Fresh Picks: Five August Albums to Hear

August’s edition of Fresh Picks expands my usual three recommended albums of the month to five. Phil Elverum returns as The Microphones on his new avant-folk release, No Joy stretch their boundaries with an eclectic new record, and Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti solidifies her place in jazz history and Black history. Also featuring are Australia-via-South Sudan refugee Gordon Koang and the DJ/producer Haruka fusing club-ready electronic hits on her debut EP as Haruka Salt. Enjoy!

The Microphones…