It’s mid-July and therefore, rightly so there is also a bit of a lull in musical releases. As I have covered multiple times here at Audiophile: Akwitz, the summer months are the slower months of the year musically, while March-May and August – October are usually the best. That being said, let’s get into this week’s releases. Overall, not a lot going on from an album perspective. There was the surprise release from The Raveonettes, Pe’ahi which in its own right, is a solid piece of noise rock. Also out this week was the release of a much-buzzed about movie soundtrack, the newest movie from Zach Braff, Wish I Was Here.
Also out today was the sophomore album from English synth-pop artist La Roux.
The album Trouble In Paradise is a bit of a different direction for the band, going for a more well-polished, more classically pop sound than their début release back in 2009. Utilizing a tropical theme throughout the album, La Roux lead singer Elly Johnson manipulates her voice in multiple forms to attain subtle differences of mood and style in each of the tracks. While they don’t depart wholeheartedly from heavy synth sounds that we are familiar with, this album does offer a little more variety. The top two tracks on the album are definitely the opening track Uptight Downtown and the second to last track Let Me Down Gently. Each are perfect La Roux tracks and offer exactly what a listener wants when they think of the band. If you are a fan of glittery pop and enjoyed the group’s début album, you should give the album a listen. While it won’t go down in the annals of history as a legendary piece of work, it will kill a good 40-plus minutes of your day and lighten your mood.
I will leave you with a track I recently heard and fell in love with instantly. Although it is far from new, it was new to me. Be sure to check out the New York dream pop outfit, Twin Sister, especially the track below.
And now, as always, here was everything acquired on this New Release Tuesday:
Now Playing: Twin Sister – All Around And Away We Go