Don’t Miss New Music Out Today From Margo Price, boygenius & Allah-Las
Check out new music released today, Friday, October 13.
Each week Release Day Picks profiles new LPs and EPs Team JamBase will be checking out on release day Friday. This week we highlight new albums by Margo Price, boygenius and Allah-Las. Read on for more insight into the records we have ready to spin.
Margo Price – Strays II
Margo Price released Strays II, the follow-up companion to her 2023 album, Strays. The collection of nine new songs arrived as three separate acts with each “telling its own unique story of live, grief and acceptance,” delivered as Act I: Topanga Canyon, Act II: Mind Travel and Act III: Burn Whatever’s Left. The nine new songs were recorded at Strays producer Jonathan Wilson‘s Topanga studio during the same sessions for the original album. Many of the songs emerged at least in part from a six-day psilocybin trip that Price took the summer prior with her husband and collaborator Jeremy Ivey. Strays II features contributions from Wilson, The Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell, Big Thief‘s Buck Meek and singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ny Oh.
boygenius – the rest
Singer-songwriter supergroup boygenius today released the rest, an EP featuring four new songs. A companion to boygenius’ debut album, the record, which was released earlier this year, the EP was co-produced by boygenius – Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus – and Tony Berg, Jake Finch, Ethan Gruska, Calvin Lauber, Collin Pastore and Marshall Vore. The tracklist was revealed over four consecutive shows each featuring the live premiere of one of the songs, in the order they appear on the EP. After their debuts, “Black Hole,” “Afraid Of Heights,” “Voyager” and “Powers” were performed in order on a secondary stage at boygenius’ recent show at Madison Square Garden.
Allah-Las – Zuma 85
Los Angeles-based Allah-Las are back with their latest album, Zuma 85, which they released through their own label Calico Discos, in collaboration with Innovative Leisure, the label that issued their early records, 2014’s Worship The Sun and their 2012 self-titled release. The 12-track Zuma 85 was developed during the downtime caused by the pandemic. The band — drummer Matthew Correia, bassist/guitarist Spencer Dunham, guitarist/organist Miles Michaud and guitarist/keyboardist Pedrum Siadatian — recorded the album at the scenic Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, California. The band tapped co-producer Jeremy Harris to help track the new songs in real time over the course of three sessions. Frequent collaborator Jarvis Taveniere (Woods, Avalanches, Purple Mountain) mixed the album.
“We got in real late that first night of the first session,” Michaud said about arriving at Panoramic House. “It was around midnight. We had a quick intro and Jeremy had a bottle of wine. We had a little and he said, ‘You wanna start recording?’” (the album track “Right On Time” was nearly completed that first night).
“Everything just worked,” Michaud added. “That studio just pulls it out of you.”
Compiled by Team JamBase.