Friday, June 16, 2017

Planet Rotations #239: Single Suite 3

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. We are huge fans of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like all music lovers, we love to share what we're listening to and discover some new things from friends.

In this week's edition of Planet Rotations, Sarah and I handpicked some great singles that have been released in advance of their respective albums. This is part of an ongoing series designed to keep you up-to-date on new releases that should be hitting your ears. All tracks are collected in the Spotify player at the bottom of this post.


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Trentmoller feat. jennylee of Warpaint - Hands Down
from the one-off digital single on In My Room

Radiohead - I Promise
from the 20th anniversary special deluxe reissue of OK Computer, OKNOTOK - out June 23rd on XL Recordings

Black Grape - Nine Lives
first new album in 20 years - from Pop Voodoo - out July 7th on Universal

Annie Hart - Hard to Be Still
from Impossible Accomplice - out July 14th on Cryptic Whispers

Japanese Breakfast - Boyish
from Soft Sounds from Another Planet - out July 14th on Dead Oceans

Frankie Rose - Trouble
from Cage Tropical - out August 11th on Slumberland

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Isotype
from The Punishment of Luxury - out September 1st on White Noise

Zola Jesus - Exhumed
from Okovi - out September 8th on Sacred Bones

Alvvays - In Undertow
from Antisocialites - out September 8th on Polyvinyl

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Fatal Gift
first new album in 10 years - from Choir of the Mind - out September 15th on Last Gang

Chelsea Wolfe - 16 Psyche
from Hiss Spun - out September 22nd on Sargent House

The Horrors - Machine
album title and release date TBD - on Wolf Tone


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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Planet Rotations #238

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. We are huge fans of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like all music lovers, we love to share what we're listening to and discover some new things from friends.

This week, Sarah and I each highlighted 6 albums that we played in full. Make sure to tune into the Spotify player at the bottom, which features a song from each album. This is an ongoing playlist that you can follow directly on Spotify. Please put your own lists in the comments below, or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook or Twitter. 


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Bret's 6
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Imelda May - Life Love Flesh Blood
Roger Waters - Is This the Life We Really Want?
Soft Kill - Choke
The Ventures - Walk Don't Run

Sarah's 6
The Mountain Goats - Goths
Mark Lanegan Band - Gargoyle
The Black Angels - Death Song
Temples - Volcano
Blondie - Pollinator
Shadow Band - Wilderness of Love

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Planet Rotations #237

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. We are huge fans of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like all music lovers, we love to share what we're listening to and discover some new things from friends.

This week, Sarah and I each highlighted 6 albums that we played in full. Make sure to tune into the Spotify player at the bottom, which features a song from each album. This is an ongoing playlist that you can follow directly on Spotify. Please put your own lists in the comments below, or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook or Twitter. 


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Bret's 6
The Charlatans - Different Days
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
The National - High Violet
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining
Bob Marley - B is for Bob
Simple Minds - Acoustic

Sarah's 6
The Raveonettes - 2016 Atomized
Rogue Wave - Cover Me
Johnny Jewel - Windswept
Perfume Genius - No Shape
Small Black - Limits of Desire
Phantogram - Eyelid Movies

Listen to our ongoing Spotify Planet Rotations Playlist!

If you're a vinyl enthusiast, check out our feature on the Spin Clean Vinyl Record Cleaning Machine (click image below)
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