With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums and projects from Weyes Blood, Roddy Ricch, Fousheé, Pulse Emitter, $ilkmoney, Thaiboy Digital, Meekz, and Isomonstrosity & International Contemporary Ensemble. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)
Natalie Mehring’s latest album as Weyes Blood is the second part in a trilogy that began with her fourth album, the elaborately orchestrated alarm call of Titanic Rising. “Everything that was an observation on Titanic Rising had kind of come true,” she told Pitchfork. “I feel like this album sheds light on our disillusionment, and that’s the first step in trying to ride that wave.” Read that feature, “Weyes Blood on What It Means to Be Out of Time,” and check out the Pitchfork Review podcast to hear interviewer Sam Sodomsky discuss the record.
Roddy Ricch: Feed tha Streets III [Atlantic]
Feed tha Streets III arrives four years after the second installment of Roddy Ricch’s mixtape series, Feed tha Streets II. The new project was led by the singles “Stop Breathing,” “Aston Martin Truck,” and “Twin” (featuring Lil Durk). Feed tha Streets III follows Ricch’s sophomore studio album, Live Life Fast, and a more recent EP called The Big 3.
Fousheé: Softcore [RCA]
Last year, New Jersey singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Fousheé released her debut project, Time Machine. Now, she’s sharing the 12-song Softcore, which is being called her debut album. The LP features a collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert titled “Spend the Money.”
Pulse Emitter: Dusk [Hausu Mountain]
The ambient composer Daryl Groetsch has made more than 80 albums in just under 20 years, including a couple for his current label home, Hausu Mountain. His second solo LP for the venerable label, Dusk mixes occasional grid-based rhythms with synth shimmers and deceptively complex harmonies, incorporating his loves of new age, drone, kosmische, and progressive electronic music.
$ilkmoney: I Don’t Give a Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Don’t Feel Like It Anymore [DB$B]
When the Virginia collective Divine Council separated in 2016, $ilkmoney started releasing solo records that have slowly amassed a cult following. Sumptuously produced by Kahlil Blu, his vocally abrasive, chaotically titled latest follows 2020’s overlooked Attack of the Future Shocked, Flesh Covered, Meatbags of the 85. $ilkmoney’s new release features reliably literal song titles like “I Ate 14gs of Mushrooms and Bwoy Oh Bwoy,” “A Visit from the Giant Portal Wizard Snake,” and “Jodi Don’t Love Me No Mo :-(.”
Thaiboy Digital: Back 2 Life [Year0001]
Drain Gang rapper Thaiboy Digital has teased his new album, Back 2 Life, for more than a year. The follow-up to 2019’s Legendary Member includes collaborations with Yung Lean and Bladee, as well as production from Loesoe, Rok, Mechatok, and others.
Meekz: Respect the Come Up [Neighbourhood]
Respect the Come Up is billed as the debut mixtape from Manchester rapper Meekz. The new project includes guest appearances from Dave (on “Fresh Out the Bank”) and Central Cee (on “Don’t Like Drill”). Check out the new video for the mixtape-opening “Say Less.”
Producer Johan Lenox, composer Ellen Reid, and conductor Yuga Cohler work together as Isomonstrosity, developing a sonic collage inspired by pandemic isolation. They joined forces with the International Contemporary Ensemble for Isomonstrosity. The new album hsa contributions from Danny Brown, Kacy Hill, Empress Of, Danny L Harle, the National’s Bryce Dessner, and others.