With so much great music being released all the time, it can be difficult to decide what to listen to first. Each week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of important new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums and EPs from Mac DeMarco, Ice Spice, John Cale, Oddisee, Ladytron, Kali Malone, Strategy, and Mette Henriette. 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. If you purchase something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)
Written by Mac DeMarco Five Easy Hot Dogshis new all-instrumental record and 2019’s follow-up Here Comes the Cowboy, as he travels solo from Los Angeles to a cabin in Utah. Each track title corresponds to the city in which it was produced, with multiple counterparts for Chicago, Portland, and Edmonton. The longtime cigar aficionado also said he quit smoking during the trip. DeMarco announced the project in early January, less than three weeks before the album’s release.
Ice Spice: Like..? EP [10K Projects/Capitol]