September goes out with a flourish when it comes to the bold assortment of new albums released on its final day. Arriving after nearly a decade-long absence, Cool it Down marks a thrilling return from art-rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Still exploring new frontiers, indie icons Pixies‘ eighth album, Doggerel, features the first ever songwriting credit for guitarist Joey Santiago. Speaking of icons, Björk‘s long-awaited tenth solo album, Fossora, is a mushroom-themed collection of sonic textures inspired by Icelandic folk and choral music. Divided into three complementary segments, Tyler Childers‘ ambitious triple album Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven? shows off the Kentucky songwriter’s versatility.
New Jersey rockers Titus Andronicus deliver hooks and heart on their seventh LP, The Will to Live. Brandi Carlile revisits her most recent album for a fully acoustic reimagining entitled In the Canyon Haze. British electronic pop purveyors Fujiya & Miyagi fill the dancefloor with nervous energy on Slight Variations. PRESS PLAY on these new releases below. Listen for spotlights on new records like these (and more) every Friday on the XPN Morning Show and Indie Rock Hit Parade.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cool it Down
CHECK OUT: “Burning” “Spitting Off the Edge of the World (feat. Perfume Genius)”
Pixies – Doggerel
CHECK OUT: “Vault of Heaven” “Dregs of the Wine”
Björk – Fossora
CHECK OUT: “Ovule” “Atopos (feat. Kasimyn)”
Tyler Childers – Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?
CHECK OUT: “Angel Band (Jubilee Version)” “Old Country Church (Hallelujah Version)”
Titus Andronicus – The Will to Live
CHECK OUT: “(I’m) Screwed” “Give Me Grief”
Brandi Carlile – In the Canyon Haze
CHECK OUT: “Right On Time” “Space Oddity”
Fujiya & Miyagi – Slight Variations
CHECK OUT: “Digital Hangover” “Slight Variations”