PRESS PLAY: New Albums out June 23rd - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

The first Friday of summer brings with it a bounty of new album releases. Alaskan pop outsiders Portugal. the Man pay tribute to their late honorary bandmate, and perform alongside Edgar Winter and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, on Chris Black Changed My Life. Still in-demand as backing vocalists, recent World Cafe guestsThe Watson Twins command the spotlight on HOLLER, their first album in five years. Just under two years since making their impactful debut, New York art-rockers Geese take an experimental twang detour on 3D Country.

New Orleans bounce icon Big Freedia‘s Central City reinvents hip-hop conventions and features guest appearances by Ciara, Lil Wayne, and Faith Evans. M. Ward brings his own cadre of collaborators, including Jim James and First Aid Kit, to his 12th solo album, Supernatural Thing. On Sleeping Dragon, her third solo release, Brazilian Girls leader Sabina Sciubba blends sounds and styles that cross musical borders. Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. delivers an effervescent set on Melodies on Hiatus, his fifth solo LP. Written in Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos bursts at the seams with over 100 previously unreleased recordings from the legendary label’s vaults. 

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.

Portugal. the ManChris Black Saved My Life
CHECK OUT: “Dummy” “Summer of Luv (feat. Unknown Mortal Orchestra)”

The Watson TwinsHOLLER
CHECK OUT: “Holler” “The Palace”

Geese3D Country
CHECK OUT: “Cowboy Nudes” “Mysterious Love”

Big FreediaCentral City
CHECK OUT: “$100 Bill (feat. Ciara)” “Bigfoot”

M. WardSupernatural Thing
CHECK OUT: “Supernatural Thing” “Too Young to Die (feat. First Aid Kit)”

Sabina SciubbaSleeping Dragon
CHECK OUT: “Paris Tropical” “Adam”

Albert Hammond Jr.Melodies on Hiatus
CHECK OUT: “Old Man” “100-99 (feat. GoldLink)”

Various Artists – Written in Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos
CHECK OUT: Eddie Floyd – “634-5789 (Soulsville, USA)”

Amanda Shires and Bobbie NelsonLoving You, Andy GrammerBehind My Smile, Ani DiFrancoLittle Plastic Castle (25th Anniversary Edition), Andy HallSquareneck Soul, A.R. KaneA.R. Kive (1988 – 1989), Anna ShoemakerHey Anna EP, Bear’s DenFirst Loves EP, Bettie ServeertPalomine (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), Cable TiesAll Her Plans, Caitlin RoseCAZIMI (Deluxe Edition), CandleboxLive at the Neptune, Charles MingusChanges: The Complete 1970s Atlantic Recordings, CorvairBound to Be, Cory HansonWestern Cum, Dan TyminskiGod Fearing Heathen, Destiny BondBe My Vengeance, Devon Allman & Donavon FrankenreiterRollers EP, Jason MrazMystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride, Johanna SamuelsBystander, Jenn GrantChampagne Problems, Kelly Clarksonchemistry, Kim PetrasFeed the Beast, Kirin J CallinanIf I Could Sing, Lloyd ColeOn Pain, Martin FrawleyThe Wannabe, Militarie GunLife Under the Gun, PardonerPeace Loving People, Power TripLive in Seattle, Skating PollyChaos County Line, SwansThe Beggar, The Soft MoonExister Remixed EP, ValleyLost in Translation, Wye OakEvery Day Like the Last, Various Artists – Shine On: A Tribute to Pete Ham

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