This week’s new releases piece begins with the 4th release from Texan Matthew Dear. Following up 2010′s lauded masterpiece “Black City”, the electronic avant-pop artist returns with a much lighter affair with “Beams”, released by Ghostly International today. Already boasting an impressive 221,094 listeners on Last.fm, it’ll likely to eclipse the 300,000 mark by the end of the year.
Nobody ever would
Caught in the middle of this dysfunction
It's yoursad reality
It's your messed up family tree
Next up is “Seer” by legendary rock band Swans. Remarkably on their 12th studio album and it’s arguably one of their most accessible in records in an impressive 30 year career. Led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira, the New York City based band’s most popular release found on Last.fm is 1990s “Children of God” with 43,694 listeners.
This week also see’s the highly anticipated return of Baltimore resident Dan Deacon. Citing his new release “America” as the “culmination of years spent playing both DIY venues and concert halls across the world” and his own “disenfranchised mind questioning notions of cultural identity and values”. It’s a release that demonstrates anger, confusion, and anxiety corporatism and war, but still includes all the fun you’d expect from a Deacon release. His last effort “Bromst” has clocked up 1,612,938 scrobbles from 72,119 listeners on Last.fm.