Today’s new releases: Snoop Dogg, Joanna Gruesome and more

Plus new albums from Crocodiles, The Fall, Róisín Murphy, David Duchovny and Tove Lo

Joanna Gruesome and Snoop Dogg lead this week’s new releases with their new albums.

‘Peanut Butter’ is Joanna Gruesome’s second album and was recorded by MJ from Hookworms. It is the follow up to 2013 debut ‘Weird Sister’.

Speaking about the LP, songwriter and guitarist Owen Williams commented: “We tried to make it shorter, more economical and attempted to pack as many hooks and screams in as quickly possible in order to avoid short changing the consumer or wasting her/his/their time.”

“Lyrically it’s more obtuse and surreal but also attempts to mock trad masculine rock themes whenever things do get more lucid. But sometimes musically we embrace them by doing embarrassing guitar solos. I’m not sure how much else I’m at liberty to say but one thing I will disclose is that the record is a response to threats posed by rival groups.”

Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg’s ‘Bush’ is also released today. The LP is the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Reincarnated’ and was produced entirely by Pharrell Williams. Guests on the album include Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, Gwen Stefani, Rick Ross and Kendrick Lamar.

Today also sees the release of new records from Crocodiles, The Fall, Róisín Murphy, Surfer Blood and Tove Lo while former X Files actor David Duchovny releases his debut album ‘Hell Or Highwater’.

This week’s new album and EP releases:

Bernard + Edith – ‘Jem’
Blanck Mass – ‘Dumb Flesh’
Crocodiles – ‘Boys’
David Duchovny – ‘Hell Or Highwater’
The Fall – ‘Sub-Lingual Tablet’
Gaps – ‘In, Around The Moments’
Icky Blossoms – ‘Mask’
Joanna Gruesome – ‘Peanut Butter’
Juan Wauters – ‘Who Me?’
Novella – ‘Land’
Patrick Watson – ‘Love Songs For Robots’
Paul Weller – ‘Saturns Pattern’
Róisín Murphy – ‘Hairless Toys’
Snoop Dogg – ‘Bush’
Surfer Blood – ‘1000 Palms’
The Tallest Man On Earth – ‘Dark Bird Is Home’
Tove Lo – ‘Queen Of The Clouds’
Tyondai Braxton – ‘HIVE1’
We Are The Ocean – ‘ARK’

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