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 from Buck Meek, shame, Patricia Brennan, Danielle Durack, and Gatecreeper. 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.)
Buck Meek recorded his new album, directly to tape, with a full live band in New Orleans. Contributors include Meek’s brother Dylan, who played piano and organ, as well as Big Thief bandmate Adrianne Lenker, who co-wrote the single “Candle.” Two Saviors follows Meek’s self-titled 2018 album.
shame’s new album is called Drunk Tank Pink, a reference to the shade of bubblegum-pink that has been found to reduce hostile or aggressive behavior. In her Pitchfork review of the album, Madison Bloom writes, “Drunk Tank Pink is the sound of a band stretching into new shapes.” Drunk Tank Pink follows shame’s 2018 debut Songs of Praise.