• Quasi's new double album Mole City (pictured above) is streaming in full on Pitchfork Advance. The album comes out October 1 on Kill Rock Stars.
• Blitzen Trapper's new one, VII, is streaming on the New York Times' site. That also comes out October 1, on Vagrant Records.
Both those sites have other tangentially related Portland albums you can check out as well: Pitchfork's got the Blow's new one (former Portland band) and Leverage Models, which is released on Portland label Hometapes; we premiered a track from that one last year on End Hits. And the NY Times still has the Horse's Ha's album Waterdrawn up from a couple weeks ago, released by Portland's own Fluff and Gravy Records, about whom you can read more here. Oh, and P.S.: NPR always has some new albums to listen to, although this week they don't have anything specifically Portland related.
Ta-da! Time to put those headphones to use.
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