This week's new releases
Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, February 18 unless otherwise indicated. The week's most noteworthy releases are starred.
- AAN Amor Ad Nauseum
- Adrenaline Mob Men of Honor
- The Allman Brothers Band Boston Common 8/17/71
The Allman Brothers Band Live at Great Woods DVD
The Allman Brothers Band Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theater 1992 2xCD
- Altitudes & Attitude Altitudes & Attitude EP
- Tomas Barfod Pulsing EP
- Digital EP is the first Secretly Canadian release for the Danish artist
- Bayside Cult
- Bear Hands Distraction LISTEN (CoS)
- Peter Buck I Am Back to Blow Your Mind Once Again
- Vinyl-only solo release from the R.E.M. member
- Paul Byrom Thinking of Home
- Com Truise Wave 1 EP
- Cripple Bastards Nero in Metastasi
- Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
- AJ Davila Terror Amor LISTEN (NPR)
- The Falls Into the Fire EP
- William Fitzsimmons Lions
- Produced by Chris Walla
- Candice Glover Music Speaks
- The Go Find Brand New Love
- Guided By Voices Motivational Jumpsuit LISTEN (NY Times)
- Home Free Crazy Life
- I Killed the Prom Queen Beloved
- The Jezabels The Brink LISTEN (3voor12)
- Krill Steve Hears Pile In Malden And Bursts Into Tears EP
- Talib Kweli Gravitas
- Lake Street Dive Bad Self Portraits
- Lost in the Trees Past Life LISTEN (NPR)
- Lydia Loveless Somewhere Else LISTEN (NPR)
- Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition Dark Night of the Soul
- Mr Oizo Wrong Cops OST
- New Bums Voices in a Rented Room
- No El Prado
- Old & In the Way Live at the Boarding House 4xCD
- Box set features two separate concert performances by the bluegrass band featuring Jerry Garcia and David Grisman; includes 14 never-before-released tracks.
- Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire For No Witness LISTEN (3voor12)
Voices LISTEN (NPR)
- Since releasing their terrific debut album Eyelid Movies four years ago, the electronic-rock duo of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter have dropped a few EPs and collaborated on albums by Big Boi and The Flaming Lips. This week brings their second LP, Voices, produced by John Hill (Santigold).
- Picastro You
- Planningtorock All Love's Legal
- Conrad Pope Tim's Vermeer OST
- The Presidents Of The United States Of America Kudos to You!
- Pye Corner Audio Black Mill Tapes 1-4
- Sabina Toujours LISTEN (NY Times)
- Kevin Seconds Off Stockton
- Shocking Pinks Guilt Mirrors 3xCD LISTEN (Pitchfork)
- Solids Blame Confusion
- St. Paul And The Broken Bones Half the City LISTEN (NPR)
- Cole Swindell Cole Swindell
- Benmont Tench You Should Be So Lucky
- David Torn That Awkward Moment OST
- Suzanne Vega Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles
- The singer-songwriter's first album of new material in seven years
More streaming and downloadable new music
- ALBUM Morning Phase streaming until its 2/25 release at NPR.
- Black Lips
- TRACK "Justice After All" streaming at Stereogum.
- Blitzen Trapper
- TRACK "Coming Home" streaming at Rolling Stone.
- Johnny Cash with Waylon Jennings
- TRACK "I'm Movin' On" (previously unreleased) streaming at YouTube.
- Neneh Cherry
- ALBUM Blank Project streaming until its 2/25 release at NPR.
- Brody Dalle
- TRACK "Meet The Foetus / Oh The Joy" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Fujiya & Miyagi
- TRACK "Tetrahydrofolic Acid" streaming at Soundcloud.
- The Juan Maclean
- TRACK "Get Down (With My Love)" streaming at Pitchfork.
- TRACK "Rumble" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Major Lazer
- TRACK "Lose Yourself" streaming at Soundcloud.
- ALBUM Violent Light streaming at KCRW.
- The Notwist
- ALBUM Close to the Glass streaming until its 2/25 release at NPR.
- Conor Oberst
- TRACK "Hundreds of Ways" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Still Knocking At The Door" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Royal Blood
- TRACK "Little Monster" streaming at Soundcloud.
- ALBUM Manhattan streaming at Spin.
- TRACK "Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Thee Oh Sees
- TRACK "Penetrating Eye" streaming at Soundcloud.
- ALBUM Black Light Spiral streaming through 2/24 at Pitchfork.
- Vertical Scratchers
- TRACK "Memory Shards" streaming at Soundcloud.
ALBUM Daughter of Everything streaming through 2/24 at Pitchfork.
- Wild Beasts
- TRACK "Sweet Spot" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Moving To The Left" streaming at Soundcloud.
On TV this week (new episodes only)
- Monday: Gary Clark Jr. (Letterman), Roddy Hart & The Lonesome Fire (Craig Ferguson), Silversun Pickups (Kimmel), U2 (The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon)
- Tuesday: Lady Gaga (The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon), Phantogram (Kimmel), Langhorne Slim (Conan), Cole Swindell (Letterman)
- Wednesday: Little Dragon (Letterman), Tim McGraw (The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon), Switchfoot (Kimmel)
- Thursday: Arcade Fire (The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon), Jetta (Kimmel)
- Friday: Lake Street Dive (Letterman), NEEDTOBREATHE (Conan), Justin Timberlake (The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon)
Recent artist and industry news
- Radiohead have launched a new app (for iOS and Android) called PolyFauna.
- Ray Davies and Donovan are among this year's new inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. - Billboard
The latest music videos
Metronomy, "Love Letters" [directed by Michel Gondry]:
The National, "I Need My Girl":
The Notwist, "Kong":
U2, "Invisible" [directed by Mark Romanek]:
Little Dragon, "Klapp Klapp":
Guided By Voices, "Planet Score":
OFF!, "Void You Out":
Thurston Moore, "Heavenmetal":
Death Grips, "No Love":
Dean Wareham, "The Dancer Disappears":
Angel Haze, "Battle Cry":
Majical Cloudz, "Love Soul" [interactive video]:
Nicki Minaj, "Lookin Ass Nigga":
In the studio / coming soon
- Ashanti's new album Braveheart finally has a firm release date: March 4th. - Billboard
- Little Dragon have a new album, Nabuma Rubberband, arriving on May 13th.
- Conor Oberst will release his new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, on May 20th via Nonesuch.
- Split Single is a new project from Spoon's Britt Daniel and Jason Narducy (who has performed with Bob Mould). Their debut LP, Fragmented World, arrives April 1st. - Pitchfork
- A new Thee Oh Sees album, Drop, drops April 19th.
- Chromeo's previously announced White Women album now has a release date: May 12th.
- Echo & The Bunnymen are nearing completion of their first LP in five years. - CoS
- Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore is currently prepping a solo album for a June release.
- Savages will release a new EP this year. - NME
- A new Squarepusher EP, Music for Robots (out 4/8 on Warp), features new material composed by Squarepusher and performed by robots that were specially constructed in Japan to perform music that humans are not capable of performing.
- Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V may be out on May 5th. - Billboard
- Electronic duo Deep Dish have reunited and will release a new single, "Quincy," next month. - Resident Advisor
- AC/DC will be heading into the studio soon to record a new album. - Rolling Stone
Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.
Tours and festivals
- This summer's Pitchfork Music Festival will be headlined by Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Kendrick Lamar.
- Danny Brown has a lengthy U.S. tour set for the spring. - Pitchfork
- The Cave Singers have added new U.S. dates in May. - Jagjaguwar
- Cloud Nothings will be on the road in the U.S. throughout April. - CoS
- Eisley is touring this April. - Pollstar
- Elbow visit the U.S. in May. - Pollstar
- EMA will be on tour this spring and summer. - Matador
- Morrissey kicks off a two-month U.S. tour on May 7th. - Billboard
- Willie Nelson is joining Alison Krauss on a co-headlining tour. - Pollstar
- Conor Oberst's upcoming tour will find him backed by Dawes. - Pollstar
- Lionel Richie is heading to a city near you this summer. - Pollstar
- Tool have added dates to their March tour. - CoS
- Warpaint now have dates scheduled through August. - Pitchfork
- Rob Zombie has some dates lined up for late spring. - Pollstar