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The 5 projects you should stream now

New albums from beach House, Big K.R.I.T., Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more.

February 18, 2022
The 5 projects you should stream now
Beach House, Once Twice Melody
The 5 projects you should stream now

Victoria Legrand and ‎Alex Scally‎ have been releasing their eighth studio album Once Twice Melody in installments over the past few months starting in November. Today you can hear the final batch of songs from the 18-track release.

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Big K.R.I.T., Digital Roses Don’t Die
The 5 projects you should stream now

The swagger and lyrical prowess of the Mississippi M.C. has kept him one to watch across five studio albums and one ill-fated Def Jam deal. Digital Roses Don't Die is out today, and was preceded by the single "So Cool."

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Hurray For The Riff Raff, Life On Earth
The 5 projects you should stream now

Alynda Segarra's long-running project Hurray For The Riff Raff announced a new album in October with the lead single “Rhododendron.” It signaled a poppier direction for the singer-songwriter, and she's just fine with the shift. "Life On Earth is an album about survival, informed by the wisdom of the nature within and all around us," Segarra writes on Instagram. "It’s my journey through time, across landscapes, changing and growing all the way.

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Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Disrespectful
The 5 projects you should stream now

With a splash of the is-it-serious-or-not energy of Die Antwoord and an undeniable ear for the pinball rave sounds of bassline, Bad Boy Chiller Crew have the U.K. rap scene in a chokehold. Disrespectful, the group's second full-length, find the BBCC making a conscious effort at hitting the charts with singles like "450" and "Always Be My Baby."

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Etran de L'Aïr, Agadez
The 5 projects you should stream now

Etran de L'Aïr is a group of brothers and cousins from Agadez, Niger that have honed their chops playing weddings. Their latest album of Saharan rock music may take them to new places, but it was only made with the people of their homeland in mind. “We play for the Tuareg, the Toubou, the Zarma, the Hausa,” says bandleader Moussa “Abindi” Ibra. “When you invite us, we come and play.”

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The 5 projects you should stream now