5 New Albums To Start Your Week: Sam Valdez, Between Friends, dodie and more

Sam Valdez

Some new music flavors for you on this Monday evening. The month of May has been poppin’ with dope new songs to fill your music library. While our Best New Song Releases of the Month playlist is flowing ripe with new tracks, we also urge to take these 5 new albums for a spin. This week’s favorite 5 new album releases include music from: Sam Valdez, Alfie Templeman, DODIE, NoMBe, and Between Friends. Read on and press play!

Also: stream new albums from Kate Clover, Natalie Bergman, Ed Maverick, and KALI.

Sam Valdez

Mixing shoegaze with sultry Americana, Sam Valdez’s debut album Take Care, is a musical memoir of her life brought to fruition through the experiences she has lived. As Valdez confides, “It’s about recklessness and the first real life changing experiences of intimacy, learning to be more self reliant, coping and moving on.” 
Favorite Track: Toothache
Follow Sam:  Instagram and Twitter
LA Date: TBA

Alfie Templeman

Put on your dancing shoes, Alfie Templeman’s latest mini-album, is a delicious snack that will get your body moving’ and goovin’. Featuring 8 smooth dance-worthy tracks, Forever Isn’t Long Enough is sure to heat up outdoor patios and rooftops this summer. With singles consistently making our Best New Songs of the Month playlists, get lost in the colorful electro-pop splendor of Alfie’s latest work.
Favorite Track: “Shady”
Follow Alfie: Instagram & Twitter
LA Date: Dec. 3 at The Roxy

dodie uk singer


UK songbird dodie, has release a dazzling debut album titled Build A problem. The album arrives off her label doddleoddle. From her delicate vocals to her gorgeous arrangements, her voice and music pull you in, but her raw lyrics keep you coming back for more. dodie’s lulling words wax poetic straight from an old diary-style.
Favorite Track: “Cool Girl”
Follow DODIE: Twitter & Instagram
LA Date: March 25 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

nombe singer songwriter


Singer, songwriter, and producer NoMBe has shared his brilliant sophomore album, CHROMATOPIA via TH3RD BRAIN Records. Going for a vibe that is bright and colorful, NoMBe achieves just that and them some with his lush blend of pop, electronic, soul, and rock. Keep it smooth or make it bubbly, there’s a flavor for all with this album.
Favorite Track: “Boy Don’t Cry”
Follow NoMBe: Twitter & Instagram
LA Date: TBA

between friends band

Between Friends

Young sibling duo, Brandon and Savannah Hudson aka Between Friends have dropped their next offering and we can’t get enough of the vibes. “Dedicated to isolation and finding sanctuary within reflection,” Between Friends’ tape 003 bustles with slick production and alluring vocals. It’s sexy, it’s smooth and it’s addictive.
Favorite Track: “Tremolo”
Follow NoMBe: Instagram
LA Date: TBA

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