Sum­mer

Exclaim! - - SUNRISE RECORDS -

Out now

As the sto­ried punk rock band ap­proaches their 20th an­niver­sary next year, this lat­est al­bum is an in­spired look back at some of the songs that built their legacy. The Ghost Note Sym­phonies, Vol. 1 fea­tures reimag­ined ver­sions of Rise Against songs, in­clud­ing acous­tic ren­di­tions and al­ter­na­tive ar­range­ments.

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Kids See Ghosts

Out Au­gust 31

Kanye West and Kid Cudi have had their share of ups and downs over their ten years of friend­ship, but Kids See Ghosts, their first col­lab­o­ra­tive al­bum, finds them bring­ing the best out of each other. One of five al­bums re­leased by West in June, Kids See Ghosts is a tight, ex­plo­sive ef­fort filled with rap bangers.

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Troye Si­van

Out Au­gust 31

For his sec­ond al­bum, Aus­tralian singer-song­writer Troye Si­van takes his mu­sic into a darker, dancier di­rec­tion for an al­bum-long look at the many highs and lows of in­ti­macy and ro­mance. The al­bum in­cludes in­clu­sive love an­them “Bloom” and Ari­ana Grande-fea­tur­ing pop banger “Dance To This.”

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Tim Hicks

Out now

There’s noth­ing to re­gret about this New Tat­too: the Canadian coun­try singer’s fourth al­bum is a con­fi­dent, self-as­sured ef­fort that merges the boot-stomp­ing grit of clas­sic coun­try with a slick, poppy stu­dio sheen. Fea­tur­ing songs like the ti­tle track and lead sin­gle “Loud,” New Tat­too is all about grab­bing life by the horns. Out Au­gust 31

As the ti­tle sug­gests, IDLES’ sopho­more al­bum finds power through ju­bi­la­tion thanks to its col­lec­tion of punk tracks that merge DIY hard­core ag­gres­sion with arena rock am­bi­tion. Tack­ling toxic masculinity (as on lead sin­gle “Sa­mar­i­tans”) and im­mi­gra­tion (on sec­ond sin­gle “Danny Nedelko”), IDLES take an en­thu­si­as­tic ap­proach to heavy topics. Out now

Rooted in triple-stacked har­monies, south­ern sto­ry­telling, and cosmic coun­try twang, Cor­dovas cre­ate their own ver­sion of Amer­i­can roots-rock with That Santa Fe Chan­nel, their new al­bum avail­able now on ATO Records. That Santa Fe Chan­nel was pro­duced by the Milk Car­ton Kids’ Ken­neth Pat­ten­gale in the band’s home­town of East Nashville.

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