Album News Weekly: 15th April 2016

In This Issue: It is the final last Album News Weekly this week!! Well for me at least, check out the latest from pop, rock, hip hop and in between. There’s some sweet new releases from the revamped Magnetic Zeros crew, as well as The Sugarcanes hailed as being for those Alabama Shakes lovers, get listening!


The Magnetic Zeros

Sydney fans of indie folk collective Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros will be able to score their new album PersonA up for release on Friday, April 15 via Community Music and Create/Control.

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The Sugarcanes

Melbourne rock ‘n’ soul powerhouse The Sugarcanes have their self-titled debut LP The Sugarcanes released this Friday. out April 15, 2016 via Cobra Snake Necktie Records.


Urple Eeple

Peter Farr, under the moniker Urple Eeple, returns with his new EP entitled Lost in Motion, out on 15th April on Chillage Records. A founder of the label, Peter is deeply entrenched in the electronic music scene.

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Snake Snake Snakes

Phoenix-based rock band Snake Snake Snakes announces their new Tranquilo LP out April 15th on Common Wall Media. Common Wall Media and President Gator will be releasing Tranquilo on 12” “Blood Red” transparent vinyl and digitally.

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Zen Mantra

Zen Mantra (Sam Perry) releases the lead-single “Second Skin” off the forthcoming self-titled album Zen Mantra, out April 15th on Flying Nun Records. From ethereal shoegaze to walls of psychedelic distortion take a listen here:

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Prism Tats

Anti- is excited to announce the signing of Prism Tats, the rock ‘n roll creation of the musician Garett van der Spek. Using guitars, vocals and sparse electronic elements, Prism Tats self-titled debut album is out April 15th.

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J Dilla

The Estate of James Yancey has revived J Dilla’s company PayJay as a functioning imprint to release Dilla’s long lost vocal album, THE DIARY on April 15th, in conjunction with Mass Appeal Records, distributed through Sony Music Australia. Initially intended for release in 2002, The Diary is the final batch of unissued material that Dilla had assembled for release during his lifetime.

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Stare at the Clouds

Sydney prog outfit Stare at the Clouds are about to release their debut full-length record, promising an atmospheric and immersive listen, This Clear Divide on Friday April 15th.



For Record Store Day 2016 – the expanded double-vinyl reissue of Hauschka’s debut album for 130701, Room To Expand on April 15th. Originally released in February 2007 as a twelve-track CD-only album, a CD / digital version of the album will be released on July 8th.



BIGG‘s debut EP Lock Up Your Daughters takes Alternative Indie/Rock and adds heavy distorted tones with its release on April 15th 2016 via TakeControlCo Records.

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Matty T Wall

Blue-eyed Blues guitarist Matty T Wall has the release of his debut album Blue Skies in stores through Only Blues Music from April 18th.


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