Stream And Destroy 11.18.22 // Weekly Roundup

Stream And Destroy is a weekly feature on D//E in which we round up tracks and releases we didn't cover canonically during the current week. It's complementary to our regular posts and publishes on Friday release day. Oddments from previous weeks may appear. The feature now comes with an accompanying playlist on Spotify.

Yo La Tengo have announced a new album, This Stupid World, arriving on February 10th, 2023 via Matador. Fallout is a beautiful lo-fi rocker, characteristic of the great band’s sound and songcraft.

Chicagoan trio Horsegirl have released a really nice cover of Minutemen's History Lesson Pt 2, originally released as a b-side on their Matador debut seven-inch, Billy. “History Lesson Part 2 has always been a punk manifesto for us,” the band comment. “It was an unusual pick to cover considering the lyrics are so specific to Minutemen, but we thought there was something appealing too about recording a History Lesson that doesn’t actually give you any history on us.

British heavy rockers Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs will release their new album, Land of Sleeper, on February 17th, 2023 through Missing Piece Group Records. Mr. Medicine, together with its very creative accompanying video, is the first example.

On the back of a brilliant full length, Chat Pile have released the score to the new indie film, Tenkiller. "The music we made for Tenkiller is quite a bit different than what you may come to expect from us," they describe. "We were given the freedom to really experiment and explore territories that we’ve never done before. It’s not going to be for everyone, but we hope some of you connect with what we set out to do."

Old school death metal legends Obituary have announced their first new album in five years, Dying of Everything, releasing on January 13th, 2023 through Relapse Records. The Wrong Time is a fantastic piece of extreme heaviness, finding the great band in top form.

The Veils will release their new album .​.​.​And Out Of The Void Came Love on February 1st, 2023. It’s been seven strange years since their previous album, Total Depravity, and the first example, Undertow, finds them sounding quite approachable, with a dark, murder ballad approach, fairly reminiscent of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Weyes Blood has released another strong new album, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow, and off it, God Turn Me Into a Flower, emerged as an impressive vocal ballad with a beautiful, atmospheric feel, featuring the contribution of Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin.

DIIV have released an acoustic live album composed of early songs of theirs, as well as covers of Alex G and My Bloody Valentine. Zachary Cole Smith writes: "In august 2017 I was 5 months sober and DIIV hadn’t played a show in almost a year. our friend ric helped us set up an intimate acoustic show in a theater in our hometown of brooklyn. we decorated the stage with stuff from our houses and played our home videos on a tv. we invited our friends and family and played some songs from our first two albums and some other artists’ songs that felt important to us as a band. it felt like some kind of reset. we recorded the show and forgot about it for a bunch of years. we recently found the recordings and thought people might want to hear them. think of it as a kind of official bootleg I guess. our friend jarvis mixed it and our friends parker and jim made the art."

Host is the new project of Paradise Lost vocalist Nick Holmes and guitarist Greg Mackintosh, finding the artists reaching dark synthpop territories once again. Tomorrow's Sky is the first single and video from their coming album IX, due out on February 24th, 2023. "Host is something that I had in mind for a few years but never had the time to do it justice until now," Mackintosh explains. "It’s taking the concept of what we attempted to do on the Paradise Lost album Host but approaching it in a modern context. It’s part 80s goth, part electro, part rock but none of them specifically. The emphasis is on hooks and atmosphere. It’s quite a challenge to make miserable music catchy and hopefully we’ve achieved that to some degree."

††† (Crosses) have released a new song and video, Sensation, off their upcoming EP, PERMANENT.RADIANT, out on December 9th, 2022 via Warner Records, and as expected, it’s partly atmospheric, partly heavy.

...and, on a bitter note, it's never a bad time to remember Low's timeless brilliance...

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