New Music Friday: August 21
21 August 2020

New Music Friday: August 21


NPR Music's shortlist for the best new albums out this week includes the first full-length from Bright Eyes in nearly a decade, the rapper Lecrae, U.K. jazz wonder Nubya Garcia and more.

Featured Albums:
1. The Killers — Imploding the Mirage
Featured Song: "Dying Breed"
2. The Mavericks — En Español
Featured Song: "Recuerdos"
3. Nubya Garcia — Source
Featured Song: "Before Us In Demerara & Caura"
4. Cidny Bullens — Walking Through This World
Featured Song: "The Gender Line"
5. Bright Eyes — Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was
Featured Songs: "Dance and Sing" and "Pageturner's Rag"
6. Lecrae — Restoration
Featured Song: "Set Me Free"
7. L.A. Witch — Play With Fire
Featured Song: "Dark Horse"
8. Roomful of Teeth — The Ascendant & Just Constellations
Featured Songs: "The Beginning And..." and "The Magic Constellation - Winter"

Other notable releases for Aug. 21: Nas — King's Disease; Alex the Astronaut — The Theory of Absolutely Nothing; Bully — Sugaregg; Chuck Prophet — The Land That Time Forgot; Logan Farmer — Still No Mother; Matmos — The Consuming Flame: Open Exercises in Group Form; The Front Bottoms — In Sickness & In Flames.