Friday Streams -- May 5, 2017

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Mac DeMarco's This Old Dog is probably the most noteworthy release of this week, but it's pretty deep outside of that, too, with 3 gems from Latin American artists.

New Releases
Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog
DeMarco seems like a throwback in so many ways that's not just his style. And, boy, do we need irony and not really giving a shit these days.

Perfume Genius - No Shape
The follow-up to 2014's brilliant deconstructionist album, Too Bright, Perfume Genius's latest doesn't let down.

Natalia Lafourcade - Musas
Lafourcade does the great Latin American song book on this record whose gentle instrumentations allow her one-of-a-kind voice to take center stage.

Juana Molina - Halo
I can't help but think that when histories of music are written from this time, when we have the great explosion of women making experimental music like Juliana Barwick and Julia Holter that the great unsung hero will be Juana Molina. If you haven't heard her before, Halo is a great into to her trippy corpus.

Café Tacvba - Jei Beibi
Anti-neocolonial stalwarts Café Tacvba return with their first album in five years.

Black Lips - Satanic Graffiti or God's Art?
Atlanta's Black Lips go semi rock opera with this booming, anthemic record.

Pond - The Weather
The synth is strong with Pond's newest. This Perth, Australia group has been one of my secret loves since I heard their album, with the greatest album title of all time: Beards, Wives, Denim.

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Pond - Beards, Wives, Denim
Because it is the greatest album title of all time.


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