2019 Music Releases!


it’s a new year! and that means a new thread for music releases!!! (with exclamation points, so you can tell it’s new, hip, and cool)

iLoveMakonnen dropped a pretty decent single! i think i love this more for the style of the lyrics video than the song itself but i can’t deny a solid hook and a very solid verse from Gucci


Today is the day I’ve been waiting for a while - the release of Thank You God, the first album of F430, a French rap duo that came out the Zoo, a nickname for a Parisian suburb which is the birth place of PNL, MMZ and S-Pion (PNL is really good).

Listened to the album through once today, a bit long but super atmospheric cloud rap, perfect.


Technically this video came out in December 2018 but I just saw it today, so I’m gonna count it.

Also, um, I think this band I found out about one hour ago is now my favourite band of all time? I think all other music sucks now? And all other music videos are bad? Yes, I’m gonna settle on that.

(This music video is about how Russian society treats Central Asian immigrants and how the former is actually a product of the cultural exchanges between both, which, honestly, is an observation that took me 5 years to come up with as I was writing my dissertation, but took them 5 minutes to show. Holy shit y’all this is good.)


Some sweet post-punk to kick start the year:


This is Very Good. A bit Springsteen-y, a bit synthpoppy, but also subtly glitchy and distorted and cool, like a Future Islands song played over a numbers station or something.

This week’s quite exciting, new albums from her, James Blake, some other people I’m forgetting.


David Bazen / Pedro the Lion has a new album dropping this week and it’s shaping up to be a good one.


Le Butcherettes have a new album coming out at the start of February and have been releasing a few singles off it here and there.


japanese noisecore artist i quite enjoy put a new EP out! definitely worth checking out if you like anything in the harsh noise/hardcore family of electronic work