- Spirettes, Spirettes EP
- Sleigh Bells, Kid Kruschev
Sleigh Bells, Kid Kruschev (Torn Clean) – The slam-beat duo of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller release their first download-only “mini-album,” as Krauss makes a successful attempt to slow things down and aim for the serious, creating a landmark in Sleigh Bells history.
- Kamasi Washington, The Harmony of Difference
Kamasi Washington, The Harmony of Difference (Young Turks) – The avant-garde jazz musician follows up his massive box set, The Epic, with a 30-minute six-part suite accompanied by color miniatures of his sister’s installation at the Whitney Museum. The world needs more short-form jazz works.
- Xiu Xiu/(r), Play ZZ Top
Xiu Xiu/(r), Play ZZ Top (Polyvinyl) – Jamie Stewart attempts to act normal with a raucous cover of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man,” resulting in the first Xiu Xiu party single ever.
- L7, Dispatch from Mar-a-Lago