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Friday already? July already??!? Truly unbelievable stuff. This week, PJ Harvey makes her return on the spacious and arboreal I Inside the Old Year Dying. On Time Will Wait for No One, their fifth album, Local Natives blend delicate harmonies with high-energy percussion. Inspired by Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On, AHNONI and the Johnsons‘ My Back Was a Bridge for You to Cross tackles both the struggles of queer individuals and the strength of community. Featured this month on Echoes, Child of Venus is the debut album by multi-disciplinary dream pop artist AMAARA.

Carrying on the tradition of his father, Penguin Cafe Orchestra’s Simon Jeffes, Arthur Jeffes leads his own Penguin Cafe combo through a transfixing suite of minimalist chamber pop on Rain Before Seven…. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of her debut as Lady Lamb, Aly Spaltro nearly triples Ripely Pine‘s tracklist with new studio recordings and reimagined readings. A rogue’s gallery of celebrants, including Fontaines D.C., Liz Phair, and Elbow’s Guy Garvey offer creative interpretations on The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs of Nick Drake

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.

PJ HarveyI Inside the Old Year Dying
CHECK OUT: “A Child’s Question, August” “I Inside the Old I Dying”

Local NativesTime Will Wait for No One
CHECK OUT: “Just Before the Morning” “Paradise”

ANOHNI and the JohnsonsMy Back Was a Bridge for You to Cross
CHECK OUT: “It Must Change” “Sliver of Ice”

AMAARAChild of Venus
CHECK OUT: “Bright Lights” “Still”

Penguin CafeRain Before Seven…
CHECK OUT: “In Re Budd” “Welcome to London”

Lady LambIn the Mammoth Nothing of the Night (Ripley Pine 10th Anniversary Box Set)
CHECK OUT: “Between Two Trees” “Crane Your Neck (Still Hungry Version)”

Various Artists – The Endless Coloured Ways: The Songs of Nick Drake
CHECK OUT: Fontaines D.C. – “‘ Cello Song” Mike Lindsay and Guy Garvey – “Saturday Sun”

FURTHER LISTENING:
12 RodsIf We Stayed Alive,
Alice Phoebe LouShelter, Bad History MonthDelusion EP, Chris StameyThe Great Escape, Citizen CopeThe Victory March EP, Dominic FikeSunburn, GrouploveI Want it All Right Now, Hot Tuna3, Jim O’RourkeHands That Bind (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Julie ByrneThe Greater Wings, Little DragonSlugs of Love, The Stranglers4, Taylor SwiftSpeak Now (Taylor’s Version), Tony Allen, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed MuhammadJID018, WHAM!The Singles: Echoes from the Edge of Heaven

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