This week’s list of new album releases includes a new LP from an indie darling songstress, a long-awaited return by a recently reformed rock act, a promising debut, and much more, so check out the ten albums that have us excited for new music this week, and be sure to let us know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today!
Chet Faker – Built On Glass
Australian electronic music producer & singer follows up today’s release of his debut EP with a North American headlining tour that includes two shows at The Roxy in May.
Chuck E. Weiss – Red Beans and Weiss
Legendary LA songwriter’s first album in over 7 years was executive produced by Tom Waits and Johnny Depp, the latter of whom joined Weiss on stage for a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live performance.
Duck Sauce – Quack
The Armand Van Helden and A-Trak collaboration, perhaps best known for their track “Barbra Streisand,” is back with a much-anticipated new album of club-ready house music.
Horse Thief – Fear In Bliss
Recorded in LA with producer Thom Monahan (Devendra Banhart, Vetiver), the debut album from Texas’ Horse Thief is out today via Bella Union.
Ingrid Michaelson – Lights Out
Ingrid Michaelson is back with a new album recorded in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville, and featuring six producers and ten co-writers, including Katie Herzig, A Great Big World, and Mat Kearney.
Japanther – Instant Money Magic
Punk-rock duo releases a fourteen-track collection of songs featuring feedback, fuzz, and anthemic choruses via Seayou Records.
Needtobreathe – Rivers In The Wasteland
South Carolina natives offer up a new album of Americana-tinged rock and roll. Catch them at The Wiltern on May 6th.
Pharoahe Monch – P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Groundbreaking emcee releases his fourth solo LP with appearances by Black Thought, Talib Kweli, The Stepkids, and more.
The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast
After reuniting for a 2012 tour, the Greg Dulli-fronted rock act releases its first album in over 15 years between performances at Coachella.
Woods – With Light and With Love
Psychedelic pop act delivers what’s being called its most sophisticated record to date.