Plus much-welcome returns of Feist and At the Drive-In, and Chris Stapleton’s big follow-up. - From Vulture
Drake’s release of More Life preceded the arrival of spring by a couple days, but as far as the music-release calendar goes, it’s hard to think of a better way to start the season.
Tei Shi, Crawl Space (March 31)Tei Shi has been populating the blog circuit with one-off songs since 2013, but she’s only just now getting around to putting out her debut album — and if its lead single “Keep Running” is representative of the whole project, fans of her earlier vaguely defined “mermaid music” might be thrown a curveball: She’s moved away from her New Wave influences and leaned closer into brooding R&B.
Still, she wears both sides of her sound so well it’s hard to take issue with the shift — if you even notice it.
His third album, Arca, blesses another array of bewitching productions with the angelic singing that anchored “Sin Rumbo,” off last year’s Entrañas, and lyrics about doomed love and transformation sung in Spanish.
The band’s songs are big, brash observations on modern relationships — “Die Young” is about succumbing to love before death, and “Radio” is a sick burn aimed at artists’ dependence on their pop overlords: “Now don’t you look good sucking American dick.” Purity Ring fans who prefer the duo’s poppier moments, give What Now your time.