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Where last week’s PRESS PLAY was anchored by strong showings by Philadelphia-based groups, this week’s roundup offers an international flair. Norah Jones reunites with Daptone mainstay Leon Michels (who previously produced Jones’s 2021 Christmas album) for her light and lively ninth LP, Visions. Powerhouse producer Jack Antonoff returns to his solo project Bleachers with a headrush of a self-titled album that features songwriting collabs with Lana Del Rey, Florence Welch, and Aaron Dessner. The Collective might only be the second solo release from former Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon, but the songs thrum and lurch with a lifetime of experimental rock experience.

Nearly a decade after their last album (which, itself, followed a decade-long hiatus), The LibertinesAll Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade is a glamourous comeback from the volatile rockers. Visceral and haunting, Moor Mother explores uncomfortable truths connecting 19th century British history to the present day on The Great Bailout. On Letter to Yu, his solo debut, Bolis Pupul steps into the spotlight for a rousing love letter to his Asian-European heritage.

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.

Norah JonesVisions
CHECK OUT: “Running” “Staring at the Wall”

BleachersBleachers
CHECK OUT: “Modern Girl” “Alma Mater”

Kim GordonThe Collective
CHECK OUT: “BYE BYE” “I’m a Man”

The LibertinesAll Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade
CHECK OUT: “Run Run Run” “Night of the Hunter”

Moor MotherThe Great Bailout
CHECK OUT: “GUILTY (feat. Mary Lattimore, Lonnie Holley, and Raia Was)” “ALL THE MONEY (feat. Alya Al Sultani)”

Bolis PupulLetter to Yu
CHECK OUT: “Completely Half” “Ma Tau Wai Road (with Salah Pupul)”

FURTHER LISTENING:
AirMoon Safari (25th Anniversary Edition), Alice CooperBillion Dollar Babies (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), Anja HuweCodes, Ariana GrandeEternal Sunshine, Astrel KThe Foreign Department, BananaramaGlorious: The Ultimate Collection, BayonneTemporary Time (Orchestrated), The BV’staking pictures of taking pictures, Charles MoothartBlack Holes Don’t Choke, The ChildrenSudden Craving, Dave Harrington, Max Jaffe, and Patrick ShiroishiSpeak, Moment, DionGirl Friends, Dry CleaningBoundary Road Snacks EP (Reissue) / Drinks/Sweet Princess (Reissue), EyelidsNo Jigsaw, foamboyEating Me Alive, HauxBlue Angeles, HOMESHAKECD Wallet, Judas PriestInvincible Shield, Kahil El’Zaba’s Ethnic Heritage EnsembleOpen Me, A Higher Consciousness of Sound and Spirit, KilgourHow to Put Your Hat On, KonradsenMichael’s Book on Bears, LamplightLamplight, LOOPERUp a Tree (25th Anniversary Reissue), Loreena McKennittThe Road Back Home, Marry Waterson and Adrian CrowleyCuckoo Storm, Mayday ParadeMayday Parade Lofi EP, Maxwell Farrington & Le SuperHomardPlease, Wait…, MeatbodiesFlora Ocean Tiger Bloom, Oisin LeechCold Sea, Olof DreijerCoral EP, Rachel Ana DobkenAcceptance, The Rolling StonesLive at the Wiltern, Slow HollowsBullhead, SnakefingerChewing Hides the Sound (Deluxe Edition), The StylisticsLove is Back in Style, Taj MahalSwingin’ Live at the Church in Tulsa, Tomato FlowerNo, TorreyTorrey, Xmal DeutschlandEarly Singles 1981-1982

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