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Anything goes in this week’s batch of new releases. Alabama Shakes guitarist Brittany Howard packs funk, blues, and the kitchen sink into her bold second solo album, What Now. Toronto duo Ducks Ltd. pair effervescent guitar pop with down-to-earth lyrics inspired by true-life struggles on Harm’s Way. Nashville’s Madi Diaz is in top melodic form on Weird Faith, which features a standout duet with Kacey Musgraves. Roberto Lange’s eighth album as Helado Negro, PHASOR, is a warm and atmospheric love letter to exploring the outside world.

Between churning beats and unnerving silences, Chelsea Wolfe allows beauty to bloom on She Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She. London singer-songwriter Declan McKenna is bathed in sunshine and psychedelic energy on his third album, What Happened to the Beach?. Though it began as a vehicle for Vanessa Briscoe Hay to keep performing her legendary group’s material in concert, Pylon Reenactment Society has mutated into its own beast with fresh originals sitting alongside Pylon rarities on their full-length debut, Magnet Factory.

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

Brittany HowardWhat Now
CHECK OUT: “What Now” “Prove it to You”

Ducks Ltd.Harm’s Way
CHECK OUT: “The Main Thing” “Hollowed Out”

Madi DiazWeird Faith
CHECK OUT: “Don’t Do Me Good (feat. Kacey Musgraves)” “Everything Almost”

Helado NegroPHASOR
CHECK OUT: “LFO (Lupe Finds Oliveros)” “I Just Want to Wake Up with You”

Chelsea WolfeShe Reaches Out to She Reaches Out to She
CHECK OUT: “Dusk” “Tunnel Lights”

Declan McKennaWhat Happened to the Beach?
CHECK OUT: “Sympathy” “Nothing Works”

Pylon Reenactment SocietyMagnet Factory
CHECK OUT: “Fix It (feat. Kate Pierson)” “3 x 3”

FURTHER LISTENING:
The American Analog SetNew Drifters, Astral BakersThe Whole Story, Austin PeraltaEndless Planets (Deluxe Edition), British Sea PowerDo You Like Rock Music? (15th Anniversary Edition), David Nance & Mowed SoundDavid Nance & Mowed Sound, The Dream SyndicateLive Through the Past, Darkly, ItascaImitation of War, KelelaRAVE:N, The Remixes, Les ClaypoolAdverse Yaw: The Prawn Song Years, LovingAny Light, MICHELLEGLOW EP, Oddy KnockyOn a Spit, PoutyForgot About Me, Ron GalloFOREGROUND MUSIC (Deluxe Edition), Sonic YouthWalls Have Ears (Reissue), The StrumbellasTime Believer, Thomas Bangalter  – Daaaaaalí, Tyler RamseyNew Lost Ages, Various Artists – Hearts & Minds & Crooked Beats: Songs of The Clash

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