Music Monday: This Week's New Albums and Videos

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  • Publish Date: December 2, 2013

This week's new releases

Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, December 3 unless otherwise indicated. The week's most noteworthy releases are starred.

bEEdEEgEE Sum/One
New solo project for Brian DeGraw of Gang Gang Dance
Black Flag What The…
First studio album in nearly 30 years for the revived band, whose lineup includes co-founding guitarist Greg Ginn
Boston Life, Love & Hope
First new studio album in a decade
British Sea Power From The Sea To The Land Beyond OST
Digital only in the U.S.
Marley Carroll Sings
Glen Hansard Drive All Night EP
Ryan Kelly Life
Leona Lewis Christmas, With Love
Muse Live at Rome Olympic Stadium CD+DVD/Blu-ray
Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams DVD
Jake Owen Days of Gold
She & Him The Capitol Studios Sessions EP
Digital only
Britney Spears Britney Jean
The Stone Roses Made of Stone DVD/Blu-ray
Various Sons of Anarchy: Vol. 3 OST
Various The Sound of Music (Music From the NBC Television Event) OST
Various US Festival 1983: Days 1-3 DVD
Includes performances by The Clash, U2, Missing Persons, INXS, Stevie Nicks, Judas Priest, and more
Xiu Xiu Nina
Nina Simone tribute album

More streaming and downloadable new music

Brendan Benson
ALBUM You Were Right streaming at Pitchfork.
Dâm-Funk & Snoopzilla
ALBUM 7 Days of Funk (out 12/10) streaming at NPR.
Guided by Voices
TRACK "Littlest League Possible" streaming at Rolling Stone.
R. Kelly
ALBUM Black Panties (out 12/10) streaming at Vibe.
Marissa Nadler
TRACK "Half as Much" downloadable from Soundcloud.
Röyksopp
TRACK "Running To The Sea" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
Sam Smith
TRACK "Money on My Mind" streaming at Soundcloud.
The Velvet Underground
TRACK "I'm Not a Young Man Anymore" (previously unreleased) streaming at Soundcloud.
Neil Young
ALBUM Live at the Cellar Door (out 12/10) streaming at Rolling Stone.

On TV this week (new episodes only)

  • Monday: Wild Feathers (Kimmel)
  • Tuesday: Daughtry (Arsenio), Dawes (Conan), Toro Y Moi (Kimmel)
  • Wednesday: R. Kelly (Kimmel), Ne-Yo (Arsenio)
  • Thursday: R. Kelly (Arsenio), Jake Owen (Kimmel)
  • Saturday: One Direction (Saturday Night Live)

Recent artist and industry news

  • Reggae artist Junior Murvin, best known as the singer of "Police & Thieves" (later covered by The Clash), died today at the age of 67. - NME
  • Though they aren't officially breaking up, The Walkmen will be going on "extreme hiatus" (with no further activity planned) after a few more live dates this week. - Washington Post

The latest music videos

Eminem, "Rap God":

Yo La Tengo, Ira Glass, and Eugene Mirman, "Toymageddon":

Superchunk, "Void":

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "Belong":

Sky Ferreira, "Night Time, My Time":

Mogwai, "The Lord is Out of Control":

Major Lazer, "Sweat":

The Killers, "Christmas in L.A." [starring Owen Wilson]:

In the studio / coming soon

  • A new Guided by Voices album, Motivational Jumpsuit, will arrive on February 18, 2014.
  • Former Luna and Galaxie 500 frontman Dean Wareham will release his full-length solo debut, Dean Wareham, on March 11; Jim James produces.
  • A new three-track Burial EP should drop on December 16.

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

Tours and festivals

  • One Direction has a North American stadium tour planned for next summer. - Billboard
  • Phosphorescent have new dates for early 2014. - CoS
  • Rustie will visit North America later this month. - Warp

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