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This year’s NonCOMMvention has come and gone and we’re all very, very tired. Thankfully we can look to these newly released albums for a mid-spring pick-me-up. Chicago trio Dehd were one of the highlights of the NonCOMM showcases, and fifth album Poetry solidifies their minimalist anthemic sound. Kings of Leon unleash a rowdy set with help from producer Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles, Maggie Rogers) on their ninth full-length, Can We Please Have Fun. Written in the wake of an unimaginable personal tragedy, Oakland’s Shannon & the Clams weave sorrow with joy on the resilient The Moon is in the Wrong Place. Another NonCOMM standout, MRCY’s Volume 1 fuses Kojo Degraft-Johnson’s soulful vocals with Barney Lister imaginitive production for a forward thinking yet timeless debut.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise remains urgent and eclectic on Love Hate Music Box; the North Carolina group’s first album in six years features a guest appearance from Kacey Musgraves. Inspired by mambo and tropicália, Pokey LaFarge wrote the songs for Rhumba Country while working on a farm in rural Maine. Damon McMahon’s bold sixth album as Amen Dunes, Death Jokes, offers a challenging noise- and sound collage-based structure that took more than two years to realize. Canadian country mysterio Orville Peck duets with Willie Nelson, Elton John, Allison Russell, and Nathaniel Rateliff on Stampede: Vol. 1; he’s simultaneously debuting a new, more streamlined look to his trademark mask.

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

PRESS PLAY on these new releases

DehdPoetry
CHECK OUT: “Mood Ring” “Alien”

Kings of LeonCan We Please Have Fun
CHECK OUT: “Mustang” “Nothing to Do”

Shannon & the ClamsThe Moon is in the Wrong Place
CHECK OUT: “The Moon is in the Wrong Place” “Bean Fields”

MRCYVolume 1
CHECK OUT: “Lorelei” “Flowers in Mourning”

Rainbow Kitten SurpriseLove Hate Music Box
CHECK OUT: “Superstar” “Overtime (feat. Kacey Musgraves)”

Pokey LaFargeRhumba Country
CHECK OUT: “Sister Andre” “One You, One Me”

Amen DunesDeath Jokes
CHECK OUT: “Purple Land” “Boys”

Orville PeckStampede: Vol. 1
CHECK OUT: “Cowboys are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other (feat. Willie Nelson)” “Saturday Night’s Alright (for Fighting) (feat. Elton John)”

The PRESS PLAY-list

FURTHER LISTENING

A.G. CookBritpop, Amy OMirror, Reflect, Angus & Julia StoneCape Forestier, Arab StrapI’m Totally Fine with It 👍 Don’t Give a Fuck Anymore 👍, BIG SPECIALPOSTINDUSTRIAL HOMETOWN BLUES, BlancmangeEverything is Connected: The Best of Blancmange 1979–2024, Brutus VIIIPure Gluttony, FARRBlink Twice if You’re Okay EP, Fair VisionsQuite an End, FlamingosisBetter Will Come, GabrielleA Place in Your Heart, Greensky BluegrassThe Iceland Sessions EP, GrouploveI Want it All Right Now (Deluxe Edition), Hot Water MusicVows, How to Dress WellI am Toward You, I. JORDANI AM JORDAN, IncubusMorning View XXIII, Jim White and Marisa AndersonSwallowtail, Jordan RakeiThe Loop, Judah & the LionThe Process of Grief, Julia PrattFamily Feud EP, KeaneHopes and Fears (20th Anniversary Edition), Kelsey WaldonThere’s Always a Song, LaibachOpus Dei (Deluxe Edition), Les Savy FavOUI, LSF, Lily RoseRunnin’ Outta Time EP, LunchboxPop and Circumstance, Milan McAleveyBucksport Motel, Mary Lattimore and Walt McClementsRain on the Road, Mick HarveyFive Ways to Say Goodbye, Rate EyeRated Eye, Sonic UniverseIt Is What It Is, Speed Dealer MomsBirth Control Pill EP, Sturgill SimpsonMetamodern Sounds in Country Music (Reissue), Sublime with RomeSublime with Rome, Tom SkinnerVoices of Bishara Live at “mu”, Victoria BigelowSongs for No One Vol. 2 EP, VillagersThat Golden Time, XanaThe Sex Was Good Unti it Wasn’tYaya Bey – Ten Fold, youbetWay to Be, Various Artists – I Saw the TV Glow (Original Soundtrack), Various Artists – Stereophonic (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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