5 New Albums to Start Your Week featuring Mdou Moctar, Livingmore, BIIG PIIG and more

Mannequin Pussy / Photo: PHOBYMO
Mannequin Pussy / Photo: PHOBYMO

Start your week and close your month with this new album release featuring Mdou Moctar, Livingmore, BIIG PIIG, Mustafa and Mannequin Pussy. From guitar-slaying Saharan music, to catchy indie rock and enchanting folk-soul hybrids — press play on all 5 albums this week. You can’t go wrong with any of these stellar album releases.

Also: stream new albums from Moon, Unitfp, Sinéad Harnett, Kate CloverNatalie BergmanEd Maverick, Sam Valdez, Alfie Templeman, dodie,NoMBe, and Between Friends.

1. BIIG PIIG

With soft and sultry vocals — that at times serenade you in both Spanish and English — Irish-born artist Biig Piig (Jessica Smyth), has released a lovely 6-track EP (The Sky Is Bleeding) that radiates with her unique blend of dance music, alternative r&b and jangly indie rock.
Favorite Track: “American Beauty”
Follow: Instagram and Twitter
LA Date: TBA with Glass Animals

2. LIVINGMORE

The Los Angeles-based band Livingmore is rockin’ our hearts with their new sophomore album Take Me is busting at the seams with saccharine rock melodies, and catchy waves of indie pop! Take the new LP for a spin and repeat.
Favorite Track: “Sharp”
Follow: Instagram and Twitter
LA Date: TBA

niia at hollywood bowl

3. MANNEQUIN PUSSY

Mannequin Pussy have seriously dropped an epic EP. Perfect takes you from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye. Some tracks drip with 90s alt vibes and punk prowess, while others shine with a touch of sweet sweet lulling vocals.
Favorite Track: “Perfect”
Follow: Instagram and Twitter
LA Date: Sept. 30 at Teragram Ballroom

4. MDOU MOCTAR

Mdou Moctar have dropped their sixth album Afrique Victime, and it’s available for your listening enjoyment via Matador Records. The albums is a beautiful, meaningful work with some spectacular guitar shred.
Favorite Track: “Chismiten”
Follow: Instagram and Twitter
LA Date: Oct. 2 at the Lodge Room

5. MEREBA

Through soft, velvety beats and warm vocals, Mereba has been sugar to our ears with her latest enchanting 7-track EP AZEB. The Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and producer Marian Mereba aka Mereba — simply mesmerizes with her unique style of folk, soul and R&B. 
Favorite Track: “Rider”
Follow: Instagram and Twitter
LA Date: Sept. 24 with St. Vincent and Spoon at the Hollywood Bowl.

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