New Music Friday For Oct. 5: Cat Power And 7 Other Albums You Should Hear Now

Oct 5, 2018
Originally published on October 5, 2018 8:30 am

With Robin Hilton out for one more week, NPR Music's Ann Powers and Lars Gotrich join me for a whirlwind tour of a busy release day. We've got the first album in five years by the spiky pop-rock band Swearin' (featuring the great and good Allison Crutchfield); the gorgeous first album in six years by Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power; the heavy, almost absurdly ambitious rock and roll of F***** Up; the versatile country of Eric Church; the springy and inspirational anthems of multi-hyphenate powerhouse Tunde Olaniran; the sprawling, deeply searching rock of mewithoutYou; the rugged metal of Matt Pike's long-running band High on Fire; and Phosporescent's Matthew Houck, whose beatific folk-rock sprawls with winsome approachability.

Featured Albums

  1. Swearin': Fall Into the Sun (Stream)
    Featured Song: "Grow Into a Ghost"
  2. Cat Power: Wanderer (Stream)
    Featured Song: "In Your Face"
  3. F***** Up: Dose Your Dreams (Stream)
    Featured Song: "Accelerate"
  4. Eric Church: Desperate Man
    Featured Song: "Monsters"
  5. Tunde Olaniran: Stranger (Stream)
    Featured Song: "I'm Here"
  6. mewithoutYou: [Untitled] (Stream)
    Featured Song: "Julia (or, 'Holy to the LORD' on the Bells of Horses)"
  7. High On Fire: Electric Messiah (Stream)
    Featured Song: "Electric Messiah"
  8. Phosphorescent: C'est La Vie (Stream)
    Featured Song: "C'est La Vie No. 2"

Other Notable Releases For Oct. 5: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born Soundtrack; Adrianne Lenker, abysskiss; Cursive, Vitriola; Windhand, Eternal Return; Nathan Bowles, Plainly Mistaken; Molly Burch, First Flower; T.I., Dime Trap.

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