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 Mac DeMarco, Ice Spice, John Cale, Oddisee, Ladytron, Kali Malone, Strategy, and Mette Henriette. 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.)
Mac DeMarco wrote Five Easy Hot Dogs, his new all-instrumental record and the follow-up to 2019’s Here Comes the Cowboy, while he took a solo road trip from Los Angeles to a cabin in Utah. Each track title corresponds to the city where it was made, with multiple counterparts for Chicago, Portland, and Edmonton. The longtime cigarette aficionado also said that he quit smoking during the trip. DeMarco announced the project in early January, less than three weeks ahead of the album’s release.
Ice Spice: Like..? EP [10K Projects/Capitol]