Election Day releases: Casket Girls, Teen Daze, Dirty Projectors
It may be Election Day but it’s also new music Tuesday. Highlighting this week’s new releases: the Casket Girls, Teen Daze and an EP from Dirty Projectors.
Dirty Projectors follows its fine release from earlier this year, Swing Lo Magellan, with the EP About to Die. The release features previously unreleased songs in addition to the title-track single from Magellan. My highlight from the EP is Here Till It Says I’m Not.
For you synth fans, Casket Girls is the new project of Ryan Graveface, who also plays with Black Mother Super Rainbow. Ryan (real name Ryan Manon) made the album, Sleepwalking, with Elsa and Phaedra Greene of Savannah, Georgia. It’s a spooky, electronic gem.
The Inner Mansions is the second album from Teen Daze. This is another electronic album but one with a full, lush sound. The highlight for me is Union, a song with Frankie Rose.
Here’s the official video for About to Die:
Also out today: Prince Rama’s concept album Top Ten Hits of the End of the World. The release features songs by 10 fictitious bands who died in an apocalypse. The album comes complete with a K-tel style cover.