There’s a distinct hip-hop flavor to this week’s new releases — Philly rap vet Beanie Sigel and Detroit supergroup Slaughterhouse both have new albums for you to hear. Of course, there’s more: Fleet Foxes offshoot Poor Moon and party-starting DJ Dan Deacon both have new ones, too, and the Jackson 5 have released a compilation of rarities for the completist in you.
Wild Nothing - Nocturne
The fey indie-poppers bring more muscle to their melodies on their second album, but that doesn’t mean they’ve sacrificed their ‘80s atmosphere and mystique.
Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
The frontmen of Spoon and Wolf Parade are now Divine Fits, and it’s the best of both worlds. This is an indie supergroup not to miss.
Matthew Dear - Beams
The electronic mastermind returns with Beams, his fourth full-length, a more laid back and sunny effort compared to his usual cerebral oeuvre.
Minus the Bear - Infinity Overhead
The rhythm-shifting indie rock troupe’s new one is their most accessible yet, effortlessly meshing their synth-y prog leanings with straightforward rock songs.
Circa Survive - Violent Waves
Screamo outfit Circa Survive has long been renowned as a killer live band, so they set out to capture that explosive sound on their new album.