Staff Picks: Best New Music

all genres

Julia Holter
Have You In My Wilderness

oh she's been marooned, can anybody help her?
Scale the Summit

Lots of new ideas, increasingly talented musicians, not quite enough melody or album flow.
Meg Myers

This quirky, edgy & uncompromising talent has nothing to be sorry for.
The Dear Hunter
Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise

What will I know when the morning comes?
Under the Red Cloud

Finding harmony between the new and the old.
Poison Season

An Artiste for all Seasons
FKA Twigs

To my mind it's so sweet/And I wish you could see it
Chelsea Wolfe

Lifting the veil.
Pale Horses

Rediscovery meets progression, highlighted by Chewbacca's face on the album artwork
Jamie xx
In Colour

Gorgeous atmospheres with a penchant for solid pop songwriting.
Florence and the Machine
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Now with more brass.
Paradise Lost
The Plague Within

A refreshing listen for those who think the band may have gotten too comfortable lately.
The Tallest Man on Earth
Dark Bird Is Home

A necessary and timely expansion for The Tallest Man on Earth.

A comeback album that smartly utilizes all the influences from past releases into a surprisingly cohesive and satisfying result.
Hop Along
Painted Shut

Hop Along continue to thrill.
Dance Gavin Dance
Instant Gratification

Instantly gratified!
Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell

Sufjan's most personal and bare album is also easily his best.
Courtney Barnett
sometimes i sit and think, and sometimes i just sit

music 4 crieng and lafing u like?
Earl Sweatshirt
I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside

Earl is stepping out of Tyler's shadow to find the outside world ain't all that sunny either.
Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly

Ambition and anger collide in a modern hip-hop tour de force.
Jeff Rosenstock
We Cool?

When I listen to your records...
Scar Sighted

Twisted and disturbing in the best possible way.
Father John Misty
I Love You, Honeybear

Stunningly romantic.
Viet Cong
Viet Cong

Check your anxieties, no need to suffer endlessly
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