We’re in the middle of summer, which means the new release calendar isn’t quite so overwhelmingly long as it has been. But there’s still some gems dropping on this new release Friday, some of which are scuzzy punk rock records, and some of which are soaring metal records (like our Album of the Week, Locrian’s Infinite Dissolution, or the new Hope Drone record Cloak of Ash, as seen above). There’s also some low-key indie rock, some dream pop, some country, and wouldn’t you know it, something new from Robert Pollard. That guy never stops!
Ashley Monroe – The Blade
Ducktails – St. Catherine
Eleventh Dream Day – Works for Tomorrow
Hope Drone – Cloak of Ash
Locrian – Infinite Dissolution
Omar Souleyman – Bahdeni Nami
On an On – And The Wave Has Two Side
Ricked Wicky – King Heavy Metal
Sleaford Mods – Key Markets
Strange Wilds – Subjective Concepts
Or maybe you should pick up some books this week, and if so, we’ve got some recommendations: 10 Essential Music Books for Summer Reading.