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New Tune Tuesday

March 31, 2015

Today’s new music releases

 

Kintsungi

Death Cab for Cutie

The band’s first album since 2011′s Codes and Keys. This album will also be their last with founding guitarist/producer Chris Walla, who has left the band after 17 years. He did, however, stick around long enough to contribute to all 11 of Kintsugi‘s tracks.

American Nights

Plain White T’s

This is the band’s SEVENTH album, and comes nearly a decade after their hit Hey There Delilah. This is their first fully independent album in 14 years.

Blaster

Scott Wieland & The Wildabouts

This is the former Stone Temple Pilots frontman’s first album with his new band, the Wildabouts. The group was scheduled to perform a record-release show last night in Hollywood, but Weiland announced this morning that the Wildabouts guitarist, Jeremy Brown, had passed away. Read the story here.

Postcards from Paradise

Ringo Starr

Starr is joined by the current members of his All-Starr Band, notably guitarists Steve Lukather of Toto and Todd Rundgren. Other guests include brother-in-law Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers.

Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens

This will be Stevens’ first proper album since 2010′s The Age of Adz, and marks his return to his folk roots. This 11-song album features contributions from artists like Laura Veirs and Sean Carey.

If I Was

The Staves

Thanks to the attention of Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, who produced If I Was at his Wisconsin studio, the third album from three English sisters is crafted toward folk-rock and folk-pop naturalism.

Today’s New Tune

Lifted Up (1985) – Passion Pit

Passion Pit have shared the video for “Lifted Up (1985)”. It’s taken from their forthcoming album Kindred, which is out April 28.

March 24, 2015

Today’s new music releases

Toto XIV

 Toto

Despite releasing numerous albums since then, the band considers this to be the true follow-up to their 1982 smash “Toto IV”.

 

Chaos and the Calm

James Bay

Amongst its twelve tracks are the singles Hold Back the River and Let It Go.

 

Vulnicura

 Bjork

Bjork’s ninth album. It was originally scheduled for a March release, but was released early on iTunes after an illegal leak of the songs was available. Today marks the album’s physical release.

 

Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue

 Van Morrison

His duet guests include Michael Buble, Mark Knopfler, Mick Hucknall, Joss Stone, Steve Winwood, Natalie Cole, and his daughter Shana Morrison.

 

The Scene Between

The Go! Team

The English indie rock band returns this week with their fourth album.

 

2.0

Big Data

Guests include Jamie Lidell, Rivers Cuomo, Kimbra, and Twin Shadow

 

Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2

Various

Game of Thrones themed mixtape from HBO. It features Mastodon, Anthrax, Talib Kweli, Mushroomhead, Snoop Dog, and more and is available as a FREE download at iTunes.

 

Today’s New Tune

Never Gave Nobody Trouble – Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen is releasing Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour on May, 12, 2015. 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’s available for pre-order through digital service providers, where fans will receive “Never Gave Nobody Trouble” for instant download with purchase.

March 17, 2015

 

Today’s new music releases

71 Strangers to Ourselves

Modest Mouse

Nearly eight years to the day since the release of their previous studio album, We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse return with Strangers to Ourselves. They’ve recorded enough material for a second album, so the wait for their next release should be considerably shorter.

• “Tracker

Mark Knopfler

This is the 8th solo record from the former Dire Straits frontman

Little Neon Limelight

Houndmouth

Little Neon Limelight finds Houndmouth further differentiating themselves from the current “Americana” scene.

Today’s New Tune:

After flirting with reunions over the past six years, Britpop band Blur surprised fans a few weeks ago by announcing that they had completed work on a new album. Recorded in a Hong Kong studio in just five days, then fine-tuned over the course of the past year, The Magic Whip is set for an April 27 release, and will be Blur’s first studio LP in more than a decade.

From The Magic Whip

Blur – Go Out

 

March 10, 2015

Today’s new music releases

Policy

Will Butler

The first true solo LP for the Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist (and brother of Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler) follows his Oscar-nominated score to the Spike Jonze film Her

 

Rebel Heart

Madonna.

The pop star’s 12th studio album features appearances by Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, and noted vocalist Mike Tyson, with production coming from a vast roster that includes Kanye West, Avicii, Blood Diamonds, Ryan Tedder, and Diplo.

 

• “Fresh Blood

Matthew E. White

Virginia-based artist Matthew E. White follows his acclaimed 2012 debut Big Inner with a sophomore set that finds him backed by lush orchestration and a choir

 

• “If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week”

Lieutenant

Debut for new project from Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Nate Mendel

 

Today’s New Tune:

From Mumford and Sons. They have released a new song called Believe.

It’s the first single off their upcoming electric album, “Wilder Mind”

 

March 3, 2015

Aureate Gloom

Of Montreal

The prolific Kevin Barnes follows 2013′s Lousy with Sylvianbriar with his 13th Of Montreal album, a typically eclectic set of 10 songs.

House

Young Buffalo

The debut album from the Oxford, Mississippi indie rock band

Another Reality,

Purity Ring

The Canadian electronic-pop duo of Megan James and Corin Roddick impressed many with their 2012 debut Shrines. Their second studio album arrives this week, with production from Roddick.

The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Brandi Carlile

The folk singer’s fifth studio album. It is the follow-up to Bear Creek, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart in 2012.

Today’s New Tune:

From Chasing Yesterday, the second studio album form Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (available today)

Ballad of the Mighty I

 

 

 

February 24, 2015

Sons of Anarchy: Volume 4

the fourth installment of music to FX’s highest rated series, Sons of Anarchy

It includes Ed Sheeran’s “Make It Rain”, plus the show’s band The Forest Rangers doing songs like “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “The Age of Aquarius”, and “All Along the Watchtower”.

Dope Machines

Airborne Toxic Event.

The first of 2 albums released within days of one another. Dope Machines is the electronic synth pop counterpart to the band’s acoustic rock album Songs of God and Whiskey

Just Kids,

Mat Kearney

Just Kids came together over the past few years while Mat toured the world. For the very first time, he built a portable studio on his bus, and he cut songs all over the globe from Los Angeles and Sweden to his home studio in Nashville