BY: JOEY REAMS
On Fridays, the world is blessed with new music from a handful of artists. To help you find your next favorite album, we’ve discovered what new alternative and indie albums have been released. This week’s notable artists include the Black Keys and St. Vincent. Check out the list below:
The Black Keys – Delta Kream
The Black Keys have released their 10th studio album, Delta Kream, a cover album of hill country blues songs. Their first single, “Crawling Kingsnake,” Originally by Big Joe Williams, was released last month in April. The duo recorded the album at lead singer Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio following the end of their Let’s Rock tour.
“It was a very inspiring session with Pat and me along with Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton in a circle, playing these songs. It felt so natural,” said Auerbach. This album has a short upcoming claims Carney, “The session was planned only days in advance and nothing was rehearsed. We recorded the entire album in about 10 hours, over two afternoons.”
Fightmilk – Contender
London-based indie rock band Fightmilk has released its sophomore album, Contender. This is the band’s first time releasing an album with bassist Healey Becks, formerly of Wolf Girl, who replaces Adam Wainwright. This album follows their 2018 debut Not With That Attitude.
“We can’t believe it either,” the band says in a press release. “IT’S ONLY OUR SECOND ALBUM! Recorded over four weekends between late 2019 and late 2020, it’s the sound of Fightmilk getting louder, quieter, stupider and more serious over the course of a ferocious forty-five minutes. Grab the album on your pick of vinyl or CD, or choose from our range of pretty sweet merch bundles, even if we do say so ourselves…”
Juliana Hatfield – Blood
Juliana Hatfield is releasing her 19th solo studio album, Blood. This doesn’t include any of her own other contributions with indie rock bands Blake Babies, Some Girls, or The Lemonheads, all of which she’s been a part of. The Maine-based singer-songwriter released a couple of singles before this release, including “Gordon” and “Mouthful of Blood.”
Playing all the instruments on the track, “it was fun building it up from scratch and then letting it all hang loose in the long free-pop/jazz outro,” Juliana said regarding “Gordon.” “Recording at home, there’s no one stopping me from indulging in every wacky musical whim that pops into my head.”
St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home
St. Vincent has released her long-awaited sixth studio album, Daddy’s Home, via Loma Vista. The Dallas-based singer has previously shared a few singles from the album, including “The Melting of the Sun” “Pay Your Way in Pain,” and “Down.” The first was co-produced with Jack Antonoff, lead singer of indie-pop band Bleachers, who also provided various instrumentations for the song. Fans were also treated to a Saturday Night Live performance from St. Vincent on April 3rd of this year.
“Daddy’s Home collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC. Last night’s heels on the morning train. Glamour that’s been up for three days straight,” St. Vincent said.