Listen to the best new releases this week from Frankie Rose, Samantha Urbani, Garbage, War On Drugs and The Weather Station
War On DrugsÂ - Strangest Thing
War On Drugs recently announced forthcoming new album A Deeper Understanding,
Â out via Secretly Canadian
on 25/8. We were recently treated to lead single 'Holding On'
Â which has been released alongside an amazing video. 'Strangest Thing' is yet another slow burning Americana classic in which leading man AdamÂ Granduciel sounds more Dylan-esque than ever.
The band are on tour
in November playing a string of shows in London, Manchester and Glasgow.
Frankie Rose - Red Museum
Frankie RoseÂ recently dropped first single 'Trouble'
from forthcoming LP Cage Tropical.Â
Â Weâve been given a second taster with the dreamy 'Red Museum'.
Rose said, âRed MuseumâÂ is a love song. It is a portrait of the kind of fearful thoughts that can run through a personâs head upon the possibility of caring for another person.âÂ The single comes with a video which has been directed by and co-stars L.A.-based musician artistÂ Geneva Jacuzzi
Â is out 8/11 via Slumberland Records/Grey Market.
Garbage - No Horses
GarbageÂ has released a new song called 'No Horses.' It was also announced earlier in the month that they would be touring this summer with another group of rock royaltyÂ Blondie
. Â Shirley Manson had this to say about the song in a recentÂ interview with Variety
âI was driving through the Scottish countryside last year and looking at these fields of horses and thinking, what will happen to them when we donât need them as much as we once did?â she said. âWhen theyâre no longer working beasts, what will happen to the horses? So itâs an imagining of the future where the authorities destroy anything that doesnât make large amounts of money.â
Garbageâs tour datesÂ here
The Weather StationÂ - Thirty
The Weather Station
Â â aka Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman has announced her fourth record and follow up to 2015âs critically acclaimedÂ Loyalty.Â
Self-titled albumÂ Thirty
is due out later this year. In a recent press release, Lindeman said: âI wanted to make a rock and roll record but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and rollâ.
The Weather Station
Â will play a European tour this October, with shows in London, Paris, Berlin, and more.Â Find out the full dates and ticket details.
Samantha Urbani - Hint and Implications
Bushwick resident Samantha Urbani recently shared âGo Deeper,â which is the first we have heard from Urbani since "1234" in 2015. The news that Urbani also plans to release her debut solo Â EP Policies of Power
on 18thÂ August accompanied the track. EP opener âHints And Implicationsâ is an 80's power riff dance track.
Hereâs what Urbani had to say about the track in a press release: "at its core it's about the ontology of truth â whether interpersonal communication/âhonestyâ is even possible, considering the subjectivity of our individual reality-perception. But surface level it's really about that breaking point where you stop trying with someone when you canât even get a motherfuckin text back". Great, we look forward to hearing the full EP next month.