This week's new album releases
Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, July 1 unless otherwise indicated.
Brian Eno + Karl Hyde
High Life LISTEN (Pitchfork)
Less than two months after releasing their first collaborative LP together, Brian Eno and Underworld's Karl Hyde are returning with a follow-up. The rawer High Life is less song-focused than Someday World, though it is also unfocused, period, according to a first batch of less-than-stellar reviews.
A benefit for the charity OneKid OneWorld, this comedy concept album enlists an eclectic group of musicians, comedians, and celebrities to tell the story of a future America. Contributors include Will Forte, Patton Oswalt, Yo La Tengo, Paul F. Tompkins, Reggie Watts, Aubrey Plaza, NPR's Nina Totenberg, Dahlia Lithwick, and Ira Glass, Neko Case & Kelly Hogan, Right Said Fred, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Dick Cavett, Aimee Mann, Maria Bamford, Andrew WK, The Sklar Brothers, Alex Trebek, and many more.
Hedwig & The Angry Inch
(Original Broadway Cast Recording)
John Cameron Mitchell's 16-year-old rock musical is bigger than ever, thanks to its recent Broadway revival with a new Neil Patrick Harris-starring production that has earned rave reviews and several Tony awards. This soundtrack recording from the current production features Harris and fellow cast member Lena Hall.
- Beverly Careers LISTEN (YouTube)
- Debut LP for new band led by Frankie Rose (formerly of Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts)
- Bon Jovi New Jersey 2xCD+DVD
- 30th anniversary super deluxe reissue (also available in 1- and 2-disc formats) adds B-sides, demos, a documentary, music videos, and more
- Busta Rhymes E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2)
- Out 7/4
- Cabaret Voltaire #7885 Electropunk to Technopop
- Single-disc compilation of tracks from 1978-85
- Corrosion Of Conformity IX LISTEN (AV Club)
- Ramin Djawadi Game of Thrones: Season 4 OST
- Doozies/Flower Girl Live in the Basement
- Split LP
- Emerson, Lake, & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery 2xCD+DVD
- 40th anniversary deluxe reissue
- Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown LISTEN (3voor12)
- Favored Nations Amazon EP
- Fhloston Paradigm The Phoenix
- Guns N' Roses Appetite for Democracy 3D: Live from the Hard Rock Casino DVD/Blu-ray
- The Levon Helm Band The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 3
- Elton John The Million Dollar Piano DVD/Blu-ray
- Mark Kozelek Live at Biko LISTEN (Pitchfork)
- Live album recorded in Italy earlier this year
- Jim Lauderdale I'm a Song LISTEN (NPR)
- Corb Lund Counterfeit Blues LISTEN (NPR)
- MAGIC! Don't Kill the Magic
- Matthewdavid In My World LISTEN (Pitchfork)
- UK release: 30 Jun
- NONONO We Are Only What We Feel
- Old Crow Medicine Show Remedy LISTEN (NPR)
- OOIOO Gamel LISTEN (NPR)
- Pink Floyd The Division Bell Box set
- 20th anniversary deluxe reissue includes vinyl, CD, and Blu-ray 5.1 versions of the remastered album, among other goodies
- Red Wanting Blue Little America
- Remember Remember Forgetting the Present
- Jeff Russo Fargo [TV series] OST
- Seether Isolate and Medicate
- Robin Thicke Paula
- Jonah Tolchin Clover Lane
- Trey Songz Trigga
- Turn to Crime Can't Love LISTEN (Spin)
- Vito & Druzzi Moon Temple EP
- Debut for new project from former Rapture members Vito Roccoforte and Gabriel Andruzzi
- Vulkano Live Wild Die Free
- Zeds Dead Somewhere Else EP
Stream upcoming albums and new tracks
- Basement Jaxx
- TRACK "Never Say Never" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Willis Earl Beal
- TRACK "Traveling Eyes" streaming at YouTube.
- Bon Iver
- TRACK "Heavenly Father" streaming at NPR.
- ALBUM No Coast streaming until its 7/8 release at NPR.
- Cloud Boat
- ALBUM Model of You streaming until its 7/8 release at NPR.
- Cold Beat
- ALBUM Over Me streaming until its 7/8 release at NPR.
- Comet Gain
- TRACK "'Sad Love' And Other Short Stories" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Delta Spirit
- TRACK "From Now On" streaming at Soundcloud.
- The Gaslight Anthem
- TRACK "Rollin' And Tumblin'" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Go" (feat. Blood Diamonds) streaming at Soundcloud.
- Hiss Golden Messenger
- TRACK "Saturday's Song" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Lil Wayne
- TRACK "Krazy" streaming at YouTube.
- The Mastersons
- ALBUM Good Luck Charm streaming at The New York Times.
- TRACK "The Ghost I Used To Be" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Philip Selway
- TRACK "Coming Up For Air" streaming at Soundcloud.
- She Keeps Bees
- TRACK "Is What It Is" (feat. Sharon Van Etten) streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Big Girls Cry" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Nicotine Love" (feat. Francesca Belmonte) streaming at YouTube.
- The Weeknd
- TRACK "Often" streaming at Soundcloud.
- TRACK "Tomorrow's Only Yesterday" (new non-album B-side) streaming at YouTube.
On TV this week (new episodes only)
- Monday: Röyksopp & Robyn (Kimmel)
- Tuesday: Trey Songz (Kimmel)
- Wednesday: Robin Thicke (Kimmel)
- Thursday: Sia (Kimmel)
- Sunday: Miley Cyrus (Bangerz Tour concert special, NBC 9p)
Recent artist and industry news
- Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack died Friday at the age of 70. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member first rose to fame in the 1960s, and recently revived his career with a Damon Albarn-produced album. - Billboard
- Music magazine Filter will publish its final issue this summer. - CoS
- A Daft Punk documentary is in the works. - Variety
The latest music videos
FKA twigs, "Two Weeks":
RiFF RAFF, "Introducing the Icon":
Steve Aoki, "Free the Madness":
A Sunny Day in Glasgow, "In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)":
Pink Mountaintops, "The Second Summer of Love":
Twin Peaks, "Flavor":
The Juan MacLean, "A Place Called Space":
Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood, "Somethin' Bad":
In the studio / coming soon
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O will release her first solo album, Crush Songs, on September 9th.
- Frank Ocean's second album could be out before the end of the year. - BuzzFeed
- In October, Underworld will re-release Dubnobasswithmyheadman—their first album as an electronica act—for its 20th anniversary. The original album has been remastered, and will be joined by a disc of singles from the same time period and (in the 5-disc box set version) a wealth of alternate mixes and previously unreleased tracks. Here are the details.
- Ariana Grande has announced that her second album, My Everything, will hit stores on August 25th. Iggy Azalea, Childish Gambino, and Big Sean are among the guests. - Billboard
- While The Wrens might be getting (somewhat) closer to releasing their first album since 2003, don't expect anything as good as The Meadowlands, suggests frontman Charles Bissell. - NME
- DFA duo The Juan MacLean's third album, In a Dream, will be out on September 16th.
- She & Him will move to a major label (Columbia) for their next album, expected this fall. - Billboard
- Andre 3000 is among the producers for an upcoming covers album by Aretha Franklin that will find the singer tackling songs made famous by Gladys Knight, Barbra Streisand, Adele, and more. She's shooting for a September release. - Billboard
- Tricky will release an album titled Adrian Thaws (which is Tricky's actual name) on September 8th, featuring collaborations with Francesca Belmonte and more. - Resident Advisor
- HAIM have already begun work on their second album. - Rolling Stone
- The English Beat—though really, just Dave Wakeling—are working on their first album in over three decades, with the help of crowdfunding site PledgeMusic.
Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.
Tours and festivals
- Arctic Monkeys have extended their world tour through November. - Pitchfork
- Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks have booked a handful of summer dates. - CoS
- Broken Bells will stay on the road into October. - CoS
- Colbie Caillat launches her tour in late August. - Pollstar
- Califone and S. Carey are touring together. - Pitchfork
- Chromeo are heading out on tour this fall. - Pitchfork
- Metronomy begin their North American tour in September. - Pitchfork