New albums this week from up-and-coming artists such as Selebrities and Mood Rings as well as music from veterans The Transplants and Booker T. Jones. Be sure to check out the rest of this week’s releases, and don’t forget to let me know in the comments which of the albums below you’re most excited about!
Booker T. Jones – Sound the Alarm
Blues legend teams up with Gary Clark Jr., Mayer Hawthorne, Anthony Hamilton, and Estelle for a pop-infused soul album.
Boys Noize – Go Hard
The German producer/DJ took time away from performing with Skrillex (the two have a side project together called Dog Blood) to release a self-proclaimed “acid rap” album filled with enough EDM to keep any raver occupied for months.
Joe Goddard – Taking Over
Hot Chip frontman releases a 4-track EP with help from German producer Boris Dlugosch and singer/songwriter Mara Carlyle.
Mood Rings – VPI Harmony
Atlanta five-piece releases their ’60s-inspired, post-punk debut via Mexican Summer.
oOoOO – Without Your Love
San Francisco producer Chris Dexter releases his first full-length album filled with cosmic hip-hop beats and elements of Witch house.
Palms – Palms
Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno and most of the members from Isis band together to form post-metal supergroup Palms. Their self-titled debut balances atmospheric post-rock and heavy instrumentation to create a very unique rock album.
Selebrities – Lovely Things
The new wave indie-pop group releases their elegant, yet dark sophomore album via boutique UK label Cascine.
Smith Westerns – Soft Will
Chicago quartet releases their third studio album produced by Chris Coady (who has worked with Beach House, Wavves, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and TV On The Radio), resulting in a smooth blend of ’60s garage rock, lo-fi pop, and psychedelia.
Stone Gossard – Moonlander
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard releases his sophomore album via Pearl Jam’s own Monkeywrench Records.
The Transplants – In a Warzone
Punk trio composed of Tim Armstrong (Operation Ivy, Rancid) Travis Barker (Blink 182), and “Skinhead Rob” Aston (Death March) releases their first album in eight years.