Welcome to Seven in Seven, the place every week we sometimes check out reveals coming to the area over the subsequent week. And whereas venue doorways are slowly opening once more, because of the present pandemic they aren’t fairly there but. That doesn’t imply the music stops, and new releases are popping out weekly from artists you already know and love and a few ready to be found. Each week we’ll be a number of the finest hitting cabinets and streaming providers and a can’t miss present within the area.
Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy steel, R&B, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll at all times be one thing to take a look at. Here’s what’s on the docket for the week of Oct. 8:
Show of the week
IDLES – The Fillmore – Oct. 13
Last week, IDLES introduced their fourth album, “Crawler,” can be launched in mid-November. The UK indie rockers will probably be giving a style or two of that LP subsequent Wednesday at The Fillmore, along with different cuts from their quick however storied profession, filled with brash anthems and simple catchiness. Expect songs like “Mother,” “I’m Scum” and “War” from final yr’s Ultra Mono studio album, which went to No. 1 of their homeland and almost cracked the Top 50 right here within the States. The reveals have been promoting out all throughout the nation and, fact be instructed, this is perhaps the final time to catch them in a venue small as The Fillmore.
Local H – “Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix Tape #3”
Rock and roll stalwarts Local H stay as prolific and hungry as ever three a long time into their perennially loud profession. Shortly after the discharge of their critically acclaimed, Steve Albini-produced album “Lifers” in 2020, the world modified perpetually with the onset of the worldwide pandemic. After dealing with tour cancellations world wide, they turned one of many first bands to embrace the drive-in live performance expertise, along with live-streaming quite a few reveals from their apply area. While locked below quarantine, the band recorded their third covers album to this point, aptly titled “Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix Tape #3.” Featuring an eclectic mixture of their influences, contemporaries and favourite artists, they pay tribute to everybody from Prince and Blondie to Fountains of Wayne and Mark Lanegan.
Violent Femmes – “Why Do Birds Sing?”
While within the midst of celebrating 4 a long time as a band, Violent Femmes are actually marking the thirtieth anniversary of the landmark “Why Do Birds Sing?” with a deluxe 2-CD set and digital editions that characteristic newly remastered audio, a trove of beforehand unreleased materials – together with various takes and outtakes – and an entire live performance from 1991 captured at The Boathouse in Norfolk, Va. The compact disc version additionally gives new liner notes from acclaimed songwriter and journalist, Jeff Slate, who spoke in-depth with founding members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie in regards to the making of the album.
Creeping Death – “The Edge of Existence”
Texas outfit Creeping Death is the final word fan service for dying steel disciples; they’re like an Easter egg-packed superhero sequel or “The Lord of the Rings” director’s cuts, a bludgeoning assemblage that serves up the very best components of the brutal subgenre’s previous, current and future. It’s an unrelenting sonic celebration of the type, performed with blissful mayhem by individuals who really like it. With its new EP “The Edge of Existence,” the band gives a nod to crossover masters Iron Age, a little bit of the tech-death of Cryptopsy and a basis of forebearers Death, summoning a vibrant sound in some way each acquainted and contemporary.
Howlin Rain – “The Dharma Wheel”
Over almost 20 years, Howlin Rain have change into the quintessential impartial American rock and roll band by providing up a steam-spitting menagerie of cranked guitars, kicking asphalt mud via a kaleidoscope travelogue of desert motels and dives, volleying forth transmissions of sci-fi poetry from the blacktop veins a cracked and aching nation. Now, in 2021, capping this strangest and sorest of occasions, the band returns with its sixth studio album, “The Dharma Wheel,” a six-track, 52-minute dive right into a joyous fantasy realm of exaggerated current.
Natalie Hemby – Pins and Needles
Known for the versatile sonics and storytelling that earned her eight No. 1 singles, Natalie Hemby explores a full vary of her musical items, spanning influences from Tom Petty to Sheryl Crow and the early ’90s rock and roots she was raised on with incomparable individuality. Across the 11-track assortment “Pins and Needles,” she delivers unconventional lyrics alongside together with her ingenious flip of phrase, ear-worm anthems to heart-rending ballads, acid-tongued and sharp-witted swagger to deep-grooved rockers, delivering songs that really feel like treasured moments to recollect.
The Velveteers – “Nightmare Daydream”
The Velveteers, a primal rock trio from the mountains of Boulder, Colo., made up of singer/guitarist Demi Demitro and drummers Baby Pottersmith and Jonny Fig, unveil their debut album “Nightmare Daydream.” The LP finds the band stripping down rock and roll to its most primal components: the riff, the rhythm, the snarl and rebuilding it in their very own picture. Produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, it’s a file for the style’s purists with out query.
IDLES – “The Beachland Ballroom”Local H – “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)”Violent Femmes – “Color Me Once (Early Version)”Creeping Death – “The Edge of Existence”Howlin Rain – “The Dharma Wheel”Natalie Hemby – “Pinwheel”The Velveteers – “Charmer and the Snake”