Happy November. The fall cornucopia remains full as we've got seven records to check out this week: Penelope Isles make a big leap on their impressive Which Way to Happy; MUNYA looks to the stars on her charming debut album; Chime School channel The La's and The Stone Roses on their debut album; Nation of Language make synthpop worthy of John Hughes; Hard Feelings (Amy Douglass and Hot Chip's Joe Goddard) craft an opera of sad bangers on their debut album; and A Certain Ratio get remixed by Dan Carey, Lou Hayter, The Orielles and more. Plus: L.A. band Massage (ex Pains of Being Pure at Heart) share the very New Order-y first single from their upcoming EP.
There's still more of course. Andrew reviews new albums from Snail Mail, Emma Ruth Rundle, Radiohead's KID A MNESIA reissue and more in Notable Releases. More Basement-adjacent news from this week: Pavement announced North American dates; Kraftwerk did too; Spiritualized announced their new album; Jarvis Cocker announced a remix album; Lilys' are reissuing Better Won't Make Your Life Better on vinyl; and Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul announced their debut album.