Four recommended new CDs out this week:
Trap Them, “Blissf*****”: Holy ravioli, tossing a puppy into a wood chipper is less brutal than the latest fusillade of soot-black noisecore from these Seattle misanthropes with the nastiest guitar tone of any band not named Entombed.
First Aid Kit, “Stay Gold”: Swedish Americana from a pair of sisters with voices as golden as the sparkly dresses that they don on the album sleeve. They recorded this, their third record, backed by a 13-piece orchestra, their sound now as full as their hearts.
Chrissie Hynde, “Stockholm”: “Don’t f*** with this heart of mine” Hynde sings on her first solo album, and we’d recommend not f****** with the Pretenders frontwoman period as she remains an all-out badass on the alternately smoldering and snarling “Stockholm.”
The Atlas Moth, “The Old Believer”: A beautiful nightmare, that’s what the latest from these Chicago avante metallers registers as. Listen to this one with a good set of headphones, as there’s so much going on in its incredibly detailed mix, it sometimes sounds like two separate albums layered into one.
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