We start our look at this week’s new releases with Antony and The Johnsons, who release live album with a difference Cut the World this week: it features twelve of the band’s songs recorded by the The Danish National Chamber Orchestra. These include tracks from previous albums such as “Epilepsy is Dancing”, which counts 106,081 listeners already, as well as the title track, written for a new film in which Antony stars. With new takes on well-loved tracks, Cut the World should add significantly to their count of 19,183,862 scrobbles so far.
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Sweet Valley might be an unfamiliar artist name, but it’s the side project of Wavves‘ Nathan Williams alongside his brother Kynan. Eschewing the lo-fi indie pop of his other band, Williams has created an album of woozy hip-hop beats in Stay Calm. With a mere 392 listeners for the duo so far, this could be a release based solely on buzz – but time will tell if tracks such as “Malibu Games” and “Total Carnage” make a genuine impression on listeners.
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Meanwhile, Rob Zombie needs almost no introduction. The musician, film director and notorious shock-rocker returns with remix album Mondo Sex Head, featuring reworkings of both solo and White Zombie tracks. With 1,030,987 listeners overall, Zombie should have a big audience for the new release – and remixes don’t do too badly in his charts, with the unreleased Skrillex remix of “Sick Bubblegum” gaining 5,323 listeners.
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