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This Week’s Essential Releases: Outlaw Country, Folk Rock, Hip-Hop And More

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Welcome to Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend crucial new albums that were released between last Friday and this Friday, plus pick an older LP from the stacks that you may have missed.

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Anju Makes Intimate Folk-Pop for Herself and Her Communities

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Photo by Erik Martinez Resly

Someone once told singer-songwriter Anju that when they heard her music, they could feel their ancestors joining them in the room. Her songs often weave together autobiographical themes of love and identity, punctuated through gentle guitar chords and vivid lyrics that simultaneously express the emotion and imagery of her feelings. It makes perfect sense, then, that Anju’s newest EP is titled Water Garden. “I just really like the idea of a world underwater,” she says. “Isn’t there something about how we know more about space than the ocean?” she ponders. “The ocean is vast and deep and there could be so much wild stuff down there.”

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