After that stormy weekend, all I want to do is get out in the sun, and what better soundtrack to a walk under the SoCal sky than new music? Today sees the release of new albums from the worlds of folk, hip hop, pop, and more, so check out the albums that have piqued our interest below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to first (and what you’ll be doing while listening).

Blood Red Shoes – Blood Red Shoes
The UK duo produced and engineered their fourth album by themselves, resulting in what member Steve Ansell calls the band’s “rawest, heaviest, sexiest and most confident sounding record so far.”

Blood Red Shoes

Linda Perhacs – The Soul Of All Natural Things
Folk artist returns with her first album of new music since the release of 1970’s Parallelograms, which boasts such disparate fans as Opeth and Devendra Banhart.

Linda_Perhacs_the soul of all natural things

Pharrell Williams – G I R L
The ageless producer’s new album features 10 brand new songs, including duets with Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys, plus guest appearances by Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus, and JoJo.


Real Estate – Atlas
New Jersey band releases their highly anticipated new album today via Domino Recording Co., and if you like what you hear, enter our contest to win tickets to their show at The Fonda on March 11.

Real Estate Atlas

Rick Ross – Mastermind
American rapper releases his sixth full-length album, which features guest appearances by Jay-Z, The Weeknd, Kanye West, and more.

Rick Ross Mastermind

The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
Sarah explores this eclectic new collection of songs from the Brooklyn punk rockers with a brand-spanking new review of Tomorrow’s Hits.

The Men Tomorrow's Hits

These New Puritans – Field of Reeds
Today sees the US release of the Essex, England band’s latest album, and Los Angeles fans can catch a live performance of some of its tracks at The Roxy on May 5th.

These New Puritans Field of Reeds

Ume – Monuments
Austin rock trio releases its sophomore album today via LA’s own Dangerbird Records.