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Indie Roundup: Five New Albums to Stream Now

Here's what to listen to this week.

If you're anything like us, you're probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of albums being released on a weekly basis.

Popdust's weekly column, Indie Roundup, finds the five best albums coming out each week so that you don't have to. Every Friday, we'll tell you what's worth listening to that might not already be on your radar.

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Nicki Minaj Just Rereleased "Beam Me Up Scotty" — Barbz, Are We Back?

The release of the 2009 mixtape reminds us of the Nicki we once stanned.

Beam Me Up Scotty Album Cover

On October 23, 2010, Kanye West released the track "Monster," a song featuring frequent collaborator and rap legend Jay Z, but newcomer Nicki Minaj completely dominated both Hov and Ye with her verse, making her a verifiable rap star and propelling her career to new heights — all before her first official album release.

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Jessie Antonick fronts the New Orleans "cosmic folk" band Pony Hunt.

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Rigid gender norms suck. Pony Hunt's cosmic doo-wop rules.

Today, the New Orleans indie folk outfit shares a new track called "Stardust" — premiering below — which finds bandleader Jessie Antonick turning her own gender journey into something tender and heartfelt and uplifting.

"I'm a sunset ocean haze / sinking into the floor," Antonick coos in the song, a wide-eyed, doo-wop-tinged folk number. "As I lose my mind again / it rides through an open door / singing stories of a girl / who dream speaks 'I am a boy.'" The final refrain is especially affirming: "Rise from the water as you are," Antonick sings, her voice swelling as she repeats the line.

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The Girls Are Winning: A Willow Smith x Avril Lavigne Collab Is Incoming

Willow Smith just got the ultimate Pop Punk cosign for her new album, Avril Lavigne

Willow Smith, whipping her hair, but in a pop-punk way

via W Mag

Pop Punk is back, and it's for the girls.

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Indie Roundup: Five New Albums to Stream Now

Here's what to listen to this week.

Fryd Frydendahl

If you're anything like us, you're probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of albums being released on a weekly basis.

Popdust's weekly column, Indie Roundup, finds the five best albums coming out each week so that you don't have to. Every Friday, we'll tell you what's worth listening to that might not already be on your radar.

Keep Reading Show less
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Slept On: The Latest in Rap (May 7, 2021)

The latest rap that you may have missed...

Night Lovell

Both the J Cole and Isaiah Rashad hive are eating good this afternoon.

Both artists announced that they plan to release new projects in the coming weeks, and It's hard to see past the rabid hype that surrounds these, but if you look closer, there are other amazing rap projects that were released today, as well. Here are this week's most slept-on records.

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