8 New Albums You Should Listen to Now: Margo Price, Belle and Sebastian, 03 Greedo, and More
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, mixtapes, and EPs from Margo Price, Belle and Sebastian, 03 Greedo & Mike Free, BabyTron, Rozi Plain, One Step Closer, Oliver Coates, and Daniel Pioro. 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.)
In her usual righteous fashion, Margo Price tackles a bevy of issues on her fourth album—abortion rights, drug use, and women’s sexuality among them. For Strays, the Nashville singer-songwriter decamped to Jonathan Wilson’s Fivestar Studio in Topanga Canyon, California, enlisting guests including indie-pop group Lucius and, on “Radio,” Sharon Van Etten. Partly inspired by quitting drinking, the resulting album is another blast of defiant, rousing, psychedelic country rock’n’roll.
Belle and Sebastian teed up their new album with “I Don’t Know What You See in Me,” a throwback to infectious, slightly infuriating ’90s radio pop. The venerable Scots co-wrote the track with Pete “Wuh Oh” Ferguson, and, on a recent cycle ride, “I allowed myself to forget it was Belle and Sebastian, and pretend it was the latest hit on some random radio station,” said Stuart Murdoch in press materials. “All music is escape, and perhaps we managed to escape a little further than usual with this unexpected tune.” Recorded in the same sessions as last year’s A Bit of Previous, the album, writes superfan Jeff Rosenstock in the bio, “feels like friends in a room together communicating through music and enthusiastically encouraging each other to explore every possible path with fervor and love.”