New Music Discovery: 6 albums to look out for in July

June 27, 2017

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There’s new music to look forward to every week in July, capped off by Arcade Fire’s first album in four years due out on the 28th.

Here’s what we’re looking forward to most for the month of July:

July 7
HAIM – Something To Tell You (Polydor Records)
The Haim sisters haven’t missed a beat on their sophomore album based on what we’ve heard so far from Something To Tell You, and their first album Days Are Gone is a tough act to follow. Their North American tour swings through Seattle in September as they swing through Bumbershoot.

Pickwick - Lovejoys (Small Press Records)
Local group Pickwick has gone through a few different eras of sound, but none have quite been as funky as their upcoming Lovejoys. The first single “Turncoat” is a new step for the band and it might be the one that catapults them to the next level.

July 14
Shabazz Palaces – Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star / Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines (Sub Pop Records)
Somehow on top of helping launch Seattle rapper Porter Ray’s new career, the local experimental and jazzy hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces is managing to release two full-length albums on July 14 via Seattle’s Sub Pop Records.

Mura Masa – Mura Masa (Interscope Records)
Despite 21-year-old electronic music producer Mura Masa reaching viral popularity over the last three years, he still doesn’t have a complete album. That changes with the release of his self-titled debut on July 14. Having already collaborated with A$AP Rocky and Charlie XCX, it’s safe to say he’ll find pretty solid footing with this release.

July 21
Foster The People – Sacred Hearts Club (Columbia Records)
It’s been six years since we first heard “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Helena Beat” and three years since Foster The People’s last LP Supermodel, but they’re back on July 21 with their third full-length, III via Columbia Records.   

July 28
Arcade Fire – Everything Now (Columbia Records)
The Canadian band’s fifth album and first since releasing their Grammy-nominated Reflektor will cap off the month of new releases on July 28. Everything Now is the first to not be released on Merge Records.

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