New Music Monday June 4
Welcome to Fängeist #MusicMonday, a interactive curated list new albums, new EPs, new tracks, new videos…basically what we’re listening to at Fängeist that has been newly released. This weeks Music Monday Featured albums cross many different genres that include Hip-hop, Alternative, Afro-beat and Rock. Check out new music from Kanye West, Black Thought, Neko Case, Kitten, Natalie Prass and Father John Misty.
KANYE WEST “Ye”
The latest album from the bipolar, producer, rapper and cultural lightning rod, which Kanye West debuted last night in Jackson Hole, Wyoming last night, is…short, yet still manages to flaunt his famous and collaborators in cameos from the likes of John Legend, Ty Dolla $ign, Charlie Wilson, and Nicki Minaj.
BLACK THOUGHT X 9TH WONDER & THE SOUL COUNCIL “Streams of Thought Vol. 1”
It defies possibility that after nearly 25 solid years in the music industry and legendary status, this solo project is Black Thought’s first. The five-track EP clocks in at just 17 minutes and features guest appearances from Rapsody, Styles P, and KIRBY, and is produced entirely by 9th Wonder and The Soul Council.
NEKO CASE “Hell-on”
Veteran Neko Case’s vocal cords and singing voice remain what she is best known for, but on her 7th full-length solo album, both lyrics and vocal arrangements, set up and LP that is well-stocked with catchy tunes with a side of simmering rage. Among its 11 tracks are some of the poppiest arrangements of Case’s career, a few labyrinthine slow-burners and a couple of songs that serve as reminders of her distinctive style.
NATALIE PRASS “The Future and the Past”
The Richmond, Virginia-born soul-pop singer, Natalie Prass’s second album draws on funk, disco, and R&B influences to promote strength in unity. Prass has evolved from the delicate strings that made her indie famous in favor of funk, disco and R&B which no doubt is one of 2018’s minor masterpieces, which you can most certainly dance to.
KITTEN “Pink Champagne”
The Los Angeles glam-power-synth-pop outfit, Kitten, released their debut album back in 2014. Now, four years and a new lineup later, they’re getting ready to release a new EP, Pink Champagne. The band is still fronted by the charismatic Chloe Chaidez who sparkles on this album.