Gold Soundz: September 17, 2021

This week's suggested new music, curated by omg!nyc

After a sickening performance and capturing the award for Video of the Year at this year’s VMAs and absolutely slaying the Met Gala, Lil Nas X has dropped his highly-anticipated debut album Montero. The guest list is impressive and he’s riding an incredible wave right now that will hopefully put him on par with Kanye and Drake in terms of streams and chart status.

Avant-garde performer Moor Mother released her latest out today, continuing her boundary pushing narrative and deliverance. Post-metal titans MONO have a new record out this week as does José González and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor. The Beths have a new live album out today and, uniquely, it was recorded at a show in their native New Zealand in 2020!

The War on Drugs shared their second single and the album-titled track from their forthcoming album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore,” and it ranks amongst their best. A triumphant track that will easily assist their transition to arena-rock levels.

Lindsey Jordan returned this week with the announcement of her second album as Snail Mail. The record’s called Valentine and she also shared the title-track.

Albums:
Lil Nas X | Montero
MONO | Pilgrimage Of The Soul
Moor Mother | Black Encyclopedia Of The Air
José González | Local Valley
Alexis Taylor | Silence
The Beths | Auckland, New Zealand, 2020 [Live Album]
Bob Dylan | Springtime in New York: The Bootleg Series, Vol 16 / 1980-1985

Songs:
The War on Drugs | “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”
Snail Mail | “Valentine”
James Blake | “Famous Last Words”
Nothing | “La La Means I Love You” [The Delphonics cover]
Dinner | “Anima
Sharon Van Etten | “Femme Fatale” [Velvet Underground cover]

If you’re a Spotify user, you can listen to these songs (and more from 2021) here!