Staff Picks: Best New Music

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Eternal Blue

A big splash in this secret garden.
Injury Reserve
By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Injury Reserve have found their purgatory and it’s a hellscape you won’t want to leave.
Hey What

The marriage of heaven and hell (or something like that)
Trophy Scars
Astral Pariah

Family barbeque blockbuster
Indigo De Souza
Any Shape You Take

maybe we're bigger than staying in the very same place
Big Red Machine
How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?

some things last a long time
Glow On

An album to both kick and shake ass to
Infinite Granite


If only Flowers of Evil sounded more like these live improvisations...
Wolves in the Throne Room
Primordial Arcana

Bow to the Arcana. Hallowed be their name.
Tropical Fuck Storm
Deep States

Tell your friends!
James McMurtry
The Horses and the Hounds

The stock example of an excellent Americana record in 2021
The Killers
Pressure Machine

Although not exactly meticulous in its execution, Pressure Machine is an uncharacteristically daring album that is far more powerful in its humility than the tired and overwrought glamour pomp they've become notorious fo
Poison Palinopsia

The endless nightmare
Laura Stevenson
Laura Stevenson

No one teaches you to breathe
King Woman
Celestial Blues

My name is Lucifer, pleased to meet you.

Darth Vader voice: join me.
Ophidian I

Essential modern tech-death.
Musk Ox

A breathtaking return from Canada's finest dark folk act that makes one thing especially clear: Woodfall was no fluke. Musk Ox are masters of the craft.
The Idyll Opus (I-VI)

"I've spent years trying to find my way back in."
Lucy Dacus
Home Video

A vivid memory reel
Hiatus Kaiyote
Mood Valiant

An album that flowers in both sound and in theme, Mood Valiant is Hiatus Kaiyote’s most focused work yet.
Cerebral Rot
Excretion Of Mortality

...just writhe along
Dale Kerrigan
noise bitch

If a label doesn’t pick this up I swear to God I’m going to press it to vinyl myself, inflicting penury on myself and misery on my neighbours / Yea it’s really good eh
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