Big Thief, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
It's never a long wait between projects from the Big Thief camp, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You is the band's fifth album since 2016 (not including the three projects from songwriter Adrienne Lenker, Abysskiss, Songs, and Instrumentals). "Time Escaping," one of the several songs released from the 20-track project, was playlisted on Songs You Need.
Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe
Shamir's newest album is full of bubbly synth-pop and sway-ready indie rock with a simmering urgency. “I think this album is me finally acknowledging my trauma," Shamir says in a press statement. "Everyone knows I’ve been through so much shit and I kind of just rammed through, without really acknowledging the actual trauma that I do feel on almost a daily basis.”
Alto Arc, Alto Arc EP
It's been awhile since we've had a good old-fashioned supergroup, and Alto Arc are here to fill the void. The project consists of Deafheaven's lead vocalist George Clarke, make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench, experimental pop genius Danny L Harle, and Trayer Tryon of Hundred Waters. Intrigued yet? Their debut single "Bordello" was one of our favorite rock songs released in January.
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OMBIIGIZI, Sewn Back Together
Empath's refusal to be categorized help make the Philly band one of the most engaging indie rock acts working today. “We never want to be tied down to one type of song or sound," bandleader Catherine Elicson writes, "and we love all kinds of improvisational music. We try to fit everything we love into each song, and hopefully produce something new and exciting through that process of synthesis.”
Lil Bean, forever grateful
Raveena, Asha's Awakening
The New York-based pop artist's sophomore project has an intriguing narrative: Asha, a resident of ancient Punjab, travels through time and space to become a princess on a distant planet. "I kind of just wanted to really tap into my confidence, and tap into my bravery as an artist, to take risks," Raveena told NPR of the new project.