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Janice Headley

As we celebrated on Friday with an exclusive interview, the new Father John Misty album is out now. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, "his finest to date, combining an orchestral folk-pop sound with self-aware, often-cutting and sometimes hilarious lyrics aimed at narcissism, hypocrisy, instant gratification, modern ADD culture and other ills of the modern world, leavened with some hope for love and community."

The seventh album from Vancouver, BC-bred supergroup The New Pornographers "finds them rejiggering their soaring power-pop with a more motorik, prog-tinged sound featuring more driving rhythms along with more vocal interplay." On their debut full-length, New Paltz, NY duo Diet Cig deliver "a strong set of emotive garage-pop with crunchy guitars, energetic rhythms, yearning vocals, assertive, heart-on-sleeve lyrics and catchy pop hooks." Baltimore trio Future Islands bring us "another potent set of emotive, '80s-steeped synth-pop with driving rhythms, shimmering synths, atmospheric guitars and melodic bass lines accompanying Samuel T. Herring's dramatic vocals and impassioned, often anxiety-fueled lyrics."

LAKE -- the Langley, WA-based project led by the wife/husband duo of Ashley Eriksson and Elijah Moore -- bring a "a fine set of jazz-tinged dream-pop" on their eighth LP. The latest from Nashville-based artist Andrew Combs delivers "expansive folk-pop ranging from edgy rockers to wistful, country-tinged ballads with well-crafted lyrics blending the personal and the political."

  • Andrew Combs - "Rose Colored Blues"
  • from Canyons of My Mind on New West
  • Arca - "Saunter"
  • from Arca on XL
  • Cold War Kids - "So Tied Up"
  • from L.A. Divine on Capitol / Virgin EMI
  • Cory Branan - "Another Nightmare in America"
  • from Adios on Bloodshot
  • Deep Purple - "All I Got Is You"
  • from InFinite on Ear Music
  • Diet Cig - "Tummy Ache"
  • from Swear I'm Good at This on Frenchkiss Records
  • Falling in Reverse - "Broken"
  • from Coming Home on Epitaph
  • Father John Misty - "In Twenty Years or So"
  • from Pure Comedy on Sub Pop
  • Feature - "Schedules Align"
  • from Banishing Ritual on Upset the Rhythm
  • feedtime - "Any Good Thing"
  • from Gas on In the Red Records
  • Fujiya & Miyagi - "Solitaire"
  • from Fujiya & Miyagi on Impossible Objects of Desire
  • Future Islands - "Ran"
  • from The Far Field on 4AD
  • Gonjasufi - "Afrikan Spaceship (Shabazz Palaces Rework)"
  • from Mandela Effect on Warp
  • Guided by Voices - "Dr. Feelgood Falls Off the Ocean"
  • from August by Cake on GBV, Inc.
  • Happyness - "Bigger Glass Less Full"
  • from Write In on Bar/None Records
  • Jamiroquai - "Summer Girl"
  • from Automaton on Virgin
  • JC Brooks
  • from The Neon Jungle on Rock Ridge Music
  • Jeb Loy Nichols - "Never Too Much"
  • from Country Hustle on City Country City / Inkind
  • Karen Elson - "Distant Shore"
  • from Double Roses on Hot Records
  • Kreidler - "KANNIBAL"
  • from European Song on Bureau B
  • LAKE - "Work With What You Got"
  • from Forever or Never on Tapete Records
  • The Megaphonic Thrift - "Pilene"
  • from Få Meg Til Verden i Tide on Old Flame Records
  • Michelle Branch - "Walk Again"
  • from Hopeless Romantic on Verve
  • The New Pornographers - "High Ticket Attractions"
  • from Whiteout Conditions on Concord
  • Saint Pé - "Spun and Spurn"
  • from Fixed Focus on Ernest Jenning
  • San Fermin - "Belong"
  • from Belong on Downtown / Interscope
  • Sean Rowe - "Newton's Cradle"
  • from New Lore on Anti-
  • Suhail Yusuf Khan / Jon Thorne / James Yorkston - "False True Piya"
  • from Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars on Domino
  • Sun Ra
  • from Thunder of the Gods on Modern Harmonic
  • Tashaki Miyaki - "Out Of My Head"
  • from The Dream on Metropolis
  • Tech N9ne Collabos - "Some Good" (JL Feat. Tech N9ne)"
  • from Dominion [Deluxe] on Strange Music
  • Ulver - "Nemoralia"
  • from The Assassination of Julius Caesar on House of Mythology
  • Vex Ruffin - "Front"
  • from Conveyor on Stones Throw
  • White Reaper - "The World's Best American Band"
  • from The World's Best American Band on Polyvinyl

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