Botch are back! Well, they're not reuniting, but they did finally put their catalog on streaming, so that's something. Mitski is back too! Converge's Jane Doe is a mystery no more. Eve 6 and We Are The Union made Punk Twitter dreams come true by covering Operation Ivy together. And Pitchfork admitted to 19 album scores they've given that they'd like to change. What a week.
As for this week's new albums, I highlight four below, Bill tackles Taraka (ex-Prince Rama), Karen Paris (of The Innocence Mission), and more in Bill's Indie Basement, and here are a bunch of honorable mentions: James Blake, Magdalena Bay (get red vinyl), Porches, Shannon Lay, BADBADNOTGOOD, Billy Bragg, Lala Lala, Curren$y, Lute, Bronze Nazareth & Roc Marciano, Efterklang, Destroy Boys, Guilty Simpson & Gensu Dean, Don Toliver, Steel Tipped Dove (ft. billy woods, KeiyaA, Pink Siifu & more), Ladyhawke, Church Girls, The Rememberables, POORSTACY, We Are Scientists, Karloff, Atræ Bilis, Astral Swans, Møtrik, Shy, Low, Low Hum, I Like Allie, Natalie Hemby, Atmosphere, Sam Fender, W.H. Lung, the Creeping Death EP, the Spiritual Cramp EP, the Fauness EP, the Local H covers album, the Nothing b-sides comp, the Kevin Morby demos album, the John Coltrane A Love Supreme live album (get the vinyl), and the Faust box set.