Kississippi | photo by Kaytlin Dargen | courtesy of the artist

This week’s batch of new albums is led off by a trio of releases from groups based right here in Philadelphia! Returning with a glossy and intergalactic new sound, Kississippi shoots for the stars on Mood Ring. Ska-pop celebrants Catbite offer up Nice One, their second full-length whose songs are packed with hooks and claws. Featuring former members of beloved noise-rockers Creepoid, Lovelorn‘s debut LP What’s Yr Damage fuses time-tested grime with industrial beats.

Outside the Philly scene, Barbra Streisand‘s Release Me 2 features previously unreleased material dating back to the early ’60s. Haitian combo Lakou Mizik team up with British producer Joseph Ray for the adventurous Leave the Bones, a collision of traditional motifs and futuristic textures. New York mainstay Laura Stevenson‘s self-titled album is a showcase for her witty and wise songwriting. Surprise released earlier this week, Ty Segall‘s Hamonizer is another solid slab from the reliable garage idol. To coincide with the film’s global release, art-pop veterans Sparks present the soundtrack to Annette, their Cannes-awarded collaboration with director Leos Carax. Celebrating two decades of the Nashville-based label, The Lumineers, Shovels & Rope, and others cover one another’s songs for Amerikinda: 20 Years Of Dualtone. PRESS PLAY on these new releases (and lots more) below…

Kississippi Mood Ring
WE LOVE: “Big Dipper” “Moonover” “Around Your Room”

Catbite Nice One
WE LOVE: “Bad Influence” “Excuse Me Miss”

Lovelorn What’s Yr Damage
WE LOVE: “Reason” “Sickness Reward”

Barbra StreisandRelease Me 2
WE LOVE: “I’d Want It to Be You (feat. Willie Nelson)” “Sweet Forgiveness”

Lakou Mizik and Joseph RayLeave the Bones
WE LOVE: “Ogou (Pran Ka Mwen)” “Lamizè Pa Dous”

Laura StevensonLaura Stevenson
WE LOVE: “Don’t Think About Me” “Sky Blue, Bad News”

Ty SegallHarmonizer
WE LOVE: “Whisper” “Harmonizer”

Sparks Annette (Cannes Edition – Selections from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
WE LOVE: “So May We Start” “We Love Each Other So Much”

Various Artists – Amerikinda: 20 Years Of Dualtone
WE LOVE: Gregory Alan Isakov – “Salt and the Sea” Shovels & Rope – “Dearly Departed”

Brian Jackson, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian YoungeBrian Jackson JID008, Colin HayI Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself, Damon & Naomi with KuriharaA Sky Record, DMA’sI Love You Unconditionally Sure Am Going To Miss You EP, Ellen FoleyFighting Words, EluviumVirga II, FoxingDraw Down The Moon, George HarrisonAll Things Must Pass (Super Deluxe Edition), Hippo CampusGood Dog, Bad Dream EP, Information Society – ODDfellows, Liam KazarDue North, LiarsThe Apple Drop, Lingua Ignota – Sinner Get Ready, Khruangbin – Mordechai Remixed, Paul ThornNever Too Late To Call, The Art of NoiseNoise in the City: Live in Tokyo 1986, The UmbrellasThe Umbrellas, Tinashe333, VacationExistential Risks and Returns, Willy MasonAlready Dead