As the summer heats up, here’s a batch of fresh new albums to keep you cool: Longtime XPN favorites Dawes stretch out on their most ambitious album to date, the jazz- and prog-influenced Misadventures of Doomscroller. On his second release of the year, Jack White shows off his acoustic country and folk chops on Entering Heaven Alive. Released mere weeks after Brian Wilson’s 80th birthday, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward of She & Him team up for a collection of Beach Boys covers on the summer-ready Melt Away (Wilson himself even makes an appearance). 

Ben Harper brims with Sly Stone-like fury throughout Bloodline Maintenance. Eternally busy guitar hero Ty Segall meshes his sludgiest tendencies with tasteful acoustics on “Hello, Hi.” More than a decade after her last release, Nina Nastasia reasserts herself on the powerful Riderless Horse. With Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire in the producer’s seat, Colder Streams is a bold yet bittersweet release for The Sadies; the album arrives just months after the death of bandleader Dallas Good. PRESS PLAY on these new albums (and more) below… 

DawesMisadventures of Doomscroller
CHECK OUT: “Someone Else’s Café / Doomscroller Tries to Relax” “Everything is Permanent” 

Jack WhiteEntering Heaven Alive
CHECK OUT: “Love is Selfish” “If I Die Tomorrow” 

She & HimMelt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson
CHECK OUT: “Darlin’” “Wouldn’t it Be Nice” 

Ben HarperBloodline Maintenance
CHECK OUT: “We Need to Talk About It” “Need to Know Basis” 

Ty Segall“Hello, Hi
CHECK OUT: “Hello, Hi” “Saturday Pr. 2” 

Nina NastasiaRiderless Horse
CHECK OUT: “Just Stay in Bed” “Afterwards” 

The SadiesColder Streams
CHECK OUT: “All the Good” “Stop and Start” 

Anthony GreenBoom, Beach BunnyEmotional Creature, Chineke OrchestraBob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra, Dimestore DollsWooly Mamas, The Heavy HeavyLife and Life Only EP, Joe PugNation of Heat | Revisited, John MorelandBirds in the Ceiling, Julien BakerB-Sides EP, The Kooks10 Tracks to Echo in the Dark, Pool KidsPool Kids, Rico NastyLas Ruinas, Rusty Santos High Reality, Sam Prekop and John McEntire Sons Of, SeasoningThe Condensation EP, Simon Mejia El Duende EP, Tanya TagaqTongues North Star Remixes, Thor HarrisDoom Dub II, VoxtrotCut from the Stone: Rarities & B-Sides, ZZ TopRaw