When it’s been a rough week, sometimes it helps to let loose a little. And what better way to let loose than to blast some new tunes? We’ve got 15 bad boys lined up on the new release list to make your weekend great.
Xiu Xiu – Forget
This is the experimental band’s “most direct engagement with pop music,” bringing in rock n’ roll as well as classic synthpop.
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Debut studio album from this British grime MC. But with this release, he’s definitely not JUST grime. Good mix of song and rap.
Future – HNDRXX
Yes, he released an album last week. Yes, this one’s got 17 tracks. What else would you expect from Future?
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana
Microtonal tuning and Turkish horns give this psychedelic rock band an all new twist on everything you’ve come to love from them.
Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling
These Texas boys are going a lil’ darker on their 11th album. You’ll still hear that alt-country feel that they’re known for, but definitely a different vibe.
The Koreatown Oddity – Finna Be Past Tense
Captivating lo-fi hip-hop with an ethereal feel to it. Listening to the album feels like finishing the arc of a comic book.
Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes
This one brings back the old energy and aggression fans of their earlier work will immediately appreciate.
Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy
This supergroup featuring members of the Melvins, At the Drive-In, and Le Butcherettes has released their debut and it’s all kindsa sludgy goodness.
Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors
ProducerLayer upon layer upon layer. Around every corner he brings in one more layer of instruments, vocals, or noise. Very complex stuff.
Thundercat – Drunk
Super trippy cosmo jazz. Cosmo, because it’s outta this world. Listening to the album feels like you’re on a spaceship.
Hippo Campus – Landmark
Debut album featuring high energy guitar-driven pop that’ll remind you of Vampire Weekend.
Groundislava – Endless Voyage
New record follows up on his 2014 release Frozen Throne. If you’re looking for 80s synth-pop electronic, look no further.
The Golden Filter – STILL // ALONE
The New York electro duo are back with ominous synths and deep bass with vocals that will haunt you.
Yuksek – Nous Horizon
Five years since the last studio release, he’s going back to his roots in classical piano, writing music that fits somewhere between soul, electro, and soul.
Dude York – Sincerely
Power-pop trio outta Seattle channels the happy-go-lucky sound of 90’s pop on their second studio release.