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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 5


NPR Music's picks for the best releases out this week include a potent new EP from the rapper Doechii, hyper-pop from Pussy Riot, roots salsa from Colombia's Meridian Brothers and more.

Featured Albums:
1. Doechii — she / her / black bitch
Featured Tracks: "Bitches Be," "Swamp Bitches," "Persuasive"
2. Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento — Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento
Featured Tracks: "Bomba Atómica," "Metamorfosis"
3. AJ Suede — Oil On Canvas
Featured Tracks: "Growing Diamonds," "Wonder," "Monochrome"
4. Pussy Riot — MATRIARCHY NOW
5. Planet Drum — In The Groove
Featured Track: "King Clave"

Lightning Round:
Alexia Bontempo — Doce Carnival
Araceli Poma — "Agua de Olvido"
Art Moore — Art Moore
Various — Rise Jamaica!

Other notable releases for Aug. 5:
Bobby Shmurda — BodBoy
Bobbie Gentry — The Girl From Chickasaw Co: Highlights From the Capitol Masters
Calvin Harris — Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2
Fireboy DML — Playboy
Kasabian — The Alchemist's Euphoria
Kokoroko — Could We Be More
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires — Old-Time Folks
Mall Grab — What I Breathe
Neil Young — Noise & Flowers
T Bone Burnett — The Invisible Light: Spells