We love assembling the New Music Weekly playlist for you because we get to pick all the best songs across genres every seven days! This week, that means the return of California garage hero Mikal Cronin, a vocal take from actors Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan, neo-soul groove from Australia’s Hiatus Kaiyote, a raucous party song from the UK’s Palma Violets, bumping techno from underground DJ/producer Actress and all the heavy-hitters you’ll read about in the Playlist Notes below.
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Mumford & Sons - Wilder Mind (Deluxe)
Electric guitars take the place of acoustic banjos on the plugged-in third album from the London band.
Best Coast - California Nights
The LA indie pop duo returns with a bigger outward sound and lyrics that look more inward.
My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall (Deluxe)
Jim James’ extra honest and upfront lyrics take the forefront on the Kentucky rockers’ seventh album.
Ciara - Jackie (Deluxe)
The R&B star’s sixth album, named after her mother, features Missy Elliott, Pitbull and Joe Jonas.
Metz - II
The Toronto rock band hands in a looser and darker album as a follow up to their 2012 debut.
Chris Stapleton - Traveller
Hear the first solo album from the Kentucky-born crooner responsible for penning country hits for George Strait, Kenny Chesney and Darius Rucker.
Django Django - Born Under Saturn
Psychedelic indie rock riffs and grooving electronic beats meet on the London act’s sophomore release.