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, mixtapes, and EPs from the Weather Station, Hayley Williams, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Ryan Sambol, Pooh Shiesty, Miss Grit, Nana Yamato, and Black Country, New Road. 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.)
With Ignorance, her fifth album as Weather Station, singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman addresses the far-reaching emotional effects of the climate crisis. In an interview with Pitchfork she wondered, “What would happen if you lived life as yourself? There are times where that means that you actually go against some social conventions. Trying to lead a more honest life is an emotionally complicated prospect.”
Read Pitchfork’s track reviews of “Robber” and “Atlantic,” as well as the interview “The Weather Station Battles Climate-Change Anxiety, One Song at a Time.”
Hayley Williams hinted at her new solo album, FLOWERS for VASES / descansos, with a cryptic photo before formally announcing the project just a few hours ahead of its arrival. She wrote and recorded the album by herself at home. The Paramore singer released her solo debut, Petals for Armor, last May.