All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton talks with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson about the essential new albums out on Aug. 31, including music from Big Red Machine (a new side project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner of The National), the pop paradise of singer Troye Sivan, a tribute to Roger Miller and more.
- Big Red Machine: Big Red Machine
Featured Song: "Air Stryp"
- Troye Sivan: Bloom
Featured Song: "Seventeen"
- Saintseneca: Pillar of Na
Featured Song: "Moon Barks at the Dog"
- Aaron Lee Tasjan: Karma for Cheap
Featured Song: "The Truth is so Hard to Believe"
- Tash Sultana: Flow State
Featured Song: "Big Smoke"
- Various Artists: King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller
Featured Songs: "Dang Me" and "The Last Word in Lonesome is Me"
Other Notable Releases for Aug. 31: Amos Lee: My New Moon; Madeleine Peyroux: Anthem; Bun B: Return of the Trill; Anna Calvi: Hunter; Idles: Joy as an Act of Resistance; Passenger: Runaway