9 New Albums You Can Stream Now

8 Albums You Can Stream Right Now: Cold Specks, Zammuto and more…

This week's recurring theme: Artists who were in good bands, then stopped doing that.

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- Aug 25, 2014

Cold Specks, Neuroplasticity

Who? Al Spx's spider-woven soul is back for a second album. Bring your torches.

What should I do while I listen? Make sure the skeletons in your closet are tucked in tight.

When's it out? Today via Arts & Crafts

Sinkane, Mean Love

Who? Bubbly, slightly skewed funk pop from bandleader Ahmed Gallab. Restless in genre yet cohesive.

Where can I hear it? NPR

What should I do while I listen? Make a bid on that expensive African pop anthology you've been eyeing.

When's it out? September 2 via DFA

ZammutoAnchor

Who? The crowdfunded second album from the new project of Nick Zammuto, half of the much missed sample-pop masters The Books.

Where can I hear it? NPR

What should I do while I listen? Build your own trebuchet.

When's it out? September 2 via Temporary Residence Ltd

ZeusClassic Zeus

Who? Arts & Crafts classic rockers on their third album.

What should I do while I listen? Plan that late summer rural Ontario road trip.

When's it out? September 2 via Arts & Crafts

Mono/Poly, Golden Skies

Who? While you wait for Flying Lotus's new album, get prepared with his Brainfeeder label's latest release.

Where can I hear it? Pitchfork

What should I do while I listen? Vape at the office and tell your co-workers it's a fancy e-cig.

When's it out? Tomorrow via Brainfeeder

Cassie Ramone, The Time Has Come

Who? She used to be in Vivian Girls, but now Cassie Ramone's making pop rock on her own.

Where can I hear it? Pitchfork

What should I do while I listen? Break up your group of friends into boy/girl band members. Who is Beyonce? Are you Nick Carter?? etc.

When's it out? Tomorrow via Loglady Records

The Rentals, Lost In Alphaville

Who? Golden age Weezer bassist Matt Sharp ends his "new" band's decade and a half hiatus. Now it's all about electronic rock and familiar pop melodies.

Where can I hear it? Pitchfork

What should I do while I listen? Try not to think how cool and perfect you were in university.

When's it out? Now via Polyvinyl

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Who? Irreverence and progressive beats helped define Das Racist. Now Himanshu, that group's gruffer Punjabi half, gets Pakistani-English rapper Riz MC on a new EP to offer trunk-rattling takes on injustice, heritage, and being the best rapper.

What should I do while I listen? Add Riz's Four Lions to your Netflix queue.

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