.Wav Theory - Towkio
Save Money rapper Towkio has released his new mixtape, featuring collaborations with Chance The Rapper, The Social Experiement, Vic Mensa, and Kaytranada. Stream it below. The release is accompanied by a time-lapse of Towkio in his hometown of Chicago.
The Magic Whip - Blur
Blur is back with their first album in over a decade, although that decade was a productive one, wherein frontman Damon Albarn released his critically acclaimed solo album Everyday Robots in addition to several albums with The Gorillaz. For fans of either projects, you'll find something here. Stream it here and buy it here.
Non-Believers - Mac McCaughan
Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan is set to release his first solo album May 4. Quietly iconic, unforgettable melodies abound on Non-Believers from its start - and could we really hope for anything less from the guy who co-heads Merge Records, home to Arcade Fire, Destroyer, Conor Oberst, Neutral Milk Hotel…? A highly recommended release for anyone wishing to dip into some good New Wave. You can stream it in advance here via NPR First Listen and pre-order it here.