With a lot good music being launched on a regular basis, it may be exhausting to find out what to take heed to first. Every week, Pitchfork affords a run-down of great new releases accessible on streaming providers. This week’s batch contains new albums, EPs, and tasks from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Medhane, Shanti Celeste, TNGHT, DJ Shadow, and Margaux. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our suggestions in your inbox each week. (All releases featured listed below are independently chosen by our editors. When you purchase one thing by way of our affiliate hyperlinks, nevertheless, Pitchfork could earn an affiliate fee.)
I Made a Place is Will Oldham’s first album of recent materials beneath his Bonnie “Prince” Billy moniker for Drag City since 2011. Since then, his different tasks have included an album of Merle Haggard covers, re-working old songs, a collaboration with Bryce Dessner and Eighth Blackbird, and extra. The new album options Oldham’s Kentucky-based comrades Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg.
In his Pitchfork overview of the album, Sam Sodomsky writes that Oldham’s “work remains defined by its complexity, as many of these 13 songs take the form of advice delivered like riddles.”
Own Pace is the debut solo full-length from Brooklyn rapper Medhane. It follows 2018’s Ba Suba, Ak Jamm EP and 2017’s Do for Self EP, in addition to his Slasuson Malone collaboration Poorboy. In his overview of the challenge, Matthew Strauss writes, “Own Pace is Medhane’s continuous fixed journey to the middle of his internal self, stuffed with the imperceptible detours and contours of the thoughts.” Check out Medhane’s “WHISPERS / WALK WITH ME” music video.
Before writing her debut album, English DJ and producer Shanti Celeste felt restricted by shorter codecs like EPs. “I would think too much about creating the moments on the dancefloor I love,” she stated. Celeste now stretches out throughout 10 songs on the full-length Tangerine. She previewed the album in October with the instrumental observe “Voz.”
TNGHT—the artistic crew of Lunice and Hudson Mohawke—have returned from a seven-year quiet interval to launch their second EP. Lunice stated that despite the fact that the brand new EP “doesn’t sound the same as the first record—the energy is.” Read Pitchfork’s observe overview of the EP’s “Serpent.”
Our Pathetic Age, the primary new album from DJ Shadow since 2016’s The Mountain Will Fall, is break up into two halves. The first is totally instrumental and, together with the tune “Rosie,” encompasses a new orchestral piece from DJ Shadow. The different options visitor vocalists like Nas, Run the Jewels, Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring, and De La Soul, who be part of for “Rocket Fuel.”
Margaux: More Brilliant is the Hand that Throws the Coin EP [Massif]
Though her background is in jazz, Margaux Bouchegnies takes a flip towards indie rock on her debut EP, More Brilliant is the Hand that Throws the Coin. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter is a Seattle native who’s now based mostly in Brooklyn. She launched the songs “Cave In” and “Palm” forward of the Sahil Ansari-produced EP’s launch.