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With the elusive Leap Day looming, you’ll have one extra February day to soak in this week’s new releases. Fleet-footed art-rockers MGMT construct another layer to their psychedelic cosmos on their fifth LP, Loss of Life. On The Past is Still Alive, Hurray for the Riff Raff works with collaborators like S.G. Goodman and Conor Oberst to offer vibrant portraits of travelers and sacred vistas. Real Estate’s trademark melodicism is thoughtfully deployed on Daniel, recorded with namesake producer Daniel Tashian in Nashville. Not only is DC guitar icon Mary Timony’s Untame the Tiger a musical victory lap for the Ex Hex/Wild Flag member, it’s her proper first solo album in more than 15 years.

Modern English previewed 1 2 3 4 at a late-2023 Free at Noon concert; the full album is a strong showing by the new wave icons. Stepping away from Stereolab (and a myriad of essential collaborations), Lætitia Sadier’s Rooting for Love furthers the singer’s exploration of the natural world through song. Danish singer/producer Erika de Casier incorporates liquid funk, jungle, and guests like They Hate Change and Blood Orange into the sumptuous mix of her third album, Still. Built off unfinished recordings by Those Darlins’ Jessi Zazu, Mama Zu’s Quilt Floor is both a thrilling listen and a loving tribute to the much-missed Nashville singer-songwriter.

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.

MGMTLoss of Life
CHECK OUT: “Mother Nature” “Dancing in Babylon (feat. Christine and the Queens)”

Hurray for the Ruff RaffThe Past is Still Alive
CHECK OUT: “Alibi” “Colossus of Roads”

Real EstateDaniel
CHECK OUT: “Water Underground” “Haunted World”

Mary TimonyUntame the Tiger
CHECK OUT: “Dominoes” “The Guest”

Modern English1 2 3 4
CHECK OUT: “Long in the Tooth” “Not My Leader”

Lætitia SadierRooting for Love
CHECK OUT: “Une Autre Attente” “Who + What”

Erika de CasierStill
CHECK OUT: “Lucky” “ice (feat. They Hate Change)”

Mama ZuQuilt Floor
CHECK OUT: “Lip” “Safe Place to Stay”

FURTHER LISTENING:
Ace Frehley10,000 Volts, Allie XGirl with No Face, Bill Fay GroupTomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow (Reissue), Bombay Bicycle ClubFantasies EP, CANLive in Paris 1973, Church Chordselvis, he was Schlager, ColouringLove to You, Mate, Corb LundEl Viejo EP, DinahDinah!, Elephant StoneBack Into the Dream, Eric HiltonSound Vagabond, GeographerA Mirror Brightly, GeoticThe Anchorite, Ghost Funk OrchestraA Trip to the Moon, GlittererRationale, GracklesGrackles, iDKHOWGloom Division, JJ GreyOlustee, Joe WongMere Survival, L.A.B.L.A.B. IV, Liam BaileyZero Grace, Mark TreckaThe Bloom of Performance, Mick MarsThe Other Side of Mars, MotörheadThe Löst Tapes, Nadine ShahFilthy Underneath, Psymon SpineHead Body Connector, Rebecca PidgeonSongs of LA, Rod Stewart with Jools HollandSwing Fever, Shania HayesKindergarten Heart, The Snuts – Millenials, Steve Gunn & David MooreLive in London, The Waterboys1985

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