Music Monday: This Week's New Albums and Videos

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  • Publish Date: March 10, 2014

This week's new releases

Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, March 11 unless otherwise indicated. The week's most noteworthy releases are starred.

311 Stereolithic
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together LISTEN (3voor12)
Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans Enemy OST
Biblical Monsoon Season
Aloe Blacc Lift Your Spirit
Luke Bryan Spring Break 6 ... Like We Ain't Ever EP
Champs Down Like Gold
Clark Superscope
Vincent Courtois Ernest & Celestine OST
Bradford Cox Teenage OST LISTEN (Pitchfork)
Documentary soundtrack from the Deerhunter/Atlas Sound member is a digital-only release
Designer Drugs The Drugs Are in Control
Elbow
The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
Four of the English band's five previous albums scored 82 or higher (the fifth, at 78, wasn't far behind), which means that any new Elbow album automatically qualifies for our most-anticipated list. That's true even when it's as awkwardly titled as this supposedly "experimental" (and Brooklyn-influenced) sixth LP, which was recorded partially at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios. And early reviews suggest that Elbow has another winner.
Sara Evans Slow Me Down
Gallon Drunk The Soul of the Hour
God Module False Face
Chlöe Howl The Rumour EP
Debut U.S. release for the 18-year-old British singer
Joan As Police Woman The Classic LISTEN (3voor12)
Johnny Foreigner You Can Do Better
Juanes Loco de Amor
KXM KXM
Le1f Hey EP LISTEN (Pitchfork)
Digital only
Ledisi The Truth LISTEN (NY Times)
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell Live CD+DVD
Metronomy
Love Letters LISTEN (iTunes Radio)
The London indie-pop outfit return with their fourth album, which follows their Mercury Prize-nominated 2011 effort The English Riviera. The new set ditches some of Metronomy's electronic dance-pop for an even wider sonic palette that borrows from multiple eras and genres.

No Mythologies to Follow
Danish electro-pop artist Karen Marie Ørsted, who records under the name MØ (which, in turn, is pronounced "moo"), releases her debut full-length this week after winning fans around the world with recent singles like the Diplo-aided "XXX 88", "Pilgrim", "Glass", and "Waste of Time", as well as singing on the Avicii cut "Dear Boy."
Ozomatli Place in the Sun
Jeremy Sams Le Week-End OST
Tensnake Glow
Various Divergent OST LISTEN (Pitchfork)
Includes music from Ellie Goulding, M83, Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, and more
Various Veronica Mars OST
Various Young Money: Rise of an Empire
Label compilation features Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and more
Dean Wareham
Dean Wareham LISTEN (KCRW)
After fronting two legendary indie bands—Galaxie 500 and Luna—and then recording a series of albums with his wife, Britta Phillips, Dean Wareham is moving on to the next stage of his career: solo artist. Aside from the presence of a drum machine, the proceedings here (produced by My Morning Jacket's Jim James) really aren't all that different from Wareham's past work—and that's a good thing.
Don Williams Reflections

More streaming and downloadable new music

Archie Bronson Outfit
TRACK "Two Doves On A Lake" streaming at YouTube.
Beach House
TRACK "Saturn Song" streaming at NPR.
Big K.R.I.T.
TRACK "Conscious Effort Freestyle" streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "Egyptian Cotton" streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "Lac Lac" (feat. A$AP Ferg) streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "New Agenda" (feat. Rick Ross) streaming at Soundcloud.
TRACK "Wolf on Wallstreet" streaming at Soundcloud.
Black Lips
ALBUM Underneath the Rainbow streaming at Soundcloud.
S. Carey
TRACK "Crown the Pines" streaming at YouTube.
Brody Dalle
TRACK "Parties For Prostitutes" streaming at Soundcloud.
De La Soul
TRACK "Dilla Plugged In" streaming at Soundcloud.
Mac DeMarco
TRACK "Brother" streaming at Soundcloud.
Kevin Drew
ALBUM Darlings streaming until its 3/18 release at NPR.
Eels
TRACK "Mistakes of My Youth" streaming at Soundcloud.
Brian Eno & Karl Hyde
TRACK "The Satellites" streaming at YouTube.
The Faint
TRACK "Salt My Doom" streaming at Soundcloud.
Joel Ford [of Ford & Lopatin]
TRACK "Connection To" streaming at Soundcloud.
Roddy Frame
TRACK "Forty Days Of Rain" streaming at Soundcloud.
The Fresh & Onlys
TRACK "Bells of Paonia" streaming at YouTube.
Fujiya & Miyagi
TRACK "Flaws" streaming at Soundcloud.
Guided By Voices
TRACK "Bad Love Is Easy to Do" streaming at Spin.
Hauschka
ALBUM Abandoned City (out 3/18) streaming at Hype Machine.
Hercules & Love Affair
TRACK "Do You Feel The Same?" streaming at Soundcloud.
How To Dress Well
TRACK "Words I Don't Remember" streaming at YouTube.
Kylie Minogue
ALBUM Kiss Me Once streaming at The Guardian.
Janelle Monáe
TRACK "What Is Love" (from the Rio 2 OST) streaming at YouTube.
Frank Ocean + Mick Jones + Paul Simonon + Diplo
TRACK "Hero" (new Converse collaboration) downloadable at Soundcloud.
Of Montreal
TRACK "Jigsaw Puzzle" (previously unreleased) streaming at Soundcloud.
Oneohtrix Point Never
TRACK "Music For Steamed Rocks" streaming at Soundcloud.
Christopher Owens
TRACK "It Comes Back to You" streaming at Soundcloud.
Owls
TRACK "Why Oh Why..." streaming at Soundcloud.
Parquet Courts
TRACK "Sunbathing Animal" readable at Stereogum.
Pattern Is Movement
TRACK "Climb To Me" streaming at Soundcloud.
Perfect Pussy
ALBUM Say Yes To Love streaming until its 3/18 release at NPR.
Sisyphus [Sufjan Stevens, Serengeti and Son Lux]
ALBUM Sisyphus streaming at The Guardian.
Son Lux & Lorde
TRACK "Easy (Switch Screens)" streaming at Bandcamp.
Thee Oh Sees
TRACK "The Lens" streaming at Pitchfork.
Ana Tijoux
ALBUM Vengo streaming until its 3/18 release at NPR.
Sharon Van Etten
TRACK "Taking Chances" streaming at YouTube.
Various
ALBUM Catch the Throne (official Game of Thrones mixtape) streaming at Soundcloud.
The War on Drugs
ALBUM Lost in the Dream streaming until its 3/18 release at NPR.
White Hinterland
TRACK "Baby" streaming at YouTube.

On TV this week (new episodes only)

  • Monday: The Alternate Routes (Craig Ferguson), Albert Hammond Jr. (Carson Daly), Little Mix (Letterman), Demi Lovato (Fallon), Warpaint (Conan), White Denim (Kimmel)
  • Tuesday: Gary Allan (Letterman), Aloe Blacc (Kimmel), Goo Goo Dolls (Conan), Juanes (Fallon), Vanish Valley (Carson Daly)
  • Wednesday: Damon Albarn (Kimmel), American Authors (Meyers), Beck (Fallon), The Colourist (Carson Daly), Macy Gray (Arsenio), Ledisi (Letterman)
  • Thursday: Le1f (Letterman), Lo-Fang (Meyers), Night Terrors of 1927 (Carson Daly), Preatures (Kimmel)
  • Friday: Jake Bugg (Fallon), Kid Cudi (Arsenio), Lil Wayne (Kimmel), Willie Nelson (Kimmel)

Recent artist and industry news

  • The Rapture appear to have broken up, notices Consequence of Sound.
  • Neil Young is still hoping to launch his audiophile-quality digital music hardware/software suite Pono, and is turning to Kickstarter to do it. - Computer Audiophile
  • Billboard's list of the highest-paid musicians of the past year is topped by Taylor Swift.

The latest music videos

Lily Allen, "Our Time":

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, "Little Fang":

Run the Jewels, "Run the Jewels":

Franz Ferdinand, "Erdbeer Mund":

Lykke Li, "Love Me Like I'm Not Made Of Stone":

Hundred Waters, "Cavity":

The War on Drugs, "Red Eyes":

The Men, "Pearly Gates":

Pixies, "Greens and Blues":

Dum Dum Girls, "Are You Okay" (short film written by Bret Easton Ellis):

OFF!, "Hypnotized":

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, "Fancy":

Schoolboy Q feat. 2 Chainz, "What They Want" [NSFW]:

In the studio / coming soon

  • Despite increasing visibility in recent months, U2 will neither release a new album nor tour this year. Billboard reported last week that the band's long-delayed 13th studio album, produced by Danger Mouse, has now been pushed back until 2015 to allow for additional studio sessions, this time with producers Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth. ... Today, however, The Guardian cites an unnamed band representative as indicating that the album will still arrive in 2014, contrary to reports.
  • There is better news for Tool's long-delayed fifth studio album; Crave reports that the band is "100% done" with recording, and the LP should be out later this year.
  • Iggy Azalea's long-in-the-works debut album The New Classic will drop April 22nd.
  • Morrissey has titled his upcoming album World Peace Is None Of Your Business, and it should reach stores in late June or early July.
  • Lily Allen's upcoming album Sheezus has been given a May 5 release date.
  • Fucked Up will release a new album, Glass Boys, this summer; here's a trailer.
  • If you thought you'd have to go more than three months without a new Guided By Voices album, think again; Cool Planet will be in stores on May 13th.
  • Bob Mould has a new album, Beauty & Ruin, arriving on June 3rd. - Pitchfork
  • Future's album Honest will be out on April 22nd.
  • Yep Roc will release Artificial Sweeteners, the latest from Fujiya & Miyagi, on May 6th.
  • Archie Bronson Outfit will release Wild Crush on May 19th via Domino.
  • The Fresh & Onlys return with House of Spirits on June 10th.
  • The first album from Hercules and Love Affair in three years, titled The Feast of the Broken Heart, will be in stores on May 26. - Pitchfork
  • Simian Mobile Disco will head to a saloon outside of Joshua Tree National Park to record material (which they will then reassemble in a studio) for their next album, Whorl. - Resident Advisor
  • Deftones have begun work on their eighth album, reports Rolling Stone.
  • R. Kelly intends to release a sequel to last year's Black Panties called White Panties. - V Magazine

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

Tours and festivals

  • Peter Hook is performing two more New Order albums on an upcoming tour; this time, Brotherhood and Low-Life. - Pollstar
  • Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen will tour in support of his upcoming solo album. - Pitchfork
  • Liars have scheduled some spring dates in support of their new album. - CoS
  • Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars will hit the road on a co-headlining tour in August. - Billboard
  • Queen is touring with Adam Lambert this summer. - Billboard
  • Skrillex will tour this summer. - Rolling Stone
  • Sleigh Bells will tour this spring. - Pollstar
  • T-Pain will be on the road through early May. - Billboard

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