's Releases

19 May 2016 | 2:20 pm | Staff Writer

Dro Carey, Kristy Coote, Lonely The Brave, Baby Animals and more

Car Seat Headrest — Teens Of Denial (Matador/Remote Control)

We think this one will be "one of 2016's standout releases" for its "spontaneous narrative style, DIY attitude and innovative approach". At its core is the 12-minute-long The Ballad Of Costa Concordia, home to "horns, soaring guitar riffs and gloriously angsty harmonies accompany maudlin, frenzied, sentimental and even humorous twists". We gave it four stars.

Various Artists — Day Of The Dead (4AD/Remote Control)

It's impossible to know where to start with these 59 covers of Grateful Dead songs, featuring Mumford & Sons, Courtney Barnett, The Flaming Lips and more. The result "is quite overwhelming, but bloody lovely", with the compilation getting you "lost in the old songs and new sounds" and "how many new (and old) tunes there are to still connect and catch up'. We gave it four stars.

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Highasakite — Camp Echo (Caroline)

With a sound that is "undoubtedly Scandinavian" — "sophisticated, tinged with darkness, and brash and danceable — Camp Echo muses "recent politics and world conflicts" and "go bold" sonically. Highlights include "post-industrial '90s" My Mind Is A Bad Neighbourhood, the "standout" Golden Ticket and "predictably grim" Chernobyl. We gave it three stars.

and the rest of the releases…

Against The Current  In Our Bones (Atlantic/Warner)
Andy Shauf  The Party (Anti-/Warner)
Ariana Grande — Dangerous Woman (Universal)
Baby Animals — BA25 (Liberation)
Blake Shelton If I'm Honest (Warner)
Bob Dylan Fallen Angels (Columbia/Sony)
Boys Noize — Mayday (Boys Noize Records/Inertia)
Brett Dennen — Por Favor (Atlantic/Warner)
Buffalo Summer — Second Sun (UDR)
Death — Scream Bloody Gore (Relapse/Rocket)
Dro Carey — Dark Zoo (Soothsayer/[PIAS] Australia)
Eric Clapton  I Still Do (Bushbranch Records)
Fallon Cush — Bee In Your Bonnet (Lightly Toasted Records)
FEWS — Means ([PIAS] Australia)
Gruesome — Dimensions Of Horror (Relapse/Rocket)
Huntly — Feel Better Or Stop Trying (Independent)
Issues — Headspace (Rise Records/ADA)
Jeff Angell's Staticland — Staticland (UDR)
Katatonia — The Fall Of Hearts (Peaceville/Rocket)
Kristy Coote — Favourite Thing (Independent)
Lonely The Brave — Things Will Matter (Hassle/Kobalt)
Marissa Nadler — Strangers (Bella Union/[PIAS] Australia)
Mudcrutch — 2 (Reprise/Warner)
Mutual Benefit — Skip A Sinking Stone (Spunk)
Netsky — 3 (Sony)
onDeadWaves — onDeadWaves (Mute/Create Control)
Pantha Du Prince  The Triad (Rough Trade/Remote Control)
Plaitum — Jagwa (Wolf Tone/Caroline)
Project Montreal — Patterns (Independent)
Richard Ashcroft  These People (Righteous Phonograph/Cooking Vinyl)
Rival Fire — Riot (Sony)
Saosin — Along The Shadow (Epitaph/Warner)
Tequila Mockingbyrd Fight And Flight (Distortion)
Tim Heidecker — In Glendale (Radio Records/Inertia)
Weekend Nachos — Apology (Relapse/Rocket)
Ziggy Marley — Ziggy Marley (Tugg Gong Worldwide/Source Music)