Music Monday: This Week's New Albums and Videos

  • Publish Date: January 21, 2013
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This week's new releases

Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, January 22 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.

Adam Ant Adam Ant is The BlueBlack Hussar Marrying The Gunner's Daughter
First album in 17 years
Gary Allan Set You Free
Arbouretum Coming Out of the Fog LISTEN (3voor12)
Bad Religion True North LISTEN
Patricia Barber Smash
Big Harp Chain Letters
Brokeback Brokeback & The Black Rock
Camper Van Beethoven La Costa Perdida LISTEN (Spin)
First album in eight years
Esben and the Witch Wash the Sins Not Only the Face
FaltyDL Hardcourage LISTEN (3voor12)
FIDLAR FIDLAR
Foxygen We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic LISTEN (3voor12)
The Growlers Hung at Heart
Guided by Voices Down by the Racetrack EP
Petra Haden Petra Goes to the Movies
Classic movie themes performed a capella
Chris Hardwick Mandroid
Comedy album
Helloween Straight out of Hell
I Am Kloot Let It All In LISTEN (3voor12)
UK only [21 Jan]
Steve Jablonsky Gangster Squad OST
The Joy Formidable Wolf's Law
Mountains Centralia
Aaron Neville My True Story
Covers; produced by Don Was and Keith Richards
Nightlands Oak Island
Second album for side project from The War on Drugs bassist Dave Hartley
Nosaj Thing Home
Guests include Toro Y Moi and Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead)
Otep Hydra
Pillowfight Pillowfight LISTEN (KCRW)
New collaboration between producer Dan the Automator and multi-instrumentalist Emily Wells
Ra Ra Riot Beta Love LISTEN
Dawn Richard Goldenheart
Say Anything All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities
Ulrich Schnauss A Long Way to Fall LISTEN (3voor12)
UK release [21 Jan]
Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin Reverse Shark Attack
Reissue (via In The Red) of 2009 album
Toro Y Moi Anything in Return
The Traditional Fools The Traditional Fools
Reissue (via In The Red) of 2008 album that was the only LP for early Ty Segall surf-rock band
Various 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief 2xCD
Includes recordings of songs performed at the recent benefit concert by Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, The Who, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, and more
Various 2013 Grammy Nominees
Voivod Target Earth
John Paul White The Long Goodbye
Widowspeak Almanac

More streaming and downloadable new music

Beach Fossils
TRACK "Generational Synthetic" streaming at Soundcloud.
Blaudzun
ALBUM Heavy Flowers streaming until its 1/29 release at NPR.
Buke and Gase
ALBUM General Dome streaming until its 1/29 release at NPR.
Cold War Kids
TRACK "Miracle Mile" streaming at Soundcloud.
Cy Dune Akron/Family side project
TRACK "Move the Room" streaming at Spin.
Darkstar
ALBUM News from Nowhere (out 2/5) streaming at Warp.
Four Tet
ALBUM 0181 (new rarities comp) available as a free download at Soundcloud.
Adam Green and Binki Shapiro
ALBUM Adam Green and Binki Shapiro streaming this week at The Guardian.
Junip
TRACK "Line of Fire" streaming at Soundcloud.
Jamie Lidell
TRACK "why_ya_why" streaming at Soundcloud.
Lovestreams Okkervil River side project
TRACK "Shock Corridor" streaming at Pitchfork.
Menomena
TRACK "Toomer" (new single) streaming at Soundcloud.
Mudhoney
TRACK "The Only Son of the Widow from Nain" downloadable from Sub Pop.
Nosaj Thing
TRACK "Try," featuring Toro y Moi, streaming at Soundcloud.
Pissed Jeans
TRACK "Cathouse" streaming at Soundcloud.
Raekwon
ALBUM Lost Jewlry EP downloadable at Complex.
The Ruby Suns
TRACK "In Real Life" downloadable from Stereogum.
Marnie Stern
TRACK "East Side Glory" streaming at Bandcamp.
Tegan and Sara
TRACK "Now I'm All Messed Up" streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "I Was a Fool" streaming at Soundcloud.
Tomahawk
TRACK "Oddfellows" streaming at Brooklyn Vegan.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
TRACK "So Good At Being In Trouble" streaming at YouTube.
ALBUM II streaming until its 1/29 release at NPR.
Youth Lagoon
TRACK "Dropla" streaming at Soundcloud.

On TV this week (new episodes only)

  • Monday: Coheed and Cambria (Conan), Lord Huron (Leno)
  • Tuesday: Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite (Leno), The Lone Bellow (Conan), LeAnn Rimes (Kimmel)
  • Wednesday: Gary Allan (Leno), Electric Guest (Conan), Gin Wigmore (Kimmel)
  • Thursday: Kenny Loggins and Blue Sky Riders (Leno)
  • Friday: The Grascals (Leno)
  • Saturday: Kendrick Lamar (Saturday Night Live), Bob Mould / Delta Spirit (Austin City Limits)

Recent artist and industry news

  • Metallica will star as themselves in a new Nimrod Antal-directed 3D feature film, Metallica Through the Never, due August 9th.
  • The Village Voice revealed the results of its annual Pazz & Jop poll of music critics last week, and, much like everyone else in the music world, their voters selected Frank Ocean's Channel Orange as 2012's best album.
  • The band Emeralds has dissolved after seven years. - Pitchfork

The latest music videos

Santigold, "Girls":

Dinosaur Jr., "Pierce the Morning Rain" [starring Maria Bamford and James Urbaniak]:

Divine Fits, "My Love Is Real":

Amor de Días, "Jean's Waving":

Dan Deacon, "Guilford Avenue Bridge":

Ty Segall, "Thank God For Sinners" [NSFW]:

Baroness, "March to the Sea":

Crystal Castles, "Sad Eyes":

Ultraísta, "Wash It Over":

Shout Out Louds, "Walking in Your Footsteps":

Nite Jewel, "Memory Man":

SBTRKT, "Trials of the Past" [NSFW]:

Woods, "Size Meets the Sound":

Ab-Soul feat. Kendrick Lamar, "ILLuminate":

In the studio / coming soon

  • The Strokes will release their fifth album later this year, reports Billboard. Expect the first single ("All the Time") to drop soon.
  • In case you missed it in the streaming section above, Four Tet dropped a new rarities compilation called 0181 last week without advance warning. Grab it as a free download, or wait until the vinyl release later this year.
  • Broken Social Scene member Kevin Drew might have two albums out during the second half of 2013, one a solo LP, the other a collaboration with songwriter Andy Kim. - Pitchfork
  • Britpoppers Suede return with their first new album in over a decade, Bloodsports, on March 18th.
  • Dear Miss Lonely Hearts is the fourth album from Cold War Kids, arriving on April 2. - Consequence of Sound
  • OMD return with their 12th album, English Electric, on April 9th.
  • Former Coral member Bill Ryder-Jones will release his second solo album, A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, in April on Domino.
  • Kinski's first album in six years, Cosy Moments, is due April 2 on Kill Rock Stars. - MTV Hive
  • Expect a new Erasure album, as well as a new electronic dance music project from Erasure's Vince Clarke, in the coming year. - The Quietus
  • Lupe Fiasco has scrapped his planned upcoming album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 2, though he has a replacement project in the works. - Billboard

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

Tours and festivals

  • Neutral Milk Hotel's Jeff Mangum has extended his solo acoustic tour into April. - Pitchfork
  • Christopher Owens has added a March leg on the West Coast to his current tour. - Consequence of Sound
  • CoS also has some new spring dates for Alice in Chains.
  • Bat for Lashes has a few new West Coast dates set for April; not among them, but previously confirmed, are two Coachella performances. - Pitchfork
  • Get tour dates for Jamie Lidell at Warp.
  • Bad Religion will spend March and April on the road; Coachella also looks like a possibility. - Pollstar
  • The Postal Service will reunite to perform at this year's Coachella festival, and additional festival performances this year are a possibility, according to a report in Billboard.
  • One band that will not be playing Coachella (despite persistent rumors that they would be headlining): The Rolling Stones, according to a new report in, well, Rolling Stone.
  • Find North American dates for Billy Bragg at CoS.
  • Blake Shelton has lined up dates for summer and fall. - Pollstar
  • Catch Tim McGraw on the road this summer. - Billboard
  • Pitchfork has tour dates for Sub Pop artists Pissed Jeans.
  • Find dates for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Consequence of Sound.
  • The lineup at this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (April 26-May 5) features Phoenix, The Black Keys, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Frank Ocean, Patti Smith, and many more artists.
  • The Electric Daisy Carnival franchise has added yet another location; the festival's first Chicago appearance will take place May 24-26.

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