Music Monday: This Week's New Albums and Videos

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  • Publish Date: November 11, 2013

This week's new releases

Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, November 12 unless otherwise indicated. The week's most noteworthy releases are starred.

The Beatles On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 2xCD
Contains a mixture of previously unreleased live recordings and studio conversations taken from BBC broadcasts from 1963-64
Andrew Bird I Want To See Pulaski At Night EP
Blue Rodeo In Our Nature
Counting Crows Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
Live album
Emerson Lake & Palmer Live in Montreal 1977 2xCD
Eraas Initiation
Erasure Snow Globe
Holiday album
Forte Forte
Lady Gaga
Artpop Out Monday 11/11 LISTEN (Spotify)
The pop star recorded her third-ish LP, following more than two years after Born This Way, while recuperating from a broken hip (which prompted her to cancel her tour earlier this year). The new set includes collaborations with R. Kelly, Twista, Too $hort, and T.I., and has been receiving fairly mixed reviews so far.
Sebastien Grainger Yours to Discover
Grizzly Bear Shields Expanded 2xCD
Expanded version of 2012 album adds a disc of B-sides, remixes, and demos (bonus disc also sold separately)
Heidecker & Wood Some Things Never Stay The Same
Second album from the duo of Tim Heidecker and Davin Wood; Aimee Mann guests
John Hiatt Here to Stay - Best of 2000-2012
Keane The Best Of Keane
The Killers Direct Hits
Greatest hits album includes two new tracks
Kiln Meadow: Watt
Cate Le Bon Mug Museum LISTEN (3voor12)
Less Than Jake See the Light
Los Campesinos! No Blues
Mount Eerie Pre-Human Ideas
Re-recorded tracks (now featuring Auto-Tune!) that first appeared on last year's albums Clear Moon and Ocean Roar
Night Terrors of 1927 Guilty Pleas EP LISTEN (Spin)
New band for Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley
Daniel Pemberton The Counselor OST
Phish Niagara Falls 3xCD
Recorded during 1995 fall tour
Post Louis This Could Be A Bridge EP
Psapp What Makes Us Glow
The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live Various formats
Features the complete two-hour concert from summer 2013 on DVD, Blu-ray, and/or 2xCD
Katey Sagal Covered
Songs: Ohia Magnolia Electric Co. 2xCD
Expanded reissue of 2003 album adds demos and two previously unreleased tracks
Soviet Soviet Fate
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs Under the Covers, Vol. 3
Third collaboration features covers of classic songs from the 1980s
John Talabot DJ-Kicks
TCTS These Heights EP
Sébastien Tellier Confection LISTEN (KCRW)
Throwing Muses Purgatory/Paradise CD+Book
First album for the college rockers (now without Tanya Donelly) since 2003; includes an art book in addition to the music
Various 12 Years A Slave: Music from and Inspired By the Motion Picture OST
Various Inside Llewyn Davis OST
Includes songs performed by the cast of the upcoming Coen brothers drama, produced by T Bone Burnett
Various Now 48: That's What I Call Music
Various Songs For Slim: Rockin' Here Tonight - A Benefit Compilation For Slim Dunlap 2xCD
Includes tracks by The Replacements, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, and more
Various We Are Friends Vol. 2
Deadmau5-produced compilation includes 2 new tracks by the EDM artist as well as work from Kairo Kingdom, James Njie, and more
The Who Tommy 4xCD
Four-disc super deluxe edition includes the remastered album, 20 previously unreleased demos, live versions of the album's tracks, and more
Wooden Shjips Back to Land LISTEN (The Guardian)
Yeasayer Good Evening Washington DC, Live at 9:30 Club

More streaming and downloadable new music

The Autumn Defense
TRACK "None of This Will Matter" streaming at Soundcloud.
Willis Earl Beal
TRACK "Babble On" streaming at YouTube.
TRACK "Coriander Tree Life" streaming at YouTube.
Black Flag
ALBUM What The... (out 12/3) streaming now via Spotify.
Blood Orange
ALBUM Cupid Deluxe (out next week) streaming now via iTunes Radio.
Peter Gabriel
TRACK "Courage" (previously unreleased So outtake newly released as a single) streaming at YouTube.
David Lynch
TRACK "Bad the John Boy" streaming at YouTube.
Marissa Nadler
TRACK "Dead City Emily" streaming at Soundcloud.
The National
TRACK "Lean" (from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire OST) streaming at Soundcloud.
Kele Okereke
TRACK "Heartbreaker" (from the forthcoming EP of the same name) streaming at Pitchfork.

On TV this week (new episodes only)

  • Monday: Avril Lavigne (Conan), Cher Lloyd ft. Skee-Lo (Fallon), Lyle Lovett (Leno), Moon Taxi (Letterman), Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls (Kimmel), White Denim (Carson Daly)
  • Tuesday: Capital Cities (Fallon), Childish Gambino (Arsenio), Cults (Leno), The Flaming Lips (Carson Daly), The Killers (Kimmel), Lorde (Letterman; also Live on Letterman webcast)
  • Wednesday: Gary Allan (Leno), Sheryl Crow (Fallon), The Killers (Kimmel), M.I.A. (Conan), Thomas Rhett (Fallon), RZA (Arsenio), Tame Impala (Carson Daly)
  • Thursday: Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Anthony Hamilton (Arsenio), J Rand featuring Flo Rida (Leno), Lady Antebellum (Live on Letterman webcast streaming at 9p ET/6p PT), Metric (Letterman), Two Door Cinema Club (Carson Daly), Charlie Wilson (Kimmel)
  • Friday: Lady Antebellum (Letterman), Johnny Marr (Fallon)
  • Saturday: Jim James/The Black Angels (Austin City Limits), Lady Gaga (Saturday Night Live)

Recent artist and industry news

  • Here's Laurie Anderson's tribute to her late husband Lou Reed (Rolling Stone).
  • Billboard has the winners of this year's CMA Awards.

The latest music videos

Drake, "Worst Behavior":

Ty Segall, "The Man Man":

Destroyer: "Bye Bye":

Deltron 3030: "Melding of the Minds":

These New Puritans, "V (Island Song)":

Yuck, "Lose My Breath":

Cate Le Bon, "Are You With Me Now?":

Anna Calvi, "Suddenly":

Metric, "Synthetica":

Bella Novela, "The Archeress":

In the studio / coming soon

  • Drive-By Truckers spent a mere two weeks in the recording studio; the result is a new album coming in March. - Billboard
  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will release a new album, Wig Out at Jagbags, in early 2014. - Pitchfork
  • David Crosby's first solo set in two decades, Croz, is out January 28th. - Rolling Stone
  • January 27 brings a new Actress album, Ghettoville. It's intended as a sequel to the 2008 set Hazyville. - Resident Advisor
  • A new Current 93 album, I Am the Last of All the Field That Fell: A Channel, is out March 3rd; guests include Nick Cave and Antony Hegarty. - Pitchfork
  • Wilco side project The Autumn Defense will release a new LP, Fifth, on January 28th.
  • Where's that new Wu-Tang Clan album that was supposed to arrive this year? RZA tells Grantland that the delay is largely Raekwon's fault.
  • Marissa Nadler returns with July, though you won't have to wait that long to get it; it's out on February 4th.
  • Donald Glover's second Childish Gambino album, Because the Internet, will be out on December 10th. - CoS
  • You can contribute to the recording of a Sparklehorse tribute album, Last Box of Sparklers, that will feature recordings by The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Mark Lanegan, Phantogram, and more.

Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.

Tours and festivals

  • Arctic Monkeys will spend December, January, and February touring North America. - Pitchfork
  • Miley Cyrus will tour early next year in support of Bangerz. - Billboard
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings hit the road in February. - Pollstar
  • Kodaline will also launch a U.S. tour in February. - Pollstar
  • Paul Simon and Sting have a co-headlining tour set for early 2014. - Pollstar

Comments (4)

  • FleshWorld  

    Bella Novela song/video is badass. Why do I not know them? Glad to hear that the new Malkmus album is out soon...Pavement needs to come around again one day.

  • LamontRaymond  

    NOT a huge fan of the new Black Flag. Ron Reyes seems like he's just churning out the same old cookie cutter sound and it's a little ordinary at this point.

  • MarcDoyle  

    @FleshWorld Agreed on Bella Novela "The Archeress" is a great song, and an outstanding album. A throwback to straight-ahead rock songs that you don't hear much of these days.

  • FleshWorld  

    MD true! Seems like a band that'd be cool to see live...

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