In Stores Now 4/10

As we celebrated on Friday with an exclusive interview, the new Father John Misty album is out now. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls it, “his finest to date, combining an orchestral folk-pop sound with self-aware, often-cutting and sometimes hilarious lyrics aimed at narcissism, hypocrisy, instant gratification, modern ADD culture and other ills of the modern world, leavened with some hope for love and community.”

The seventh album from Vancouver, BC-bred supergroup The New Pornographers “finds them rejiggering their soaring power-pop with a more motorik, prog-tinged sound featuring more driving rhythms along with more vocal interplay.” On their debut full-length, New Paltz, NY duo Diet Cig deliver “a strong set of emotive garage-pop with crunchy guitars, energetic rhythms, yearning vocals, assertive, heart-on-sleeve lyrics and catchy pop hooks.” Baltimore trio Future Islands bring us “another potent set of emotive, ’80s-steeped synth-pop with driving rhythms, shimmering synths, atmospheric guitars and melodic bass lines accompanying Samuel T. Herring’s dramatic vocals and impassioned, often anxiety-fueled lyrics.”

LAKE — the Langley, WA-based project led by the wife/husband duo of Ashley Eriksson and Elijah Moore — bring a “a fine set of jazz-tinged dream-pop” on their eighth LP. The latest from Nashville-based artist Andrew Combs delivers “expansive folk-pop ranging from edgy rockers to wistful, country-tinged ballads with well-crafted lyrics blending the personal and the political.”

Andrew Combs – “Rose Colored Blues”
from Canyons of My Mind on New West

Arca – “Saunter”
from Arca on XL

Cold War Kids – “So Tied Up”
from L.A. Divine on Capitol / Virgin EMI

Cory Branan – “Another Nightmare in America”
from Adios on Bloodshot

Deep Purple – “All I Got Is You”
from InFinite on Ear Music

Diet Cig – “Tummy Ache”
from Swear I’m Good at This on Frenchkiss Records

Falling in Reverse – “Broken”
from Coming Home on Epitaph

Father John Misty – “In Twenty Years or So”
from Pure Comedy on Sub Pop

Feature – “Schedules Align”
from Banishing Ritual on Upset the Rhythm

feedtime – “Any Good Thing”
from Gas on In the Red Records

Fujiya & Miyagi – “Solitaire”
from Fujiya & Miyagi on Impossible Objects of Desire

Future Islands – “Ran”
from The Far Field on 4AD

Gonjasufi – “Afrikan Spaceship (Shabazz Palaces Rework)”
from Mandela Effect on Warp

Guided by Voices – “Dr. Feelgood Falls Off the Ocean”
from August by Cake on GBV, Inc.

Happyness – “Bigger Glass Less Full”
from Write In on Bar/None Records

Jamiroquai – “Summer Girl”
from Automaton on Virgin

JC Brooks
from The Neon Jungle on Rock Ridge Music

Jeb Loy Nichols – “Never Too Much”
from Country Hustle on City Country City / Inkind

Karen Elson – “Distant Shore”
from Double Roses on Hot Records

Kreidler – “KANNIBAL”
from European Song on Bureau B

LAKE – “Work With What You Got”
from Forever or Never on Tapete Records

The Megaphonic Thrift – “Pilene”
from Få Meg Til Verden i Tide on Old Flame Records

Michelle Branch – “Walk Again”
from Hopeless Romantic on Verve

The New Pornographers – “High Ticket Attractions”
from Whiteout Conditions on Concord

Saint Pé – “Spun and Spurn”
from Fixed Focus on Ernest Jenning

San Fermin – “Belong”
from Belong on Downtown / Interscope

Sean Rowe – “Newton’s Cradle”
from New Lore on Anti-

Suhail Yusuf Khan / Jon Thorne / James Yorkston – “False True Piya”
from Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars on Domino

Sun Ra
from Thunder of the Gods on Modern Harmonic

Tashaki Miyaki – “Out Of My Head”
from The Dream on Metropolis

Tech N9ne Collabos – “Some Good” (JL Feat. Tech N9ne)”
from Dominion [Deluxe] on Strange Music

Ulver – “Nemoralia”
from The Assassination of Julius Caesar on House of Mythology

Vex Ruffin – “Front”
from Conveyor on Stones Throw

White Reaper – “The World’s Best American Band”
from The World’s Best American Band on Polyvinyl

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