As we approach the middle of fall, experiencing colder weather and waiting restlessly for the holidays, the influx of new music certainly hasn’t slowed. This week offers loads of newcomers, with SAGE’s lovely piano-based debut, Girlpool’s peppy new single, and a raucous new project from Wavves’ Nathan Williams. That said, the veterans also make a good showing, with Queens rapper Action Bronson reuniting with Party Supplies, Deerhoof highlighting their infectious weirdness, and TV on the Radio giving another preview of their fifth LP.
10. TV on the Radio – “Careful You”
Primed with Kavinsky-leaning electro, “Careful You” is quickly tamed by the orotund delivery of TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe. The second single from the band’s forthcoming fifth full-length, Seeds, there is a lush, thinly veiled sensuality here that courses through its rich synth waves and heartbeat of a bass line. Even without the pulsating amorphous forms of the music video, the lyrics are sure to cause a slight uptick in your blood pressure: “There is a softness to your touch/ There is a wonder to your ways.” But the track isn’t some naïve ode to love; instead, it reflects on the good and bad that accompanies the thrill of lust. Grab Seeds November 18th via Harvest Records. –Derek Staples