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New Tune Tuesday

May 26, 2015

Today’s new music releases

 

Blurryface

Twenty-One Pilots

Blurryface is the sophomore album from the Columbus, Ohio electro-pop duo on Atlantic subsidiary Fueled By Ramen records. After selling out shows at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in April of 2012, they embarked on a tour with Neon Trees and Walk the Moon.  2014 was a big year for the Ohio natives, playing Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Firefly as well as the 2014 MTV Movie Awards and Late Night with Seth Meyers.  Blurryface is expected to top the Billboard charts this week.

 

Out of the Wasteland 

Lifehouse

After announcing a hiatus in 2013 following their parting with Geffen Records, the members of Lifehouse pursued their own individual projects until March of 2014.  They entered the studio in May of that year with Pelle Hillstrom filling in for Ben Carey on lead guitar, officially ending the break.  Their seventh studio album, Out of the Wasteland, is their first independent release with the new guitar player.  An exclusive album with 4 extra songs is available at Target.

 

American Spring 

Anti-Flag

American Spring is the 9th album for the Pennsylvania punk rock band and their 2nd on Spinefarm Records. They are currently touring in Europe in support of the album and will head back to the States on June 18th.  They will be in Toledo at Frankies on June 24th.

 

English Graffiti

The Vaccines  

English Indie rock band, The Vaccines, have described their sound as “50’s rock ‘n’ roll through to ‘80’s American hardcore, and a lot of good pop music.”  After touring extensively, opening for the likes of The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire, the Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Muse, the band is back with their third full length album release.  English Graffiti is fairly heavily influenced by mid-‘80s Top 40 pop with catchy tunes that give the album a pleasant, yet melancholy feel.

 

Today’s New Tune

Today’s New Tune comes from the Vaccines.

Handsome is the first single from the British indie-rockers’ third full-length album, English Graffiti.

THE VACCINES – Handsome

 

May 19, 2015

Today’s new music releases

Why Make Sense

Hot Chip

Why Make Sense is the London based electronic band’s 6th studio album.  They were nominated for a Grammy in 2009 for Best Dance Recording and are upping the ante with their newest.  You can click the link to stream the album live on their website while playing an addictive color sensitivity game.  According to their website, “Every sleeve of the first limited edition will be unique, based on a variation of colour and design.”  You can order a unique copy at Domino Records.

The Desired Effect

Brandon Flowers

Recorded at his Battle Born Studios in Winchester, Nevaday, The Desired Effect is the Killers frontman’s second solo album.  The album welcomes notable artists such as Danielle Haim, Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys), and Bruce Hornsby.

Live +

Jeff Beck

Live+ was recorded while Jeff Beck and his quintet were on tour with ZZ Top in 2014.  The record spans a 5 decades long catalog and 14 performances as well as 2 new studio tracks, Tribal and My Tiled White Floor; his first new recordings since 2010.

Sol Invictus

Faith No More

After calling it quits in 1998 with 6 albums under their belt, the band reunited in 2009 to perform live, but only recently laid down tracks in a studio.  Produced by bassist Bill Gould, Sol Invictus is the resulting new album, 18 years after their last.

Today’s New Tune

 

All I Want Is To Be Your Girl

Holly Miranda

The self-titled album is the Detroit singer-songwriter’s third solo endeavor.  Formerly of the Brooklyn rock band, The Jealous Girlfriends, She has toured in support of Tegan and Sara and Florence and the Machine. This is her first album with Dangerbird Records.

Holly Miranda

May 12, 2015

Today’s new music releases

Trust Fall (Side A)

Incubus

The 4-song EP is their follow up to their 2011 Album, If Not Now, When?. The EP is the first of, at least two, that Incubus plans to release this year. The band chose to release EPs so they could release some new songs prior to a tour, then finish the rest of the album when they returned.

Hell or Highwater

David Duchovny

This is the debut album from the X-Files star and all the music and lyrics are credited solely to him.  According to Rolling Stone, as of a few years ago, Duchovny had never played guitar, and he’d barely sung a note in public.

Love Songs for Robots

Patrick Watson

This is the fifth full-length release for the Canadian artist. It’s made up of a mix of styles including electronica, jazz, reggae, rock, and classical.

 

Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour

Leonard Cohen

The ten songs on the album are Cohen rarities recorded on his recent “Old Ideas World Tour.” Can’t Forget gives listeners a glimpse into Cohen’s intimate rehearsal process, widely known as in-depth ‘concerts before the concert,’ heard by fans for the first time with this new record.  It includes two songs not found on any other Cohen album, plus a pair of covers.

 

Today’s New Tune

Today’s new tune comes from Metric.

The band’s first new song since 2012′s Synthetica

A new LP will be out in September with a June 2nd pre-order date.

 

METRIC – The Shade

May 05, 2015

Today’s new music releases

Wilder Mind

Mumford & Sons

M&S have ditched their trademark banjo and gone electric for their third album and first since 2012′s Grammy-winning Babel. James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco) produced the 12-song LP, and the band describes Wilder‘s heavier sound—which includes some synths and even a drum machine—as a “natural departure” for the group. Much of the new material was written at the Brooklyn studio of The National’s Aaron Dessner.

The Waterfall

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket’s first album since 2011′s Circuital finds the band working once again with producer Tucker Martine. The theme of the record is change, or, as frontman Jim James describes it, “the sound of the page turning and not being sure what’s coming next.”

California Nights

Best Coast

The Los Angeles-based indie-rock duo of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno make the jump to a major label for the first time with this third album, which is their first full-length release since 2012′s The Only Place.

 

Born Under Saturn

Django Django

After picking up a Mercury Prize nomination for their self-titled debut album in 2012, the London-based art-rockers return today with a follow-up.

The Complete Recordings

Frank Black and the Catholics

Black Francis of The Pixies’ other band, formed in 1997. This is a box set that compiles all six of the band’s studio albums as well as the unreleased 2000 album Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day and a disc of demos and alternative takes of songs.

 

Today’s New Tune

Today’s new tune comes from indie pop band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.

SSLYBY’s new album The High Country is set for a June 2nd release.

The second release from the album is Trevor Forever.

Not only does the video feature footage from an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, but it also gives a behind-the-scenes look of their album being mass produced at the largest cassette manufacturing plant left in the world, National Audio Company, in Springfield, MO.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Trevor Forever

April 28, 2015

Today’s new music releases

The Magic Whip

Blur

After flirting with reunions over the past six years, the Britpop band announced earlier this year that they had completed work on a new album. It was recorded in Hong Kong in five days, but was fine-tuned over the course of the past year. The Magic Whip is Blur’s first studio LP since 2003′s Think Tank.

Black is the New Black

Everclear

This is a modern and heavier true follow-up to 1995′s Sparkle & Fade (although they released six albums after it).

Sirens

The Weepies

The husband and wife indie folk duo’s first release in 5 years. Their past few years have included cancer, hospitals and “helping angels everywhere”.

They explain the album’s title:Sirens were mermaids that led sailors to their doom with their sweet voices. It’s also a reference to an ambulance siren, and together they summed up the feeling of the year: otherworldly, hopeful, terrible”

Jekyll + Hyde

Zac Brown Band

The first album in three years for the country rockers, and their first with their new record label. This one leans more heavily on the rock side of country-rock and includes guests Chris Cornell and Sara Bareilles.

Forever Man

Eric Clapton

A 51 song, three-disc, greatest hits compilation.

 

 

Today’s New Tune

Calexicos Edge of the Sun album was released on April 14th and began with a song writing retreat to the Mexico City borough of Coyoacán.

It includes musicians from a different backgrounds, origins, and genres, including Sam Beam from Iron and Wine, Nick Urata from Devotchka, Carla Morrison, Gaby Moreno, Amparo Sanchez, multi-instrumentalists from the Greek band Takim, and Neko Case.

This is the second single from the album featuring Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses.

Calexico – Falling From the Sky

April 21, 2015

Today’s new music releases

 

 

 

 

Sound & Color

Alabama Shakes

After receiving three Grammy nominations for their 2012 debut album Boys & Girls, the Alabama-based returns with their follow-up.

Glean

They Might Be Giants.

The band’s been posting a new song every Tuesday to DialASong.com, the relaunch of their old Dial-A-Song service, where they’d record songs onto an answering machine and advertise the phone number.

How Do You Feel Now?

Joywave

the debut album from indie rockers

Kindred

Passion Pit

The 10-song Kindred is the third album for Michael Angelakos & co., following 2012′s Gossamer.

 

 

Foil Deer

Speedy Ortiz

The Massachusetts indie rockers return after their 2013 debut Major Arcana, with a second album.

 

 

Today’s New Tune

Saturday was Record Store Day 2015, and Garbage recorded a song especially for this year’s event. The Chemicals is a duet they recorded with Brian Aubert from the Silversun Pickups.

The limited edition album was only available for RSD 2015, but you can see the video here.

April 14, 2015

Today’s new music releases

 

Heavy Blues

Bachman

Debut album from the new rock trio formed by Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Edge of the Sun

Calexico

The album began with a song writing retreat to the Mexico City borough of Coyoacán.

Includes musicians from a different backgrounds, origins, and genres, including Sam Beam from Iron and Wine, Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses, Nick Urata from Devotchka, Carla Morrison, Gaby Moreno, Amparo Sanchez, multi-instrumentalists from the Greek band Takim, and Neko Case. Listen HERE.

Kids in Love

The Mowgli’s

For The Mowgli’s sophomore album the group teamed up with producer Tony Hoffer [The Kooks, Silversun Pickups, Fitz & The Tantrums] as well as their prior collaborators known as Captain Cuts and Matt Radosevich.

In The Wilderness

Stranger Cat

Debut album from Cat Martino and multi-instrumentalist/co-producer Sven Britt, each of them recorded and produced each other.

The album has guest appearances from Sufjan Stevens, Christopher Powell, Darby Cicci, and Reggie Pace, among others. The album is streaming HERE.

Infinite House

Ava Luna

The bands sophomore album. They list their influences as SWV, Raincoats, Fugazi, and Prince. They’ve been compared to The Talking Heads and Sly & The Family Stone. Listen to what that sounds like HERE.

BONUS!

Saturday, April 18

Record Store Day is an annual event, founded in 2007, and held on the third Saturday of April each year to celebrate independently owned record stores. A number of records are pressed specifically for Record Store Day, and are only distributed to participating shops.

The latest installment of Record Store Day includes Violent Femmes’ four-song Happy New Year EP