Staff Picks: Best New Music

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Spiritbox
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.
Low
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
Turnstile
Glow On


An album to both kick and shake ass to
Deafheaven
Infinite Granite


UMBASA
Ulver
Hexahedron


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
Qrixkuor
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.
Darkside
Spiral


Darth Vader voice: join me.
Ophidian I
Desolate


Essential modern tech-death.
Musk Ox
Inheritance


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.
Adjy
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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