Spring furtively sprung during April, and along with it came a whole host of vibrant new pop music for us to discuss. We also take stops at hip-hop with Cardi B, techno with Rival Consoles, metal with MØL and alt-rock with Speedy Ortiz along the way, to name a few. We were excited about many returning acts and even more hyped about debut albums from rising stars like Kali Uchis. Get your bite-sized low-down on the 10 best new albums of April 2018 in the latest episode of Views From The 405.

Listen to all that, with much more in between, below. You can subscribe to the Views From The 405 podcast on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play, and Overcast. You can also listen to the podcast over at Pippa.

Clips used in this episode:

Janelle Monáe - 'Screwed' (feat, Zoé Kravitz) (from Dirty Computer - Wondaland/Atlantic, 2018)
Hop Along - 'One That Suits Me' (from Bark Your Head Off, Dog - Saddle Creek, 2018)
Speedy Ortiz - 'Villain' (from Twerp Verse - Carpark, 2018)
Daniel Avery - 'Embers' (from Song For Alpha - Phantasy/Mute, 2018)
Grouper - 'Birthday Song' (from Grid Of Points - Kranky, 2018)
MØL - 'Ligament' (from Jord - Holy Roar, 2018)
Cardi B - 'Bartier Cardi' (feat. 21 Savage) (from Invasion Of Privacy - Atlantic, 2018)
Rival Consoles - 'Phantom Grip' (from Persona - Erased Tapes, 2018)
Half Waif - 'In The Evening' (from Lavender - Cascine, 2018)
Kali Uchis - 'Your Teeth In My Neck' (from Isolation - Virgin EMI, 2018)