New Music Friday: The Top 5 albums out on April 15 : All Songs Considered NPR Music picks the best new albums out this week, including new releases by Kaitlin Butts, Samora Pinderhughes, Mal Blum and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Kaitlin Butts — what else can she do
Featured Song: "it won't always be this way"
2. Samora Pinderhughes — GRIEF
Featured Song: "Masculinity"
3. Mal Blum — Ain't It Nice

Featured Song: "Everybody Loves You"
4. Jerry Paper — Free Time
Featured Song: "Just Say Play"
5. Dave Brubeck Trio — Live From Vienna 1967
Featured Song: "St. Louis Blues"

Other notable releases for April 15:
• Joel Ross — The Parable of the Poet
• Flock of Dimes — Head of Roses (Phantom Limb
• Digga D — Noughty By Nature
• Kurt Vile — (watch my moves)
• Spanish Love Songs — Brave Faces, Etc.

New Music Friday: The Top 5 albums out on April 15

New Music Friday: The Top 5 albums out on April 15

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Kaitlin Butts' what else can she do is one of the top releases out April 15.

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After last week's blockbuster slate of album releases, things slow down a bit on April 15. But terrific sleepers still shine through, starting with rising country singer Kaitlin Butts and thematically ambitious cross-genre polymath Samora Pinderhughes. Mal Blum returns with songs about travel and isolation, Jerry Paper finds freedom in shaking one's body, and an archival recording captures Dave Brubeck as his quartet is unexpectedly reduced to a trio on short notice. On this week's New Music Friday, contributors Cyrena Touros and Keanna Faircloth join Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody and guest host Stephen Thompson.

Featured Albums:

  1. Kaitlin Butts — what else can she do
    Featured Song: "it won't always be this way"
  2. Samora Pinderhughes — GRIEF
    Featured Song: "Masculinity"
  3. Mal Blum — Ain't It Nice
    Featured Song: "Everybody Loves You"
  4. Jerry Paper — Free Time
    Featured Song: "Just Say Play"
  5. Dave Brubeck Trio — Live From Vienna 1967
    Featured Song: "St. Louis Blues"

Other notable releases for April 15:

  • Joel Ross — The Parable of the Poet
  • Flock of Dimes — Head of Roses (Phantom Limb)
  • Digga D — Noughty By Nature
  • Kurt Vile — (watch my moves)
  • Spanish Love Songs — Brave Faces, Etc.