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 weeks batch includes new albums from Thomas Bangalter, Yaeji, Wednesday, Rae Sremmurd, Tim Hecker, Brandee Younger, Calvin Johnson, Blondshell, and Nathan Fake. Subscribe to PitchforksNew Music Friday newsletterto 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.)
Thomas Bangalter: Mythologies [Erato/Warner Classics]
Daft Punks Thomas Bangalter worked with the Opra National de Bordeaux to score Mythologies, a ballet choreographed by Angelin Preljocaj and performed by Ballet Preljocaj in France last summer. Bangalter has said his score embraces the history of orchestral ballet music. Mythologies now arrives in album form, and Bangalter shared a few pieces of the 90-minute work ahead of its release: Pas de Deux, LAccouchement, and Le Minotaure.