New Release Round-Up 03-18-16
IGGY POP - Post Pop Depression - Loma Vista
'A lot of geezers my age don't work out of their comfort zone anymore because once you become legendary you don't want people challenging you.' - Iggy Pop
Post Pop Depression, the 17th Iggy Pop album, and a worthy addition to the 22-album legacy spawned with the immortal trilogy of The Stooges, Fun House and Raw Power, spanning massively influential solo outings including 1977's opening 1-2 combo of The Idiot and Lust For Life, and 1990's gold-certified Brick By Brick. The first Iggy Pop album co-created with producer Josh Homme, Post Pop Depression began with a succinctly worded text from Iggy to Joshua, and was realized in seclusion with Homme's enlisted aid of his Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertitia and Arctic Monkeys' drummer Matt Helders. Post Pop Depression is a singular work that stands proudly alongside the best works of either of its principles, from The Stooges to Queens Of The Stone Age, bearing its creators' undeniable sonic DNA while sounding like nothing they've done before.
PRIMAL SCREAM - Chaosmosis - Ignition Records
Scottish rockers Primal Scream return with their 11th studio album Chaosmosis which features the single "Where The Light Gets In".
GAZ COOMBES - Matador - Hot Fruit Recordings
Following years of warmly welcomed Stateside jaunts fronting Supergrass and the Hot Rats, Gaz Coombes will commemorate his first ever North American solo tour with a special limited colored vinyl deluxe edition and physical CD release of his second solo album, Matador. Previously physically released only in select overseas territories, Matador was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Prize, a distinction bestowed upon the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Matador was a critical smash in Coombes' native UK, drawing glowing praise and rave reviews.
GWEN STEFANI - This Is What The Truth Feels Like - Interscope Records
A singer and songwriter since childhood, Gwen Stefani has sold close to 30 million records as the frontwoman for the band No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Gwen took her time to carefully craft her new album, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, her most personal work to date. With intimate songs such as "Make Me Like You," "Misery Truth," and "Used To Love You" combined with the stellar productions from producers Mattman & Robin, Greg Kurstin, JR Rotem and Stargate, there is an emotional through line to the album that highlights Gwen's songwriting and impassioned themes of love and loss that are universally felt worldwide.
DAMIEN JURADO - Visions Of Us On The Land - Secretly Canadian
Providing the ideal entry point for neophytes and an intoxicating aural high for the faithful, Damien Jurado's new opus extends the hot streak ignited by 2012's Maraqopa and its 2014 follow-up Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son. Cut once again with labelmate and superproducer Richard Swift at the latter's National Freedom recording facility in rural Oregon, Visions Of Us On The Land completes the tale of an individual who has had to disappear from society in order to discover some universal truths.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.