Jon Randalll, Jack Ingram, and Miranda Lambert | photo by Spencer Peeples, courtesy of the artist

This is one of those weeks where the only thing that the following albums have in common is that they’re all released today! Country cornerstones Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and Jon Randall have been making regular pilgrimages to Marfa, Texas, and their campfire-ready harmonies are on full display on The Marfa Tapes. They also joined us earlier this week for a breezy and heartwarming NonComm set. London rockers Squid make use of every moment on their sprawling full-length debut, Bright Green Field. Toronto musician Simone Schmidt’s latest release as Fiver, Fiver with the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition, is an inventive collection of ever-mutating songcraft. Longtime purveyors of retro funk and soul, Melbourne’s The Bamboos return with the party-starting Hard Up. Prolific songwriter Maia Sharp returns with her first collection in six years, Mercy Rising. Best known as the leader of The Revivalists, New Orleans-based David Shaw makes his self-titled solo debut. For the past few weeks, Sufjan Stevens has released ongoing installments of Convocations, an ambient opus that’s out in its entirety. Following last year’s Giver Taker, Boston singer Anjimile teams up with Jay Som, SASAMI, and Lomelda to rework their songs on the EP Reunion. Finally, Dan Auerbach unearths archival recordings of late swamp rock pioneer Tony Joe White for Smoke from the Chimney. PRESS PLAY on these released (and a bunch more) below…

Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and Jon RandallThe Marfa Tapes
WE LOVE: “In His Arms” “Tin Man” “Anchor”

Squid Bright Green Field
WE LOVE: “Paddling” “Narrator”

Fiver Fiver with the Atlantic School of Spontaneous Composition
WE LOVE: “Leaning Hard (on My Peripheral Vision)” “Paid in Pride”

The BamboosHard Up
WE LOVE: “If Not Now (Then When)” “Nothing I Wanna Know About”

Maia SharpMercy Rising
WE LOVE: “Backburner” “You’ll Know Who Knows You”

David ShawDavid Shaw
WE LOVE: “Got Me Feeling Good” “Heavy Soul”

Sufjan StevensConvocations
WE LOVE: “Meditation V” “Revelation II”

Anjimile Reunion EP
WE LOVE: “In Your Eyes (Reflection)” “1978 (Reunion)”

Tony Joe WhiteSmoke from the Chimney
WE LOVE: “Smoke from the Chimney” “Bubba Jones”

Iron and Wine – Archive Series Volume No. 5: Tallahassee Recordings
WE LOVE: “Calm on the Valley” “This Solemn Day”

Angel OlsenSong of the Lark and Other Far Memories
WE LOVE: “It’s Every Season (Whole New Mess)” “Alive and Dying (Waving, Smiling)”

EXTENDED PLAYS (even more new releases out this week)

Nancy WilsonYou and Me, Pete YornRooftop EP, The Mighty Mighty BosstonesWhen God Was Great, Annie HartEverything Pale Blue, McKinley DixonFor My Mama and Anyone Who Look Like Her, Judy CollinsWhite Bird: Anthology of Favorites, Daniel Bachman – Axacan, Night BeatsOutlaw R&B, Rosali No Medium, Iceage Seek Shelter, Man on ManMan on Man, Lisa Gerrard & Jules MaxwellBurn, Blue CactusStranger Again, Pile In the Corners of a Sphere-Filled Room, Sarah JaroszBlue Heron Suite, GanserLook at the Sun EP, Weezer Van Weezer, Mitski This is Where We Fall (Original Soundtrack), Van MorrisonLatest Record Project: Volume 1, A Certain RatioACR:EPA EP, Alex Chilton and Hi Rhythm SectionBoogie Shoes: Live on Beale Street