April is not slowing down, bringing us a slew of hyped new releases this week. In albums, we’ve got anxiously-awaited new ones from two beloved female duos; alternative/folk Lucius, and indie rockers Wet Leg. The new ones from Jack White and Papa Roach are chock full of hard-hitting rock n’ roll, and the new one from Calexico is a desert-baked beauty. And then there’s the catchy alt-pop-punk-emo of The Regrettes and The Linda Lindas to round things out.
Maggie Rogers is back with the first single from her next full-length album, and we’re stoked to hear it. Bhi Bhiman and The Americans are both critical players in the folk/singer-songwriter/Americana scene, so we’re glad to have their latest tracks on the list. Joyce Manor are back with more catchy punk, and Australia’s Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever have a few new nuggets for us. More upbeat punk and rock is also coming in from Lit, Simple Plan, De’Wayne.
Would never have expected to hear a Michigander/Manchester Orchestra collaboration, but we get one this week! Jack Johnson makes a surprise return with a new single, and Tropidelic have teamed with 311 for what I’m sure will be a beach-friendly collaboration. Rap fans can embrace the new ones from Schoolboy Q, Pusha T (feat Jay Z and Pharrell), and Travie McCoy.
Returning to our list this week are Tijuana Panthers, Delicate Steve, S. Carey, Sadurn, Boyu, Natalie Shay, and Fuzzle. Joining it for the first time are TwoTiime, Roye Trout, The Feelings Parade, Gretchen Klempa, Forgetmyname, Eugenius, ASHRR and Golden Apples.
And oh wait, there’s a new song from…Pink Floyd??? (well, it doesn’t have Roger Waters, but…)