Music Monday: This Week's New Albums and Videos

  • Publish Date: August 27, 2012
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This week's new releases

Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, August 28 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.

The Amazing Gentle Stream
Digital release
A$AP Mob Lords Never Worry
The Beach Boys Doin' It Again DVD/Blu-ray
Includes live performances, interviews, and a look at recording sessions from 2012 and 1966.
Nick Cave / Various Lawless OST LISTEN
Film soundtrack includes new music by Cave and also includes tracks featuring Ralph Stanley, Mark Lanegan, Willie Nelson, and Emmylou Harris
Circa Survive Violent Waves LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
Robert Cray Band Nothin But Love
Dan Deacon America LISTEN (Pitchfork)
Matthew Dear Beams LISTEN (NME)
Divine Fits
A Thing Called Divine Fits LISTEN (3voor12)
A "supergroup" only if you count Pitchfork, Stereogum, or Brooklyn Vegan among your must-reads, the new indie rock outfit Divine Fits is populated by Spoon frontman Britt Daniel, Handsome Furs/Wolf Parade member Dan Boeckner, and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. Their debut album A Thing Called Divine Fits indeed sounds a bit like the sum of its parts, borrowing from Spoon's slick minimalism and Handsome Furs' more keyboard-oriented sound and occasional New Wave fetish, with Boeckner and Daniel splitting vocal duties.
Dwele Greater Than One LISTEN
Easy Star All-Stars Easy Star's Thrillah LISTEN
Reggae covers of Michael Jackson songs
Elbow Dead in the Boot
B-sides compilation [UK only; 27 Aug]
Jim Gaffigan Mr. Universe
Comedy album
Art Garfunkel The Singer 2xCD LISTEN
Double-disc career retrospective includes solo work as well as Simon & Garfunkel hits
Chilly Gonzales Solo Piano II
Juliana Hatfield Juliana Hatfield
Covers albums
Richard Hawley Standing at the Sky's Edge
U.S. release
Bruce Hornsby Red Hook Summer OST
Holy Other Held LISTEN (Soundcloud)
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Kitten Cut It Out EP
Alvin Lee Still on the Road to Freedom
Maximo Park The National Health
U.S. CD release
Minus the Bear Infinity Overhead LISTEN
Alanis Morissette Havoc and Bright Lights LISTEN
The Orb featuring Lee "Scratch" Perry The Orbserver in the Star House
Passenger All the Little Lights LISTEN
Poor Moon Poor Moon LISTEN
Full-length debut for Sub Pop artists
The Rippingtons Built to Last LISTEN
Sean Rowe The Salesman and the Shark LISTEN (3voor12)
Roxy Music The Complete Studio Recordings 1972 - 1982 10xCD LISTEN (sampler)
Box set compiles all eight studio albums by the legendary English band and adds two discs of singles and B-sides (many of which have never been released on CD)
Harry Shearer Can't Take a Hint
Guests on the comedian's music album include Fountains of Wayne, Dr. John, and Jane Lynch
Beanie Sigel This Time LISTEN
Slaughterhouse Welcome To: Our House
Eminem, Busta Rhymes, and Cee-Lo Green are among the features on the second LP for the hip-hop supergroup consisting of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 5'9"
Swans The Seer 2xCD
Guests on the two-hour album include Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker (Low), and members of Akron/Family and Mercury Rev.
Tamia Beautiful Surprise
Teen In Limbo
TobyMac Eye On It
Uncle Lucius And You Are Me
Wild Nothing Nocturne
Frank Zappa [Various reissues]
Second batch of reissues (each sold separately) includes Zoot Allures, Over-Nite Sensation, Sleep Dirt, Studio Tan, Sheik Yerbouti, Grand Wazoo, Roxy & Elsewhere, Bongo Fury, Waka/Jawaka, Apostrophe ('), Zappa In New York, and One Size Fits All; more to follow in September

More streaming and downloadable new music

Animal Collective
ALBUM Centipede Hz streaming until its 9/4 release at NPR.
Cat Power
ALBUM Sun streaming until its 9/4 release at NPR.
ALBUM Breakup Song streaming until its 9/4 release at NPR.
Bob Dylan
TRACK "Duquesne Whistle" streaming at NPR.
Mark Eitzel
TRACK "I Love You But You're Dead" streaming at Soundcloud.
Dan Friel
TRACK "Valedictorian" downloadable from Stereogum.
Future Islands
TRACK "Tomorrow" streaming at Soundcloud.
Lightning Bolt
TRACK "King Candy," from upcoming rarities comp Oblivion Hunter (out 9/25), streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "Capsule" streaming at YouTube (audio only).
Mount Eerie
TRACK "World Heaves" streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "Madness" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
TRACK "Tormentas" downloadable from Rolling Stone.
R. Ring [new project for Kelley Deal of The Breeders]
TRACK "Fallout & Fire" streaming at Soundcloud.
Elliott Smith
TRACK "Ballad of Big Nothing (Alternate version)" streaming at Bandcamp.
ALBUM The North streaming until its 9/4 release at NPR.
Two Door Cinema Club
ALBUM Beacon streaming at NME.
Two Gallants
ALBUM The Bloom and the Blight streaming at Rolling Stone.
TRACK "Bad Insect" streaming at Soundcloud.
Wild Nothing
TRACK "Paradise" downloadable from Rolling Stone.

On TV this week (new episodes only)

  • Monday: Neon Trees (Letterman), Joshua Radin (Leno), Silversun Pickups (Conan)
  • Tuesday: The Flaming Lips (performing Dark Side of the Moon on Palladia, 9p), Hacienda (Letterman), Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen (Leno), Andrew WK (Conan)
  • Wednesday: The Chevin (Letterman), Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen (Conan), Tristan Prettyman (Leno)
  • Thursday: The Heavy (Letterman)

The latest music videos

Dinosaur Jr., "Watch the Corners" [starring Tim Heidecker]:

Bob Mould, "The Descent":

Garbage, "Big Bright World":

Band of Horses, "Knock Knock":

Aesop Rock, "Cycles to Gehenna":

Nicki Minaj feat. Rick Ross and Cam'ron, "I Am Your Leader":

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, "Only In My Dreams":

Sleigh Bells, "End of the Line":

Peaking Lights, "Dreambeat":

Diplo feat. Lazerdisk Party Sex, "Set It Off":

Grimes, "Genesis":

Killer Mike, "Untitled":

The Flaming Lips and Amanda Palmer, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" [NSFW]:

Mouse on Mars, "They Know Your Name":

Avicii feat. Lenny Kravitz, "Superlove":

In the studio / coming soon

  • Soundgarden's comeback album has been titled King Animal, and it will be out November 13th. - NME
  • Out November 27th, Alicia Keys' new album will be called Girl on Fire; Jamie xx, Emeli Sande, and Babyface are among the contributors. - Billboard
  • Clinic return on November 12 with the album Free Reign. - Domino
  • Expect a new double-album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse (to be titled Psychedelic Pill) in October. - Rolling Stone
  • Lost Songs is a new LP from ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead; it's out October 23rd. - Pitchfork
  • Oneida's new album, A List of the Burning Mountains, is due November 13th on Jagjaguwar.

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

Tours and festivals

  • The preliminary lineup for this year's CMJ Music Marathon (October 16-20) includes The Walkmen, GZA, Killer Mike, Com Truise, and Mountain Goats; more details at the official site.
  • Mouse on Mars are heading to North America in October. - Pitchfork
  • Get fall dates for The Men at Prefix.
  • Xiu Xiu will kick off a nearly three-month world tour this week; Pitchfork has the dates.
  • Pollstar has additional October dates for Silversun Pickups.
  • Find November dates for …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead at Pollstar.
  • Com Truise has scheduled nearly 20 new dates for the fall. - Consequence of Sound
  • Check out the fall schedule for The Faint at Pollstar.
  • Get fall dates for Ty Segall at Pitchfork.

Comments (1)

  • jerrycurlan  

    I LOVE this round-up! Thank you!

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