As the week comes to a close we’ve rounded up the best albums streaming this past week. Follow the links below to stream new music from Morrissey, Melted Toys, Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon, Slow Club, and more.
1. Morrissey, World Peace Is None Of Your Business.“This 12-track effort largely seems to follow in the tradition of the singles that have surfaced thus far, but Morrissey is incorporating a fair amount of weirdness (see the tortured outro of ‘Neal Cassady Drops Dead’) into his swooning indie pop structures this time around.” –SPIN (via NPR)
2. Young Thug, 1017 Thug 2. “Thug doesn’t actually seem to be participating in the release of his new tape. Instead, it appears to be a collection of vault music that he left with his old label, 1017 Brick Squad. But the tape still stands as a deeply strange and fascinating piece of work, and it’s actually better-mastered than the original 1017 Thug.” (via Stereogum)
3. Melted Toys, Melted Toys. “Bay Area psych-pop crew Melted Toys’ self-titled is out July 15 via Underwater Peoples and was mixed by Rusty Santos, who’s manned the boards for Animal Collective’s Sung Tongs and Panda Bear’s Person Pitch, among other albums.” (via Pitchfork)
4. Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon, Break Line the Musical. “Entitled Break Line, it’s the story of a “‘abor conflict in a Western Pennsylvania coal town that (Wilder and Kardon’s) fathers had learned about from an old folk song taught in Quaker schools in the 1950s.” Inspired by “early ’70s Kinks and The Byrds”, the duo forged “their own version of a classic story of betrayal, pride and lost love.” –Consequence of Sound (via Pitchfork)
5. Slow Club, Complete Surrender. “Complete Surrender, however, finds Watson and Taylor indulging in more bold and melodramatic styles than before… A soaring account of bruised hearts and tear-soaked pillows, it’s a sound perhaps enhanced by producer and Richard Hawley wingman Colin Elliot.” (The Guardian)
6. Trampled by Turtles, Wild Animals. “Produced by Low singer and fellow Minnesotan Alan Sparhawk, who knows a little something about delicate deliberation, Wild Animalsmakes the most of Trampled by Turtles’ supple strings and considerable restraint. This is a thoughtful, stately grower of a record, made all the more enticing by the idea that future live shows will harness the energy coiled just beneath its glimmering surface.” (via NPR)
7. Landlady,Upright Behavior. “Nothing cuts through these 10 songs like the piercing and vigorous rhythm sections. Melody comes first, and within seconds the songs are reshaped by the shimmering guitar lines, heated with West African influence and inspired by the likes of Talking Heads, TV on the Radio, and Dirty Projectors.” –Consequence of Sound (via Pitchfork)