5 albums out this week you need to take a look at now

With so much good music released all the time, it can be difficult to determine what to listen to first. Each week Pitchfork offers a number of important new releases for streaming services. This week it features new albums, projects and soundtracks from Jazmine Sullivan, Viagra Boys, Griselda Records, Casper Clausen and Frozen Soul. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All of the publications featured here are independently selected by our editors. However, if you buy something through our affiliate links, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)

Jazmine Sullivan:: Heaux Tales [RCA]

Jazmine Sullivan’s new Heaux Tales project is about “the women of today who are in their power and who they are,” as the Philadelphia singer put it in a press release. The project includes three previously shared tracks: 2020’s “Lost One” and “Pick Up Your Feelings” as well as the recently released “Girl Like Me” with HER

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Viagra Boys:: Welfare jazz [YEAR0001]

The Swedish post-punks Viagra Boys are back with their second album. Welfare Jazz follows 2019’s Street Worms and last year’s Common Sense EP. The new record was produced by Matt Sweeney, Justin and Jeremiah Raisen as well as previous collaborators Pelle Gunnerfeldt and Daniel Fagerström. Viagra Boys released a number of Welfare Jazz songs prior to the LP’s release, including “Ain’t Nice”, “Creatures” and “Girls & Boys”.

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