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The tremendously brilliant pianist / composer Neil Cowley and his long time band mates drummer Evan Jenkins and bass player Rex Horan, who make up Neil Cowley Trio, are set to release their fifth studio album entitled Touch and Flee.
The album sees them evolving and exploring newer territories. “The familiar hook laden tunes and pounding crescendos”, as the press release explains, are “replaced, in the main, by shifting, expansive melodies and longer elegant passages”.
Ahead of the album’s release on June 9th via Naim Jazz Records, Neil Cowley Trio are offering the first taste from it in the form of a video for the marvellous track ‘Kneel Down’. Here it is.
London based multi-instrumentalist Tom Vek has announced the release of his third solo album, Luck. The good news comes paired with the first groovy single ‘Sherman (Animals in the Jungle)’. Give it a listen below and grab your Luck when it comes out on June 9th via Moshi Moshi.
May 13th will see the release of TOBACCO‘s third solo album Ultima II Massage. Thomas Fec, the prolific man behind the project, who also shares frontman duties on Black Moth Super Rainbow, explores further his very own weird and enchanting sounds. As the press release describes, “each disparate track damaged to the point of contributing to some sort of greater, lurching Frankenstein-like state”. Speaking about his approach to the album, TOBACCO said he “wanted to push each song just enough, so that even when the album’s at its wildest, it’s something you can zone out to.” He added, “It feels like a definitive end to a concept I’ve been trying to perfect forever. Maniac Meat was linear. This time I wanted to do a lot of different things and have them come together as one meditative piece. At least for myself.”
To whet our appetite, TOBACCO shared last week one of the tracks off Ultima II Massage, the ace ‘Streaker’ featuring Notrabel. Listen to it below.
Pre-order TOBACCO’s Ultima II Massage now via Ghostly.
Adam Schatz’s latest and main project Landlady had already announced a second album and teased it with the first taste ‘Above My Ground’. The upcoming album, Upright Behavior, has now been confirmed for a July 15th release via Hometapes. To keep us excited, the quintet have shared another cut from the album, the wonderful ‘The Globe’. Give it a listen now.
San Francisco psych rockers Sleepy Sun have unveiled an accompanying video for ‘Galaxy Punk’, lifted from their recently released album Maui Tears. Gerson Aguerri directs. Watch it below.
Maui Tears is out now via Dine Alone Records.
We won’t have to wait much longer for Ought‘s debut album to arrive. More Than Any Other Day is slated for an April 29th release via Constellation. After sharing the first taste, ‘The Weather Song’, back in February, the Montreal based post-punk quartet have recently offered another excellent cut off it, ‘Habit’. Here it is.