3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Weyes Blood, Cautious Clay, and The Smashing Pumpkins
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There’s so much good music out in the ether that sometimes it’s difficult to parse through all of it. Every week The Daily Music Report will do the hard work for you and highlight the best releases available on streaming services.
This week we’re highlighting new music from Weyes Blood, Cautious Clay, and The Smashing Pumpkins.
Weyes Blood – And In the Darkness, Hearts Aglow
Follow up to 2019’s Titanic Rising, And In the Darkness, Hearts Aglow was released on November 18, 2022 via Sub Pop. The album was written by Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood) with production from Mering along with Jonathan Rado on all songs except for ‘A Given Thing,’ which was produced by Mering and Rodaidh McDonald. The album features guest appearances from Meg Duffy, Daniel Lopatin, and Mary Lattimore.
Standout Songs: It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody, Children of the Empire, The Worst Is Done
Cautious Clay – Thin Ice On The Cake EP
Cleveland-born singer, songwriter, and producer Cautious Clay (Joshua Karpeh) has released his second EP of 2022. Follow up to Lip Service, Thin Ice On The Cake includes six songs, three of which have been previously released (‘Puffer,’ ‘Camp Anonymous,’ and ‘Burning Up Slow.’) “I’ve always loved working with juxtapositions in my music. Conceptually Thin Ice on the Cake relates to being on the edge of something really bad as we grow nearer to death, but birthdays are also about celebrating the positives and joys of life. The cake is a great symbol of that. ‘Burning Up Slow’ is all about enjoying the ride,” shares Clay.
Standout Songs: Puffer, Burning Up Slow
The Smashing Pumpkins – ATUM (Act 1)
Billed as the sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machine of God The Smashing Pumpkins are on the verge of releasing a new 33-song rock opera called ATUM. The 3 act collection will be revealed in separate acts with the first getting a November 15 release (Act 2 on January 31 and Act 3 on April 21). The release schedule was designed by Corgan himself to help listeners digest the large body of work.
Standout Songs: Butterfly Suite, The Good In Goodbye, Steps In Time
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