With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes 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 releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)
Jazmine Sullivan’s new project Heaux Tales is about “today’s women standing in their power and owning 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 dropped “Girl Like Me” featuring H.E.R.
Swedish post-punks Viagra Boys are back with their sophomore 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, and previous collaborators Pelle Gunnerfeldt and Daniel Fagerström. Viagra Boys released a string of Welfare Jazz songs prior to releasing the LP, including “Ain’t Nice,” “Creatures,” and “Girls & Boys.”