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It’s almost Father’s Day, so here’s your cake: As previewed at this year’s NonComm, Rhode Island roots rockers Deer Tick bring troubadour charm to their eighth album, Emotional Contracts. In the wake of several personal trials and tribulations, Josh Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age are reinvigorated on In Times New Roman…, their first in six years. A continuation of her loose series of tribute albums, Bettye LaVette celebrates the Randall Bramlett alongside John Mayer, Steve Winwood, and Ray Parker Jr. on LaVette!.

Announced less than 24 hours ago, ÁTTA is the first album in a decade from Iceland’s premiere post-rock outfit, Sigur Rós. Guest vocalists like Self Esteem and Jack Peñate are caught in the orbit of Django Django‘s galactic disco on the multi-part Off Planet. Detroit’s Bonny Doon follow their journey serving as Waxahatchee’s backing band with their long-awaited third album, Let There Be Music.

With stories pulled from the Quran as well as his own journal, Yusuf‘s King of a Land is a gentle offering from the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens. New Jersey singer Donna Missal explores the neon-lit nocturne on her third album, Revel.

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.

Deer TickEmotional Contracts
CHECK OUT: “Forgiving Ties” “The Real Thing”

Queens of the Stone AgeIn Times New Roman…
CHECK OUT: “Emotion Sickness” “Paper Machete”

Bettye LaVetteLaVette!
CHECK OUT: “Hard to Be a Human” “Plan B”

Sigur RósÁTTA
CHECK OUT: “Blóðberg” “8”

Django DjangoOff Planet
CHECK OUT: “Complete Me (feat. Self Esteem)” “No Time (feat. Jack Peñate)”

Bonny DoonLet There Be Music
CHECK OUT: “Crooked Creek” “Let There Be Music”

Yusuf / Cat StevensKing of a Land
CHECK OUT: “Take the World Apart” “All Nights, All Days”

Donna MissalRevel
CHECK OUT: “Flicker” “Out of Me”

FUTHER LISTENING:
BalmorheaPendant World,
Ben HowardIs It?, Boris and UniformBright New Disease, Bright EyesCassadaga: A Companion EP / Noise Floor (Rarities 1998 – 2005): A Companion EP / The People’s Key: A Companion EP, Caroline SpenceTrue North (Deluxe Edition), Chocolate HillsYarns from the Chocolate Triangle, Creep ShowYawning Abyss, Damian LewisMission Creep, Dirty HeadsMidnight Control (Deluxe Edition), The Drive-By TruckersThe Complete Dirty South, Far from SaintsFar from Saints, The Flaming LipsHypnotist EP, Gov’t MulePeace… Like a River, hand habitsSugar the Bruise EP, Home is WhereThe Whaler, Kaiser Cartel March Fourth, Killer MikeMichael, King Gizzard & the Lizard WizardPetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation, Man on ManProvincetown, Maisie PetersThe Good Witch, Meshell NdegeocelloThe Omnichord Real Book, The OffspringRise and Fall, Rage and Grace (15th Anniversary Reissue), PelicanmanPlanet Chernobyl, Pet Shop BoysSMASH: The Singles 1985-2020, Peter LewisImagination, Pickle DarlingLaundromat, Silversun PickupsAcoustic Thrills EP, Son VoltDay of the Doug, SpoonMemory Dust EP, SunYearsFetch My Soul!, The Teskey BrothersThe Winding Way, TexasThe Very Best of 1989 – 2023

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