New Music Friday June 2nd: Our Favorite Album Picks!

Get ready for the weekend with our top album picks from New Music Friday June 2nd! Discover new artists and fresh sounds to add to your playlist.

Are you ready for some fresh tunes to kick off your weekend? Look no further than New Music Friday, where artists from all genres drop their latest albums and singles for your listening pleasure. This week, June 2nd, has brought us a slew of exciting releases that are sure to get your head nodding and your feet tapping. From indie rock to rap, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

As a team of music enthusiasts, we’ve scoured the offerings and narrowed down our top picks for you to check out. So grab your headphones and get ready to discover your new favorite album. Here are our favorite picks from this week’s New Music Friday!


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New Music Friday June 2nd: Album Of The Week- Protomartyr – “Formal Growth In The Desert”

From the promo material:

Since their 2012 debut, Protomartyr have mastered the art of evoking place: the grinding Midwest humility of their hometown, as well as the x-rayed elucidation of America that comes with their vantage. The group’s sixth album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, TX with producer Jake Aron. “The desert is more of a metaphor or symbol,” singer Joe Casey says, “of emotional deserts, or a place or time that seems to lack life.” The “growth” came from a period of colossal transition for Casey, including the death of his mother. But life does go on, and Casey describes the great theme of Formal Growth In The Desert as an embrace and acknowledgment of that fact: a 12-song testament to “getting on with life,” even when it feels impossibly hard.

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1. Joshua Jaswon Octet -“Polar Waters” (Qobuz)


2. Norah Jones -“Little Broken Hearts (Deluxe Edition)” (Qobuz)


3. Linda May Han Oh -“The Glass Hours” (Qobuz)


4. Rufus Wainwright -“Folkocracy” (Qobuz)


5. Cowboy Junkies – “Such Ferocious Beauty” (Qobuz)


6. Tanya Tucker – “Sweet Western Sound” (Qobuz)


7. Protomartyr – “Formal Growth In The Desert” (Qobuz)


8. Speakers Corner Quartet – “Further Out Than The Edge” (Qobuz)


9. Metro Boomin – “METRO BOOMIN PRESENTS SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE” (Qobuz)


10. Moneybagg Yo – “Hard To Love” (Qobuz)


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