As April winds down, the album release schedule is heating up! Offering a stately collection of collaborations, The National are joined by Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens, and Phoebe Bridgers on First Two Pages of Frankenstein. PNW trio Joseph‘s The Sun puts the family harmonies from and center for an invigorating set. Josh Ritter puts personal grief in cosmic perspective, incorporating literal sounds of the universe into Spectral Lines. Luz Elena Mendoza Ramos explores heritage and identity on Lucha, their seventh album as Y La Bamba.

On That! Feels Good!, Jessie Ware is in top form paying tribute to the big voices of the funk and disco era. North Carolina singer Indigo De Souza‘s third LP, All of This Will End, tempers unflinching tales of pain with a hopeful melodicism. Levelling up from her already compelling songwriter roots (one of her songs was recently covered by Susanna Hoffs), Joy Oladokun commands the spotlight on Proof of Life. On Hardly the Same Snake, Johannesburg-born Skinny Pelembe demonstrates a knack for nimble rhythms and ear-catching sonic experimentation.

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.

The NationalFirst Two Pages of Frankenstein
CHECK OUT: “Tropic Morning News” “New Order T-Shirt”

JosephThe Sun
CHECK OUT: “Nervous System” “Fireworks”

Josh RitterSpectral Lines
CHECK OUT: “For Your Soul” “Honey I Do”

Y La BambaLucha
CHECK OUT: “Collapse” “Hues (feat. Devendra Banhart)”

Jessie WareThat! Feels Good!
CHECK OUT: “Pearls” “Begin Again”

Indigo De SouzaAll of This Will End
CHECK OUT: “Smog” “Younger and Dumber”

Joy OladokunProof of Life
CHECK OUT: “We’re All Gonna Die (feat. Noah Kahan)” “Changes”

Skinny PelembeHardly the Same Snake
CHECK OUT: “Like a Heart Won’t Beat” “Don’t Be Another”

Anna of the NorthCrazy Life (Deluxe Edition),
Baba AliLaugh Like a Bomb, Bill OrcuttJump On It, BraidsEuphoric Recall, Chet BakerBlue Room: The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions in Holland, Country WesternsForgive the City, The DamnedDarkadelic, Dave HauseDrive it Like it’s Stolen, Don LettsOutta Sync, Erica Dawn LyleSYMPOIESIS, GabrielsAngels & Queens, Glen MatlockConsequences Coming, HarietteI Heart the Internet EP, Jason Isbell & Amanda ShiresThe Sound Emperor EPJohn Andrews & the YawnsLove for the Underdog, MegafaunaOlympico, Neil Gaiman + FourPlay String QuartetSigns of Life, The OrbPrism, Photo OpsBurns Bright, Rickie Lee JonesPieces of Treasure, RushSignals (40th Anniversary Edition), Smokey RobinsonGASMS, Stephen StillsLive at Berkeley 1971, Taj MahalSavoy, Tim HeckerNo Highs, Tommy EmmanuelAccomplice Two, Wild CarnationTricycle (Reissue)