Staff Picks: Best New Music

all genres

Ice Fleet

Kauan doing their thing with excellent results again
Bionic Swarm

More than a stylistic leap, Bionic Swarm is a full creative rebirth.
The Antlers
Green to Gold

Here we come to a turning of the season
Blindfolded and Led to the Woods
Nightmare Withdrawals

Dreamy Introductions
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The LSO

A modern classic, probably.
Mare Cognitum
Solar Paroxysm

to infinity and beyond
Etemen Ænka

The journey has come to an end. Now, let's build an empire.
Genesis Owusu
Smiling with No Teeth

Prince! Kendrick Lamar! Gorillaz! Childish Gambino! Yves Tumor! [MC] Ride!
Leon III
Antlers in Velvet

Progressive psychedelic country-rock enters the scene with a bang.
Demonic Wealth

Reverberations from the swamp.
Julien Baker
Little Oblivions

By broadening her influences and sonic palette, Julien Baker delivers a truly superb indie rock experience.
Lost Horizons
In Quiet Moments

Celebrating 24 years of Bella Union.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

The storm, the calm, and the quiet words that count.
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
L. W.

Kay Jee El Duboyoo
Ming Ming

How many movements in a moment?
Ad Nauseam
Imperative Imperceptible Impulse

Inexorably Ousted Nut
Cult of Luna
The Raging River

A seamless sonic flow which never seems to dwindle or deviate from its course.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Shyga! The Sunlight Mound

Live while you're young, enjoy each day
Hayley Williams
FLOWERS for VASES / descansos

A song cycle of self-serenades.
The Ruins Of Beverast
The Thule Grimoires

Beyond the borders of the known world

Magnificent darkness
The Avalanches
We Will Always Love You

Cue the sad, electric violins.
Green Druid
At the Maw of Ruin

“From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.”
Phoebe Bridgers
If We Make It Through December

All is calm, but not everything is bright.
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