Zhala – Zhala


Hi. The terrific debut album by Zhala is recommended listening for sure. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy!

(US version now added here.)


Zhala – Zhala

Hi again. The charming debut album by Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: folk-pop. Enjoy!

Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles

Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles – Oh Man, Cover the Ground

Morning. When I checked this album last week it was missing in a few countries. Today, it was fine which means a blog post. Genre: post-punk. Enjoy Ceremony!


Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man

Valet – Nature


Hey. The impressive new album by Valet is a fresh addition to Spotify. Genre: psych-pop. Enjoy!


Valet – Nature

Hello there. The first update of the week is the new album by folk singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell.

(It should be added for US listeners tomorrow.)

Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell – Sundown Over Ghost Town

Hey again. The final update of the week is the promising debut album by Pinact. Genre: noise pop/rock. Enjoy!

(US version here.)


Pinact – Stand Still and Rot

Hi. Retro pop anyone? If yes, please read this review and enjoy Brandon Flowers!

(Version for GB and IE here. US version here.)

Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect

Good morning. From earlier this week: the latest album by Holly Herndon. Genre: experimental electronic/pop. Enjoy!

Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon – Platform

Shamir – Ratchet


Hey. The well-received debut album by Shamir was added to Spotify earlier this week. Genre: dance-pop. Enjoy!

(US version here.)


Shamir – Ratchet

Hi again. The perhaps most notable release of the week is the comeback album by Faith No More. Genre: alternative metal/rock. Enjoy!

(US version here.)

Faith No More

Faith No More – Sol Invictus

Morning. Singer-songwriter Holly Miranda returns with another album, her third, and it’s a keeper. Enjoy!

Holly Miranda

Holly Miranda – Holly Miranda

Evening. Here’s the new album by Israeli band Vaadat Charigim. Genre: shoegaze. Enjoy!

Vaadat Charigim

Vaadat Charigim – Sinking as a Stone

Hey. My Internet was broken yesterday (and most of today) as you may have noticed. Here is one of the notable new releases of the week: the relaxing new Hot Chip album. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy!

(Note: There will be some extra updates tomorrow to compensate for the missing updates yesterday!)

Hot Chip

Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the groovy debut album by Dommengang. Genre: psychedelic rock. Enjoy!


Dommengang – Everybody’s Boogie

Hi. Beth Jeans Houghton is back as Du Blonde and I like it. Genre: rock. Read some reviews and enjoy!

(US version here.)

(And here’s another reminder about the new playlist, Spotinews 072.)

Du Blonde

Du Blonde – Welcome Back to Milk

Torres – Sprinter


Hello again. Her previous album was my number one album of 2013. Now she is back with a new effort. Enjoy Torres!

(Genre: singer-songwriter.)

(US version here.)

(Don’t forget about the new playlist, Spotinews 072.)


Torres – Sprinter

Hey. Here is the new album by Secrets of the Sky. Genre: doom metal. Enjoy!

(Version for AT, CH and DE here.)

Secrets of the Sky

Secrets of the Sky – Pathway

Hi. This stylish album by singer-songwriter Michael Rault was added to Spotify a while back. Enjoy!

(One review here.)

Michael Rault

Michael Rault – Living Daylight

Morning. The first update of the weeks is the new album by Joanna Gruesome. Genre: noise pop. Enjoy!

(There is a new playlist, Spotinews 072, where I will continue to add samples from the albums I write about – starting with this one.)

(As usual it should be added for US listeners one day later.)

(Version for GB and IE here.)

Joanna Gruesome

Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter

Hey again. The final update of the week is a collaboration between Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. Genre: alt-country. Enjoy!

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – The Traveling Kind


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