A few notables you may want to add to your library, whether you’re stressing over your March Madness bracket, or lost in your post-graduation life plan crisis.
The Strokes — Comedown Machine (RCA/Rough Trade)
Their fifth studio release, just two years after 2011’s Angles.
Maggie Rose — Cut to Impress (RPM)
Watch out Taylor Swift: here comes Maggie Rose.
Crystal Bowersox — All That For This (Shanachie Entertainment / Shanachie Records)
Free from the shackles of American Idol’s 19 Entertainment, Crystal gets the chance to be true to her roots. Produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin and featuring Jakob Dylan.
The Cyclist — Bones in Motion (Stones Throw)
Get your psych-dance on with this lo-fi experimental house gem.
Various Artists – All Trap Music (AEI / AEI Music / Century Media/EMI)
Compilation of Harlem shake-able booming beats. Party on.
Lil Wayne — I Am Not a Human Being II (Cash Money / Universal Republic)
Between kick flips, sizzurp sips and hospital trips, Weezy had time to drop this one on the world.
Wavves — Afraid of Heights (Mom & Pop Music / Mom and Pop Records / Rodeo / Warner Bros.)
The fourth Wavves release since 2008, I’m quite curious to hear how producer John Hill (Rihanna) blends in with frontman Nathan Williams’ noise pop roots.
Alex Cordova is a staff writer for Little Utopia.