Music Monday: This Week's New Albums and Videos

  • Publish Date: August 5, 2013
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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

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