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On the Record: The Hidden Cameras, Against Me!, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Quilt, Alcest, and Angelique Kidjo

1.29.ONTHERECORD-THEHIDDENCAMERASThe Hidden Cameras
AGE
(Evil Evil/Motor Music)
Sounds like:
Joel Gibb’s one of the coolest and smartest queer musicians on the face of this earth; his first in five years is the best outstretched EP of the year (snaps).
Free association: It’s true—he’s heavily quoted calling his music “gay church folk.”
For fans of: Perfume Genius x Pet Shop Boys + Xiu Xiu, Sufjan when he comes out, art gays.

1.29.ONTHERECORD-AGAINSTME!Against Me!
Transgender Dysphoria Blues
(Total Treble)
Sounds like:
Even if queerness and emo aren’t welcome in your punk music, Laura Jane Grace is a hero of in-your-face resiliency in an overtly masculine world.
Free association: A punk rock world in which gender transformations are welcome!
For fans of: Refused + Hot Water Music, Hedwig and the Angry Inch x Rise Against, Kinsey acceptance.

1.29.ONTHERECORD-THEESILVERMTZIONMEMORIALORCHESTRAThee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
(Constellation)
Sounds like:
The seventh from the constantly-morphing cousin of Godspeed You! You Black Emperor delivers bigtime on their dark, rich dirges of controlled chaos.
Free association: They take themselves a little less seriously than GY!BE, so they’re better.
For fans of: Nirvana/Deerhoof/Minutemen x Spiritualized, Explosions in the Sky, 10-minute tracks.

1.29.ONTHERECORD-QUILTQuilt
Held in Splendor
(Mexican Summer)
Sounds like:
One of the most refreshing bands of the 2010s delivers the promising sophomore that they had in ‘em, a beautifully weird n’ trippy opus of psych rock.
Free association: Sometimes it feels more ‘70s than the predecessors they clearly admire.
For fans of: Byrds/Mamas & Papas x Espers + Mirah w/ Islands, San Francisco, ponchos and LSD.

1.29.ONTHERECORD-ALCESTAlcest
Shelter
(Prophecy)
Sounds like:
Neige, aka Stephane Paul, goes more delicate and shoegazey than before, drifting lazily and beautifully further away from dark, black metal.
Free association: The Frenchness makes it all seem a lot less threatening. Merci, monsieur.
For fans of: Deafheaven x Air, My Bloody Valentine tempered with Young Prisms, ambient metal.

1.29.ONTHERECORD-ANGELIQUEKIDJOAngelique Kidjo
Eve
(429 Records)
Sounds like:
The reigning queen diva of African music—even though she speaks four and sings in five languages—is world music’s most powerful advocate and spokesperson.
Free association: There’s nothing even remotely unpleasant about this woman or her music.
For fans of: Amadou & Miriam + Ladysmith Black Mambazo w/Kronos Quartet, giant healthy smiles.


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