Sharon Van Etten, Beaten Down.

Reasserting her credentials as both exemplary singer and exceptional songwriter, Sharon Van Etten returns with the saturnine Beaten Down.

Braids, Young Buck.

The ‘graphic’ is firmly thrust right into the heart of ‘autobiographical’ as Montréal-based trio Braids release Young Buck from upcoming Shadow Offering LP.

These New Puritans, The Mirage.

From The Cut – the so-called ‘sister release’ to last year’s Inside the Rose – These New Puritans combine with a juvenile choir on the mesmeric The Mirage.

Caribou, Never Come Back.

Never Come Back, the latest to come from Caribou’s forthcoming Suddenly full-length, proves another sample-reliant track centring on ingenious simplicity.

Waxahatchee, Fire.

Controlled dexterity mirrors self-assured reflections on feeling “wiser, and slow, and attuned” as Katie Crutchfield – aka Waxahatchee – returns with Fire.