Car Seat Headrest
Teens of Denial
Formerly a one-man home-recording project for the prolific Will Toledo, Car Seat Headrest has evolved into a full band, recently signing to Matador after a dozen (!) self-released albums on Bandcamp in the span of five years. While the group's 2015 Matador debut Teens of Style featured new recordings of previously released CSH tracks, Teens of Denial is a more proper debut, featuring all new material recorded in a studio. Unfortunately, a last-minute legal issue related to sample clearance (surrounding recently released, Cars-sampling track "Just What I Wanted/Not Just What I Needed") means that Denial is available as a digital release only (for the moment), and all physical copies have been destroyed.
Dylan's second straight album of standards popularized by Frank Sinatra is a companion to last year's Shadows in the Night.
An improvement over her 2014 release My Everything, the actress/pop star's third album includes appearances by Nicki Minaj, Macy Gray, Lil Wayne, and Future.
The singer-songwriter's 2014 album July was her best-reviewed LP to date. Her follow-up and seventh studio album overall, Strangers returns Randall Dunn as producer.
Pantha du Prince
German techno producer Hendrik Weber returns with his first solo album in six years (though he did release an album with The Bell Laboratory in the interim). This proper follow-up to Black Noise also features some contributions from members of Bell Laboratory, plus Queens and Joachim.
Day of the Dead
Curated by The National, this mammoth Grateful Dead tribute box set includes 59 songs (spanning six hours) performed by the likes of The Flaming Lips, Wilco, Jenny Lewis, Stephen Malkmus, Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Real Estate, Perfume Genius, Fucked Up, Sharon Van Etten, Mumford and Sons, Justin Vernon, and many more recognizable names.
Adele, "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)":