The Israeli singer and rapper Noga Erez seems poised for a worldwide breakthrough. Her relentlessly infectious new album KIDS is stacked with the kind of deep hooks that can captivate legions, while the songs strut and rage with fearless abandon. On this week’s show we sample one of the many earworms on the record and talk about the ways Noga Erez taps into Millennial angst while calling for unity and understanding.
Also on the show: the jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith, more sonic adventures with Tune-Yards, country singer Miko Marks, serpentwithfeet and more. Nate Chinen of WBGO and Jazz Night in America joins WNXP‘s Jewly Hight, contributor Christina Lee and WXPN‘s John Morrison, along with NPR Music’s Tom Huizenga, Marissa Lorusso, Stephen Thompson and Robin Hilton as they share their picks for the best new albums out on Mar. 26.
- AJR — OK ORCHESTRA
Featured Song: “Joe”
- Noga Erez — KIDS
Featured Song: “End of the Road”
- Clark — Playground In A Lake
Featured Songs: “Lambent Rag,” “Forever Chemicals,” “Earth Systems”
- Miko Marks — Our Country
Featured Song: “Ancestors”
- Tune-Yards — Sketchy
Featured Song: “Make It Right”
- Dr. Lonnie Smith — Breathe
Featured Song: “Track 9”
- serpentwithfeet — Deacon
Featured Song: “Sailor’s Superstition”
Other notable releases for Mar. 26: Armand Hammer & The Alchemist — HARAM; Dntel — The Seas Trees See; El Michels Affair — Yeti Season; First Aid Kit — Who By Fire; Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders/London Symphony Orchestra — Promises; Rod Wave — Soulfly.