7 new albums you should listen to now: Grace Ives, Elucid, Joyce Manor, and more
With so much great music coming out all the time, it can be hard to figure out what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a preview of major new releases available on streaming services. This week’s bundle includes new albums from Grace Ives, Elucid, Joyce Manor, Saya Gray, Sam Gendel, Levon Vincent and Deliluh. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday Bulletin to get our recommendations delivered to your inbox every week. (All versions featured here are independently selected by our editors. However, when you purchase something through our affiliate links, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)
Grace Ives: janky star [True Panther/Harvest]
Brooklyn-based musician Grace Ives announced janky star in April with the release of his irresistible track “Lullaby”. The indie pop jam arrived with a horse girl-friendly music video featuring Ives dancing and prancing through stables and farmland. “Lullaby” is one of 10 songs on the new disc, which also includes the singles “Looseand “Business Angel”. janky star follows Ives’ 2019 album 2nd and features a Justin Raisen co-production. It addresses themes such as devotion, sobriety and the desire to transcend modern life.
elucidates: I told Bessie [Backwoodz Studioz]