Gather ’round my little clams, and let us talk of wondrous lands, where tunes come flying from the skies, and reach your ears in flocks of five. This week’s selection comes from our Music Ed Zoë Radas, and features King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Aldous Harding, Two People, Channel Tres, and Anderson .Paak.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies
Whaddaya know, KG are back with a nautical theme! This sweet li’l bluegrass-driven number is much sunnier than the dark-prog matter we’ve had more recently from the prolific seven-piece, including the lyrics, which are all about just letting the fishies swim.
It’s the title track from the band’s upcoming 14th studio album, due out April 26 on Flightless.
Channel Tres, Brilliant N-gga
“An ode to a new kind of black exceptionalism” is right. The horrendously talented Channel Tres – who’s currently on tour supporting Robyn, which is a show I’d chew glass to see – has dropped this nugget of enthralling, bunny-strutting boogie.
Two People, Phone Call
This one has been out for a little, but now we have a video. The Freya Esders-directed video for Phone Call is a perfect visual interpretation of former Snakadaktal bandmates Phoebe and Joey’s astonishing aural poem.
Anderson .Paak, King James
Not one to rest on his laurels, however ample and lush they may be, Anderson is following December’s Oxnard (which we reviewed here) with Dr Dre-executively-produced LP Ventura on April 12. Having said that, it’s not like he wrote all these songs in three months; Paak has explained that he wrote Ventura at the same time as Oxnard; the new album is named for the Californian town just one over (north) from Oxnard, which is where .Paak “found [his] depth” during his formative years. He would’ve released the albums together, but he “held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all!” Thanks for thinking of us <3
Aldous Harding, The Barrel
This came out three weeks ago but hot damn if I can’t stop listening to it. I also highly recommend you stay with the weird/wonderful clip til the end, and also keep yer peepers peeled for our interview with this magnificent woman, all about her new album Designer (out April 26 via 4AD/Remote Control).