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 and EPs from Xenia Rubinos, Remi Wolf, Kacy Hill, Anz, Fire-Toolz, and Charlotte Greve. 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.)
Una Rosa is the third album from Xenia Rubinos, following 2016’s Black Terry Cat. She drew deeply from electronic arrangements and Cuban rumbas for the new record. The album’s cover was inspired by a fiber optic lamp owned by her great-grandmother, which played a melody by a Puerto Rican danza composer and formed the basis of Una Rosa’s title track. She released a handful of songs from the record ahead of its arrival, including “Working All the Time,” “Cógelo Suave,” “Did My Best” and “Who Shot Ya?”
Juno is Los Angeles pop artist Remi Wolf’s debut full-length, following last summer’s I’m Allergic to Dogs! EP. The album is named after the dog she adopted during the pandemic, whom she calls her “partner, witness, and support in the making of this record.” Wolf has shared several tracks from the record with colorful, surreal videos, including “Guerilla,” “Front Tooth,” “Sexy Villain,” and “Anthony Keidis.”
Kacy Hill: Simple, Sweet, and Smiling [self-released]
Los Angeles–based singer-songwriter Kacy Hill found herself pulled between a family emergency and managing her own mental health as she undertook the writing and recording process for her third album, Simple, Sweet, and Smiling. Hill co-produced every track on the album, while also working closely with John Carroll Kirby and Jim-E Stack. The lead single, “Seasons Bloom,” was co-produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, too.
Anz: All Hours EP [Ninja Tune]
All Hours is Manchester-based DJ and producer Anz’s inaugural release for Ninja Tune. The artist, in a statement, described the EP as a “soundtrack for 24 hours, from sunrise to the next” and “dance music for people who are up all hours.”
Fire-Toolz: Eternal Home [Hausu Mountain]
Angel Marcloid took a detour from Fire-Toolz with last year’s Holographic Universe(s?)!—part of her vaporwave side project Nonlocal Forecast—but returns with Eternal Home. It’s her fourth for Chicago label Hausu Mountain. She released “≈ In the Pinewaves ≈” and “Guardian Angel Bear” together with a visual in September.
Charlotte Greve: Sediments We Move [New Amsterdam/Firgureight]
Charlotte Greve, a German jazz saxophonist living in Brooklyn, says her new work Sediments We Move is an “image of [herself], turned inside out, completely vulnerable and bare, out in the open.” She recorded the seven-part suite with her Wood River bandmates and the Berlin-based choir Cantus Domus.