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New Tune Tuesday

April 28, 2015

Today’s new music releases


The Magic Whip


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


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



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.



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?


the debut album from indie rockers



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


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


Edge of the Sun


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.


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 (the band’s first new studio material in 15 years), the first-ever vinyl release of The White Stripes’ Get Behind Me Satan, The Foo Fighters’ new 10-inch Songs From The Laundry Room, and much more. Get the complete list, and find participating stores in addition to The Exchange in Sandusky, HERE.

Today’s New Tune

From The Vaccines

Their third studio album, English Graffiti is scheduled for a May 25th release and is now up for pre-order at their web store.

The pressing is on 12″ black vinyl for the standard, while they also have a deluxe double heavyweight vinyl set, with one black record and one red record. This version, limited to 2,000, includes 7 additional songs and 4 art prints.

Their second single from the album, Dream Lover, will be released on May 18th, but the band released a video for the song. Enjoy!

April 7, 2015

Today’s new music releases

No Pier Pressure

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson’s first album of originals since 2008′s That Lucky Old Sun. It was originally written as a Beach Boys album, but was re-conceived as a solo album. It features a variety of collaborators including a few Beach Boys members, Kacey Musgraves, Nate Ruess , and both members of She & Him


Blow Up the Moon

Blues Traveler

A star-studded crossover pop album featuring JC Chasez on the title track, Plain White T’s on “Nikkia’s Prom,” Bowling for Soup, 3OH!3, Jewel, and Hanson



Todd Rundgren

This album is a contemporary fusion of rock, soul, and electronic styles. Rundgren will tour in support of the release beginning in the USA on April 10th and continuing through mid-June, with plans to perform in the UK and Europe in the early autumn.


New Glow

Matt and Kim

The duo’s fifth album. A more restrained and refined approach than previous efforts.


After It All

Delta Rae

Delta Rae’s second album is a collection of songs that began as a concept album, a story of young lovers who fall on hard times during the recent recession. Throughout the writing and recording process it became clear that Delta Rae’s music had to tell stories as the band was personally experiencing them.


What’s Real


Their sophomore studio album is filled with heartfelt, nostalgic songs. Listen Here.


Ivy Tripp


The third full-length release for the New York-based Alabama singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield. Recorded and engineered by Kyle Gilbride at Crutchfield’s home on New York’s Long Island and drums recorded in the gym of a local elementary school.


Strange Trails

Lord Huron

Their sophomore album featuring the single Fool for Love.



Today’s New Tune

From Joy Williams

The Civil Wars called it quits almost a year ago, and Joy Williams is picking up where her solo career left off. She announced plans to release a new album called Venus this summer. This will actually be her fifth solo LP to date, but her first since her award winning stint with The Civil Wars.

As a preview of the album, she has unveiled Woman (Oh Mama). It retains some of Civil Wars’ folk stylings, but showcases a more bubbly, pop-oriented side.



March 31, 2015

Today’s new music releases


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.


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


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.



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.


Big Data

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

Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Vol. 2


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


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


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


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”


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.


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