A new album from a divisive siren, another full-length from a genre-bending act, and a debut from the Queen of Bounce, this week’s list of new album releases has it all! Check out the new albums that I’m excited to listen to this week below, and be sure to let me know in the comments if I missed a must-hear release.

Alexis TaylorAwait Barbarians
Hot Chip frontman releases his sophomore solo album, following it up with a performance in Los Angeles at The Mint on July 13th.

alexis taylor await barbarians

Big FreediaJust Be Free
After witnessing the Queen of Bounce’s live show firsthand at The Greek, I can assure you that this diva’s official debut album will be one hell of a good time, full of good vibes and positive messages.

big freedia just be free

Jaded Inc.The Big Knock
Mayer Hawthorne joined forces with longtime friend and collaborator 14KT to form Jaded Inc. Their debut album under the moniker, which features all synths and no live instruments, is out today via Casablanca Records/Republic Records.

jaded inc the big knock

Lana Del ReyUltraviolence
With a sold-out North American tour just wrapped, the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” releases the follow up to her certified platinum sophomore album, Born To Die, today.


Linkin ParkThe Hunting Party
The California-based sextet offers up their sixth studio album featuring their unique blend of electronic, rock, and hip-hop music

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LowerSeek Warmer Climes
Copenhagen quartet releases its debut album of post-punk-influenced tracks via Matador Records.

lower seek warmer climes

Nightmares On WaxN.O.W. Is The Time
Warp Records trip-hop pioneer releases a 2-disc “best of” album today, following it up with a show at The Fonda Theatre here in LA on Sunday, which we just so happen to be giving away two pairs of tickets to!

Nightmares on wax n.o.w is the time

The AntlersFamiliars
Indie-rock trio The Antlers release their fifth full-length album of lush tracks today, and if you’re a fan of the Brooklyn-based band, hopefully you’ve already picked up your tickets to one of their two sold-out shows at The Troubadour in July.

the antlers familiars

TiëstoA Town Called Paradise
This may be the electronic dance music trendsetter’s fifth full-length album, but it marks his first on a major label (Casablanca Records/Republic Records/Musical Freedom).


White LungDeep Fantasy
Hard-hitting rockers release their third full-length album today, and you can be pummeled by its tracks in person at Los Globos on July 23rd.