After a short hibernation, PRESS PLAY is back for another year of new release roundups! The floodgates have already opened for 2023, with a number of favorites and upstarts making early plays for AOTY.

Following the publication of her memoir, Maybe We’ll Make It, Margo Price delivers her Laurel Canyon-inspired fourth album, Strays. Recorded during the same sessions as last spring’s A Bit of Previous, Belle and Sebastian‘s Late Developers is the long-running Scottish group’s electronic renaissance. Released on the artist-run Chimera Music label, Simulator is the thrilling debut from mutated pop trio UNI and the Urchins.

Philly’s Miri Devora takes a solo step away from Queen of Jeans on her debut EP, I Thought it Was Love. Scottish musician James Yorkston teams up with The Cardigans’ Nina Persson for The Great White Sea Eagle, a collection of richly orchestrate folk-pop. Though it came out last week, Iggy Pop‘s sludgy and sardonic EVERY LOSER has enough energy to keep raging throughout the year.

PRESS PLAY on these new releases below. Listen for spotlights on new records like these (and more) every Friday on the XPN Morning Show and Indie Rock Hit Parade.

Margo PriceStrays
CHECK OUT: “Change of Heart” “Been to the Mountain”

Belle and SebastianLate Developers
CHECK OUT: “I Don’t Know What You See in Me”

UNI and the UrchinsSimulator
CHECK OUT: “Popstar Supernova” “Subhuman Suburbia”

Miri DevoraI Thought it Was Love EP
CHECK OUT: “Caught Up” “Imagining It”

James Yorkston, Nina Persson & the Second Hand OrchestraThe Great White Sea Eagle
CHECK OUT: “Hold Out for Love” “The Harmony”

CHECK OUT: “Frenzy” “Strung Out Johnny”

Anti-FlagLies They Tell Our Children, Bob Weir – Ace (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), Doom FlowerLimestone Ritual, Gaz CoombesTurn the Car Around, KathleenLive from Highland Park EP, MOLLYPicturesque, The SubwaysUncertain, Velvet NegroniBulli