Summer = festival season = new music from the artists that are due to put out new music. And, put out new music they did.
Here are the 6 albums that we're digging that came out this past Friday:
Fleet Foxes - Crack-Up
Back to the wilderness we go with a massive, cinematic album that some are calling a masterpiece. We aren't disagreeing.
The Drums - Abysmal Thoughts
The Drums emotional brand of new wave(ish) surf rock has never felt so tight and mature.
Lorde - Melodrama
This is what happens when the production value goes way up, but the quality stays the same.
Com Truise - Iteration
Com Truise is producer Seth Haley's fictional time traveling character who represents his brand of nostalgic, synth-heavy electronic music that you don't dance to. We're more than okay to just bob our heads in appreciation.
Young Thug - Beautiful Thugger Girls
A "singing" album from one of rap's most unconventional, unique artists. The opening track is a stunner, and the rest of the album will keep your head tilted in open, (we think) positive curiosity.
Portugal. The Man - Woodstock
Despite being annoyingly over-produced, there is some definite fun to be had for fans of the indie-popsters.