By now, your summer playlists should at least be started, if not already well on their way to road trip-ready perfection. But don’t sign, seal, and deliver just yet — there’s still plenty of new music to add. UK garage-pop outfit The Cribs, Jack Black’s tongue-in-cheek rock duo Tenacious D, and party-starter Rye Rye all have new albums for your waiting playlists.
Best Coast - The Only Place
Break out the sunglasses and beach towel: California girl Bethany Cosentino and cohort Bobb Bruno return with their second album of sunny SoCal pop this week.
Beach House - Bloom
Beach House’s break-out 2010 album Teen Dream was lauded for its sweeping grandeur and haunting melodies. Their new album builds on that formula with even more majesty imbued into each track, so expect to hears lots about Bloom this year.
Craft Spells - Gallery
Craft Spells is the one-man project of Justin Paul Vallesteros. His new EP melds his love of dreamy melodies with his penchant for uplifting, beat-driven electronic dance music.
Willie Nelson - Heroes
Country hero Willie Nelson’s new full-length is an inclusive mix of covers and originals, featuring cameos by Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, and other celebrity collaborations.
Scissor Sisters - “Only The Horses”
The Sisters are back — Jake Shears, Babydaddy, Ana Matronic, Del Marquis, and Randy Real teamed with producer and DJ Calvin Harris to create this single off their upcoming fourth studio album, Magic Hour.