St. Vincent | photo by Zackery Michael, courtesy of the artist

It’s quality and quantity for this week’s batch of newly released albums. St. Vincent emerges with a glam-tinged new sound on Daddy’s Home. Once again working with producer Jack Antonoff, the album is warmer than the mechanical MASSEDUCTION, but with no less bite. Celebrating their favorite blues and rhythm slingers, The Black Keys pay tribute to John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, and more on Delta Kream. British singer Jorja Smith delivers her Be Right Back EP as more than just a teaser; it shows off the young artist’s experimental production prowess. Beloved purveyors of New Zealand guitar pop, The Chills return with Scatterbrain, Martin Phillipps’s third full-length with his resurrected group. Prolific saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings releases the third dispatch from his Sons of Kemet project, Black to the Future. On Excelsior!, Johanna Samuels is joined by Courtney Marie Andrews, Lomelda’s Hannah Read, and more for a rich and rewarding set. A versatile member of Woods and Quilt, John Andrews’s third solo album as John Andrews and the Yawns, Cookbook, is a feast for fans of his assorted collaborations. Philly favorite Eric Bazilian’s first solo album in years, Bazilian, collects the Hooters co-founder’s recent singles alongside new bits of optimistic power-pop. Lastly, Juliana Hatfield gives her reliable songwriting a contemporary edge on Blood, her 19th solo album. PRESS PLAY on these new releases and more below…

St. VincentDaddy’s Home
WE LOVE: “Pay Your Way in Pain” “Down” “Candy Darling”

The Black KeysDelta Kream
WE LOVE: “Crawling Kingsnake” “Going Down South”

Jorja SmithBe Right Back
WE LOVE: “Gone” “Addicted”

The ChillsScatterbrain
WE LOVE: “Destiny” “You’re Immortal”

Sons of KemetBlack to the Future
WE LOVE: “To Never Forget the Source” “Hustle”

Johanna SamuelsExcelsior!
WE LOVE: “All is Fine” “Nature’s Way”

John Andrews & The YawnsCookbook
WE LOVE: “California Blue” “Try”

Eric Bazilian – Bazilian
WE LOVE: “Back in the ’80s” “I Miss Everything”

Juliana HatfieldBlood
WE LOVE: “Mouthful of Blood” “Gorgon”

Paul WellerFat Pop (Volume 1)
WE LOVE: “Shades of Blue” “Glad Times”

The Deep Dark WoodsChanging Faces, Alessandro Cortini – SCURO CHIARO, Babe RainbowChanging Colours, Johnny Flynn & Robert McfarlaneLost in the Cedar Wood, Damien JuradoThe Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Andy BellSee My Friends EP, Riley DowningStart it Over, Sarah NeufeldDetritus, Current JoysVoyager, Rodrigo y GabrielaJazz EP, The Lone BellowHalf Moon Light (Deluxe Edition), The Go-Go’sGod Bless the Go-Go’s (20th Anniversary Reissue), Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungDéjà Vu: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Steve GoodmanIt Sure Looked Good on Paper: The Steve Goodman Demos