Under The Radar

10 Best Songs of the Week: SPELLLING, Lucy Dacus, Ora the Molecule, Twin Shadow, and More

‘On Wednesday, SPELLLING (aka Chrystia Cabral) announced the release of her third studio album, The Turning Wheel, due for release on June 25 via Sacred Bones after nearly a year of delays. Cabral also shared the album’s first track and lead single “Little Deer.” Check out the album’s tracklist and cover art here.’

Pitchfork

'Little Deer' by SPELLLING Review

‘From her home-recorded first album, 2017’s Pantheon of Me, up through 2019’s Sacred Bones debut Mazy Fly, the Bay Area artist Chrystia Cabral—aka SPELLLING—has entertained a fascination with the otherworldly. “SPELLLING is about showing people that there’s magic in every moment,” Cabral told Pitchfork at the time. With “Little Deer,” the sweeping first single from her forthcoming third album, The Turning Wheel, Cabral vividly melds the mythical with the familiar.’

Pitchfork

Pitchfork Features SPELLLING's New Single 'Little Deer'

“...Bay Area artist Chrystia Cabral has announced a new SPELLLING album: The Turning Wheel, which follows 2019’s Mazy Fly, is out June 25 via Sacred Bones. Listen to its lead single, “Little Deer”—a song inspired by Frida Kahlo’s iconic “Wounded Deer” painting—below…”

Fader

Fader Features New SPELLLING Track, "Little Deer"

““Little Deer,” the first single from The Turning Wheel, drops today, and continues Spellling’s eclectic, genre-defying streak wrapped in a warm and funky atmosphere…”

Exclaim!

SPELLLING Returns with New Album 'The Turning Wheel'

Chrystia Cabral has shared details of a new album as SPELLLING. The Bay Area-based artist will release The Turning Wheel on June 25 through Sacred Bones Records.

The 12-song The Turning Wheel follows SPELLLING’s acclaimed 2019 LP Mazy Fly, which Exclaim! gave a 9/10 score.

Aquarium Drunkard

Reigning Sound :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

‘The last couple of Reigning Sound albums, 2011’s Abdication and 2014’s Shattered, have relied on New York City’s the Jay Vons for a backing band, but in early 2020, just off a tour for reissued Home For Orphans and with the pandemic looming, Cartwright went back to Memphis to record. We talk about his latest album, A Little More Time With Reigning Sound, what it’s like to have the original band together again and the difficult, occasionally harrowing circumstances, that knocked these songs loose and into the world.’

Circuit Sweet

REIGNING SOUND SHARE NEW SINGLE “OH CHRISTINE” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘A LITTLE MORE TIME WITH REIGNING SOUND’ OUT 21ST MAY ON MERGE

‘Reigning Sound share “Oh Christine,” one of bandleader Greg Cartwright’s favorite songs on his forthcoming LP. The new single marks another step towards the May 21 release of A Little More Time with Reigning Sound, on Merge Records, the group’s first full-length album in seven years.’

Backseat Mafia

TRACK: REIGNING SOUND – ‘OH CHRISTINE’: A SWEET AMERICANA LAMENT FROM RETURNING MEMPHIS CULT HEROES

‘RETURNING Memphis prodigals Reigning Sound have followed up the the classy garage-rock soul of “A Little More Time” from last month with another little cracker on the path to their first album in seven years. That’s called “Oh Christine”, it’s herein, and it comes with a quality assurance from the man himself, Greg Cartwright, who rates it as one of his favourite songs on the new LP.’

God Is In The TV

Tracks Of The Week #139 Reigning Sound – Oh Christine

‘Why we love it: Reigning Sounds continue to drip-feed us much goodness from their forthcoming album A Little More Time With Reigning Sound. Following firmly in the footsteps of last month’s first single to be taken from the new record, ‘A Little More Time’ comes ‘Oh Christine’.’

The Punk Site

Reigning Sound Share Soulful Delicate New Single Oh Christine

‘Reigning Sound have shared their new single, Oh Christine, that is one of bandleader Greg Cartwright’s favorite songs on their forthcoming full length. Oh Christine marks another step towards the May 21st release of A Little More Time with Reigning Sound, the group’s first full-length album in seven years that will be issued via Merge Records.’

Side One Track One

Quickdraw: Crumb, St. Vincent, Reigning Sound, Damien Jurado, Packs

‘I really love this new song from Reigning Sound – it’s such a delightful mix of country, folk and pop. The band will release A Little More Time with Reigning Sound on May 21.’

Jess Cornelius announces U.K. release of her debut album, ‘Distance’

“Jess Cornelius has today announced details of the U.K. release of her debut album, Distance, which came out to much acclaim in the U.S. last summer.

Released on Friday May 14th 2021 on Loantaka Records, the U.K. edition is heralded by a digital single featuring an alternate version of the album track Body Memory and a cover version of the Eagles I Can’t Tell You Why.”

Pitchfork

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard K.G.

“Everything about King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is governed by perpetual forward motion, from their music’s relentless momentum to their frequent reinventions to their tendency to release new albums with the regularity of a Substack newsletter. But while there’s a lot of joy to be had in hitching yourself to the Melbourne psych-rockers’ careening locomotive, the group’s recent track record suggests they could benefit from erecting some guard rails, with the honky-glam hoedown of Fishing for Fishies and the doomsday thrash of Infest the Rats’ Nest veering too sharply into the silly and the sullen, respectively.”

Happy Magazine

LISTEN: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘L.W’

“The always ambitious and always intricate King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released another sonic minefield of an album. L.W is laden with staccato synth grooves, psychedelic guitar, and other signature influences the six-piece know all too well.”

Tone Deaf

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard drop new album ‘L.W.’

“It’s only been three months since King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard dropped their last album, K.G.. Now, the band have dropped what they describe as a companion album to K.G., titled L.W.

The nine-track album includes the three singles that prefaced it, ‘Pleura’, ‘O.N.E.’ and ‘If Not Now, Then When?’, and was dropped on Bandcamp. In a statement, front-man Stu Mackenzie described how the band initially had no plans to release a companion album to K.G. Their experiences from last year, however, changed their mind. “

Clash Music

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - L.W.

“Further to the release of recent single ‘Pleura’, the ebullient Australian rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released ‘L.W.’ – the band’s seventeenth album and perhaps one of their most intriguing musical collections to date.

Recorded remotely during lockdown last year, this barnstorming album continues the journey where its predecessor K.G left off. It also finely showcases their use of microtonal tuning, which was first seen on with their 2017 album ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’.”

Stereogum

Stream King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s New Album L.W.

“The prolific Melbourne psych-rock army King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are famous for cranking out new albums at a frantic, baffling clip. Just three months ago, the band released an album called K.G. When they announced that one, the band said that the album would be “both a stand-alone work and also part of a bigger musical picture.” That bigger musical picture has other parts, too. Last week, the band announced plans to follow that one up with another new companion-piece album called L.W. That album is now out there in the world.”

Live For

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Release ‘L.W.’ Studio Album, Follow-Up To 2020’s ‘K.W.’

“King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released yet another new studio album with the arrival of L.W., the companion to the Australian rock band’s surprise 2020 K.G. album.

Out today (February 25th), L.W. includes the previously-shared singles “O.N.E.”, “If Not Now, Then When?”, and “Pleura”. The album is available to stream on digital platforms like Spotify, and the band will donate $1 from every download of L.W. on Bandcamp to Greenfleet, an eco-friendly organization that plants native biodiverse forests in the band’s native Australia and New Zealand.”

Exclaim!

Listen to King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard's New Album 'L.W.'

“After sharing “If Not Now, Then When?,” “O.N.E.” and “Pleura” in recent months, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have now released their third album in the band’s series of “explorations into microtonal tunings,” L.W., the follow-up to 2020’s K.G.”

Consequence of Sound

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Share New Album L.W.: Stream

“Prolific Aussie psych-rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are back with their latest album, L.W. It comes on the heels of K.G., which dropped just three months ago. Stream it via Bandcamp below.”

Brooklyn Vegan

Listen to King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s new album ‘L.W.’

“King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s 17th album, L.W., is out Friday and you can stream it now because it’s already Friday in Australia and the band have flipped the switch on their Bandcamp. This is third album in their “microtonal” series (that includes 2020’s K.G. and 2017’s Flying Mictrotonal Banana) that explores “the notes between the notes.” The record ranges from psychedelic folk to doomy heaviness.”

Gigwise

Album Review: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - L.W.

“King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are back again…again. The follow-up to 2020’s K.G. is the aptly titled L.W. - and the Australian band have picked up exactly where they left off.”