New Music Friday – September 16 2022

New Music Friday - September 16

This week’s New Music Friday features new album releases from Rina Sawayama, Djo, Death Cab for Cutie, Mura Masa, and The Mars Volta. Happy listening!

“Forgiveness” by Rina Sawayama

Album: Hold This Girl


“2022 delivers (the dreaded) sophomore LP ‘Hold The Girl’, which is once again an album that refuses to play by the rules and has Rina Sawayama doing whatever she wants. And the result is one of the best pop records of the year.”
Clash Music

“End of Beginning” by Djo

Album: Decide


“It’s long been clear that the artist has the musical chops to match his acting prowess and here it’s no different. A deeply thoughtful and yet infinitely danceable collection of songs, it balances honest truths with taunting vocals and bursts of synth-prompted energy.“

“I Don’t Know How I Survive” by Death Cab for Cutie

Album: Asphalt Meadows


“‘Asphalt Meadows’ is as assured and stately as you’d expect and hope for from indie veterans now 10 albums and 25 years into their career, but this beaut is as consistent and satisfying as their early-mid ‘00s career peak. Here are a band still very much in love with what they do.”

“e-motions” by Mura Masa ft. Erika de Casier

Album: Demon Time


“‘Demon Time’ finds him uniting the cut‘n’splice nature of his earlier electronic music with the emo sensibilities of ‘R.Y.C’. It’s his most genre-hopping effort yet, containing ample nods to the early ‘00s music topping the charts during his childhood while embracing contemporary and future-facing tastes.”

“Vigil” by The Mars Volta

Album: The Mars Volta


“Perhaps their most direct and open record yet, ‘The Mars Volta’ feels like those seminal Peter Gabriel hits, or even early 80s electro funk. Bold, dynamic, and colourful, it’s riddled with hidden complexities, most notably in its lyrics, which eschew the fantasy of old for sheer autobiography.”
Clash Music

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