We lose an hour of sleep Sunday morning, so be sure to make the most of your abbreviated weekend by listening to as much new music as possible. This week’s notable album releases include a couple of solo efforts from members of established acts, plenty of folk rock, and a debut effort from an up-and-coming emcee.

Check out this week’s new releases below, and let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to this weekend!

Brian FallonPainkillers
The Gaslight Anthem’s frontman has compiled a solo collection of soul-punk tracks for fans to enjoy, and enjoy they did when he swung by The Troubadour last month.

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Emmy the GreatSecond Love
Emma-Lee Moss is back with her third full-length release, an album that explores love and emotion in a time of technology.


Holy WaveFreaks Of Nurture
Shoegaze gets a kick in the ass on Holy Wave’s latest, a must-listen for fans of garage rock.

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Into It. Over It.Standards
Emo/indie-rock favorite Evan Thomas Weiss returns with his third full-length release, written in a secluded cabin in Vermont.

Into It. Over It. Standards

Jeremy GaraLimn
Another band-member-gone-solo-artist releasing an album this week is Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara, who also handled production and artwork duties for his debut.


LuciusGood Grief
Local fans who love the latest release from Lucius can catch Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, and the rest of indie-pop Brooklynites at The Fonda on May 5.


Penny and SparrowLet A Lover Drown You
Soulful Texan duo Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke have a new album of alt-country tunes for fans to enjoy.

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Pete YornArrangingTime
Just in time for his performance at Coachella, folk-rock artist Yorn is back with his first collaboration with producer R. Walt Vincent since 2003.


Treetop FlyersPalomino
London-based folk-rock band Treetop Flyers attempts to avoid the sophomore slump with today’s release of Palomino.

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Westside GunnFlygod
Buffalo-native “street backpackerā€¯ Westside Gunn’s highly anticipated debut drops today with features from Action Bronson, Danny Brown, Skyzoo, and many more.

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