These are this week’s new entries in WMNF’s Hot Box – current new releases that we love. Hear them on WMNF.
Israel Nash – Silver Season
With crunchy, rootsy songs featuring a high voiced singer, Israel Nash is often compared to Neil Young – and that’s not a bad thing. The new release deftly mixes Americana, outlaw country and psychedelic rock.
Lindi Ortega – Faded Gloryville
This album has been getting steady WMNF play for several weeks without being in the Hot Box. It’s a solid album from the Canadian folk/roots alt-country artist who is gaining lots of awards and attention with her recent albums.
Deerhunter – Fading Frontier
There is much acclaim for the newest release from the long time Atlanta indie band:
Consequence of Sound wrote that the album is an “one more gem from a well-traveled band that’s still finding new territory to explore.” NME gave it a perfect score, describing it as “a remarkable album, one that only grows more awesome with each listen.” Pitchfork awarded the album with a “Best New Music” tag. . The Guardian noted the album’s more mainstream sound: “there are so many straightforwardly commercial-sounding songs here,” he observed, “that Fading Frontier could conceivably be an album that turns Deerhunter from cult concern into mainstream success.”