With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums and EPs from Kacey Musgraves, Croatian Amor & Varg2TM, Doon Kanda, Ducks Unlimited, Blac Youngsta and TEETH. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork may earn an affiliate commission.)
Guests abound on The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show. The new Amazon Prime Video special is narrated by Dan Levy and features appearances from Lana Del Rey, Fred Armisen, Kendall Jenner, Leon Bridges, and many others. The Christmas Show soundtrack marks Musgraves’ second holiday record, following 2016’s A Very Kacey Christmas. Watch Musgraves debut the Christmas Show’s “Glittery” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Copenhagen-based artist Loke Rahbek (aka Croatian Amor) and Varg2TM team up for the second time with their Body of Carbon EP. The four-song release follows their first collaborative EP, Body of Water, which arrived last year.
Doon Kanda: Labyrinth [Hyperdub]
Doon Kanda is the recording moniker of visual artist, videographer, musician, and frequent Björk, Arca, and FKA twigs collaborator Jesse Kanda. His debut LP, Labyrinth, consists of 13 musical pieces and 10 artworks. The new record follows Doon Kanda’s Hyperdub EPs Heart and Luna. Check out the visuals for Labyrinth’s “Bunny,” “Polycephaly,” “Nastasya,” and “Dio.”
Ducks Unlimited: Get Bleak EP [Bobo Integral]
Get Bleak is a four-song 7″ from Toronto indie-pop four-piece Ducks Unlimited. Regarding the title track, lead vocalist Tom Mcgreevy recently told Paste, “‘Get Bleak’ is a song about this idea that moving somewhere else is going to solve all your problems.”
Blac Youngsta: Church on Sunday [CMG/Epic]
Memphis rapper is back with his sophomore full-length, following last year’s debut 2.23. The new record, Church on Sunday, also follows the August 2018 mixtape F*ck Everybody 2. Church on Sunday was led by the DaBaby-featuring single “Like a Pro.”
TEETH: The Curse of Entropy [Translation Loss]
Guitarist and vocalist Erol Ulug, guitarist and vocalist Justin Moore, bassist Peter King, and drummer Alejandro Aranda comprise the Los Angeles death metal quartet TEETH. The Curse of Entropy is the band’s new 10-track album, recorded in California by Ulug with additional engineering by Scott Holmes. The LP’s “Husk” features guest vocals from Gorguts’ Luc Lemay.