February 3, 2023

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8 New Albums You Should Listen To Now: Margo Price, Belle and Sebastian, 03 Greedo and more

With so much good music being released all the time, it can be difficult to decide what to listen to first. Each week, Pitchfork provides a rundown of major new releases available on streaming services. This week’s stack features new albums, mixtapes and EPs from Margo Price, Belle and Sebastian, 03 Greedo & Mike Free, BabyTron, Rozi Plain, One Step Closer, Oliver Coates and Daniel Pioro. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to receive our recommendations in your inbox each week. (All publications featured here are independently selected by our editors. However, if you purchase anything through our affiliate links, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)

Margo Price: Stray [Loma Vista]

In her usual candid manner, Margo Price tackles a range of issues on her fourth album – including abortion rights, drug use and women’s sexuality. For Strays, the Nashville singer-songwriter headed to Jonathan Wilson’s Fivestar Studio in Topanga Canyon, California, and hosted guests including indie-pop group Lucius and Radio’s Sharon Van Etten. Partly inspired by quitting drinking, the resulting album is another explosion of defiant, upbeat, psychedelic country rock ‘n’ roll.

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Belle and Sebastian: Late Developers [Matador]

Belle and Sebastian spiced up their new album with I Don’t Know What You See in Me, a throwback to the infectious, slightly annoying radio pop of the ’90s. The venerable Scot co-wrote the track with Pete “Wuh Oh” Ferguson, and on a recent bike ride “I allowed myself to forget it was Belle and Sebastian and pretend it was the latest hit on a random one.” radio stations,” said Stuart Murdoch in press materials. “All music is an escape, and perhaps we managed to escape a little further than usual with this unexpected tune.” Recorded in the same sessions as last year’s A Bit of Previous, superfan Jeff Rosenstock writes in the bio, “feels approach the album like friends in a room communicating together through music, enthusiastically encouraging one another to explore every possible avenue with fervor and love. ”

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