This week's new releases
Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, August 13 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.
- Bloc Party The Nextwave Sessions EP
- Luke Bryan Crash My Party
- Glen Campbell See You There
- New versions of some of the artist's biggest hits, featuring vocals recorded in 2011 backed by music performed by various musicians
- Don Cavalli Temperamental LISTEN (KCRW)
- CREEP echoes
- Deltron 3030 City Rising from the Ashes EP
- Downpresser Don't Need a Reason
- Mickey Hart Band Superorganism LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
- Jagwar Ma Howlin'
- US release
- Valerie June Pushin' Against A Stone
- Moondoggies Adios I'm a Ghost
- Harry Nilsson Flash Harry
- First CD release of 1980 album includes bonus tracks
- Sam Phillips Push Any Button
- Royal Teeth Glow
- Scott and Charlene's Wedding Any Port in a Storm LISTEN (Stereogum)
- US release
- Washed Out
Paracosm LISTEN (iTunes)
- The chillwave outfit Washed Out—you've likely heard their theme song for the IFC series Portlandia, as well as their terrific 2011 debut Within and Without70—is actually just one person: musician Ernest Greene. This sophomore set again arrives via Sub Pop, and reviews have been fairly positive, even if the new songs do come off a bit ... well, washed out.
- Barrence Whitfield and the Savages Dig Thy Savage Soul LISTEN (3voor12)
- The Wild Feathers The Wild Feathers
- Yellowcard Ocean Avenue Acoustic
- New acoustic recordings of tracks from 2003 album
More streaming and downloadable new music
- The Avett Brothers
- TRACK "Another Is Waiting" streaming at NPR.
- TRACK "Farmer's Daughter" streaming at YouTube.
TRACK "Nothing Comes to Nothing" streaming at YouTube.
TRACK "Picture Me In A Hospital" streaming at YouTube.
- Basement Jaxx
- TRACK "Mermaid Of Salinas" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Fruend" streaming at YouTube.
- John Cale
- TRACK "All Summer Long" (new non-album single) streaming at YouTube.
- Bill Callahan
- TRACK "Expanding Dub" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Neko Case
- TRACK "Night Still Comes" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
- ALBUM Crimes of Passion streaming until its 8/20 release at NPR.
- TRACK "Destitute Time" streaming at YouTube.
- Diarrhea Planet
- ALBUM I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (out 8/20) streaming now at Spin.
- TRACK "Hold On, We're Going Home" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Earl Sweatshirt
- TRACK "Burgundy" streaming at Stereogum.
- Elf Power
- TRACK "A Grey Cloth Covering My Face" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Honest" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Robert Glasper Experiment
- TRACK "Calls" (featuring Jill Scott) streaming at Soundcloud.
- The Head and the Heart
- TRACK "Shake" streaming at Soundcloud.
- His Electro Blue Voice
- ALBUM Ruthless Sperm (out 8/20) streaming at MTV Hive.
- Julia Holter
- ALBUM Loud City Song streaming until its 8/20 release at NPR.
- Jon Hopkins
- TRACK "Breathe This Air" (featuring Purity Ring) streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Becoming the Gunship" streaming at YouTube.
- Jane's Addiction
- TRACK "Another Soulmate" streaming at Soundcloud.
- The Julie Ruin
- TRACK "Ha Ha Ha" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Keep Shelly in Athens
- TRACK "Oostende" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Kings of Leon
- TRACK "Wait for Me" streaming at YouTube.
- Lady Gaga
- TRACK "Applause" streaming at iHeartRadio.
- TRACK "All the Way Thru" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Antiphon" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Juana Molina
- TRACK "Eras" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Sarah Neufeld
- ALBUM Hero Brother (out next week) streaming at The Quietus.
- Nine Inch Nails
- TRACK "Copy of A" streaming at YouTube.
- No Age
- ALBUM An Object streaming until its 8/20 release at NPR.
- Okkervil River
- TRACK "Stay Young" streaming at Esquire.
- Katy Perry
- TRACK "Roar" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
- TRACK "Total Immersion" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Ty Segall
- ALBUM Sleeper streaming until its 8/20 release at NPR.
- ALBUM No Better Time Than Now streaming until its 8/20 release at Hype Machine.
- Patti Smith
- TRACK "I Ain't Got Nobody" streaming at Rolling Stone.
- TRACK "Wishful" (new non-album single) streaming at NPR.
- Marnie Stern
- TRACK "This Was It" downloadable from Adult Swim.
- ALBUM I Hate Music streaming until its 8/20 release at NPR.
- ALBUM Where You Stand (out 8/20) streaming now at Rolling Stone.
- John Vanderslice
- TRACK "Vitas At Wimbledon" streaming at Soundcloud.
- White Denim
- TRACK "Pretty Green" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
On TV this week (new episodes only)
- Monday: The National (Kimmel), Paramore (Conan)
- Tuesday: Luke Bryan (Kimmel), J. Cole (Conan)
- Wednesday: The National (Conan), The Wanted (Kimmel)
- Thursday: Big Sean (Kimmel)
Recent artist and industry news
- The band Gauntlet Hair is no more. - Pitchfork
The latest music videos
Sigur Rós, "Stormur": View constantly updating video at the official site.
M83, "Claudia Lewis" [directed by Bryce Dallas Howard]:
Basement Jaxx, "What A Difference Your Love Makes":
Yo La Tengo, "Is That Enough":
Arctic Monkeys, "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?":
Kings of Leon, "Supersoaker":
Medicine, "It's Not Enough":
Glass Candy, "Redheads Feel More Pain":
Kitchens Of Distinction, "Japan To Jupiter":
Bob Dylan, "Pretty Saro" [previously unreleased 1970 track]:
Placebo, "Too Many Friends" [starring Bret Easton Ellis]:
Julianna Barwick, "One Half":
Phosphorescent, "Ride On/Right On":
In the studio / coming soon
- After M.I.A. threatened to leak her delayed album Matangi herself, her label, Interscope, finally agreed to release it; expect the LP to arrive on November 5th.
- The next Melvins album, Tres Cabrones (out 11/5), will feature the band's original 1983 lineup. - CoS
- The Avett Brothers return with the Rick Rubin-produced Magpie and the Dandelion on October 15th.
- The September 6 release From Beer To Eternity will be the final Ministry album, though frontman Al Jourgensen is at work on new projects with Trent Reznor and Lil Wayne. - Billboard
- Midlake returns with Antiphon on November 5. It'll be their first album without singer Tim Smith; guitarist Eric Pulido will now handle vocals.
- Danny Brown's next album, Old, has been pushed back to an unspecified date in October.
Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.
Tours and festivals
- Merge has November tour dates for Destroyer's Dan Bejar, who will be performing solo.
- Brian Wilson will be touring with Jeff Beck this fall. - Pollstar
- Pollstar also has solo November dates for Elvis Costello.
- Find the fall schedule for Chelsea Light Moving at Matador.
- Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty is hitting the road this fall. - Pollstar
- Chris Cornell has an acoustic tour planned for the fall. - Rolling Stone
- Julianna Barwick has canceled much of her own fall headlining tour so that she can serve as the opener for Sigur Ros as they tour North America this fall. - Dead Oceans
- Soul Asylum is touring with Fountains of Wayne and Evan Dando this fall. - Pollstar
- The "2 High 2 Die" tour features Action Bronson and Danny Brown as co-headliners. - CoS