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11 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Waxahatchee, Adrianne Lenker, Tyla, and More

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11 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Waxahatchee, Adrianne Lenker, Tyla, and More

Also stream new releases from Rosali, Future & Metro Boomin, 1010Benja, Julia Holter, Alena Spanger, Anysia Kym, Tatyana, and Mizu

Waxahatchees Katie Crutchfield

Waxahatchee, photo by Molly Matalon

With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums from Waxahatchee, Adrianne Lenker, Tyla, Rosali, Future & Metro Boomin, 1010Benja, Julia Holter, Alena Spanger, Anysia Kym, Tatyana, and Mizu. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)


Waxahatchee: Tigers Blood [Anti-]

Katie Crutchfield expands upward and outward on Tigers Blood, her latest as Waxahatchee, refining and rewilding her country and rock roots. Crutchfield assembled an indie dream team—including MJ Lenderman, Spencer Tweedy, and Megafaun’s Phil and Brad Cook—for the Saint Cloud follow-up, which she made after getting sober. “I’m really trying to squash the idea that you have to be completely chaotic and tortured to make interesting art,” she told Andy Cush in Pitchfork’s recent Cover Story.

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Adrianne Lenker: Bright Future [4AD]

Bright Future is a scrappy, bare-bones record even compared to Adrianne Lenker’s relatively loose output with Big Thief, but it homes in on her preternatural gift for melody and pinpoint emotional observations to devastating effect. Contributors including Nick Hakim and Buck Meek join the ride, adorning Lenker’s bracing, biographical chronicles with guitar, piano, and violin. Big Thief favorite “Vampire Empire” features in demo form.

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Tyla: Tyla [Epic]

South Africa’s Tyla scored a huge hit last year with the amapiano single “Water.” The single, and its Travis Scott remix, feature on the singer’s self-titled debut album. Additional guests on Tyla include Becky G, Gunna, Skillibeng, and Kelvin Momo.

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Rosali: Bite Down [Merge]

Rosali—the mononym of North Carolina songwriter and guitarist Rosali Middleman—makes her Merge Records debut with Bite Down. She worked on the new album with the same ensemble that helped her craft 2021’s No Medium: bassist and guitarist David Nance, guitarist and synthesist James Schroeder, and drummer and percussionist Kevin Donahue. Rosali will bring Bite Down and more to life when she performs at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival on July 19.

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Rosali at Pitchfork Music Festival 2024

Future & Metro Boomin: We Don’t Trust You [Epic/Freebandz/Republic/Boominati Worldwide]

We Don’t Trust You is the first collaborative full-length from Future and Metro Boomin, who have worked together on “Karate Chop,” “Chanel Vintage,” “Mask Off,” “Low Life,” and many more songs. Future, of course, is also responsible for Metro Boomin’s most memorable producer tag. The artists plan to release another project on April 12.

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1010Benja: Ten Total [Three Six Zero]

The debut album from 1010Benja, Ten Total, squeezes a sprawling journey through exploratory rap, R&B, and pop into just over half an hour, all enshrined in grand, opulent productions. “I like that Luciferian rebellion that Muddy Waters was holding down, that you would hear from [Jimi Hendrix],” he said in press materials. “That, just, nasty stuff I guess. Unhinged. Like coming right out of the belly of the beast. Like a bat out of hell.”

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Julia Holter: Something in the Room She Moves [Domino]

Julia Holter introduced her seventh album with “Sun Girl,” a single with the dreamy air of Arthur Russell pottering around Los Angeles beaches. With the exception of the uptempo “Spinning,” Something in the Room She Moves mostly exists in that languid, ambiently affecting mode, blending Holter’s luscious melodies with jazzy, part-improvised compositions made with a band including fretless- and double-bassist Devin Hoff and Holter’s partner, Tashi Wada.

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Alena Spanger: Fire Escape [Ruination]

Alena Spanger, formerly of the Brooklyn band Tiny Hazard, straddles indie-pop and art-rock across her debut solo album, Fire Escape. She worked on the album with former bandmate Ryan Weiner, Ava Luna’s Carlos Hernandez, Office Culture’s Winston Cook-Wilson, Kitba, Scree’s Carmen Quill, and others. The singer, keyboardist, and producer previewed Fire Escape with “Agios,” “Difficult People,” “All That I Wanted,” and “Steady Song.”

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Anysia Kym: Truest [10k]

Since leaving the Brooklyn band Blair in 2021 to focus on solo work, Anysia Kym has released Soliloquy, the Jadasea collaboration Pressure Sensitive, and, now, Truest. Longtime collaborator MIKE features on the new project’s “In Doubt?,” while 454 produced “Pool of Life” and Na-Kel Smith co-produced “Owed2Me.” Check out Alphonse Pierre’s take on Truest’s “#71 (Again and Again).”

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Tatyana: It’s Over [Sinderlyn]

Tatyana makes danceable pop music, inspired by the likes of Robyn, Jessy Lanza, and LCD Soundsystem. It’s Over is the South East London musician’s second album, following 2021’s Treat Me Right, which she co-produced with Metronomy’s Joseph Mount. Tatyana previewed the album with “Hold My Hand,” “Down Bad,” “Control,” and “It’s Over.”

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Mizu: Forest Scenes [NNA Tapes]

Experimental Brooklyn cellist and composer Mizu follows her 2023 debut, Distant Intervals, with the new album Forest Scenes. She made the album during her physical gender transition, and, according to press materials, it “parallels this transformation, interrogating the boundaries between the forest and what is before / beyond it, building scenes of self-discovery through a kind of ecstasy in the unexplored.”

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