Editor’s Note: Longtime reader Remi VL is a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations.
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 week’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! Actress – Karma & Desire (microhouse, outsider house) VIDEO VIDEO Atlases – Woe Portrait (post-metal, death metal) Ball Park Music – Ball Park Music (indie rock, neo-psych) VIDEO Big Scenic Nowhere – Lavender Blues (heavy psych, stoner rock) Bleakheart – Dream Griever (doomgaze) Bottled Up – Crystal (post-punk, art rock) Brutus – Live in Ghent (post-hardcore, post-rock) clipping. – V isions of Bodies Being Burned (industrial hip-hop, experimental hip-hop) Coexistence – Collateral Dimension (tech death) Convulsif – Extinct (noise rock, experimental rock) Distant – Dawn of Corruption (deathcore) El Lobo En Tu Puerta – Santana Bendita (sludge, stoner rock) Epitimia – Allusion (post-black metal) VIDEO Foxeagle – Waves on Water (neo-classical darkwave, post-rock) VIDEO Fuzz – III (heavy psych, garage rock) VIDEO Melody Gardot – Sunset In the Blue (vocal jazz) VIDEO VIDEO The God Awful Truth – Memory Palace (mathcore) Gorillaz – Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez (electropop, trip-hop) VIDEO The Grief – Descent (death-doom) Hands Like Houses – Hands Like Houses (alt-rock, post-hardcore) VIDEO Havnatt – Ragnhildstreet (dark folk, chamber folk) VIDEO Hoaries – Rocker Shocker (post-punk, noise rock) Hypnodrone Ensemble – Gets Polyamorous (krautrock, space rock) James Norbert Ivanyi – Omen Faustum (prog fusion) Kadavar – The Isolation Tapes (traditional doom, heavy psych) VIDEO Kevel – Mutatis Mutandis (post-metal, prog metal) VIDEO VIDEO Limite – Mountains Inside (art rock) Local Natives – Sour Lemon (indie pop, indie rock) LOMA – Don’t Shy Away (art pop, psychedelic folk) Major Lazer – Music is the Weapon (electropop, dancehall) VIDEO Mors Principium Est – Seven (melodeath) VIDEO The Mountain Goats – Getting Into Knives (indie folk, indie rock) Nah – Mortal Glitch (industrial hip-hop, glitch-hop) Narla – Till the Weather Changes (heavy psych, stoner rock) VIDEO norse – blu (post-hardcore, screamo) Nothing But Thieves – Moral Panic (alt-rock) VIDEO Novalisi – Lotus (post-rock) Oginalii – Pendulum (heavy psych, desert rock) Pallbearer – Forgotten Days (doom) Planet Battagon – Trans-Neptunia (nu-jazz, electro-jazz) Plants and Animals – The Jungle (indie rock) Poppy – Music To Scream To (noise, glitch) VIDEO Prometheus – Resonant Echoes From Cosmos of Old (death-doom) PUP – This Place Sucks Ass (pop-punk, indie rock) Red Moon Architect – Emptiness Weighs the Most (death-doom) VIDEO Rïcïnn – Nereïd (neoclassical darkwave, experimental) VIDEO VIDEO Slowly Building Weapons – Echoes (doomgaze, psych rock) Solitary – The Truth Behind the Lies (thrash) VIDEO Soup Moat – Be Brave, Run Away (post-hardcore, noise rock) Strangelight – Adult Themes (post-punk, post-hardcore) Tech N9ne – Fear Exodus (hardcore hip-hop) VIDEO VIDEO ThrashWall – ThrashWall (thrash) tricot – 10 (math rock, power pop) VIDEO Jeff Tweedy – Love Is the King (Americana, alt-country) Uncle Woe – Phantomescence (stoner-doom) under.his.eye – under.his.eye (screamo, post-rock) Laura Veirs – My Echo (Americana, indie folk) VIDEO Wobbler – Dwellers of the Deep (prog rock)
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