We’re officially done with June gloom, Los Angeles, so now nothing stands between you and the perfect summer but choosing the right soundtrack. Lots of new music releases to test out below, so prepare for a long Fourth of July weekend by giving these LPs a listen and letting me know your favorites in the comments.

Air DubaiBe Calm
Currently on the road with Warped Tour, this Hopeless Records act mixes elements of hip-hop, pop, soul, rock, and electronic music for their new album.

air dubai be calm

Frequent collaborators Drew Citron and Frankie Rose join forces for a full album combining raw pop, post-punk, and dreamy harmonies.

Beverly careers

Brian Eno & Karl HydeHigh Life
Just two months after releasing their first collaboration album, Brian Eno and Karl Hyde team up for their second experimental LP, out today via Warp Records.

eno hyde high life

Dot HackerHow’s Your Process? (Work)
Recent LA Music Blogcast guests comprising members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, Hella, Broken Bells, and more releases the first half of its two-part How’s Your Process? project.

dot hacker hows your process

Every Time I DieFrom Parts Unknown
Sixteen years after forming, Epitaph Records’ Every Time I Die releases a new full-length album today. Hear the band perform the songs live on Warped Tour this summer.

every time i die from parts unknown

MAGIC!Don’t Kill The Magic
Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based reggae-influenced pop-rock band releases its debut album today via RCA Records.

magic don't kill the magic

Mark KozelekLive at Biko
The singer-songwriter behind Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon releases a live album recorded on April 6, 2014 in Milan.

Mark Kozelek Live at Biko

MatthewdavidIn My World
Los Angeles beatmaker releases a new album via Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder Records.

matthewdavid in my world

Robin ThickePaula
After seeing his star rise with last year’s “Blurred Lines,” the R&B singer is back with his seventh studio album, named for his recently estranged wife Paula Patton.


Trey SongzTrigga
The rapper/singer/producer collaborated with Nicki Minaj, Justin Beiber, Lil Wayne, and more for his sixth studio album.