With so much good music coming through thick and fast, it’s easy for new music to drop online and go unnoticed. To help prevent this, we’ve picked five releases that may have slipped past your radar. Stream music from Allery Season, Ivy Sole, Oddisee, Cummi Flu / Raz Ohara and Woo. If you like what you hear, support the artist.
Various Artist – Physically Sick
A 42 track compilation from Allergy Season and DiscWomen, 100% percent of profits from the compilation will go to selected charities who oppose the hateful policies of the Trump administration: The American Civil Liberties Union, Callen-Lorde, The National Immigration Law Center, and Planned Parenthood.
Ivy Sole – East
Philadelphia-based artist Ivy Sole first caught our attention with her deeply personal and engaging debut EP “Eden” early last year. Last week, she dropped her latest project titled “East” and it’s as fresh and mesmerising as her first.
Oddisee – The Iceberg
“The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album ‘The Iceberg’ is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. His third release in just 12 months, ‘The Iceberg’ is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in hip-hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: how we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, Go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement.”
Cummi Flu / Raz Ohara – Y
“Cummi Flu and Raz Ohara create an extremely fine psychedelia, a kind of dark psychedelic classicism or urban voodoo music.”
Woo – When My Love Goes Away
“Touching upon jazz, psychedelic, ambient and folk/pop idioms. British brothers Clive and Mark Ives work has drawn comparisons to Durutti Column + Cluster.”