Music Monday: This Week's New Albums and Videos

  • Publish Date: August 26, 2013
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This week's new releases

Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, August 27 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.

Alabama Alabama & Friends
AlunaGeorge Body Music LISTEN (KCRW)
US release
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
The Beach Boys Made in California 6xCD
Box set traces the band's entire career, combining studio tracks with demos, live recordings, and other rarities
Belle and Sebastian The Third Eye Centre LISTEN (Pitchfork)
B-sides and rarities compilation
Big Sean Hall of Fame
The rapper's second studio album features Miguel, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Kid Cudi
Black Joe Lewis Electric Slave LISTEN (Paste)
Disappears Era
The Dodos Carrier
Drumgasm Drumgasm LISTEN (Spin)
Debut for the new all-drum supergroup featuring Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag), Zach Hill (Hella/Death Grips), and Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam/Soundgarden); album contains two 20-minute songs, both called "Drumgasm"
Bob Dylan The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) 2xCD
Contains outtakes from his oft-criticized album Self Portrait plus its follow-up, New Morning; a deluxe edition adds a remastered version of the original Self Portrait album plus a live set on two bonus CDs
Everlast The Life Acoustic
Franz Ferdinand
Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
It's not exactly groundbreaking stuff, but fans of Franz Ferdinand should be happy to have a fourth album from the Scottish indie rockers after a four-year absence. The self-produced LP is receiving mostly solid reviews from critics, who seem to like it about as much as 2009's Tonight.
Flaamingos Flaamingos LISTEN (3voor12)
John Frusciante Outsides EP
Philip Glass Concert of the Sixth Sun
Goodie Mob Age Against the Machine
First album with original member Cee Lo Green back in the lineup since the 1990s
Jars of Clay Inland
Juicy J Stay Trippy
King Krule 6 Feet Beneath the Moon LISTEN (Official site)
Malcolm Kirby Jr Saints Row IV OST
Mandisa Overcomer
Dent May Warm Blanket
Porches. Slow Dance In The Cosmos LISTEN (Stereogum)
Puscifer All Re-Mixed Up
Remixes of songs from Conditions of My Parole
The Rides Can't Get Enough
Foy Vance Joy of Nothing

More streaming and downloadable new music

Au Revoir Simone
TRACK "Crazy" streaming at YouTube.
TRACK "Frosted Tips" streaming at YouTube.
Anna Calvi
TRACK "Eliza" streaming at Soundcloud.
Death Grips
TRACK "Birds" downloadable from Stereogum.
The Dirtbombs
TRACK "Crazy for You" streaming at Soundcloud.
The Dismemberment Plan
TRACK "Invisible" streaming at Soundcloud.
Dr. Dog
TRACK "Broken Heart" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
Frightened Rabbit
TRACK "Radio Silence" streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "Shape" streaming at YouTube.
Holy Ghost!
TRACK "It's Okay" streaming at Soundcloud.
The Julie Ruin
ALBUM Run Fast streaming through its 9/3 release at NPR.
King Khan & The Shrines
ALBUM Idle No More (out 9/3) streaming at Spin.
Cass McCombs
TRACK "There Can Be Only One" streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "UNBREAK my Mixtape" streaming at Soundcloud.
Okkervil River
ALBUM The Silver Gymnasium streaming through its 9/3 release at NPR.
Jonathan Rado
ALBUM Law and Order streaming through 9/2 at Pitchfork.
Tears for Fears
TRACK "Ready to Start" (Arcade Fire cover) streaming at Soundcloud.
Chelsea Wolfe
TRACK "The Waves Have Come" streaming at Soundcloud.
ALBUM Pain Is Beauty streaming through 9/2 at Pitchfork.
TRACK "Corduroys" streaming at Soundcloud.

On TV this week (new episodes only)

  • Tuesday: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Leno), Robert Randolph and the Family Band (Letterman)
  • Wednesday: In The Valley Below (Letterman), Sky Blu (Leno)
  • Thursday: Rod Stewart (Leno)
  • Friday: Booker T. Jones with Mayer Hawthorne (Leno)

Recent artist and industry news

  • Broadway Idiot, a documentary about the adaptation of Green Day's American Idiot album into a Broadway musical, will screen in theaters beginning October 18th (one week earlier in New York and Los Angeles).
  • The MTV Video Music Awards were handed out last night; here's a list of winners. Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" was named video of the year.
  • Arcade Fire have confirmed the speculation that the recent "Reflektor" viral marketing campaign has something to do with their upcoming album; set your alarm for 9/9 at 9 to find out more. - Pitchfork

The latest music videos

Nirvana, "Heart-Shaped Box" [director's cut]:

Mount Kimbie, "Home Recording":

Depeche Mode, "Should Be Higher" [live]:

Pearl Jam, "Mind Your Manners":

Robin Thicke, "Give It 2 U":

So So Glos, "Lost Weekend":

In the studio / coming soon

  • There's a new Eminem album coming November 5th: The Marshall Mathers LP 2. A new single, "Berserk," is out tomorrow.
  • Pusha T's next album, My Name Is My Name, now has an October 8th release date; Kanye West, Pharrell, and The-Dream are among the guests. - Billboard
  • Laurel Halo has a new album, Chance Of Rain, due October 28th. - Pitchfork
  • Domino will release Big Wheel And Others, a new double album from Cass McCombs, on October 15th.
  • Danny Brown's upcoming album Old will now arrive September 30th.

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

Tours and festivals

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