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 MIKE, Weezer, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and Sauce Walka. 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 earns an affiliate commission.)
Beware of the Monkey takes its name from the Chinese calendar, and a horoscope that MIKE interpreted as a warning about the future. The follow-up to last year’s wonderful Disco! was led by the singles “Nuthin I Can Do Is Wrng,” “What Do I Do?,” and “Stop Worry!,” featuring the dancehall legend Sister Nancy. Additional guests on the album include longtime MIKE collaborators Jadasea and King Carter.
With each new season in 2022, Weezer have released an EP. Following Spring, Summer, and Autumn, there is now Sznz: Winter. Upon the EP’s release, on the winter solstice, Weezer released the music video for “Dark Enough to See the Stars.”