Long-awaited Arctic Monkey’s and Beach House’s seventh album are this week’s highlights.

 

Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

The much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s AM has finally arrived. Spoiler alert: if you’re expecting it to sound anything like it’s direct predecessor, prepare to be disappointed. It’s a boundary-pushing trip into outer space of an album, and we’re playing it for you all weekend long.

 

Beach House 7

With the release of their seventh album 7, the Baltimore duo has now put exactly 77 songs into the world. And the reason you’ve been hearing so many of those songs on indie617 is that they’re damn good. Beach House is built on a solid sonic foundation and they continue to add room after room of breathtaking views.

 

 

Simian Mobile Disco Murmurations

Indie scholars with Masters Degrees in Bands From The Early 2000s likely remember Simian, the Manchester four-piece that split and gave birth to Simian Mobile Disco in 2003-2005. Since forming, James Ford and Jaz Shaw have produced a decade-plus of breezy, analogue-based bleeps and bloops. “Defender” is the latest single from the new album.