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New Music Tuesday: Fontaines D.C., Father John Misty, Kae Tempest & More…

Love, living life on the margins, and losing one’s connection to home on New Music Tuesdays.

New Music Tuesdays 2022-05-03

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching and the first real signs of spring in Binghamton, it feels right for a new installment of New Music Tuesdays — does anyone really like Monday?

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Fontaines D.C. Skinty Fia

(Release Date: 4/22/2022, Qobuz, 24-bit/96kHz)

The third release in as many years from this Irish post-punk band that met at Dublin’s City Music College is its most cohesive so far. The band has always tried through its music to maintain its strong roots, but Skinty Fia finds the band trying to reconcile its new home in London’s music scene, with its strong Irish roots.

Lead singer, Grian Chatten, is a better composer than he is a vocalist and the album is rich with rather interesting instrumentation that is consistently strong throughout.

Where to listen/buy: Qobuz

Kae Tempest: The Line is a Curve

(Release Date: 4/08/2022, Qobuz, 24-bit/96kHz)

Kae Tempest is a British poet who has managed to successfully cross over into indie music and rap. The lyrics on this album do much of the heavy lifting. This album features collaborations with other artists such as Fontaines D.C’s Grian Chatten and Kevin Abstract.

The overall mood and synths make this a surprising album; Tempest is an accomplished and award-winning poet and while most of the album sounds like a poetry reading — the creative and layered music give this album some surprising gravitas.

Where to listen/buy: Amazon | Qobuz

Milky Chance: Sadnecessary

(Release Date: 04/20/2022, Qobuz, 24-bit/44.1kHz)

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This album is exactly what Milky Chance fans craved. The original album was so good and an acoustic version is exactly what we didn’t know we needed. This is the type of album you can play to create peaceful vibes for a group and it’s the type of album you can just leave on and not need to think about changing the song or getting bored.

Where to listen/buy: Amazon | Qobuz

Father John Misty: Chloe and the Next 20th Century

(Release Date: 04/08/2022, Qobuz, 24-bit/96kHz)

Father John Misty — AKA John Tillman, has flirted with a number of styles over the years and it’s an interesting take on a number of wannabe standards; he goes all in on his fifth studio album with his takes on romance, failed relationships, and life on the margins.

Where to listen/buy: Amazon | Qobuz

Catch up on last month’s New Music Monday for April 4, 2022.

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