From a couple of releases by supergroups to several by bands whose members have known each other since way, way back, this list is eclectic for sure, but all of the albums on it share one thing in common: they deserve at least one listen.
Check out the new albums that have our attention this week, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to first!
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Enter The Slasher House
Animal Collective’s Avey Tare joins forces with Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors, Deradoorian) and Jeremy Hyman (of Ponytail, Dan Deacon) for this new project, whose debut is out today via Domino Records.
Chuck Inglish – Convertibles
Co-founding member of The Cool Kids offers up his long-anticipated solo album featuring collaborations with Mac Miller, Chromeo, Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Cool Kids bandmate Sir Michael Rocks, and more.
Colourmusic – May You Marry Rich
Oklahoma experimental rock act’s third album is being promoted as “a darker affair…obsessing over mankind’s seemingly insatiable lust for pure happiness.” Find out if it lives up to the description today.
EMA – The Future’s Void
In an interview with NME, EMA (Erika M. Anderson) noted that the production on this new album is jarring “to keep the songs from sounding like advertisements,” but I still think you’ll be sold on The Future’s Void.
Incan Abraham – Tolerance
Another band with members who’ve known each other since childhood, this LA-based ambient pop quartet releases its new album today via White Iris Records.
OFF! – Wasted Years
LA hardcore/punk supergroup featuring members of Black Flag and Rocket From The Crypt delivers what’s being called its leanest and fiercest album to date.
Ratking – So It Goes
More childhood friends! NYC MCs Wiki and Hak met in the second grade, but Ratking wasn’t complete until the duo joined forces with producer Sporting Life. Check out the trio’s debut LP on XL imprint Hot Charity today.
SOHN – Tremors
Marcus describes English producer/singer SOHN’s sound as “atmospheric, electronic, eerie…like a cool fog creeping across ground before daylight.” If that sounds like something you could get into (and why wouldn’t it be?), be sure to give Tremors a listen today.
The Faint – Doom Abuse
Lesley calls this one “a welcome return to The Faint’s punk roots.” Check out her full review to find out what else she had to say about the “indie-rock/dance-punk/post-punk/new wave/generally awesomesauce” group’s latest effort.