Kirin J Callinan never met a left turn he didn’t like. The Australian musician’s new album Bravado is visceral, bizarro, chaotic-neutral experimental pop, and love it or hate it, it’s one of the most unusual records you’re likely to hear this season. It also boasts a hefty list of collaborators: Connan Mockasin, Alex Cameron, Weyes Blood, No Wave saxophonist James Chance, Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, and others.
Callinan’s previous, very different album was 2013’s Embracism. Listen to Bravado in all its ironic club breakdown, husky balladry, and inchoate screaming glory below. If you haven’t seen Callinan’s fantastically weird videos for “S.A.D.” and “Living Each Day,” they come highly recommended, too.