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From longtime local favorites to genre legends, this week brings new albums from an eclectic variety of artists. Four years after the triumphant Saint Cloud, Waxahatchee’s Tigers Blood is a masterclass in modern Americana crafted alongside talented collaborators. The latest step in the ongoing evolution of his blues-based sound, Gary Clark Jr.’s JPEG RAW is an arresting and urgent fusion of rock, rap, and jazz. Few songwriters have a way with words and melody like Adrianne Lenker; the Big Thief guitarist’s latest solo album, Bright Future, is an entirely analog recording created with a small group of friends. Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of their debut single, reinvigorated noise-pop icons The Jesus and Mary Chain reconvene for their first LP in seven years, Glasgow Eyes.

Having recently relocated from Philly to North Carolina, Rosali makes her Merge debut with her charming and measured fourth album, Bite Down. Los Angeles mainstay Empress Of breaks away from the confines of the label system with the self-released (and guest packed) For Your Consideration. Experimental pop conjurer Julia Holter’s Something in the Room She Moves melds Glass-esque minimalism with inviting harmonies for an otherworldly set. New York-based Colombian duo Salt Cathedral deploy a globetrotting effervescence on their second album, Before it’s Gone.

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.

WaxahatcheeTigers Blood
CHECK OUT: “Bored” “Right Back to It (feat. MJ Lenderman)”

Gary Clark Jr.JEPG RAW
CHECK OUT: “Maktub” “Alone Together (feat. Keyon Harrold)”

Adrianne LenkerBright Future
CHECK OUT: “Sadness as a Gift” “Free Treasure”

The Jesus and Mary ChainGlasgow Eyes
CHECK OUT: “jamcod” “Chemical Animal”

RosaliBite Down
CHECK OUT: “Rewind” “Bite Down”

Empress OfFor Your Consideration
CHECK OUT: “What’s Love (feat. MUNA)” “Kiss Me (feat. Rina Sawayama)”

Julia HolterSomething in the Room She Moves
CHECK OUT: “Spinning” “Sun Girl”

Salt CathedralBefore it’s Gone
CHECK OUT: “Terminal Woes” “Off the Walls”

FURTHER LISTENING:
A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, and Failure Cinquanta, Alice Coltrane The Carnegie Hall Concert, Alice in ChainsJar of Flies EP (30th Anniversary Reissue), Boris & Coaltar of the Deepershello there, Butthole SurfersPCPPEP (Reissue) / Psychic…Powerless…Another Man’s Sac (Reissue) / Rembrandt Pussyhorse (Reissue), Cakes da KillaBlack Sheep, Charlie ParrLittle Sun, Christian McBride and Edgar MeyerBut Who’s Gonna Play the Melody?, Close TalkerThe Sprawl, Claire DickinsonThe Beholder, Cody JinksChange the Game, Courtney BellMicrodose, crêpe girlStargazing EP, The CureParis (30th Anniversary Edition), ElbowAudio Vertigo, Fearsaffinity, Glass BeamsMahal EP, Good MorningGood Morning Seven, GossipReal Power, Illiterate LightSlow Down Time EP, The K’sI Wonder if the World Knows, Odetta HartmanSwansongsrosa, Olivia ChaneyCircus of Desire, Operator Music BandFour Singles EP, Pearl HarbourDon’t Follow Me, I’m Lost Too (Reissue), Prefuse 73Modern Crime Vol. 1, RestorationsRestorations, Rosie TuckerUtopia Now!, Ruston KellyWeakness, Etc. EP, Sam EvianPlunge, Sam MorrowOn the Ride Here, ShakiraLas Mujeres Ya No Lloran, ShalomSativa EP, Sierra FerrellTrail of Flowers, Thee SinseersSinseerly Yours, The StavesAll Now, VR SexHard Copy, Wye OakShriek: Variations

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