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Courtney Barnett | photo by Mia Mala McDonald, courtesy of the artist

Familiar voices express themselves in fresh ways in this week’s batch of new albums. Courtney Barnett steers a new set of wry observations on Things Take Time, Take Time. Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak channel their retro forebears with their long-awaited debut as Silk Sonic. Bristol combo IDLES unleash Crawler, their latest batch of thoughtful thrashers. Eclectic production duo Soulsavers team up with Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan for the intense and atmospheric Imposter.

Led by the similarly named singer, Danish indie pop group Pip Blom charm on their second album, Welcome Break. Longrunning duo the Dodos find explore new territories on their eighth LP, Grizzy Peak. True to its name, Jake & Friends finds ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro collaborating with Willie Nelson, Billy Strings, and fellow Hawai’ians Bette Midler, Jack Johnson and Paula Fuga. Pacific Northwest soul stirrer Allen Stone enters his second decade of recording with the acoustic turn Apart. PRESS PLAY on these new releases (and more) below…

Courtney BarnettThings Take Time, Take Time
CHECK OUT: “Write a List of Things To Look Forward To” “Rae Street” “Before You Gotta Go”

Silk SonicAn Evening with Silk Sonic
CHECK OUT: “Skate” “Leave the Door Open”

IDLES Crawler
CHECK OUT: “Car Crash” “The Beachland Ballroom”

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Imposter
CHECK OUT: “Metal Heart” “Dark End of the Street”

Pip BlomWelcome Break
CHECK OUT: “Keep it Together” “It Should Have Been Fun”

The DodosGrizzly Peak
CHECK OUT: “Annie” “With a Guitar”

Jake ShimabukuroJake & Friends
CHECK OUT: “Stardust (feat. Willie Nelson)” “A Place in the Sun (feat. Jack Johnson and Paula Fuga)”

Allen StoneApart
CHECK OUT: “Is This Love” “The Wire”

EXTENDED PLAYS:
Aesop Rock and BlockheadGarbology, Amanda ShiresFor Christmas, Bush TetrasRhythm & Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras, Corrina ReppIsland, Curse ReverserPaper Dinner, Damon Albarn – The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows, Geographer Down and Out in the Garden of Earthly Delights, Gov’t MuleHeavy Load Blues, Holly HumberstoneThe Walls Are Way Too Thin EP, Joni MitchellLive at Carnegie Hall, February 1, 1969, Justin Courtney PierreGhost World EP, Keys & KratesOriginal Classic, Laraaji & Arji OceAnanda – Circle of Celebration, Land of TalkCalming Night Partner EP, Lee RanaldoIn Virus Times, Lightleak Tender Fits, Lionlimb Spiral Groove, Melanie CharlesY’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women, NRBQ Dragnet, Portico QuartetMonument, Queen of JeansCovers EP, Rod StewartThe Tears of Hercules, Sam OutlawPopular Mechanics, Seafoam WallsXVI, She & HimA Very She & Him Christmas (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), Shilpa RayBootlickers of the Patriarchy 7″, Speedy OrtizThe Death of Speedy Ortiz & Cop Kicker…Forever (Reissue), Susanna Hoffs – Bright Lights, Taylor SwiftRed (Taylor’s Version), They Might Be GiantsBOOK, The CleanBoodle Boodle Boodle EP (Reissue), Walk the MoonHeights

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