Albums

Albums released today: Nilüfer Yanya, The Weather Station, Band of Horses, Luna Li, etc.

In this segment, we feature the most notable albums each week. Here are the albums released on March 4, 2022:


Nilüfer Yanya, PAINLESS

Nilüfer Yanya’s new album PAINLESS is available now through ATO Records. The sequel to the London artist’s 2019 debut Miss Universe includes advanced singles “stabilize”, “midnight sun”, “anotherlife” and “the dealer”. Yanya recorded the album between a basement studio in Stoke Newington and Riverfish Music in Penzance with Miss Universe collaborator and producer Wilma Archer, founder of DEEK Recordings Bullion, Big Thief producer Andrew Sarlo and musician Jazzi Bobbi. “It’s a record about emotion,” she said in press materials. “I think it’s more open about it in a way that Miss Universe It wasn’t because there are so many wraps and sleeves with the concept I built around.


weather station, How should I look to the stars

The weather station released How should I look to the stars, a companion of 2021 Ignoringvia Fat Possum. Co-produced with Jean Martin, the album was recorded live in just three days just before the March 2020 pandemic and features no percussion. “When I wrote Ignoring, it was a time of intense creativity and I wrote more songs than ever in my life,” Tamara Lindeman shared in a statement. “The songs that were meant to be on the album were clear from the start, but as I continued on my writing journey, songs kept popping up that didn’t belong on the album I had. envisioned. Simple, pure songs; almost naive. Songs that spoke to many of the same issues and realities as Ignoring, but in a more internal and thoughtful way. So I started imagining How come I should look at the stars, a quiet and eerie ballad album. I didn’t imagine it as a sequel to Ignoring, but rather as a side piece; the moon to its sun.


herd of horses, things are big

Band of Horses is back with a new album, the first since 2016 Why are you okay. It’s called things are big and it contains the previously unveiled songs “Crutch”, “In Need of Repair” and “Lights”. A few years ago, frontman Ben Bridwell decided to scrap an entire album, going so far as to switch producers halfway through. “We recorded it again with Jason Lytle and mixed it again with Dave Fridmann,” Bridwell told Uproxx. “I was just like, ‘I don’t think that’s good enough.’ I was at this breaking point, where I was like, ‘I want to take back control of my band.’ »


Luna Li, Duality

Luna Li – the project of Korean-Canadian multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Hannah Bussiere – today shared her debut album, Duality, via In Real Life. Mixing indie pop and psychedelia, the album follows Luna Li’s self-titled 2021 EP and features guest appearances from Jay Som, Dreamer Isioma and beabadoobee (on “Silver Into Rain”). “The songs never quite have one feeling,” she said in press materials. “Each song had an element of light and dark – where there is happiness, there is still uncertainty; where there is anxiety, there is also beauty; and where there is tension, there is freedom.


KAINA, It was a house

Venezuelan/Guatemalan-American singer-songwriter KAINA has released his new album, It was a house, via City Slang. The sequel to KAINA’s 2019 debut Next to the sun features contributions from Sleater-Kinney, Helado Negro and Sen Morimoto and premiered with the tracks “Apple”, “Anybody Can Be in Love”, “Casita” and “Come Back as a Flower”. The album delves into the different meanings of “home”, a symbol that KAINA explored on “Home”, the first single from her debut. “Who am I apart from this?” she said in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times. “Who am I once I have taken the pulse of my position and my identity in the world? »


Vein.fm, This world will ruin you

Vein.fm, the Boston hardcore band formerly known as Vein, have released their latest album, This world will ruin you, via Closed casket activities. The 12-track collection, which follows Vein.fm’s 2018 debut error area, was produced by Will Putney of Graphic Nature Audio in April 2020 and features guest spots from Geoff Rickly of Thursday, Jeff Smith of Jeromes Dream and BONES. “Error areaas introspective as it is, it’s very bright and futuristic, and you’re on display,” singer Anthony DiDio said. stereogum. “Whereas this one is a closed house that is much larger than you might think – this nightmarish world inside a house.” The LP was preceded by the singles “The Murderous Belly”‘Fear in Non Fiction’ and ‘Wavery’.


Kristine Leschper, Opening or closing a door

Kristine Leschper, formerly known as the frontman of Mothers, has released her first solo album, Opening or closing a door, via Anti-. With singles “All That You Never Wanted”, “Figure and I”, “Ribbon” and “Picture Window”, the LP finds Leschper embracing the process of home recording and sonic exploration. “With these songs, I wanted to explore themes of desire, of encouragement, of connection, those things that are both simple and complex, pervasive and vital,” she explained in press materials. “It’s the foundation of our personal lives that broadly extends to our political lives. I wondered, what could a love song sound like for my friends? What might a love song sound like to myself? »


CMAT, If my wife was new, I would be dead

CMAT, the nickname of Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson, released her first album, If my wife was new, I would be dead, via AWAL records. The record includes the promotional singles “I Don’t Really Care For You” and “I Wanna Be A Cowboy, Baby!”. Describing his sound in the press materials, Thompson said, “All the old versions of me came together in Play-Doh in one big hunk.” She added: “I learned to sing through country music: it’s the number one influence on the way I sing. So even though I’m not a country musician, I think I’m a country singer. It’s glamorous. It’s sticky. It’s beautiful. It’s funny. It’s dynamic.


Other albums released today:

great nowhere, Skinless takes a flight; Michelle, AFTER DINNER WE TALK ABOUT DREAMS; Guided by voices, Cathedral of the Crystal Sisters; Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul, topical dancer; RZA, Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater; Stromae, Multitude; The nice kids, Before Shit Gets Weird: Episode 1; peach pit, From 2 to 3; Scott Hardware, Ballad of a Tryhard.