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New releases out today: Self Esteem, Lana Del Rey, Parquet Courts, The Altered Hours, JPEGMAFIA…

New releases out today: Self Esteem, Lana Del Rey, Parquet Courts, The Altered Hours, JPEGMAFIA…

Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in record shops.

Self Esteem – Prioritise Pleasure

Rebecca Taylor is one of 2021’s brightest and most insightful sparks in music and the second Self Esteem album only cements it.

Parquet Courts – Sympathy for Life

Brooklyn indie garage punk pop band’s seventh album.

Lana Del Rey – Blue Banisters

Second album in six months from Lana.

The Altered Hours – Convertible

Cork-based shoegaze rock band’s followup to 2016’s In Heat Not Sorry.

Ross From Friends – Tread

Felix Clary Weatherall’s new album on Braindfeeder. I have enjoyed the advance tracks so far.

Wet – Letter Blue

New York three-piece R&B pop band’s new one features coproduction from Toro Y Moi.

Gemma Dunleavy – Up The Flats Remix EP

With versions by Shardo, Selky, Swing Ting and Prozak.

My Morning Jacket – My Morning Jacket

Kentucky rock band’s latest.


First studio album since 2017 and Haley Fohr’s first for Matador Records.


Rapper’s new album comes in both Offline and Online versions.

Carrie Baxter – What Now EP

Irish-born, London-based soul singer’s new 8-track release.

Biffy Clyro – The Myth of the Happily Ever After

Scottish rockers’ ninth studio album.

HONNE – Let’s Just Say the World Ended a Week From Now, What Would You Do?

English electronic duo’s third studio album

Lonely Guest – Lonely Guest

A new Tricky album featuring IDLES’ Joe Talbot, Marta, Kway, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Oh Land and more.

Majid Jordan – Wildest Dreams

OVO producers’ new album featuring Drake, Diddy, and Swae Lee.

Black Marble – Fast Idol

Chris Stewart’s ’80s synth-pop vibes.

Gorgeous Wrecks – Gentle Art of Persuasion

A mixture of rock, electronica and synth pop from Dublin band.

Helado Negro – Far In

Roberto Carlos Lange’s funk-tinged synth-folk.