Some incredible music is being released this week, including albums from two of my favorite artists, Kanye West and Empire of the Sun. Be sure to check out the rest of the albums below and don’t forget to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to this week!
3OH!3 – Omens
The electro-pop duo is back with their fourth album via Photo Finish Records.
Austra – Olympia
This Canadian group melds dark synths with foreboding dream pop to create a haunting album that will leave you wanting more.
Empire of the Sun – Ice on the Dune
Aussies release their highly-anticipated sophomore album filled with more than enough breathy falsetto, mystical synths, and toe-tapping electro beats.
Heliotropes – A Constant Sea
The all-female psych-rock group releases their first full-length album with tracks that evolve and transform with every listen. If droning guitars and angsty lo-fi vocals are your thing, I highly recommend giving A Constant Sea a listen.
J. Cole – Born Sinner
Produced by J. Cole himself, the hip hop- and R&B-infused album is very versatile and features guest appearances from Miguel, Amber Coffman (The Dirty Projectors), Kendrick Lamar, TLC, and 50 Cent.
Kanye West – Yeezus
‘Ye’s controversial album utilizes samples from a variety of genres and boasts appearances from a myriad of artists including Daft Punk, Frank Ocean, and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver).
Mavis Staples – One True Vine
The legendary soul singer is back with another album produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. One True Vine has a whole lotta heart, and in case you’re interested in seeing the talent of Miss Mavis Staples for yourself, she’s playing at the Fonda Theatre on June 26th! Oh, and we’re also giving away tickets to the show…
Sigur Rós – Kveikur
Although lead singer Jónsi only sings a combination of Icelandic and gibberish, the result is a beautiful, ethereal post-rock album, not unlike the rest of Sigur Rós’ work.
Taking Back Sunday – TAYF10 Acoustic
This digital-only acoustic concert film and album captures an intimate live performance of the band’s debut, Tell All Your Friends, at The Troubadour in Los Angeles in celebration of the album’s 10th anniversary.
Tunng – Turbines
Ten years into their career, the electro-folk group releases their experimental fifth full-length studio album via Full Time Hobby.