Five years after leaving Vampire Weekend, Rostam is back with Changephobia, a beautifully transfixing mix of songs that reflect on the ways we over romanticize the past while fearing the future. We open this week’s show with the song “Bio 18” from the album and explore Rostam’s ever-evolving sonic wonders.
Also on the show: Japanese Breakfast’s Jubilee, Liz Phair’s first new album in more than a decade, the U.K. singer Poté, The Avalanches and more. WNXP’s Jewly Hight joins NPR Music contributors Christina Lee and Cyrena Touros, Radio Milwaukee’s Tarik Moody, NPR’s Lars Gotrich and host Robin Hilton as they share their picks for the best new albums out on June 4.
- Rostam — Changephobia
Featured Song: “Bio 18”
- Poté — A Tenuous Tale Of Her
Featured Song: “Valley”
- The Avalanches — Since I Left You (20th Anniv. Ed.)
Featured Songs: “Frontier Psyychiatrist” and “Two Hearts In 3/4 Time”
- Loraine James — Reflection
Featured Song: “Simple Stuff”
- Japanese Breakfast — Jubilee
Featured Song: “Savage Good Boy”
- Liz Phair — Soberish
Featured Song: “Spanish Doors”
- Tristen — Aquatic Flowers
Featured Song: “Complex”
- Juana Molina — Segundo (21st Anniv. Ed.)
Featured Song: “Martin Fierro”
Other notable releases for June 4: August Fannon and Defcee — We Dressed The City With Our Names; Hailu Mergia and The Walias Band — Tezeta; Joy Oladokun — In Defense Of My Own Hapiness; Lil Baby and Lil Durk — The Voice Of The Heroes; Wolf Alice — Blue Weekend.