PRESS PLAY: 9 Albums out April 30th - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Dawn Richard | Photo by Petros Koy, courtesy of the artist

On what is perhaps the busiest album release day of the year so far, this week’s PRESS PLAY arrives with no further ado. An invigorating reclamation of space for Black women in the world of electronic music, Dawn Richard makes her New Orleans-inspired Merge debut with Second Line: An Electro Revival. Also out on Merge this week, Scottish guitar-pop icons Teenage Fanclub return with Endless Arcade, another warm entry in their decades-long discography. Following a Grammy nomination for her most recent Pistol Annies album, Ashley Monroe returns with her fifth solo release, Rosegold. The latest from (former Philadelphia resident) Carsie Blanton, Love & Rage channels the spirit of protest music for the present moment. Alaskan musician Nicholas Galanin’s debut as Ya Tseen, Indian Yard, is an energetic and guest-packed exploration of Galanin’s Tlingit and Unangax̂ heritage. Returning for their first album since 2012, Bowerbirds present the intricate becalmyounglovers. Announced mere weeks ago, buzzy New York indie rockers Crumb‘s sophomore album Ice Melt is a moody and groove-driven collection. Best known for her long-running collaboration with her brother Angus, Australian singer Julia Stone‘s third solo album, Sixty Summers, features production by St. Vincent. The folks at Daptone Records expand their horizons with the release of LILA, the label debut of Moroccan expats Innov Gnawa. PRESS PLAY on these releases (and many, many more) below…

Dawn RichardSecond Line: An Electro Revival
WE LOVE: “Jacuzzi” “Bussifame” “Mornin | Streetlights”

Teenage FanclubEndless Arcade
WE LOVE: “I’m More Inclined” “Home”

Ashley MonroeRosegold 
WE LOVE: “Groove” “Drive”

Carsie BlantonLove & Rage
WE LOVE: “Be Good” “Party at the End of the World”

Ya Tseen – Indian Yard
WE LOVE: “Knives” “Synthetic Gods”

Bowerbirds – becalmyounglovers 
WE LOVE: “Seems Impossible” “The Party”

Crumb Ice Melt
WE LOVE: “Balloon” “Trophy”

Julia StoneSixty Summers
WE LOVE: “We All Have” “Fire in Me”

Innov GnawaLILA 
WE LOVE: “El Ghaba” “Chorfa”

Paul JacobsPink Dogs on the Green Grass
WE LOVE: “Half Rich Loner” “Underneath the Roses”

EXTENDED PLAYS (even more things out this week):
Guided By VoicesEarth Man BluesRosie TuckerSucker SupremeLuwten DraftAngel Bat Dawid, Hanne De Backer, and Signe EmmeluthAngel Bat Dawid, Hanne De Backer, and Signe EmmeluthTōth You and Me and EverythingDropkick MurphysTurn Up That Dial, Beachy HeadBeachy HeadWill GraefeMarine LifeBirdy Young HeartFar LandsThere Be MonstersMarianne Faithfull with Warren EllisShe Walks in BeautyRoyal BloodTyphoonsMatt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Superwolves, Manchester OrchestraThe Millions Masks of God, Glüme The Internet, New MadridNew Madrid, Pet Shop BoysDiscovery: Live in Rio 1994Róisín MurphyCrooked MachineMetronomy – The English Riviera (10th Anniversary Edition)

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