Rema, Rave & Roses
One of the global leaders of the new wave of Afrobeats, Rema finally shares his debut album after pulling massive success with a string of singles and EPs (including endorsements from Drake and Barack Obama as well as a FADER cover story). Rave & Roses contains the singles "FYN," "Calm Down, and "Soundgasm."
Denzel Curry, Melt My Eyez See Your Future
South Florida rapper Denzel Curry started out as a bright light in SpaceGhostPurrp's Raider Klan, but his solo releases have rightfully earned him a devoted following. Melt My Eyez See Your Future is his fifth solo studio project, and we've already heard "Zatoichi" featuring slowthai, "Walkin," and "Troubles" featuring T-Pain.
Dan Bejar's long-running indie rock solo project Destroyer returns with its thirteenth project today, two years after the brilliant Have We Met. The album's lead single "Tintoretto, It's For You" got playlisted on Songs You Need and was followed by "Eat The Wine, Drink The Bread" and "June." Stay tuned for a interview with Destroyer in a future episode of our weekly podcast The FADER Interview.
Key Glock, Yellow Tape 2 (Deluxe)
Kilo Kish, American Gurl
Kilo Kish's fiercely independent tastemaking has been a feature of underground rap for a minute. Her second album American Gurl arrives six years after her debut album Reflections In Real Time with guest appearances from Miguel, Vince Staples, Jean Dawson, and Jesse Boykins III.
Daddy Yankee, Legendaddy
The final album from the reggaeton icon behind "Gasolina" and "Despacito" serves as a kind of passing of the torch to some of the artists he paved the way for. You'll hear Bad Bunny, Rauw Alejandro, and Myke Towers, as well as vets like Nile Rogers, PItbull, and Lil Jon.
Ibibio Sound Machine, Electricity
For the first time, England's Ibibio Sound Machine have recruited outside producers to work on an album of jazzy, house-y exultations. Those producers are none other than Hot Chip, who gushed about the recording process in a press statement. "The sessions were hugely rewarding as Ibibio brought in friends and collaborators to add a wide array of different instruments—some of which were unfamiliar to us."
Aldous Harding, Warm Chris
Nigo, I Know NIGO!
The second album from Nigo arrives 22 years after his debut Ape Sounds. In that time, he founded the game-changing streetwear brand BAPE and became Kenzo's creative director. It won't surprise you, then, to learn that rappers love him, and that a lot of them feature on his new project: Lil Uzi Vert, Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky, Pusha-T, Clipse, and many more feature on I Know NIGO.
Guerilla Toss, Famously Alive
Famously Alive is the long-running New York art-rock group's first album for Sub Pop. It was recorded during an especially turbulent moment during the pandemic, as singer Kassie Carlson explains. "My peace of mind came out of being thrust into the deepest shit. This album is all about being happy, being alive, and strength. It’s meant to inspire people.”