New Arrivals: Albums Released Today
New Arrivals is the starting point for your New Music Friday. Dig into the week’s freshly delivered stack of new album releases with our playlist highlighting choice cuts from the wide platter of new LPs dropped each week; from big name releases to the albums you’ve been anticipating for months – as well as new favorites from a broad range of genres. Listen to the playlist here and read about some of this week’s biggest albums below.
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Father John Misty
American indie folk musician and champion internet troll John Tillman is out today with Pure Comedy, his third album as Father John Misty. The album follows singles “Pure Comedy,” “Two Wildly Different Perspectives,” “Ballad of The Young Dying Man” and “Total Entertainment Forever.” Produced by Jonathan Wilson and Josh Tillman, Pure Comedy is out via Bella Union and Sub Pop.
You can listen to Pure Comedy here.
ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$
Brooklyn-born rapper Joey BadA$$ is back with ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$, his sophomore studio album. The album follows singles “Devastated,” “Land of The Free” and “ROCKABYE BABY” and includes appearances from Schoolboy Q, J.Cole and Styles P among many others. AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ is out now by way of Pro Era Records and Cinematic Music Group.
You can listen to ALL AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ here.
Memories… Do Not Open
DJ/Producer duo The Chainsmokers are making their long awaited full-length album debut today with Memories…Do Not Open. The album follows singles “Paris,” “Something Just Like This,” and “The One.” Memories…Do Not Open is out via Disruptor and Columbia Records.
You can listen to Memories…Do Not Open here.
Mack Wilds marks his return from acting with AfterHours, his sophomore album. The album is his first since 2013’s New York: A Love Story and follows the leading single “Explore.” AfterHours is out via The Ninety Five Percent and EMPIRE.
You can listen to AfterHours here.
Guided By Voices
August by Cake
Legendary alternative rockers Guided By Voices are back with August by Cake, lead singer Robert Pollard’s one-hundredth studio album to date. This marks the latest release for the incredibly prolific band since 2016’s Please Be Honest. August by Cake is a 32 track double album and follows singles “Hiking Skin” and “Dr. Feelgood Falls Off the Ocean.”
You can listen to August by Cake here.
The Far Field
Alternative rock band Future Islands is back with their fifth studio album The Far Field, marking the group’s first release since the release of Singles back in 2014. The synthpop album follows leading singles “Cave” and “Ran.” The Far Field is out via 4AD.
You can listen to The Far Field here.
American singer-songwriter Michelle Branch is back with Hopeless Romantic, her third studio album and first since 2003’s multi-platinum smash Hotel Paper. The album follows leading singles “Hopeless Romantic,” “Best You Ever” and “Fault Line.” Hopeless Romantic is out today by way of Verve Records.
You can listen to Hopeless Romantic here.
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