By Sheldon Pearce.
With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes albums, EPs, and mixtapes from the Shins, Laura Marling, Charli XCX, Jay Som, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.
Semper Femina is Laura Marling’s sixth album, following 2015’s Short Movie. It was recorded in Los Angeles and produced alongside Blake Mills. Check out the music video for “Soothing” and the lyric video for “Wild Fire.”
Charli XCX’s Number 1 Angel follows her 2016 EP Vroom Vroom and her 2014 LP Sucker. It’s also her first mixtape since 2012’s Super Ultra. The new tape features MØ, CupcakKe, Abra, Uffie, Starrah, and Raye.
Jay Som is the moniker of Bay Area artist Melina Duterte. Last year, she put out a collection of her early work called Turn Into. Everybody Works is her proper debut as Jay Som. She wrote, recorded, played, and produced the album. Read Pitchfork’s Rising feature, “Jay Som’s Hard-Working Dream-Pop,” and reviews of the tracks “The Bus Song,” “1 Billion Dogs,” and “Baybee” (named Best New Track).
Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator [ATO]
Alynda Segarra leads the New Orleans-based band Hurray for the Riff Raff. The Navigator is the follow-up to 2014’s Small Town Heroes. Watch the video for “Rican Beach,” and read our Best New Track review of “Pa’lante.”
The French Press EP is Melbourne band Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever’s first release for Sub Pop Records. It follows their Talk Tight EP.
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