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Heartworms by the Shins

If you’re pining for a throwback to 2010 angsty indie dramas, fear not, The Shins are back. Heartworms, the band’s first LP in five years, doesn’t stray too far from the jangly quirkiness on which the band was founded. It’s a step back into a world you thought you left behind when you stopped watching…

Drunk by Thundercat

At the most basic level, this third release from bassist extraordinaire Thundercat is a breakup album. Drunk is a behemoth — at 23 tracks long, Thundercat creates a funky album that is equally poignant, vulgar, melodic and hilarious. Most importantly, though, Thundercat’s silky voice will soothe your paper-writing blues away. — Tanner Bayne

Nothing Feels Natural by Priests

Like the Cranberries — if Cranberries went on vacation in Southern California and maybe joined a cult — this album has surf tones, powerful female vocals, lyrics about taking down the man and heavy riffs that’ll make you want to dance. Check out the title track — it’s brief but brilliant. — Emily Migchels

Lady In Mind by Begonia

If you’ve been looking for a little sonic catharsis lately — and I think we all have — look no further. Alexa Dirks, who operates under the moniker Begonia, has just released Lady In Mind, which is just what you need to hear. Her soulful melodies and poignant lyrics are layered over gospel-infused arrangements and…

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