Music Monday: New Albums, Videos, and Music News

  • Publish Date: July 2, 2012
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This week's new releases

Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, July 3 unless otherwise indicated. Click on any LISTEN link to listen to a free, streaming version of the entire album (typically, available only during the week of release); streaming links go to AOL Music unless otherwise indicated. The week's most noteworthy releases are starred.

50 Cent 5 (Murder By Numbers)
Abandon All Ships Infamous
Asia XXX
Doug Benson Smug Life 2xCD
Comedy album
The Blasters Fun on Saturday Night
Bonded by Blood Aftermath
Chris Brown Fortune
Delain We Are The Others
Tha Dogg Pound Doggy Bag
Flo Rida Wild Ones
Stevie Jackson (I Can't Get No) Stevie Jackson LISTEN
First solo album for Belle & Sebastian member
James Horner The Amazing Spider-Man OST LISTEN
Jellyfish Live at Bogart's 1991
Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire Huzzah EP
Digital only
múm Early Birds
Compilation of rarities from the Icelandic band's formative years
Nguzunguzu Warm Pulse EP
Digital only (CD out August 14)
Nile At the Gate of Sethu
Periphery Periphery II
Prodigy of Mobb Deep H.N.I.C. 3 LISTEN
Small Faces Ogden's Nut Gone Flake 3xCD
Deluxe, limited-edition reissue of 1968 album includes separate mono and stereo versions plus a disc of rarities
Noah Stewart Noah
Various Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter OST LISTEN
Various Modeselektor Proudly Presents Modeselektion 2
Compilation of tracks by artists on labels Monkeytown and 50 Weapons
Various Savages OST
Wolves at the Gate Captors LISTEN

More streaming and downloadable new music

The Antlers
TRACK "Crest" streaming at Pitchfork.
Azealia Banks
TRACK "Nathan" (featuring Styles P) streaming at Soundcloud.
Paul Banks [of Interpol]
TRACK "Summertime Is Coming" downloadable from Matador.
ALBUM >> streaming at 3voor12.
Best Coast
TRACK "Rhiannon" (Fleetwood Mac cover) streaming at NPR.
TRACK "The Puritan" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
TRACK "Under the Westway" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
Com Truise
TRACK "Open" streaming at Soundcloud.
Debo Band
ALBUM Debo Band streaming until its 7/10 release at NPR.
Delicate Steve
ALBUM Positive Force streaming until its 7/10 release at NPR.
Dinosaur Jr.
TRACK "Watch the Corners" streaming at Rolling Stone.
Dirty Projectors
ALBUM Swing Lo Magellan streaming this week at The Guardian.
Divine Fits
TRACK "Would That Not Be Nice" streaming at Soundcloud.
Melissa Etheridge
TRACK "Falling Up" streaming at Soundcloud.
James Iha
TRACK "To Who Knows Where," from his forthcoming solo LP Look to the Sky (out 9/18), streaming at Soundcloud.
Lavender Diamond
TRACK "Oh My Beautiful World" streaming at Soundcloud.
Bettye LaVette
TRACK "I'm Not The One" (Black Keys cover) streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
Lykke Li
TRACK "Silver Springs" (Fleetwood Mac cover) streaming at Pitchfork.
Minus the Bear
TRACK "Lonely Gun" streaming at Rolling Stone.
TRACK "Survival," the official song of the upcoming Summer Olympics, streaming at YouTube (audio only).
Pet Shop Boys
TRACK "Winner" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
TRACK "The Keepers" downloadable from KCRW.
Thee Oh Sees
TRACK "Lupine Dominus" streaming at YouTube (audio only).
Tilly and the Wall
TRACK "Love Riot" downloadable from Stereogum.
Corin Tucker Band
TRACK "Groundhog Day" downloadable from Pitchfork.
Two Gallants
TRACK "Broken Eyes" downloadable from Prefix.
The Vaccines
TRACK "No Hope" streaming at Soundcloud.
The Very Best
TRACK "We OK" streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "Sod In The Seed," from the upcoming EP of the same name (out 8/13), downloadable from Stereogum.
TRACK "Cali in a Cup" streaming at Soundcloud.
Wye Oak
TRACK "Spiral" downloadable from Adult Swim.

Recent artist and industry news

  • The Flaming Lips successfully topped Jay-Z's world record for most concerts performed in a 24-hour period. - MTV Hive
  • Monthly UK music magazine The Word has folded after nine years; the August issue will be its last. - The Quietus
  • Girls frontman Christopher Owens has left the group. - Spin
  • After reuniting for a tour several years ago, Jesus Lizard are once again done as a band, reports Rolling Stone.
  • M83 has been tapped to score next spring's Tom Cruise film Oblivion, a sci-fi feature directed by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy). - The Playlist

The latest music videos

Lana Del Rey feat. A$AP Rocky, "National Anthem":

Spiritualized, "Little Girl":

The Orb with Lee "Scratch" Perry, "Hold Me Upsetter":

Santigold, "The Keepers":

Doseone, "Thy Pattern":

The Presets, "Youth in Trouble":

Aesop Rock, "ZZZ Top":

Jens Lekman, "Erica America":

Death Grips, "Double Helix":

Odd Future [Tyler, the Creator and Domo Genesis], "Sam Is Dead":

SpaceGhostPurrp, "Osiris Of The East":

Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Brendan's Death Song":

Maroon 5, "One More Night" [directed by Peter Berg; starring Minka Kelly]:

John Mayer, "Queen of California":

Sigur Rós, "Rembihnútur":

Florence + The Machine, "Breaking Down":

In the studio / coming soon

  • Divine Fits, the new project featuring Spoon's Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown, have announced an August 28 release date for their debut album, A Thing Called the Divine Fits.
  • Kendrick Lamar's Interscope debut, to be titled good kid, m.A.A.d. city, will be out on October 2nd. - Pitchfork
  • September 11 brings yet another new album by garage rockers Thee Oh Sees, the In The Red release Putrifiers II.
  • Though a final tracklist hasn't been confirmed, A$AP Rocky's album LongLiveA$AP looks like it'll arrive on September 11. - Pitchfork
  • Out August 20 as a digital release, the LP Pink will compile all of Four Tet's recent 12-inch singles as well as two new tracks. - Resident Advisor
  • Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess will release a solo album, Oh No I Love You, on September 24 in the UK; members of Lambchop, Clem Snide, Factory Floor, and My Morning Jacket participated in its recording. - NME
  • Tomahawk, the supergroup-ish band featuring guitarist Duane Denison, vocalist Mike Patton, and drummer John Stanier, have been recording their fourth album, Oddfellows, which is tentatively set for a January release. - Rolling Stone
  • Guillemots aim to release four albums over the next six months. - NME
  • Tilly and the Wall have a new album, Heavy Mood, arriving on October 2. - Pitchfork
  • The Dave Matthews Band will release their next album, the Steve Lillywhite-produced Away From The World, on September 11. - JamBase
  • Two Gallants return with The Bloom And The Blight on September 4. - Prefix
  • Watch a teaser for the upcoming Tame Impala album Lonerism (expected late this year) at YouTube.
  • The Vaccines will release their sophomore set The Vaccines Come of Age on September 4th.
  • A new How to Dress Well album called Total Loss is set for a September 18 release. - Pitchfork
  • Expect a new Roots album (called &TYSYC) before the end of the year.
  • Aerosmith have delayed the release of their upcoming album Music From Another Dimension from August until November 6. - Rolling Stone

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

Tours and festivals

  • The lineup for San Francisco's annual Treasure Island Music Festival has been announced; acts at the October 13-14 event include The xx, Girl Talk, M83, Best Coast, and Public Enemy.
  • Mumford and Sons have a U.S. tour planned for late summer; get the itinerary at the band's official site.
  • Find dates for a tour featuring Spaceghostpurrp and Trash Talk at Pitchfork.
  • Bloc Party have added even more U.S. tour dates; get them at BPM.
  • Andrew Bird is touring with Here We Go Magic; Pitchfork has the details.
  • Find West Coast dates for Peter Murphy at Pollstar.
  • Get a schedule for The Fresh & Onlys at Prefix.
  • Prefix also has late summer tour dates for Lightning Bolt.

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