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New releases out today: Adrianne Lenker, Empress Of, Waxahatchee, Fears, Julia Holter, JLin and more

New releases out today: Adrianne Lenker, Empress Of, Waxahatchee, Fears, Julia Holter, JLin and more

Friday album covers

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

Nialler9 keeps a rolling list of Irish album releases here.

New Albums

Adrianne Lenker – Bright Future

The prolific Big Thief songwriter releases a new solo record ahead of an Irish tour in April.

Waxahatchee – Tigers Blood

The country-tinged American artist is back with her sixth album, ahead of Dublin and Belfast gigs this summer.

Future – We Don’t Trust You

The rapper’s new album produced by Metro Boomin’ features a verse from Kendrick on ‘Like That’.

Julia Holter – Something in the Room She Moves

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and composer’s sixth studio album on Domino. “Recent years brought about for Julia Holter an existential focus on human connection, amid the staggering change that came with the death of loved ones (including her young nephew, to whom the album is dedicated) and the birth of her daughter.”

Empress Of – For Your Consideration

The American alt-pop singer Lorely Rodriguez’s new album is a bi-lingual album that embraces camp and fantasy playing with the idea of Hollywood, inspired by a Tinseltown breakup.

“I was in love with a director and he was announcing his ‘For Your Consideration’ campaign for the Oscars. He took me up on a hill and said he was emotionally unavailable…”

Fears – Affinity

London-based Dublin artist Constance Keane and founding member of feminist punk band M(h)aol releases a second album of ethereal electronic music that often addresses heavy personal topics.

Jlin – Akoma

Footwork electronic experimental producer Jlin releases what some are calling her magnum opus with features from Philip Glass, Björk and Kronos Quartet.

Bring Your Own Hammer – My Grief On The Sea

An album dedicated to Cathal Coughlan. Bring Your Own Hammer brings historians and composers together to create new and original song cycles based on historical sources and to re-interpret song material rooted in the history of nineteenth-century Ireland and of the Irish Diaspora.

My Grief on the Sea features contributions from Agu, Linda Buckley, Cathal Coughlan, Adrian Crowley, Neil Farrell, Eileen Gogan, Tony Higgins, Carol Keogh, Michelle O’Rourke, Wally Nkikita, Brigid Mae Power, Michael J Sheehy, Mike Smalle and Jah Wobble.

Gossip – Real Power

Beth Ditto and her indie-sleaze electro rock band are back with a new album produced by Rick Rubin. Plays Dublin this summer.

The Henry Girls – A Time To Grow

The Donegal sister trio of Henry Girls released a new album A Time To Grow recently, and it’s getting an international release today on CPL in Germany.

‘Winter’s Day’ encapsulates the trio’s fine melodic harmony folk.

The Staves – All Now

English folk sisters’ new album is produced by John Congelton. It is the band’s first recording without the duo’s sister, Emily Staveley-Taylor (who has stepped back from the road to look after her children). The Staves have announced a UK and Ireland tour in May.

TATYANA – It’s Over

Tatyana released a debut album back in 2022 co-produced with Metronomy’s Joe Mount. For the second, Tatyana took control of every aspect of the album’s creation, from the production (she co-produced it alongside Mikko Gordon) to the artwork and the technology she used throughout (KORG plug-ins, like one of her favourite artists Maurice Fulton, and Elektron synths, like The Knife).

Rosali – Bite Down

A folk-rock album from the North Carolina songwriter on Merge Records.

New EPs

Nourished By Time – Catching Chickens EP

Baltimore musicians’s debut EP on XL follow up to breakout album Erotic Probiotic 2.

Hozier – Unheard EP

Four unreleased songs, originally recorded during the sessions for Unreal Unearth.

Darcy Faith – Self Medicated EP

Afour-song EP, by Irish singer/songwriter Darcy Faith features previously-featured song ‘Bubbles’ and touches on R&B, pop and hip-hop.

Glass Beams – Mahal EP

Recently signed to Ninja Tune with some massive organic listening figures and trailing hype, the enigmatic trio of Glass Beams are a Melbourne band who draw inspiration from their South Asian Indian heritage, creating an infusion of slithering psychedelia and worldly rhythms.

Also released today

  • Cakes da Killa Black Sheep
  • Dustin O’Halloran – 1001
  • Gary Clark Jr. – JPEG RAW
  • Elbow – Audio Vertigo
  • The Gaslight Anthem – History Books – Short Stories
  • Halo Maud – Celebrate
  • Jam City Presents EFM (Deluxe Edition)
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain – Glasgow Eyes
  • Odetta Hartman – Swansongs
  • Salt Cathedral Before It’s Gone
  • SiR – HEAVY

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