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STEELE PICKS: Best Albums of 2016
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on December 17, 2016
here’s the music in heavy rotation or that intrigued me or moved me in 2016. we need music and the arts now more than ever. music heals.
Chairlift, Moth [Columbia]
–the duo aptly describes its music as “25th-century folktronica.” infectious beats, sweet vocals. the Brooklyn band just announced its break-up on Twitter.
Bat for Lashes, The Bride [Parlophone]
— concept album. all the songs on this album= perfection. dark humor, dark melodies with gorgeous arrangements, provocative lyrics and lilting, rich vocals.
Warpaint, Heads Up [Rough Trade]
–the all-female Los Angeles indie band plays soothing, swirling, pretty, contemplative, dreamy, free-spirited music. Warpaint is Emily Kokal (guitar, vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, vocals), Stella Mozgawa (drums, vocals) and Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals). The new album sounds a bit more pop, a bit more loud and loose without departing from the loveliness that makes up Warpaint’s current musical catalogue.
Daughter, Not to Disappear [4AD]
–haunting vocals, swirly moodiness and thoughtful lyrics
Tindersticks, The Waiting Room [City Slang]
–sexy, dark music. Singer Stuart Staples oozes romance with that brooding baritone and the varied instrumentation of violin, keyboards, percussion and guitar leads to gorgeous layered arrangements.
Band of Horses, Why Are You OK [Interscope]
–this band makes me feel slightly warm and fuzzy. also one of the best shows this year.
Julianna Barwick, Will [Dead Oceans]
–this album soothes and calms. I often listen to it while I’m at acupuncture. my review.
The Julie Ruin, Hit Reset [Hardly Art]
–edgy brilliance. The spectacular album bursts with a tangible emotiveness, unapologetic lyrics and a collective embrace for individual truth and identity.
Basia Bulat, Good Advice [Secret City]
–there’s an earthy loveliness in the Canadian folk singer-songwriter’s vocals. her captivating and honest lyrics get buoyed by layered melodies.
James, Girl at the End of the World [BMG]
–one of my favorite 90s Britpop bands. this electronica/ indie-rock album does not disappoint. my review.
Suede, Night Thoughts [Warner Bros.]
–another one of my favorite British bands from the 90s still at it.
fall tour and new album: Warpaint
Posted by Amy Steele in Music on August 25, 2016
One of my favorite bands is Warpaint. The all-female band plays soothing, swirling, pretty, contemplative, dreamy, free-spirited music. Warpaint is Emily Kokal (guitar, vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, vocals), Stella Mozgawa (drums, vocals) and Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals). Heads Up follows their critically beloved debut EP Exquisite Corpse, 2010’s The Fool and 2014’s Warpaint. The band will release its new album Heads Up [Rough Trade] on September 23, 2016. The new album sounds a bit more pop, a bit more loud and loose without departing from the loveliness that makes up Warpaint’s current musical catalogue. Warpaint will begin its tour on September 19 in Seattle.
“The doors were a little more open in terms of what was accepted and what wasn’t, because we were sharing ideas so rapidly between us,” says the band’s drummer Stella Mozgawa of the recording process. “The roles that each of us individually had—or had established—were a little more malleable.”
“Everybody was allowed to have their space, time and creative freedom with songs and figure out, ‘I wonder what the best notes would be? I wonder what the best part would be to play?’” says bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg. “Everybody got to sit and go, ‘What do I want to do on this? What’s my part? What’s my role? How can I make it the best?’”
debut single “New Song:”
September 19 /// Seattle, WA /// The Showbox
September 20 /// Vancouver, BC /// Imperial Vancouver
September 21 /// Portland, OR /// Wonder Ballroom
September 23 /// Oakdale, CA /// Symbiosis Festival
September 24 /// Long Beach, CA /// Music Tastes Good
September 25 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Life is Beautiful
September 27 /// Englewood, CO /// Gothic Theatre
September 29 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Varsity Theater
September 30 /// Chicago, IL /// Thalia Hall
October 1 /// Detroit, MI /// St. Andrews Hall
October 3 /// Toronto, ON /// Danforth Music Hall
October 4 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club
October 6 /// Boston, MA /// Paradise Rock Club
October 7 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Warsaw
October 8 /// New York, NY /// The Bowery Ballroom
October 9 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Union Transfer
October 12 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Fillmore
October 13 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Fonda Theatre
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