Hello and welcome to another segment of Fresh Streams. Today we’ve provided quite a range of musical selections to address a number of feelings on your complicated emotional spectrum. There’s a solid chance you haven’t heard some of these albums, because these babies entered the world no more than 3 days ago! So cute.
Six piece post-metal band Bloodiest have just released their second full-length album. The self-titled record is droney, dreamy, in-your-face rage at its finest. The album is currently available to stream on Nerdist. We recommend you listen, otherwise, here’s a link where Stereogum explains why you should listen. Get your tickets for their show at the Bottle on March 12, where they’ll be playing with Sweet Cobra and Electric Hawk.
Eleanor Friedberger’s third solo record New View is currently available to stream on NPR Music’s First Listen. ‘New View’ is a rock’n’roll album, recorded live to tape in a studio in upstate New York. She’ll be paying the Empty Bottle a visit on February 24, get your tickets tickets here.
Psychedelic garage rock prince Ty Segall has released his tenth solo album over the span of 8 years. The album, titled Emotional Mugger, is also streaming on NPR’s First Listen. To hear the trippy adventure in person, head to Thalia Hall either March 7 or 8. Tickets available here and here.
Interestingly enough, Chicago locals Tortoise’s latest album was brought to fruition through a commission from the City of Chicago. Their first album since 2009’s Beacons of Ancestorship, The Catastrophist infuses improvisational hooks performed in their live shows over the past six years with reworked tunes pulled from the City of Chicago suite composed to represent the local jazz and improvised music communities. Get ready for a journey from synth-swept to dance jam when you preview the whole album at The Guardian and grab tickets for their two show run at Thalia Hall here and here.
IMAGE: Wouldn’t it be nice to head to the open prairie and do a little fly fishin’ in the warm, late-spring afternoon? That’s what’s on our mind this January and we found this pleasant pic from our good pals at Google. Simply marvelous. Thanks, Google!