This week's new releases
Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, August 6 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.
- Ryan Amon Elysium OST
- Annie and Richard X The A&R EP
- [5 Aug]
- Barbarossa Bloodlines
- Bear Mountain XO
- Jake Bellows New Ocean LISTEN (Spin)
- Blondes Swisher
- The Civil Wars The Civil Wars LISTEN (The Guardian)
- Eric Copeland Joke in the Hole
- Solo album for Black Dice member
- Chick Corea The Vigil
- Dawn of Midi Dysnomia
- Dead in the Dirt The Blind Hole
- Ebony Bones Behold, A Pale Horse
- Exhumed Necrocracy
- Explosions In The Sky and David Wingo Prince Avalanche OST
- Derrick Hodge Live Today
- The Icarus Line Slave Vows LISTEN (Spin)
- Hugh Laurie Didn't It Rain
- Lumerians The High Frontier
- Mark Mancina Planes OST
- Medicine To the Happy Few LISTEN (Soundcloud)
- First album with full lineup in 18 years
- Minks Tides End
- Moderat II
- Second collaboration for Modeselektor and Apparat
- μ-Ziq Somerset Avenue Tracks (1992-1995) 2xCD
- Compilation of unreleased tracks; expanded (by 12 tracks) from vinyl release earlier this year
- Newsted Heavy Metal Music
- OFF! Live at 9:30 Club
- Live album recorded in 2012
- Heitor Pereira The Smurfs 2 OST
- Phaeleh Tides
- The Polyphonic Spree Yes, It's True
- Pond Hobo Rocket LISTEN (3voor12)
- Pop. 1280 Imps of Perversion
- Revocation Revocation
- Summer Cannibals No Makeup
- Superhumanoids Exhibitionists
- Swim Deep Where the Heaven Are We
- UK only [5 Aug]
- KT Tunstall Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon LISTEN (NY Times)
- Ultraísta Ultraísta Remixes
- Various Now 47: That's What I Call Music
- Volto! Incitare
More streaming and downloadable new music
- Julianna Barwick
- ALBUM Nepenthe streaming until its 8/20 release at NPR.
- Blitzen Trapper
- TRACK "Ever Loved Once" streaming at Soundcloud.
- The Blow
- TRACK "Make It Up" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Hossak" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Jump Out of the Train" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Cut Copy
- TRACK "Let Me Show You" streaming at YouTube.
- Deer Tick
- TRACK "The Dream's In The Ditch" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACKS "Te Amo Camila Vallejo" and "The Underground Man" streaming at Consequence of Sound.
- Mike Doughty
- TRACK "The Idiot Kings" streaming at Billboard.
- TRACK "All Me" (feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Aziz Ansari) downloadable from Stereogum.
- Andrea Echeverri
- ALBUM Ruiseñora streaming until its 8/20 release at NPR.
- Factory Floor
- TRACK "Turn It Up" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "The Wire" streaming at Soundcloud.
- PJ Harvey
- TRACK "Shaker Aamer" downloadable from Soundcloud.
- Valerie June
- ALBUM Pushin' Against A Stone streaming until its 8/13 release at NPR.
- Modern Life Is War
- ALBUM Fever Hunting streaming through 8/12 at Pitchfork.
- Gary Numan
- TRACK "I Am Dust" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Frankie Rose
- TRACK "Sorrow" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Omar Souleyman
- TRACK "Wenu Wenu" streaming at YouTube.
- TV on the Radio
- TRACK "Mercy" (new single) streaming at HuffPo.
- ALBUM White Lighter streaming until its 8/20 release at NPR.
- John Vanderslice
- TRACK "Song For Clay Miller" (new single) streaming at Soundcloud.
- The Weeknd
- TRACK "Love in the Sky" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Need Some Sun" streaming at Soundcloud.
On TV this week (new episodes only)
- Monday: 2 Chainz (Fallon), Florida Georgia Line (Conan), Jamie N Commons (Kimmel), Amos Lee (Leno)
- Tuesday: Daft Punk (The Colbert Report), The Head and The Heart (Fallon), Michael Kiwanuka (Kimmel), Patti LaBelle (Leno), Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (Conan)
- Wednesday: Brett Eldredge (Fallon), Mayer Hawthorne (Kimmel), Parachute (Leno)
- Thursday: Gavin DeGraw (Leno), Jake Owen (Fallon), Twenty One Pilots (Conan)
- Friday: Earl Sweatshirt (Fallon), Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Kimmel), Kings of Leon (American Express Unstaged concert directed by Fred Armisen streaming live at 4p ET / 1p PT), KT Tunstall (Leno)
The latest music videos
Mumford & Sons, "Hopeless Wanderer" [starring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, et al]
Jay-Z, "Picasso Baby" [directed by Mark Romanek]:
MGMT, "Your Life Is a Lie":
Animal Collective, "Monkey Riches":
Sebadoh, "All Kinds":
Justin Timberlake, "Take Back the Night":
Oneohtrix Point Never, "Problem Areas":
Goodie Mob, "I'm Set":
Annie, "Back Together":
Dawes, "Most People":
William Tyler, "A Portrait of Sarah":
FKA twigs, "Water Me":
John Legend, "Made to Love" [NSFW]:
Ariel Pink featuring Jorge Elbrecht, "Hang On to Life":
In the studio / coming soon
- The Field will release a fourth album, Cupid's Head, on September 30th. - FACT
- HAIM's full-length debut, Days Are Gone, is set for a September 30th release.
- Montreal's CFCF returns with a second album, Outside, on October 22nd via Paper Bag Records.
- Anna Calvi's second album, One Breath, arrives October 8th. - Domino
- Veteran rocker Joan Jett returns (with The Blackhearts) for Unvarnished, her first album in seven years, on October 1st. Dave Grohl guests. - Billboard
- Frankie Rose has a new album, Herein Wild, due September 24th.
- Jazz pianist Robert Glasper will follow up his Grammy-winning crossover hit Black Radio with a sequel, Black Radio 2, on October 29th; guests include Snoop Dogg, Norah Jones, Common, Faith Evans, Brandy, and Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump guest.
- Katy Perry has titled her next album Prism; it's due on October 22nd. - Billboard
- Blitzen Trapper's seventh album, Seven, arrives October 1st.
- Gary Numan's 20th studio album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind), drops October 15th. - Stereogum
- The sophomore set from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Speed of Things, will be out October 8th.
- The Horrors have delayed the release of their upcoming fourth album from September to an unspecified date in 2014. - NME
- Despite rumors last week of an upcoming solo album from Andre 3000, a 2014 release is not a sure thing, reports Billboard.
Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.
Tours and festivals
- Of Montreal will hit the road this October and November. - Pitchfork
- Find fall dates for HAIM at Consequence of Sound.
- Neutral Milk Hotel's reunion tour now stretches from October into February; Pitchfork has all the new dates.
- Dr. Dog will be touring for much of the remainder of 2013. - CoS
- Pitchfork has newly announced fall U.S. dates for Junip.
- Sparks will tour the U.S. once more this fall. - Pollstar
- Billboard has dates for J. Cole's What Dreams My Come tour.
- Colin Meloy of The Decemberists has a brief solo tour set for November. - Pollstar
- Animal Collective have announced rescheduled dates for their 2013 tour. - CoS