I’m officially calling it right now: the summer drought of new music is over! Yes, just in time for everyone to head back to school, an influx of great records hits the marketplace. Don’t believe me? Here’s a list of artists releasing new material this week: A$AP Ferg, Andrew Belle, Andrew Cedermark, Bent Shapes, Braids, Buffalo Killers, Butter the Children, Crocodiles, Destruction Unit, DIANA, Diarrhea Planet, Earl Sweatshirt, The Goldberg Sisters, Gross Relations, The Horse’s Ha, Julia Holter, Julianna Barwick, Kim Lenz, The Kissaway Trail, Laura Veirs, Little Comets, Native, No Age, Paper Lions, Porcelain Raft, Pure Bathing Culture, Sarah Neufeld, Shigeto, Ski Lodge, Still Life Still, Superchunk, Surf City, Terraplane Sun, Travis, Tree, Ty Segall, Typhoon, White Lies, Willy Mason and Zola Jesus. Wow. That’s a lot of records, and there’s at least a few good ones in the bunch. I hope you’ll look into some of these, or are reminded that one of your favorite artists is putting something new out. Beyond those things, there’s still a daily edition of Pick Your Poison to consider as well, where you’re also able to discover new music. In today’s batch, don’t miss tracks from Banana Beach, Captain Murphy (aka Flying Lotus), Grisly Hand, Louis London, Placeholder and Schooner. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Body Parts, The Darcys, The Lumineers (covering Talking Heads), Parquet Courts, The Weeknd (ft. Drake) and YAWN.
Treasure Fingers and The Knocks – My Body
Body Parts – Unavoidable Things
The Darcys – Muzzle Blast
The Lumineers – This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads cover)
Parquet Courts – You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now
The Weeknd – Live For (ft. Drake)
YAWN – Summer Heat