A.G. Cook, Apple
PC Music's founder returns with another full-length project weeks after dropping the 49-track 7G, this one a far more reasonable 10 songs long. Its lead single "Oh Yeah" had the electronic music provocateur flexing his adult-contemporary singer-songwriter muscles, and it still sounds great.
Deradoorian, Find The Sun
The ex-Dirty Projectors member's excellent new album revives post-punk and krautrock with a new age folk twist. “Overall, a lot of these songs are about trying to reach yourself — how to be your most brilliant self,” Deradoorian said in a press release. “Because we come from a culture that doesn't actually support this. We are so deeply programmed to obey societal boundaries that we don't even know the power we contain within.”
Steve Arrington, Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions
Harrington is a funk icon from Dayton, Ohio whose music has been sampled by N.W.A. ("Gangsta Gangsta"), A Tribe Called Quest ("The Chase, Part II"), and many more. Eight years since his last project, he teams up with Stones Throw artists like Knxledge, Jerry Paper, and more for a new album.