Fourth of July is a time for celebrations, and what better way to celebrate than with new music? Check out these ten releases I think you’ll enjoy listening to over the long holiday weekend, and let me know in the comments what you’ll be checking out first!

American AuthorsWhat We Live For
If you watch TV, listen to the radio, or, you know, exist in the modern world, it was hard to avoid this Brooklyn act’s debut single, “Best Day Of My Life.” See if lightning can strike twice by checking out the group’s sophomore release today.


Bat for LashesThe Bride
Multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Natasha Khan is back with another lush release, this one written as the soundtrack to a feature-length film in mind.

Bat for Lashes - The Bride

Pop-punk legends release their first album since the departure of founding member Tom DeLonge today, though they found a more than qualified replacement in Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba.

Blink-182 - California

Blood OrangeFreetown Sound
Devonte Hynes surprised fans by releasing his latest LP a few days early, and it puts an ’80s dance and R&B backdrop to modern cultural themes of masculinity, religion, migration, and more.

Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

Seems hardly a week goes by without a release by a Ty Segall project, and GØGGS is it this time around. The garage rocker, his Fuzz bandmate Charles Moothart, and Ex-Cult’s Chris Shaw will be touring in support of their new release all summer long.


LogicBobby Tarantino
Surprise! Just days into his tour with G-Eazy, Logic drops a brand-new mixtape for fans, and it’s the hip-hop artist’s first release since November’s The Incredible True Story.

Logic - Bobby Tarantino

Magic!Primary Colours
Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based quartet MAGIC! explores a variety of sounds on their latest full-length release, from synth-pop to heartfelt ballads while never straying too far from their reggae foundation.

Magic! - Primary Colours

Soul/R&B singer Maxwell is back with his first album in seven years, the second installment in a musical trilogy that kicked off in 2009 with BLACKsummers’night. Any bets on what the third album will be called?

Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night

MetronomySummer 08
Entirely written, performed, and produced by Joe Mount, Metronomy’s latest is a concept album centered on the artist’s experiences around the time the band first broke out.

Metronomy - Summer 08

Snoop DoggCoolaid
West Coast hip-hop favorite Snoop Dogg drops his 14th album today, and it features no shortage of guest appearances: Too $hort, Swizz Beatz, Jeremih, Wiz Khalifa, Trick Trick, E-40…