#NewMusicFriday: May 21, 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.

Mannequin Pussy: Perfect (Epitaph)

Oneness of Juju: Space Jungle Luv (Strut)

CHAI: WINK (Sub Pop)

Mdou Moctar: Afrique Victime (Matador)

Erika de Casier: Sensational (4AD)

No Joy: Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven (Joyful Noise)

Fly Pan Am: Frontera (Constellation Records)

Gruff Rhys: Seeking New Gods (Rough Trade)

Lambchop: Showtunes (Merge)

James Francies: Purest Form (Blue Note)

Kaktus Einarsson: Kick the Ladder (One little Independent)

Nadja: Luminous Rot (Southern Lord)

Max Richter: Voices (Pt. 1 & 2) (UMG)

Colleen: The Tunnel and the Clearing (Thrill Jockey)

jaimie branch: FLY or DIE LIVE (International Anthem)