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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

    New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 12

    New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 12

    The best new albums out this week include Cheat Codes from Danger Mouse and Black Thought, a stunning debut from singer and TikTok phenom Bella Poarch, Hudson Mohawke's Cry Sugar and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Danger Mouse & Black Thought — Cheat Codes
    Featured Songs: "Strangers," "Aquamarine"
    2. Bella Poarch — Dolls
    Featured Songs: "Dolls," "Build a Bitch"
    3. Hudson Mohawke — Cry Sugar
    Featured Songs: "Rain Shadow," "Ingle Nook," "Stump," "Behold"
    4. Beastie Boys — Check Your Head (Deluxe Edition)
    Featured Songs: "Jimmy James," "Gratitude," "So What'Cha Want (Butt Naked Version)," "Pass the Mic (Pt. 2, Skills To Pay The Bills)"
    5. NIKI — Nicole
    Featured Songs: "Keeping Tabs," "Take A Chance With Me," "Facebook Friends"

    Lightning Round:
    Andy Bey — Experience and Judgment
    Peter Mulvey & SistaSrings — Love is the Only Thing
    Sylvan Esso — No Rules Sandy
    Tomu DJ — Half Moon Bay

    Other notable releases for Aug. 12:
    Boris — Heavy Rocks (2022)
    Pale Waves — Unwanted
    Panda Bear & Sonic Boom — Reset
    Pavement — Slanted and Enchanted (30th Anniversary Edition)
    Rat Tally — In My Car

    • 28 min
    New Mix: dodie, Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin, Young Jesus, more

    New Mix: dodie, Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin, Young Jesus, more

    All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including a new project from Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson, a Vieux Farka Touré--Khruangbin collaboration and more.

    Featured Songs And Artists:
    1. Plains: "Problem With It," from I Walked With You A Ways
    2. dodie: "Got Weird" (Single)
    3. Spring Summer: "Mountaineer," from T.E.A.R.S
    4. Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: "Savanne," from Ali
    5. Hermanos Gutiérrez: "El Bueno Y El Malo," from El Bueno Y El Malo
    6. Young Jesus: "Ocean (feat. Tomberlin)," from Shepherd Head

    • 33 min
    New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 5

    New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 5

    NPR Music's picks for the best releases out this week include a potent new EP from the rapper Doechii, hyper-pop from Pussy Riot, roots salsa from Colombia's Meridian Brothers and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Doechii — she / her / black bitch
    Featured Tracks: "Bitches Be," "Swamp Bitches," "Persuasive"
    2. Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento — Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento
    Featured Tracks: "Bomba Atómica," "Metamorfosis"
    3. AJ Suede — Oil On Canvas
    Featured Tracks: "Growing Diamonds," "Wonder," "Monochrome"
    4. Pussy Riot — MATRIARCHY NOW
    Featured Tracks: "PRINCESS CHARMING," "PLASTIC," "P**F BITCH"
    5. Planet Drum — In The Groove
    Featured Track: "King Clave"

    Lightning Round:
    Alexia Bomtempo — DOCE CARNAVAL
    Araceli Poma — "Agua de Olvido"
    Art Moore — Art Moore
    Various — Rise Jamaica!

    Other notable releases for Aug. 5:
    Bobby Shmurda — BodBoy
    Calvin Harris — Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2
    Fireboy DML — Playboy
    Kokoroko — Could We Be More
    Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires — Old-Time Folks
    Mall Grab — What I Breathe
    Neil Young — Noise & Flowers
    T Bone Burnett — The Invisible Light: Spells

    • 28 min
    The Best Music of July

    The Best Music of July

    Maggie Rogers leveled up and Beyoncé dropped another album we'll think about all year. But Johnny Gandelsman also took us across America, Bear1Boss super-smashed rap and Caterina Barbieri found immanence in synths.

    Featured Tracks and Artists:

    1. Maggie Rogers: "Shatter" from Surrender
    2. Beyoncé: "PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA" from RENAISSANCE
    3. Johnny Gandelsman: "Surrender to the Adventure for Musician & Tape: 1. Blossom / American Dream" and "O for Violin & Voices" from This is America: An Anthology 2020-2021
    4. Bear1Boss: "$$$" from Bear1Boss
    5. Caterina Barbieri: "Canticle of Cryo" from Spirit Exit

    Our panel's additional recommendations for July:

    • Adam Kent, Tania León: Teclas de mi piano
    • Gwenno: Tresor
    • Kali Malone: Living Torch

    See also:

    • Maggie Rogers' summer mixtape sweats with sweetness
    • Caterina Barbieri's rapturous electronica was forged in deep solitude

    • 27 min
    New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 29

    New Music Friday: The best releases out on July 29

    Beyoncé's Renaissance isn't the only big release out now. NPR Music's other picks for the week's best new albums include Maggie Rogers' Surrender, the debut from DOMI & JD Beck and more.

    Featured Albums:
    1. Beyoncé — Renaissance
    Featured Tracks: "PURE/HONEY"
    2. Maggie Rogers — Surrender
    Featured Tracks: "Want Want," "Horses," "Shatter," Different Kind of World"
    3. DOMI & JD Beck — NOT TiGHT
    Featured Tracks: "BOWLING," TAKE A CHANCE," "WHATUP," "PILOT"
    4. Lava La Rue — Hi-Fidelity
    Featured Tracks: "Don't Trip," "Motel," "Cry Baby," "Don't Come Back"
    5. Florist — Florist
    Featured Tracks: "Red Bird Pt 2 (Morning)," "Spring in Hours"

    Lightning Round:
    King Princess — Hold On Baby
    Snarky Puppy — "Bet" (single)
    Tems — "No Woman No Cry" (single)
    Wilder Maker — Male Models

    Other notable releases for July 29:
    Amanda Shires — Take It Like A Man
    Chat Pile — God's Country
    Deaton Chris Anthony — Sid the Kid
    Hayley Kiyoko — PANORAMA
    Josh Rouse — Going Places
    Obijuan & YUNGMORPHEUS — Slang Casino
    Of Montreal — Freewave Lucifer fck
    Phony — AT SOME POINT YOU STOP
    $uicideboy$ — Sing Me a Lullaby My Sweet Temptation
    Tedeschi Trucks Band — I Am The Moon: III, The Fall

    • 27 min
    The power of Beyoncé is about to change music... again

    The power of Beyoncé is about to change music... again

    Due out this Friday, July 29, Beyoncé's Act I Renaissance has generated a massive wave of anticipation. In this round-table discussion, we breakdown why we're excited, why it matters and what we might expect.

    • 38 min

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