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WHAT’S THE SOUND OF…JULY?!

It became a part of my life. At the end of every month, I start to crawl through all the releases I’ve checked those past weeks, just to pick up the crème de la crème and provide it for you. Tell your grandma about this, she will love it.

 

 

Artist: Nim

Album: Leverage

Genre: Indie

Release date: July 5

Personal rating: 7.5/10

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Yeah, this again. Let’s start with a Japanese band, because I love Japanese music. This catchy indie band grabbed my attention with a bunch of amazing songs and their ‘anime-soundtrack’ vibe!

 

 

 

Artist: Impure Wilhelmina

Album: Radiation

Genre: Doom Metal/Alternative Rock

Release date: July 7

Personal rating: 9/10

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Your favorite Swiss doomsters are back with their most balanced, well-written and beautiful record to date. Epic melodies, amazing vocals and an incredibly interesting mixture of doom and 90’s alternative rock!

 

 

 

Artist: Beyond Grace

Album: Seekers

Genre: Technical Death Metal/Deathcore

Release date: July 7

Personal rating: 9/10

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If you need a metal record which is simply on point, fun and FUCK HOW GOOD IS THIS? If you want to listen to one extreme metal record in 2017, this would be a pretty good choice. Songwriting level over 9000.

 

 

 

Artist: I/O

Album: Anyone, Anywhere

Genre: Post Rock/Math Rock

Release date: July 7

Personal rating: 8/10

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Twinkly, dreamy, full of hope and comfort. A wonderful record packed with joy and excitement.

 

 

 

Artist: The Pollyseeds

Album: Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol. 1

Genre: Jazz/R’n’b

Release date: July 14

Personal rating: 7.5/10

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This incredible jazz meets soulful/r’n’b-esque beats meets psychedelic free impro moments is produced and led by the almighty Terrace Martin, who worked with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Doog, Charlie Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and many more. Reason enough to check it out!

 

 

 

Artist: Japanese Breakfast

Album: Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Genre: Indie

Release date: July 14

Personal rating: 7.5/10

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Michelle Zauner is back with another weird journey. This time, Japanese Breakfast tickles your fancy with their own strange version of sci-fi!

 

 

 

Artist: Waxahatchee

Album: Out In The Storm

Genre: Indie/Folk Rock

Release date: July 14

Personal rating: 8/10

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I really loved Ivy Tripp, and from that I was more than stoked for Katie Crutchfield‘s newest output. Out In The Storm is less ‘woody and folky’ than Ivy Tripp, but manages to create a very distinctive feeling of its own.

 

 

 

Artist: Boris

Album: Dear

Genre: Doom/Drone/Experimental

Release date: July 14

Personal rating: 9.5/10

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This could be their best record to date.

 

 

 

Artist: Wren

Album: Auburn Rule

Genre: Doom/Sludge

Release date: July 14

Personal rating: 8.5/10

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Fans of Neurosis will love this record, while this band is by no means a Neurosis copycat. Staggering riffs, awesome sound!

 

 

 

Artist: Mura Masa

Album: Mura Masa

Genre: Synth Pop/Soul/R’n’B

Release date: July 14

Personal rating: 8/10

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Incredibly catchy tunes by Alex Crossan, with some great features!

 

 

 

Artist: Cosmograf

Album: The Hay-Man Dreams

Genre: Progressive Rock

Release date: July 14

Personal rating: 8/10

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One of the overlooked prog rock gems out there. Cosmograf makes great, classic prog since years but is still pretty unknonw. Don’t sleep on this!

 

 

 

Artist: Dasher

Album: Sodium

Genre: Post Punk/Noise Rock

Release date: July 14

Personal rating: 8.5/10

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Heavy, gritty and trippy. This record is hard to digest, but worth your time!

 

 

 

Artist: Us And Us Only

Album: Full Flower

Genre: Indie

Release date: July 14

Personal rating: 7.5/10

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Super duper warm and comforting. Nice songs!

 

 

 

Artist: Sundr

Album: The Canvas Sea

Genre: Doom/Sludge/Hardcore

Release date: July 15

Personal rating: 8.5/10

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Heavy-ass shit from Australia. This will punch you in the nuts.

 

 

 

Artist: Goodbye Honey Boy

Album: Daydreaming Days

Genre: Indie/Dream Pop

Release date: July 16

Personal rating: 8/10

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Very sweet dreamy indie from China.

 

 

 

Artist: Lyed

Album: The Immolated Earth

Genre: Mathcore/Post Hardcore

Release date: July 18

Personal rating: 8.5/10

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This is so much fun! Super well-written tunes, delivered with energy and passion.

 

 

 

Artist: Carousel Casualties

Album: Madison

Genre: Indie

Release date: July 19

Personal rating: 8/10

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Discoveries like that always prove how many great bands there are all around the globe. Great indie from the Philippines.

 

 

 

Artist: Avey Tare

Album: Eucalyptus

Genre: Experimental/Art Rock

Release date: July 21

Personal rating8.5/10

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What a strange journey. But interesting nonetheless.

 

 

 

Artist: CityCop

Album: The Same Stories That Never Get Old

Genre: Indie/Emo

Release date: July 21

Personal rating: 8/10

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Even though the sun is shining, I’m in the mood for sad records. And this is sooo sad, but also absolutely wonderful.

 

 

 

Artist: A l  l i e

Album: Nightshade

Genre: R’n’B/Soul

Release date: July 21

Personal rating: 9/10

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Definitely the record I’ve spent the most time with in the last week. Ultra-catchy, smooth and groove, great instrumentation and an awesome vocal performance!

 

 

 

Artist: Tchornobog

Album: Tchornobog

Genre: Black/Death Metal/Experimental

Release date: July 21

Personal rating: 8.5/10

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Look at that cover. Yep, exactly that, you’ll get it. Madness.

 

 

 

Artist: pulses.

Album: bouquet.

Genre: Post Hardcore/Progressive/Experimental

Release date: July 21

Personal rating: 8.5/10

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You want proggy post hardcore without swans? Look no further and start jamming this fabulous record by pulses.

 

 

 

Artist: Tyler, The Creator

Album: Flower Boy

Genre: Hip Hop

Release date: July 21

Personal rating: 8/10

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One of the most interesting characters in modern hip hop is back with his best album to date.

 

 

 

Artist: Grigax

Album: Life Eater

Genre: Experimental/Doom/Drone

Release date: July 21

Personal rating: 9.5/10

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This is definitely on the way of becoming one of my AOTY. Weird, disturbing but also intriguing and fascinating. What a record.

 

 

 

Artist: Kano

Album: 暑中

Genre: Lofi/Dream Pop

Release date: July 22

Personal rating: 8/10

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Dream pop bedroom project from Toyko, Japan. Sure that Inter will love this.

 

 

 

Artist: Sarin

Album: Darker Lakes

Genre: Doom/Experimental

Release date: July 25

Personal rating: 8.5/10

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Extraordinary doom project from Canada. CHECK THIS ALBUM OUT!

 

 

 

Artist: Soul Secret

Album: Babel

Genre: Progressive Metal

Release date: July 28

Personal rating: 8/10

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First class Italian prog metal!

 

 

 

Artist: Manchester Orchestra

Album: A Black Mile To The Surface

Genre: Indie

Release date: July 28

Personal rating: 8.5/10

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These guys prove again that they are one of the best indie rock bands out there!

 

 

 

Artist: Less Art

Album: Strangled Light

Genre: Post Hardcore

Release date: July 28

Personal rating: 8.5/10

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What do you get if you put memberS of Thrice, Curl Up And Die and Kowloon Walled City together? A fucking amazing record.

 

 

 

Artist: Dvne

Album: Asheran

Genre: Progressive/Doom Metal

Release date: July 28

Personal rating: 9/10

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Get into Dvne’s world. You’ll never leave it, because you don’t want to. What a massive record!

 

 

 

Artist: Ocean Ate Alaska

Album: Hikari

Genre: Progressive Metalcore

Release date: July 28

Personal rating: 7.5/10

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It’s a little bit too much of everything, but nevertheless an impressive piece of metalcore.

 

 

 

Artist: Abhorrent Decimation 

Album: The Pardoner

Genre: Technical Death Metal

Release date: July 28

Personal rating: 8.5/10

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This so massive, it will melt your face.

Thanks for scrolling. I need a break.

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