#NewMusicFriday: March 19, 2021

Each Friday, Stephen Mejias, AudioQuest’s Director of Communications and former Stereophile and Audiostream columnist, will browse through the many exciting albums released that day and select 15 worth a closer listen.

Lana Del Rey: Chemtrails Over The Country Club (Universal)

Chad VanGaalen: World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener (Sub Pop)

Jon Batiste: We Are (Verve)

A.A. Williams: Songs From Isolation (Bella Union)

Benny the Butcher & Harry Fraud: The Plugs I Met 2 (Black Soprano Family)

Lisa Bella Donna: The World She Wanted (Behind The Sky Music)

Arcade Fire: Her (Original Score) (Arcade Fire Music/Sony)

Lo Talker: A Comedy Of Errors (Arts & Crafts)

Pierce With Arrow: Shatter (Dais Records)

Loretta Lynn: Still Woman Enough (Sony)

Nik Bärtsch: Entendre (ECM)

Frode Haltli: Avant Folk II (Hubro Music)

Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Ding Dong, You’re Dead (Rune Grammofon)

Middle Kids: Today We’re The Greatest (Domino)

96 Back: 9696 Dream (Local Action)