Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in record shops.
FKA Twigs – Caprisongs
A new 48-minute mixtape from Twigs featuring turns from Pa Salieu, The Weeknd, Jorja Smith, Shygirl and more.
Bonobo – Fragments
New album from electronic producer Simon Green features Jamila Woods, Joji, Kadhja Bonet, Jordan Rakei, O’Flynn and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
Earl Sweatshirt – Sick!
The fourth studio album by LA rapper Earl. I’m excited to hear this one. The review singles have been fire.
Orlando Weeks – Hop Up
The Macabees frontman releases Bullion-produced solo album, his second.
DVR – Dirty Tapes EP
17-year-old artist makes a debut on XL Recordings.
Grace Cummings – Storm Queen
Australian folk singer-songwriter’s second album.
Fazer – Plex
New on City Slang. The Munich band “is shaped by the experimental pop music of Talk Talk, the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti, the Krautrock of Can and the dub techno of Rhythm & Sound.”
Fickle Friends – Are We Gonna Be Alright?
Brighton pop band’s second album.
Broken Social Scenе – Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities
Canadian rock band release a fine collection of castoffs.
Cat Power – Covers
Chan Marshall’s third album of reinterpretations of songs by classic and contemporary artists including Lana Del Ray, Frank Ocean & The Pogues.
The Lumineers – Brightside
Fourth studio album by American indie folk band.
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Boy Named If
Album number twenty-nine.
Martha Skye Murphy and Maxwell Sterling – Distance On Ground
Postmodern minimalist Maxwell Sterling teams up with young Nick Cave protegé Martha Skye Murphy for a debut of windswept lowercase art pop.
Bill Fay – Still Some Light Part 1
The English songwriter from the 70s’ gets the reissue treatment.
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