It sure is an eclectic week for album releases — the first week of June offers everything from solo artist Ladyhwawke’s dancey electro-pop to the debut LPs of indie supergroups Whitney and Minor Victories. The Kills have finally returned after guitarist Jamie Hince recovered from an eviscerating injury, and even Paul Simon is offering a full album of new material for the unconditionally loyal fan.

Check out this Friday’s top ten releases below for something to satisfy your every mood.

ClassixxFaraway Reach
LA DJ/producers Tyler Blake and Michael David are giving clubgoers some fresh new dance tracks with even bigger names and more elaborate songwriting. Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit, How To Dress Well’s Tom Krell, and even T-Pain himself appear on Faraway Reach, which curtails musical boundaries by exploring everything from disco to hip hop.


Elvis DepressedlyHolo Pleasures/California Dreamin’
Elvis Depressedly has expanded on 2013’s EP Holo Pleasures with 6 new tracks, the sum of which constitutes a full LP of beautifully hazy, atmospheric ballads.

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LadyhawkeWild Things
Ladyhawke’s third full-length, Wild Things, is ’80s-inspired dance pop at its finest. The New Zealand native employs more hooks and layered synths this time around, making the album a perfect way to welcome the summer.


Minor VictoriesMinor Victories
Indie supergroup #1 of today’s releases comes in the form of band members from Slowdive, Mogwai, and Editors, all of whom have uniquely distinct sounds, but have managed to land somewhere in the middle of a venn diagram with moody indie pop that really does take on a life of its own.


Paul SimonStranger to Stranger
Paul Simon’s first album in 3 1/2 years is audacious, eclectic, and thematically incongruous…and it’s nice to see a man who’s been making music for your parents’ parents still take risks. What the songs still have in common, of course, are their lyrical narratives and poetic allegories.

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Psychic IllsInner Journey Out
Psychic Ills’ album Inner Journey Out is just as hazy as their previous releases, but a little more evocative of, say, The Brian Jonestown Massacre with some jangly hooks and cohesive guitar progressions.

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Tegan and SaraLove You to Death
The uber-successful twin duo that exudes girl power is giving fans another fun, electric album that brilliantly explores the psychology of love behind the seemingly simple, straight-forward lyrics.


The KillsAsh and Ice
Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince are back, with Mosshart channeling her unyielding energy and vocal intensity into The Kill’s most frenetic, electronic album to date.

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The StrokesFuture Present Past (EP)
Julian Casablancas’ noisy, frenetic solo efforts have inevitably influenced The Strokes’ first release since 2013’s neglected Comedown Machine. Still, buried under Casablancas’s distorted vocals you can hear The Strokes as they once were and hopefully will continue to be beyond this modest 4-track EP.


WhitneyLight Upon the Lake
The second indie supergroup on this list includes members from bands such as Bass Drum of Death, Smith Westerns, and Touching Voids, who have harnessed the best of what they have to offer to craft 31 minutes of soulful Americana tunes.