Music Monday will be off next week for the 4th of July holiday; look for the column to return on Monday, July 8.
This week's new releases
Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, June 25 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.
- Matias Aguayo The Visitor
- Allman Brothers Band Brothers and Sisters 4xCD
- 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition includes the remastered 1973 album, a disc of rarities, and a full live concert
- Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
- Bass Drum of Death Bass Drum of Death LISTEN (Pitchfork; through 6/26)
- The Beatles Help! Blu-ray
- Big Star Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me OST
- Booker T Sound the Alarm
- Bosnian Rainbows Bosnian Rainbows LISTEN (3voor12)
- Debut for new band led by Omar Rodríguez-López (formerly of Mars Volta and At The Drive-In)
- College Secret Diary
- Ramin Djawadi Pacific Rim OST
- Steve Earle Steve Earle: The Warner Bros. Years Box set
- Includes three albums released during 1995-97, plus a previously unreleased concert album from 1995 and a concert DVD from 1996
- Jerry Garcia Band Garcialive Vol. 2: August 5th 1990 Greek Theater 2xCD
- Stone Gossard Moonlander
- Solo album for Pearl Jam guitarist is his first in a dozen years
- Matthew Herbert The End of Silence
- Three-track album is composed from a 10-second sound recording of war photographer Sebastian Meyer being bombed in Libya in 2011
- India.Arie SongVersation
- Jane's Addiction Live in NYC DVD+CD/Blu-ray+CD
- Killer Mike and El-P Run the Jewels
- Free album
- Krill Lucky Leaves
- Available through Bandcamp [24 Jun]
- Lightning Dust Fantasy
- Locrian Return To Annihilation
- Cheyenne Mize Among the Grey LISTEN (NPR)
- Tom Odell Long Way Down
- UK release [24 Jun]; an American release is expected in September
- oOoOO Without Your Love
- The Orwells Other Voices
- Palms Palms
- Brian Posehn The Fartist CD/DVD
- Comedy album
- Queensryche Queensryche
- Rose Windows The Sun Dogs LISTEN (3voor12)
- Royksopp LateNightTales
- Ruby Pins Ruby Pins
- Solo debut for Grass Widow drummer Lilian Maring
- Serengeti Kenny Dennis
- Skillet Rise
- Smith Westerns Soft Will
- Mavis Staples One True Vine LISTEN (3voor12)
- Produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy
- Tiesto Club Life Vol. 3: Stockholm
- Transplants In a War Zone
- Treetop Flyers The Mountain Moves
- Various The Heat OST
- Cris Velasco Company of Heroes 2 OST
- Wale The Gifted
- Wise Blood id LISTEN (Stereogum)
- Yellowjackets A Rise in the Road
- David Yow Tonight You Look Like A Spider
- Solo debut for Jesus Lizard frontman
More streaming and downloadable new music
- TRACK "Wake Me Up" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Julianna Barwick
- TRACK "One Half" streaming at YouTube.
- Beautiful Swimmers
- ALBUM Son streaming until its 7/9 release at NPR.
- Brendan Benson
- TRACK "New Words of Wisdom" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "No Shelter" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Deer Tick
- TRACK "The Rock" streaming at Rolling Stone.
- Deltron 3030
- TRACK "City Rising From the Ashes" downloadable from Brooklyn Vegan.
- TRACK "Auto Modown" streaming at Rolling Stone.
- Daughn Gibson
- ALBUM Me Moan streaming until its 7/9 release at NPR.
- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
- TRACK "This Life" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Gauntlet Hair
- TRACK "Bad Apple" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Fågelsången" downloadable from Stereogum.
- David Lynch
- TRACK "Star Dream Girl" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "It's Not Enough" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Can't Understand" downloadable from Adult Swim.
- No Age
- TRACK "No Ground" streaming at NPR.
- Porcelain Raft
- TRACK "Think of the Ocean" streaming at YouTube.
- Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
- TRACK "Nightwater Girlfriend" streaming at Stereogum.
- Volcano Choir [Justin Vernon side project]
- TRACK "Byegone" streaming at YouTube.
- Lucinda Williams
- TRACK "Everything But the Truth" streaming at Rolling Stone.
On TV this week (new episodes only)
- Monday: Barenaked Ladies (Leno), Iron and Wine (Kimmel), Dale Watson (Letterman)
- Tuesday: Miley Cyrus (Kimmel), Fitz and The Tantrums (Letterman), Il Volo (Leno), Mavis Staples (Conan)
- Wednesday: Ryan Bingham (Conan), John Fogerty (Leno), Pharrell (Kimmel), Wale (Letterman)
- Thursday: Dawes (Letterman), Eve (Conan), The Neighbourhood (Kimmel), Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (Leno)
- Friday: India.Arie (Leno)
Recent artist and industry news
- The full Pink Floyd catalog has finally been added to streaming service Spotify. The Rolling Stones, meanwhile, have remastered their entire catalog for digital distribution via iTunes.
- Country star Slim Whitman died last week at the age of 90. - Billboard
The latest music videos
The Postal Service, "A Tattered Line of String":
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Despair":
Disclosure, "F for You":
Bleached, "Dead in Your Head":
Robyn feat. Snoop Dogg, "U Should Know Better":
METZ, "Get Off":
JJ DOOM, "Bookhead" [NSFW]:
Matmos, "Aetheric Vehicle":
Majical Cloudz, "Bugs Don't Buzz":
Arctic Monkeys, "Do I Wanna Know?":
Local Natives, "You & I":
Fuck Buttons, "The Red Wing":
Wavves, "That's On Me":
Juicy J feat. The Weeknd, "One of Those Nights":
Small Black, "No Stranger":
In the studio / coming soon
- Arctic Monkeys have titled their upcoming James Ford-produced album AM; the album, which includes an appearance by Josh Homme, will be out September 10th on Domino.
- Drake's next album has been titled Nothing Was The Same, and—though recording was still ongoing as recently as last week—it will hit stores on September 17th. Listen to four new tracks at his blog.
- Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett suggested to an audience this weekend that Gorillaz are planning to eventually record a new album, but not before Damon Albarn finishes work on a new Blur album. - NME
- Bill Callahan (formerly of Smog) will release Dream River on September 17th via Drag City.
- There's a new Oneohtrix Point Never album arriving on September 30th; R Plus Seven will be released via new label Warp Records. - Resident Advisor
- Lily Allen is working on her next album, which could arrive in March. - NME
- Big Sean's new LP Hall of Fame drops August 27th.
- Factory Floor's self-titled debut album will be released on September 10th via DFA. Resident Advisor has more details.
- Elton John's new T Bone Burnett-produced album The Diving Board arrives on September 24th. - Rolling Stone
Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.
Tours and festivals
- Gary Clark Jr. has announced a fall North American tour.
- Chvrches will spend much of the fall touring North America; Pitchfork has the schedule.
- Beyonce has added a new North American leg to her world tour in December. - CoS
- CoS also has fall dates for Franz Ferdinand.
- Find new summer dates for Ceremony at Matador.
- Phosphorescent has added North American dates this fall. - Dead Oceans
- Pitchfork also has new September dates for Dirty Beaches.
- Jack Johnson has scheduled a fall tour. - Pollstar
- Frightened Rabbit are headed to the U.S. this fall. - CoS
- Charli XCX kicks off a North American tour at the end of August. - Pitchfork
- Get the schedule for Jessie Ware's fall tour at Pitchfork.