Gary Numan is a new-wave legend. I'd guess anyone reading this right now already has his hit "Cars" memorized, and a fair amount are likely familiar with some of his even better songs, like, "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Down in the Park."
Marissa Nadler's July is one of my early favorite albums of the year. Nadler has consistently released album after album of delicate and beautiful indie folk, and this one is yet another in an ongoing hot streak.