5 New Albums to Start Your Week featuring Allison Russell, Current Joys, TEKE::TEKE and more

Allison Russell -- Photo credit: Marc Baptiste
Allison Russell — Photo credit: Marc Baptiste

This week’s recommended new albums of the week feature Allison Russel, Current Joys, KALI, Luna Li and TEKE::TEKE. From country melodies to addictive indie pop and Japanese psych rock with a lovely folk twist — press play on all 5 albums this week. You won’t be disappointed.

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1. Allison Russel

The Montreal-native / Nashville-based blues songwriter Allison Russell just released her debut solo record Outside Childwill on May 21st on Fantasy Records. Russell commands traditional country melodies and weaves personal stories of resilience with each heartfelt thread.
Favorite Track: “Persephone”
Follow: Instagram and Twitter
LA Date: TBA

2. Current Joys

Current Joys is the project of Nick Rattigan. He just released his new album, Voyager, via Secretly Canadian and it is a beautifully intuitive collection of 16 unforgettable tracks that blister with electric vulnerability and passion with all the post-punk vibes and then some.
Favorite Track: “Naked”
Follow: Instagram and Twitter
LA Date: TBA

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Rising vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, KALI has released her debut EP CIRCLES. The albums glistens with nostalgic vibes and sweet indie pop, yet has enough disco sheen to get your feet shuffling across the dance floor. 
Favorite Track: “Lucy”
Follow: Instagram 
LA Date: TBA

4. Luna Li

Toronto native multi-instrumentalist and producer, Luna Li (aka Hannah Kim) has shared her lush new EP, Alone But Not Lonely. With sweeping melodies and tender vocals, Luna Li charms listeners with her angelic indie-pop. Press play on these 4 dreamy gems.
Favorite Track: “Alone But Not Lonely”
Follow: Twitter & Instagram 
LA Date: Oct. 2 & 3 at the Regent, supporting Japanese Breakfast


Blending yesteryear psych sounds and thrashing punk, TEKE::TEKE have dropped their debut album Shirushi, out now via Kill Rock Stars. The Montreal-based seven-piece make badass psychedelic surf-rock with a traditional Japanese folk twist, and it’s thrashingly lovely!
Favorite Track: “Yoru Ni”
Follow: Instagram 
LA Date: TBA

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