Next week, Will Wiesenfeld will release his latest album as Baths, Obsidian, via Anticon. It's available to stream now via Pitchfork Advance, our immersive music streaming platform designed to emulate the classic album experience. Listen here, and read our interview with Wiesenfeld about the making of the album here.
NYC rapper Mykki Blanco's new EP Betty Rubble: The Initiation is also streaming on Advance. It features production from A-Trak, Sinden, Supreme Cuts, Matrixxman, and more and is out this week via UNO NYC. Listen here.
Scottish indie pop pioneers the Pastels will release their new album Slow Summits next week via Domino. It's the band's first full-length since 1997's Illumination, following their 2009 collaborative album with Japan's Tenniscoats. The album was made by the Pastels' core duo of Stephen McRobbie and Katrina Mitchell, with contributions from Tom Crossley, Norman Blake and Gerard Love of Teenage Fanclub, Alison Mitchell, John Hogarty, original Pastel Annabel "Aggi" Wright, Tenniscoats, composer Craig Armstrong, and members of To Rococo Rot. John McEntire of Tortoise and the Sea and Cake co-produced and mixed the album. Stream Slow Summits here.
Real Estate member Alex Bleeker will release the sophomore LP from his other band Alex Bleeker & the Freaks next week. Members of Real Estate, Woods, Big Troubles, and Mountain Man guest. How Far Away is due out on Woodsist and available to stream here.
Infinity Pool is the latest from Copenhagen electronic rock band When Saints Go Machine, out next week via !K7. It includes the Killer Mike-featuring track "Love and Respect". Listen here.
Advance is also streaming Blood Drive, the latest from North Carolina rockers ASG, their first album in six years. It's out next week via Relapse. Listen here.
Montreal scene godfather Sean Nicholas Savage's album Other Life is out next week on Arbutus. Stream it here.
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