Staff Picks: Best New Music

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Todd Terje
It's Album Time

Give life back to music
Trophy Scars
Holy Vacants

Five years since their last full-length and three years since their last EP, Trophy Scars hit back with their long-awaited LP, Holy Vacants. And boy, do they hit back hard.
Cloud Nothings
Here and Nowhere Else

But I'm not, I'm not you, you're a part of me, you're a part of me
Animals As Leaders
The Joy Of Motion

A modern freerunning landscape complete with scenic vistas, complex obstacles, and luxurious rest stops that ensure you’ll frequent the course

Join our sad tears and dance on the blackened bones of gods.
The War on Drugs
Lost in the Dream

I'm in my finest hour
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib

Filled with delicious goodies for everyone.
St. Vincent
St. Vincent

A challenging art pop album that convincingly balances the beautiful with the ugly, and ultimately stays human despite its futuristic leanings.
The Hotelier
Home, Like NoPlace Is There

On their sophomore effort, The Hotelier have evolved into something truly profound. This is a band at the top of their game.
Angel Olsen
Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Won't you open a window sometime?
Woods of Desolation
As The Stars

A paradigm shift
Icarus the Owl
Icarus the Owl

Grand Magus
Triumph and Power

In conclusion, grand magus delivers what the swedes have been delivering for the past twenty years, ever since at the gates revolutionized heavy metal: fearless, terrific music.
Marissa Nadler

The coldest July on record makes for a stunning achievement.
Thee Silver Mount Zion
Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything

For the first time, in arguably ever, Thee Silver Mount Zion have fully realized the vision they've been striving for. Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything is a triumph.
Against Me!
Transgender Dysphoria Blues

A renewed energy and passion for a band that truly needed it.
Lil B
05 Fuck Em

Rival Dealer

An upward journey out of a vortex of despair

hold on to me
There Will Be Fireworks
The Dark, Dark Bright

Listen to River or die
Blood Orange
Cupid Deluxe

Punch it.

Pure fire.
A Lot Like Birds
No Place

The House on Sesame Street
Radical Face
The Family Tree: The Branches

You remind me of what I could have been, but that reminder ain't much help.
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