New Music Highlights

American Football

American Football
Label: Polyvinyl Records
Release Date: March 22, 2019

Several years following their triumphant reunion, the Illinois indie legends return with their most realized album to date, featuring guest vocals from members of Paramore, Slowdive, and Land of Talk.

Doko Mien

Ibibo Sound Machine
Label: Merge Records
Release Date: March 22, 2019

Ibibio Sound Machine crack apart the horizon separating cultures, between nature and technology, between joy and pain, between tradition and future.

Miss Universe

Nilufer Yanya
Label: ATO Records
Release Date: March 22, 2019

Nilüfer Yanya’s debut album Miss Universe is bigger and more ambitious than anything she has done before. With its muted, harmonic riffs, ideas “of paranoid thoughts and anxiety” run through the album, not least in its conceptual spoken word interludes which emanate from a fictional health management company WWAY HEALTH TM.

Mystic Truth

Bad Suns
Label: Epitaph Records
Release Date: March 22, 2019

The band’s first album on Epitaph Records is “a marker of a new era…a remarkable step forward that’s at once melodically sharper and more emotionally complex than anything they’ve done before,” according to the press release.

On the Line

Jenny Lewis
Label: Warner Bros
Release Date: March 22, 2019

The fourth studio album from singer-songwriter Lewis comes after a 12-year break-up and the death of her once-estranged mother, and features guests including Beck, Ringo Starr, Don Was, among others.

Pony

Orville Peck
Label: Sub Pop Records
Release Date: March 22, 2019

Combining the ambience of shoegaze with the melodies and vocal prowess of classic country music, the enigmatic outlaw Orville Peck croons of love and loss on Pony, his debut album.

The End

Shlohmo
Label: Friends of Friends
Release Date: March 22, 2019

Los Angeles producer Henry Laufer returns with new album The End. his first since 2015.

“THE ALBUM IS VAGUELY ABOUT THE END OF THE WORLD… READING A NICE BOOK WHILE THE METEOR HITS.” Shlohmo

The World is Yours 2

Rich the Kid
Label: Interscope
Release Date: March 22, 2019

The sophomore studio album and sequel to the rapper’s debut album includes features from Big Sean, Young Thug, Offset, Miguel, Gunna, Lil Pump, Ty Dolla $ign and more.

Warheads on Foreheads

Megadeath
Label: Capitol
Release Date: March 22, 2019

“I see these songs as the most efficient weapons in the band’s arsenal,” says frontman Dave Mustaine of this Greatest Hits album featuring 35 remastered tracks.