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
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
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.