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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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Lana Del Rey Announces New Album "Blue Banisters"

The singer-songwriter's eighth studio album arrives July 4.

Lana Del Rey has announced a release date for her eighth studio album, Blue Banisters.

Blue Banisters is set for release on July 4, making it the singer-songwriter's second album of 2021. Del Rey also shared what's believed to be the official artwork for the album, which looks a bit like it was made by a child on the PicsArt iPhone app — not that I would ever dare to disrupt her artistic vision!

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Billie Eilish Announces New Album "Happier Than Ever"

The pop star's follow-up to WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is due July 30.


Billie Eilish has officially announced her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever.

The follow-up to the 19-year-old's landmark debut, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, will be out July 30. Eilish also announced that a new single would arrive Thursday morning.

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Olivia Rodrigo's Debut Album, "Sour," Gets a Release Date

The "drivers license" phenom's first full-length comes out May 21.

Olivia Rodrigo is headed straight from the DMV to her debut album.

The "drivers license" starlet announced today that her first LP, Sour, is due May 21 via Interscope Records. Along with the sticker-emblazoned artwork, Rodrigo shared the album's 11-song tracklist on social media, including the aforementioned smash hit as well as her more recent single, "deja vu."

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Music Features

Rainbow Kitten Surprise Will Shake You Out of Your Pretension

Let RKS remind you what live music is supposed to be.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise - It's Called: Freefall [Official Video]

One day you're listening to your usual assortment of experimental synth music and whale noises, maybe a little Kero Kero Bonito if it's sunny out.

In a good mood, you decide to branch out, and a song comes on your discover weekly that you don't recognize. You bob your head along to the beat, and wonder who the band is, thinking they must be deliciously obscure. You reach for your phone to save the track, and recoil at the glitter-sprinkled name: Rainbow Kitten Surprise. The name sounds distinctly like the name of your seven-year-old niece's Guitar Hero band, but you find that in reality it refers to a group of serious musicians from Boone, North Carolina who play an amalgamation of indie and folk rock. Even worse than their name, they have millions of plays. They're popular and kitschy and unacceptable for someone like you who only shops at organic co-ops in your vintage Doc Martens. You move on to the next song.

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Music Reviews

"Women In Music Pt. III" Proves Haim Are Pop's New Blueprint

On their third album, the sister trio is bolder and better than ever before.

Haim (indie music band) perform in concert at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain

Photo by Christian Bertrand (Shutterstock)

You'd be hard-pressed to find a current indie rock star who embodies a personal brand as perfectly curated as Haim.

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