Friday is album release day and here’s a rundown of what’s been released on DSPs and physical releases in record shops.
The War on Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore
Adam Granduciel is back with his band and an anthemic rock album.
Megan Thee Stallion – Something for Thee Hotties
15-track album of music from the archives.
Tebi Rex – It’s Gonna Be Okay
Second album from the Kildare duo features turns from ROE and Rebecca Locke.
Fixity – Fixity7
Irish composer, improviser and multi instrumentalist Dan Walsh releases seventh in a series of solo studio explorations. Bandcamp.
Pillow Queens – Quietly Waiting EP
Tori Amos – Ocean to Ocean
Sixteenth studio album from the all-timer.
Mick Jenkins – Elephant in the Room
Chicago MC’s new album features contributions from Saba, Serpentwithfeet, Monte Booker, and more.
Maya Jane Coles – Night Creature
Fifth album from the electronic producer features Julia Stone, Lie Ning, Claudia Kane and Karin Park.
Billy Bragg – The Million Things That Never Happened
A pandemic blues album, features 12 country-rock tracks.
Nightmares On Wax – Shout Out! To Freedom…
Ninth studio album by the English DJ and record producers, featuring collaborations with Shabaka Hutchings, Greentea Peng, Haile Supreme, Mara TK and more.
Marissa Nadler – The Path Of The Clouds
Ninth solo album from the folk-leaning singer-songwriter, inspired by the long-running documentary series Unsolved Mysteries.
Planningtorock – Gay Dreams Do Come True EP
“comprised of three celebratory, joyful, sweet house tracks with the aural mission to own their queer happiness”
M(h)aol – Gender Studies EP
Irish rock band with sludgy textures sing songs of the female experience in music, Magdalene laundries and cover ‘Oró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile. Link.
KETTAMA – Steel City Dance Discs Volume 26 EP
Volume 26! Bandcamp.
Windmill Lane Recording Studios – The Album
Limited edition vinyl featuring songs from classic albums recorded in the iconic recording studios such as The Cranberries, U2, Wet Wet Wet, and many more.
Erica Cody – Love & Light EP
A new five-track EP from the Irish R&B artist leans on the ’90s vibes.
Katy B – Peace and Offerings EP
First EP of music since 2016’s Honey album.
Odd Morris – Cityscape The Ballet EP
New EP of music from Dublin rock band.
Ruth Mac – Living Room EP
Model Man – Model Man
Debut album from UK electronic producer Mark Brandon.
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