Ivy Tripp - Waxahatchee
Katie Crutchfield's acidic tongue spews honest, uncomfortable truths in her new album, produced by herself and her ex-boyfriend. Inevitable comparisons to Alanis Morissette pop up vocally as they always do, while the album's DIY production reflects on Crutchfield's mastery of every element of her creative output.
White Men Are Black Men Too - Young Fathers
2014 Mercury prize winners Young Fathers have released the followup to their debut album. The Scottish trio blends politically charged commentary seamlessly with their eclectic production - a raw mix of funk, Afro punk, and futuristic, experimental production. A must listen.
Undertow - Drenge
After taking the UK scene by storm with their first album, the Loveless brothers of Drenge have returned with their sophomore album. This time around, their signature "drenge" sound; aka dirty, gritty, close to the ground, is sent through the tubes of a higher-end production machine. The resulting album like a nice new jacket for two punkers who grew up bored, listless, and still eager to make a racket of noise.
Need To Know - Priory
Your new fix of dark & sweet electro pop arrives in the form of this Portland duo's latest album, a pop-forward pivot from the pair's earlier, more experimental folk sound. Learn more about Priory by reading our interview with the band last year.