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The fearless Baltimore rapper/producer JPEGMAFIA likes to catch people off-guard. Throughout the pandemic, JPEGMAFIA has been releasing a stream of one-off tracks, and he collected a bunch of them on his release EP2! earlier this year. Then a few days ago, Peggy also announced that his new album, helpfully titled LP!, would be out this very week. He wasn’t lying. LP! is out in the world today.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Sir Elton John didn’t intend to record a new album during the pandemic, but it ended up happening anyway. John recorded remote collaborations with a number of different artists, and he’s now compiled those collabs into his new LP The Lockdown Sessions. The new album shows John working with artists from across the spectrum, sometimes in a supporting role, and truly showing his range. John has said that the album reminds him of his days working as a session musician in the late ’60s: “Working with different artists during lockdown reminded me of that. I’d come full circle: I was a session musician again. And it was still a blast.”

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Toronto twinkly-R&B duo Majid Jordan, still best known for assisting on Drake’s 2013 banger “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” are still part of Drake’s OVO braintrust nearly a decade later. Today, Majid Jordan have returned with Wildest Dreams, their first album since 2017’s The Space Between. The new album has contributions from Swae Lee and Diddy, but the song that’s inevitably going to get attention is the one with Drake on it.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

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Beyoncé has recorded a new song for the upcoming Venus and Serena Williams biopic, King Richard starring Will Smith, who plays the tennis stars’ father. Titled “Be Alive,” the song soundtracks the movie’s new trailer that dropped today.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

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In the two years since they released their album Cosmic Thrill Seekers, the antic Albany emo band Prince Daddy & The Hyena have built up a serious audience for themselves. Last month, for instance, the band opened a massive Central Park benefit show with Joyce Manor, Turnover, and Tigers Jaw. Today, Prince Daddy & The Hyena have announced that they’ve signed with Pure Nose Records, and they’ve also dropped a new song called “Curly Q.”

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

HEALTH is back with another collaborative single following “ISN’T EVERYONE” with Nine Inch Nails and “ANTI-LIFE” with Tyler Bates and Deftones’ Chino Moreno. Now, HEALTH have teamed up with dark-pop performer Poppy on “DEAD FLOWERS.” It’s a sludgy, shoegazey track that verges into industrial territory. Poppy’s ethereal vocals, however, give “DEAD FLOWERS” a slight R&B saunter.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Last we heard from Alex Lahey, the Australian Artist To Watch was covering Faith Hill classics and writing the end-credits song for Netflix’s The Mitchells Vs. The Machines. Now, Lahey is back with an ebullient new song, “Spike The Punch,” which is produced by Lahey, John Castle, and Carlos de la Garza.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Obongjayar, the Nigerian-born and London-based singer, stepped onto our radar a few years ago, delivering floaty and authoritative hooks on tracks for XL Recordings founder Richard Russell’s Everything Is Recorded project. Since then, Obongjayar has stayed busy. Earlier this year, he collaborated with Afrobeats producer Sarz on the Sweetness EP, and he’s also been on tracks with artists like Little Simz and Pa Salieu recently. Now, Obongjayar is at work on his as-yet-untitled debut album, and he released its first single today.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Chicago rapper Ric Wilson has teamed up with Yellow Days (London’s George Van Den Broek) for a collaborative EP, Disco Ric In London Town. Today, the pair released the EP’s funky lead single, “Life’s Been Good To Me.”

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Former Saxon Shore/Midnight Faces member Matthew Doty has announced a new album, Every Moment, Everything You Need. It’s the sophomore outing for his solo moniker Deserta, quick on the heels of the project’s debut last year. So far, he’s already shared one song from it, “Lost In The Weight.” Today, he’s back with another.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)