5 New Albums to Listen to Today

Featuring Camp Trash, Momma, Moor Mother and more

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5 New Albums to Listen to Today

Fridays are a special day for Paste, thanks to the incredible music that we get to share with you. Like clockwork, we compile the week’s best, most exciting releases to accompany each batch of songs. Find something new to take into the weekend with you among these must-hear albums.

Camp Trash: The Long Way, The Slow Way

Camp Trash are a real band, and their debut album is out now. The Florida rockers take The Long Way, The Slow Way on the much-anticipated full-length follow-up to their acclaimed 2021 EP Downtiming, soundtracking summer with sunny pop-punk melodies and emo introspection atop thoughtfully constructed guitar rock. Standouts like “Let It Ride,” “Mind Yr Own” and “Weird Florida” have hooks that will follow you across state lines, but for all its immediacy, exuberance and wit, The Long Way, The Slow Way is an unmistakable introduction to a rock band who are dead serious about their craft—and built for the long haul. —Scott Russell

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Momma: Household Name

Like the American answer to Wet Leg, here come Momma to make themselves a Household Name. The Brooklyn-based band, led by founding vocalist/guitarist duo Etta Friedman and Allegra Weingarten, have already shared stages with those buzzy British peers, and their hook-laden indie-rock sounds are equally irresistible. In a way, Household Name invites this kind of comparison: Produced by Momma multi-instrumentalist Aron Kobayashi Ritch and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Emily Lazar (The Killers, Maggie Rogers), the album is structured to reflect “the rise and fall of the rock star,” as the band step into the arena and assert their burgeoning position as part of the genre’s history. They emulate The Breeders and Nirvana, shout out Pavement on the exhilarating “Speeding 72,” and nod to Liz Phair love song “Nashville” on “Lucky,” revealing themselves as adept-beyond-their-years students of rock ‘n’ roll, a la Horsegirl. Get used to hearing Momma’s Household Name. —Scott Russell

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Moor Mother: Jazz Codes

Camae Ayewa contains multitudes—she is a composer, poet, visual artist and University of Southern California music professor; a leader of the Black Quantum Futurism collective; a prolific collaborator via her Irreversible Entanglements, 700 Bliss and moor jewelry projects; and the singer and songwriter known as Moor Mother. On Jazz Codes, her second LP for ANTI- and the companion to 2021’s acclaimed Black Encyclopedia of the Air, Ayewa’s prolificacy continues, but its her poetic gifts that truly come to the forefront. A hypnotic haze of jazz, soul, hip-hop and blues, Jazz Codes is an abundant collection of dynamic collaborations and celestial, spoken-word interludes alike, with Ayewa’s boundless vision as its guiding hand. Moor Mother creates a Black utopia with the beauty and scope to blot out our irrevocably broken reality, rooting her vision in this world only so as to better transcend it in her own. —Scott Russell

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Naima Bock: Giant Palm

Naima Bock’s debut album, Giant Palm, is a modern form of meditation. The delicate yet complex arrangements feel like a deep breath in, followed by a restorative exhale out. The record is firmly grounded in family and tradition, as she pulls inspiration from her summers in Brazil and the European folk music she grew up listening to. The majority of the songs on Giant Palm were penned while Bock was walking and have the same meandering yet purposeful feeling of going on a long stroll with a distant destination in mind but feeling no rush to get there. While the record features over 30 musicians, there’s still an earthiness that appears in the gently strummed guitars on “Every Morning” and the light rasp in her voice throughout “Enter The House.” With deep roots and sprawling branches, Giant Palm has the same quiet strength as its namesake. —Samantha Sullivan

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Two Shell: Icons EP

Two Shell, the mysterious production duo taking over the U.K. underground electronic scene, will make you stop dead in your tracks. Their latest EP, Icons, lures listeners into the intimate and colorful rave scene that the two have made their name in. Textured synths and booming percussion sound and feel endless, stretching for miles into the dancefloor. The two have perfected a refreshingly current sound heavily influenced by the new wave of electro-pop, anchored in the U.K.’s rich dubstep lineage. Each of the five tracks touches on various eras and styles of electronic dance music, all set to galloping rhythms and euphoric danceable highs. Take Two Shell’s hands and let them guide you into ecstasy. —Jade Gomez

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And don’t forget to check out … Burna Boy: Love, Damani, Guided by Voices: Tremblers And Goggles By Rank, Lotic: Sparkling Water EP, Municipal Waste: Electrified Brain, Naomi Alligator: Double Knot, Neighbor Lady: For The Birds, Paolo Nutini: Last Night In The Bittersweet, Tedeschi Trucks Band: I Am The Moon: II. Ascension, Various Artists: Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)