Welcome to the Decibel Boost Podcast album roundup for the months of July & August 2023. Blame a combination of personal issues and an extremely wonky release schedule in the industry, but this particular roundup had to come out a bit later than expected, combining the miscellaneous musical offerings of the past two months into one episode. First: Alex offers some passing thoughts on the state of the music industry this year before offering thoughts on the new SPELLLING project, Devin Townsend’s newest life album, and the much anticipated conclusion to the saga of Dethklok. Next: Mark touches on a bevy of recent releases from the likes of Conway the Machine & Drumwork, Little Dragon, Aphex Twin, Open Mike Eagle, the Barbie film soundtrack, and much more. Finally: Robert dives back into the depressing world of Spanish Love Songs, offers high praise for the 2nd studio album from Genesis Owusu, touches on the debut EP from the Dillinger Escape Plan/ETID crossover group Better Lovers, and gives an… unexpectedly less than positive view on the latest from The Armed.
Your hosts this month are Robert (@RobBarracuda) and Mark (@MAK2HybridMedia). Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Google Podcasts.
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Playlist of recommended albums discussed:
2:27 – What Exactly Came Out In July 2023
6:06 – What Exactly Came Out In August 2023
10:05 – Alex’s Monthly Listenings & The State of the Industry (Devin Townsend, Arch Echo, Spellling, Dethklok, etc.)
24:54 – Mark’s Monthly Listenings (Babyface Ray, Disclosure, Conway the Machine & Drumwork, Aphex Twin, Little Dragon, Danny Brown & JPEGMAFIA, Barbie soundtrack, Open Mike Eagle, Travis Scott, etc.)
56:45 – Robert’s Monthly Listenings (Hanabie, Spanish Love Songs, Better Lovers, Genesis Owusu, Humanity’s Last Breath, Mutoid Man, Jeff Rosenstock, Incantation, The Armed, etc.)