TV On The Radio – ‘Nine Types Of Light’. NME said: “Nine Types…’ will make those who over-contexualise TVOTR finally quit their chin-stroking and live a little. This really is the most fun you can have without laughing.” 8/10.Buy this album.
Battles – ‘Gloss Drop’. Bracing slices of kinetic hyped up joy, sans Tyondai Braxton. Pre-order this album.
Alex Turner – ‘Submarine EP’. Arctic Monkey man’s quite lovely soundtrack for Richard Ayoade’s directorial debut. Buy this album.
John Maus – ‘Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of’. Lo-fi synth pop goodness for the sometime matey of Ariel Pink. Pre-order this album.
Destroyer – ‘Kaputt’. Dan Bejar’s most excellent, ninth Destroyer album has a jazzy smoothness to it. Like Leonard Cohen covering Sade’s ‘Diamond Life’. Pre-order the album now.
Cults – ‘Cults’. Debut from the dreamy duo of Madeline and Brian Oblivion, think Summer Camp or a perkier Cat’s Eyes. Pre-order the album now.
The Horrors – ‘Skying’. They move from from ‘Primary Colours’ shoegazing to baggy, full of gentle surprises.