Music Monday: This Week's New Albums and Videos

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  • Publish Date: July 29, 2013

This week's new releases

Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, July 30 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.

AlunaGeorge Body Music LISTEN (Soundcloud)
Highly anticipated debut album for British R&B duo; UK release today (29 July); US release scheduled for 27 Aug
Backstreet Boys In a World Like This
Chimaira Crown Of Phantoms
Alela Diane About Farewell
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1
First of two planned 2013 releases
Fortune Howl Earthbound
Michael Franti & Spearhead All People
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin Bakersfield
Buddy Guy Rhythm & Blues 2xCD
Guests on the new double-disc set from the 76-year-old artist include Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., and Beth Hart
Luke Haines Rock And Roll Animals
Solo album for former Auteurs and Black Box Recorder member [29 Jul; US release is digital only]
Joan of Arc Testimonium Songs
Song cycle composed to accompany a performance by an experimental theater ensemble 
Ethan Johns If Not Now Then When?
Debut album for the prolific producer (US release)
Chantè Moore Moore Is More
Moreland & Arbuckle 7 Cities
Harry Nilsson The RCA Albums Collection Box set
Limited edition collection includes 14 albums plus three discs of rarities
Regal Degal Pyramid Bricks EP
Tech N9ne Something Else
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

More streaming and downloadable new music

TRACK "Invisible" streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "Ralph Macchio" streaming at Soundcloud.
Basement Jaxx
TRACK "What A Difference Your Love Makes" (from the forthcoming EP out 9/30) streaming at Soundcloud.
Willis Earl Beal
TRACK "Too Dry To Cry" streaming at YouTube.
Childish Gambino
TRACK "Centipede" streaming at Soundcloud.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
ALBUM Little Moments EP streaming at Bandcamp.
Cloud Control
TRACK "Scar" streaming at Soundcloud.
Crystal Antlers
TRACK "Rattlesnake" streaming at Soundcloud.
Mac DeMarco
TRACK "Young Blood" downloadable at Adult Swim.
Explosions In The Sky & David Wingo
TRACK "Join Me On My Avalanche" (from the Prince Avalanche soundtrack) streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "Awkward" streaming at Soundcloud.
Michael Franti & Spearhead
TRACK "Life Is Better With You" streaming at Rolling Stone.
Girls Against Boys
TRACK "60 Is Greater Than 15" (from the forthcoming The Ghost List EP) streaming at Soundcloud.
Holy Ghost!
TRACK "Teenagers in Heat" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
Icona Pop
TRACK "All Night" streaming at Soundcloud.
R. Kelly
TRACK "My Story" (feat. 2 Chainz) streaming at Soundcloud.
ALBUM To the Happy Few (out 8/6) streaming now at Soundcloud.
ALBUM II streaming until its 8/6 release at NPR.
Sam Phillips
ALBUM Push Any Button streaming until its 8/6 release at NPR.
The Polyphonic Spree
TRACK "Hold Yourself Up" streaming at Rolling Stone.
ALBUM Hobo Rocket streaming until its 8/6 release at NPR.
Pop. 1280
TRACK "Human Probe" streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "Her Majesty's Socialist Request" streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "I Will" (from the forthcoming album Defend Yourself) streaming at Soundcloud.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
TRACK "Harrison Ford" streaming at Soundcloud.
Luke Temple
TRACK "Katie" streaming at YouTube.
Chelsea Wolfe
TRACK "We Hit a Wall" streaming at Soundcloud.

On TV this week (new episodes only)

  • Monday: Franz Ferdinand (Conan), The Lumineers (Colbert Report), James McCartney (Letterman), The Virgins (Fallon)
  • Tuesday: Backstreet Boys (Kimmel), Michael Franti & Spearhead (Letterman), Brad Paisley (Fallon)
  • Wednesday: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Conan), Hanni El Khatib (Letterman), Kopecky Family Band (Leno), Queens of the Stone Age (Kimmel)
  • Thursday: Tom Odell (Conan), Palma Violets (Kimmel)
  • Friday: Jason Isbell (Letterman), Robin Thicke (Fallon)

Recent artist and industry news

  • Musician JJ Cale died Friday at the age of 74. The Grammy winner was best known for writing Eric Clapton's hits "Cocaine" and "After Midnight." - Billboard

The latest music videos

Fiona Apple, "Hot Knife" [directed by Paul Thomas Anderson]:

Franz Ferdinand, "Love Illumination":

Icona Pop, "Girlfriend":

Washed Out, "Don't Give Up":

Quasi, "You Can Stay But You Gotta Go":

Volcano Choir, "Byegone":

King Khan & the Shrines, "Darkness":

The Love Language, "Calm Down":

The Child Of Lov, "Fly" [NSFW]:

Night Moves, "Colored Emotions":

Appaloosa, "Fill the Blanks":

In the studio / coming soon

  • Icona Pop's full-length U.S. debut, This Is… Icona Pop, will be out September 24th. - MTV Hive
  • Billboard reports that the New Pornographers are midway through recording their sixth album.
  • Crystal Stilts return with Nature Noir on September 17th, via new label Sacred Bones.
  • Cursive frontman Tim Kasher will release his second solo album, Adult Film, on October 8th via Saddle Creek Records.
  • The surviving members of TLC have reunited to record a few new tracks that will be included in an October compilation. - Billboard
  • The sophomore set from Cults is called Static, and it's out October 15th. Watch a trailer for the release.

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

Tours and festivals

  • Find dates for Mark Lanegan's solo world tour this fall at CoS.
  • Fiona Apple and frequent collaborator Blake Mills will perform together this fall; while the pair are still developing the show, the October dates are set. - Pitchfork
  • Pitchfork has the fall lineup for Fuck Buttons.
  • Empire of the Sun visits North America next month. - CoS
  • Zola Jesus will tour with a string quartet and recent collaborator JG Thirlwell. - Pitchfork
  • Andrew W.K.'s Party Messiah tour kicks off in September. - CoS
  • Get the schedule for Mayer Hawthorne's September tour at Pollstar.
  • Built to Spill still doesn't have a new album, but they do have a fall tour planned. - Pitchfork
  • View fall dates for Wavves at Pitchfork.

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