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 from Mount Eerie, Mike WiLL Made-It, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Craig Finn, Diamanda Galás, GoldLink, and Kelly Lee Owens.
Phil Elverum’s latest album as Mount Eerie is a tragic reaction to the death of his wife, artist Geneviève Castrée, who passed away from pancreatic cancer last summer. Elverum wrote and recorded the albumlast fall in the same room where she died, using mostly her instruments. Read Pitchfork’s feature, “Death Is Real: Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum Copes With Unspeakable Tragedy,” and track reviews for “Real Death” and “Ravens,” which were both named Best New Track. You can purchase the album directly from Elverum here.
Mike WiLL Made-It’s new album is the sequel to 2014’s Ransom. It features Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd, Chief Keef, and many others. Watch the video for “Gucci on My,” featuring 21 Savage, YG, and Migos, and read the track review of “Come Down.”
Damage and Joy is the first album from the Jesus and Mary Chain in 18 years, following 1998’s Munki. It was recorded with producer Youth (who also contributed bass) and features performances from the band’s touring drummer Brian Young and former Lush bassist Phil King. Read our review of “Always Sad,” and check out our interview with Jim Reid.
We All Want the Same Things is the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn’s third solo LP, following 2015’s Faith in the Future. Read our review of the record’s “God in Chicago.”
**Diamanda Galás: All the Way / *At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem*** [Intravenal Sound Operations]
Diamanda Galás’ two new albums follow 2008’s Guilty Guilty Guilty. All the Wayfeatures new versions of traditional and jazz standards. At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem was recorded at the New York church for which it was named during last year’s Red Bull Music Academy. Read our review of “All the Way.”
GoldLink: At What Cost [Squaaash Club/RCA]
After releasing 2015’s And After That, We Didn’t Talk, GoldLink returns with a new album. It features Wale, Kaytranada, Jazmine Sullivan, Mya, the Internet’s Steve Lacy, and more. Check out the track review of “Meditation.”
The self-titled debut from Kelly Lee Owens follows her 2016 EP Oleic. Read Pitchfork’s Rising feature, “Kelly Lee Owens’ Techno Daydreams,” and the track reviews for “Anxi.” and “CBM,” the latter of which was named Best New Track.
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