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New albums out today: Whitney, Mura Masa, Rina Sawayama , Crack Cloud, The Mars Volta, Local Boy & more

New albums out today: Whitney, Mura Masa, Rina Sawayama , Crack Cloud, The Mars Volta, Local Boy & more

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Here’s a rundown of new releases on DSPs and physical releases in record shops this week.


Mura Masa – demon time

Third album from the UK producer featuring collabs with Slowthai, Channel Tres, Erika De Casier, Shygirl, Lil Uzi Vert and PinkPantheress. ‘e-motions’


Rina Sawayama – Hold the Girl

British-Japanese anthemic pop artist’s new album features a track co-produced by Stuart Price and For Those I Love’s Dave Balfe. ‘Holy Til You Let Me Go’


ELIZA – A Sky Without Stars

I’ve featured a couple of pre-release tracks from this UK R&B artist’s sumptuous album out today. ‘Everywhere I’ll Ever Be’


Crack Cloud – Tough Baby

Vancouver-based collective release a cathartic collection of redemption songs. Title track.


Suede – Autofiction

Brett Anderson and Suede have made their punk album. ‘Personality Disorder’


The Mars Volta – The Mars Volta

Seventh album from the At The Drive In full-fledged offshoot, is an attempt to make a pop album inspired by one of the member’s family’s recent struggles with the Church of Scientology. ‘Blacklight Shine’.


Whitney – Spark

The Chicago duo of Julien Ehlrich and Max Kakacek aka Whitney are evolving their sound in a fresh way with their new album on Secretly Canadian. ‘Memory’


Local Boy – Local Boy Climbs the Ladder

Dubliner Jake Hurley with his debut 10-track collection of slacker indie bedroom pop. Climb the Ladder.


THEE U.F.O. – Ponderous Fug

Thee U.F.O are Dublin-based garage-psych duo of Darragh Hansard and Beth Doyle. ‘Transparent Seed’ is a fuzzy psych lo-fi song with distant vocals from the record.


Klangstof – Godspeed to the Freaks

Dutch trio who recently supported the Pixies. ‘Truth’


The Black Angels – Wilderness of Mirrors

American psychedelic rock band from Austin just announced their first Dublin show in 10 years.


BLACKPINK – BORN PINK

K-pop girl band superstars. ‘Shut Down’


Death Cab For Cutie – Asphalt Meadows

Washington indie veterans are 10 albums and 25 years into their career.


Young Jesus – Sheperd

Chicago-born Los Angeles-based artist John Rossiter’s new album enlists fellow Saddle Creek artist Tomberlin. ‘Rose Eater’.


Marcus Mumford – (SELF-TITLED)

Yer man. The album features guest appearances by Phoebe Bridgers, Brandi Carlile, Clairo, and Monica Martin.


The Beths – Expert In A Dying Field

Third album from the New Zealand pop-rock band.


Noah Cyrus – The Hardest Part

Debut studio album by American singer-songwriter of the famous family.


Djo – Decide

Djo is the project of actor/musician Joe Keery, who stars in Stranger Things.


Lissie – Carving Canyons

Americana-tinged indie folk album from Midwestern artist.


VTSS – Circulus Vitiosus EP

Polish electro techno musician releases an EP on Ninja Tune. ‘Notoriously Fast’ 


Pink Siifu & Real Bad Man – Real Bad Flights

Alabama rapper’s new album produced by Real Bad Man features Boldy James, Armand Hammer, Kari Faux, Chuck Strangers,


Little Dragon – Opening the Door EP

“‘Opening The Door’ represents being brave and moving forward into the unknown. Endless possibilities and embracing uncertainty. We have so much new music to share, and it feels like we are finally opening the door and releasing it out from our bubble and into the universe!”


Blood Orange – Four Songs EP

First proper four-track release since 2019. ‘Jesus Freak Lighter’.


Susan O’Neill – Now You See It EP

Recorded between Los Angeles, Maine, Co. Clare and Wexford Ireland during the spring of this year, Cork singer-songwriter releases a new EP. ‘Now You See It’


Kynsy – Something To Do With Love EP

Five-track EP from the Dublin indie artist. ‘Simple Life’


Conor Furlong – In Ruins

Dublin alt-rock singer-songwriter’s new album. ‘It’s OK To Feel Sad’ / ‘Gaza Kid’


Calmea – I know now I didn’t know, what it meant to really go

Off All Living Things singer releases solo EP of music influenced by the ambient folk, ethereal and textural sounds of artists like Cassandra Jenkins, Indigo Sparke and Sea Oleena. Bandcamp.