Staff Picks: Best New Music

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Kauan
Sorni Nai


A story worth telling
Deerhunter
Fading Frontier


Quite possibly Deerhunter's most accessible album to date.
Julia Holter
Have You In My Wilderness


oh she's been marooned, can anybody help her?
The World Is a Beautiful Place...
Harmlessness


We are as harmless as the thoughts in our heads.
Scale the Summit
V


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


This quirky, edgy & uncompromising talent has nothing to be sorry for.
The Wonder Years
No Closer to Heaven


For a band that released an album called The Upsides this sure is a downer.
The Dear Hunter
Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise


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


Finding harmony between the new and the old.
Caspian
Dust and Disquiet


The sounds of a post-rock band in full swing...
Destroyer
Poison Season


An Artiste for all Seasons
Ariadne
Tsalal


Six stages of purgatory.
Carly Rae Jepsen
E MO TION


Carly's new album has a more mature sound by going soul/R&B and ditching the more obtrusive synth elements.
FKA Twigs
M3LL155X


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


Lifting the veil.
Counterparts
Tragedy Will Find Us


Death is my birthright.
We Lost the Sea
Departure Songs


The Voice of the Sea has been silenced, but their passion rings out loud and clear.
Between the Buried and Me
Coma Ecliptic


Takes a few listens to sink in, but once it does, it's catchy and captivating.
Kacey Musgraves
Pageant Material


In a world of squares, maybe you're just round.
mewithoutYou
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.
Holly Herndon
Platform


Explosive and cerebral, Herndon's sophomore release molds an assortment of sounds into a resonant musical manifesto.
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