Release Day Roundup – 6/16/17

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure trove, others find themselves drawing a blank at the end of the month due to the breakneck pace needed to keep up to date with what’s been released. Which brings us to this Heavy Blog PSA: a weekly roundup of new albums which pares down the the day’s releases to only our highest recommendations. Here you’ll find full album/single streams, pre-order links and, most importantly, a collection of albums that could very well earn a spot on your year end list. Enjoy!

 

Fleet Foxes – Crack Up (chamber folk, progressive folk/Nonesuch Records)

Gaytheist – Let’s Jam Again Soon (alternative rock, noise rock/Good to Die Records)

Impetuous Ritual – Blight Upon Martyred Sentience (dissonant blackened death metal/Profound Lore)

 

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – On The Echoing Green (ambient, electronic/Mexican Summer)

 

Ride – Weather Diaries (shoegaze/Wichita Recordings)

 

Some Happy Thoughts – Épiphanie (depressive black metal/self-released)

 

Tombs – The Grand Annihilation (blackened sludge metal, post metal/Metal Blade Records)

 

White Suns – Psychic Drift (dark ambient, power electronics/The Flenser)

 

The Winged Seahorses – Nos Quidem Timeo (technical deathcore/self-released)

 

ZETA – ZETA