Hear Godspeed, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Michael Head and more…

A lot of good new things to carry us through this fraught editorial period of finishing an issue, though this morning I found myself stuck on the new Godspeed You! Black Emperor album and played it three or four times in a row.

That’s one of this week’s highlights, along with new arrivals from Rob St John, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and friends (including Bundy K Brown, post-rock fans), Daniel Bachman and, maybe best of all, Thee Oh Sees. Another key arrival has been our next Ultimate Music Guide, dedicated to Kate Bush, and out next Thursday (March 12) in the UK.

More about that when I get a moment next week, but in the meantime, let me know what you think of this lot…

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1 Vetiver – Complete Strangers (Easy Sound)

2 Cannibal Ox – Blade Of The Ronin (iHip Hop)

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4 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress (Constellation)

5 Rob St John – Surface Tension (Surface Tension)

6 Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Velvets In The Dark/Koala Bears (Violette)

7 Mbongwana Star – Malukayi (World Circuit)

8 Dean McPhee – Fatima’s Hand (Hood Faire/Blast First Petite)

9 The Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (Rough Trade)

10 MC Taylor & Friends – NARAL NC Benefit, Durham Pinhook, 18/1/15 (www.nyctaper.com)

11 Bonnie Stillwatter – The Devil Is People (Temporary Residence)

12 Daniel Bachman – River (Three-Lobed)

13 Hagerty-Toth band – Qalgebra (Three-Lobed)

14 Todd Rundgren/ Emil Nikolaisen/Hans-Peter Lindstrøm – Runddans. (Smalltown Supersound.)

15 Leon Bridges – Lisa Sawyer (Columbia)

16 Aye Aye – Aye Aye (Richie/Testoster Tunes)

17 Rhodri Davies – An Air Swept Clean Of All Distance (Alt.Vinyl)

18 Thee Oh Sees – Mutilator Defeated At Last (Castle Face)

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20 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love (Jagjaguwar)