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The War on Drugs | photo by Shawn Brackbill | courtesy of the artist

As the coffin lid closes on another month, we dig up a fresh batch of new albums to round out October. Philly cornerstones The War on Drugs present I Don’t Live Here Anymore, the shimmering follow-up to their Grammy-winning breakthrough. As she closes in on the 30th anniversary of her solo debut, Tori Amos is looking ahead on Ocean to Ocean. Billy Bragg‘s The Million Things That Never Happened offers some of the punk poet’s most pointed observations. Drawing inspiration from marathon viewings of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ and ‘In Search of…,’ Marissa Nadler conjures spirits of her own on The Path of the Clouds.

Time to Melt is the wooly third album from songwriter/producer Sam Evian, who worked on recent records by Widowspeak and Johanna Samuels. Scrappy Brooklyn combo Geese make their full-length debut with the propulsive Projector. On her first proper solo album, Lily Konigsberg is joined by her Palberta and My Idea bandmates for the wide-ranging Lily We Need to Talk Now. Atlanta group Lunar Vacation pack evocative lyrics and sticky melodies into every corner of Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp. PRESS PLAY on these new releases (and more) below…

The War on DrugsI Don’t Live Here Anymore
CHECK OUT: “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” “Living Proof” “Change”

Tori AmosOcean to Ocean
CHECK OUT: “Spies” “Speaking with Trees”

Billy BraggThe Million Things That Never Happened
CHECK OUT: “Mid-Century Modern” “I Will Be Your Shield”

Marissa NadlerThe Path of the Clouds
CHECK OUT: “Couldn’t Have Done the Killing” “If I Could Breathe Underwater”

Sam EvianTime to Melt
CHECK OUT: “Time to Melt” “Never Know”

Geese Projector
CHECK OUT: “Low Era” “Disco”

Lily KonigsbergLily We Need to Talk Now
CHECK OUT: “That’s the Way I Like It” “Proud Home”

Lunar VacationInside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp
CHECK OUT: “Shrug” “Mold”

EXTENDED PLAYS:
Bat FangsQueen of My World, Charlotte Cornfield – Highs in the Minuses, Death Cab For Cutie – The Photo Album (Deluxe Edition), Ed Sheeran=, Hayes CarllYou Get it All, Joe BonamassaTime Clocks, Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971), Lotic Water, Mary LattimoreCollected Pieces II, Mastodon Hushed and Grim, Minus the BearFarewell, Naytronix Other Possibilities, Nell Smith and The Flaming LipsWhere the Viaduct Looms, Nightmares on WaxShout Out! to Freedom.., Planningtorock Gay Dreams Do Come True EP,R.E.M. New Adventures in Hi-Fi (25th Anniversary Edition), Richard AshcroftAcoustic Hymns Vol. 1, Spice GirlsSpice25, The Pop GroupY in Dub, The Wilderness of ManitobaFarewell to Cathedral, Thao & the Get Down Stay DownTemple (Deluxe Edition), They Might Be GiantsBOOK

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