Music Monday: This Week's New Albums and Videos

  • Publish Date: March 4, 2013
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This week's new releases

Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, March 5 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.

Autechre Exai
Bajofondo Presente
Benjamin Damage Heliosphere
Benoît Pioulard Hymnal
Blue Hawaii Untogether LISTEN (Pitchfork; today only)
Luke Bryan Spring Break: Here to Party
Marcus Canty This... Is Marcus Canty LISTEN (Billboard)
The Cave Singers Naomi LISTEN (MTV Hive)
Chelsea Light Moving
Chelsea Light Moving LISTEN (3voor12)
While the legendary Sonic Youth appears to be done for good, its members continue to make music. Last year brought a Lee Ranaldo solo album, and this week sees the debut LP from Chelsea Light Moving, a new quartet fronted by SY's Thurston Moore that should instantly appeal to fans of Moore's former band (hint: you'll recognize his distinctive guitar-playing immediately), though it's a bit heavier and more straightforward than recent Sonic Youth releases.
Clinic Free Reign II
Alternate mix of the band's 2012 album by Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never; digital/vinyl only
Cloud Cult Love
Fiction The Big Other
Jason Graves Tomb Raider OST
Helado Negro Invisible Life
Jimi Hendrix
People, Hell and Angels
A new Jimi Hendrix album? Anything's possible these days (plus, you have to admit, the guy is overdue). People, Hell and Angels collects a dozen never-before-released tracks recorded in 1968 and 69 that showcase the guitarist's more experimental side. Diehard fans may be familiar with many of the songs themselves, but you've never heard them quite like this.
Matthew Herbert Herbert Complete Box set
Collects all work (including previously unreleased material) recorded by Herbert from 1996-2006 [Digital only: 4 March]
Robyn Hitchcock Love From London
How to Destroy Angels
Welcome oblivion LISTEN
With Nine Inch Nails on hiatus (until the fall), Trent Reznor has busied himself in recent years with soundtrack work, including his acclaimed score for The Social Network with collaborator Atticus Ross. Reznor also founded a new project, How to Destroy Angels, with Ross and vocalist Mariqueen Maandig (Reznor's wife), and, following a few EPs released over the last few years, the trio finally reveal their full-length debut this week.
Javelin Hi Beams LISTEN
Krokus Dirty Dynamite
Christopher Lennertz Identity Thief OST
Lightouts Want
The Men
New Moon LISTEN (3voor12)
Nearly a year after releasing their adventurous critical hit Open Your Heart—which continued to earn the band comparisons to The Replacements—Brooklyn indie rockers The Men return with their fourth album. (And, yes, despite departing from the iconic Sacred Bones album cover layout, they are still signed to the label.)
Ashley Monroe Like a Rose
Kate Nash Girl Talk
Thomas Newman Side Effects OST
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds International Magic Live At The O2 DVD+CD/Blu-ray+CD
Madeleine Peyroux The Blue Room
Antonio Pinto Snitch OST
Raekwon The Tonight Show
Rhye Woman LISTEN (Pitchfork; today only)
Josh Ritter The Beast In Its Tracks LISTEN (3voor12)
Caitlin Rose The Stand-In LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
Boz Scaggs Memphis
Sigur Rós Valtari Film Experiment DVD/Blu-ray
Collects all 16 videos made for songs from the band's last album
Stereophonics Graffiti On The Train LISTEN (3voor12)
[UK only: 4 Mar]
Soilwork The Living Infinite
Son Volt Honky Tonk LISTEN
Suuns Images Du Futur LISTEN (3voor12)
They Might Be Giants Nanobots LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
Waxahatchee Cerulean Salt
Young Dreams Between Places
Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse

More streaming and downloadable new music

Akron/Family
TRACK "Until the Morning" streaming at YouTube.
AlunaGeorge
TRACK "Attracting Flies" streaming at Soundcloud.
Azealia Banks
TRACK "Barely Legal" (Strokes cover) streaming at Soundcloud.
Devendra Banhart
ALBUM Mala streaming until its 3/12 release at NPR.
Barn Owl
TRACK "The Long Shadow" downloadable from Stereogum.
Big K.R.I.T.
TRACK "Shine On" (featuring Bun B) downloadable from Stereogum.
David Bowie
ALBUM The Next Day (out March 12; early reviews here) streaming in full at iTunes.
Cold Cave
TRACK "Oceans with No End" streaming at YouTube.
The Delfonics
ALBUM Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics streaming until its 3/12 release at NPR.
Glass Candy
TRACK "The Possessed" streaming at Soundcloud.
Kylesa
TRACK "Unspoken" downloadable from Consequence of Sound.
Major Lazer
TRACK "Watch Out For This (Bumaye)" streaming at Soundcloud.
Phosphorescent
ALBUM Muchacho streaming until its 3/19 release at NPR.
The Polyphonic Spree
TRACK "You Don't Know Me" streaming at Consequence of Sound.
The Replacements
TRACK "I'm Not Sayin'" (Gordon Lightfoot cover) streaming at Pitchfork.
Saturday Looks Good to Me
TRACK "Invisible Friend" streaming at Soundcloud.
Small Black
TRACK "Free at Dawn" streaming at Jagjaguwar.
Marnie Stern
ALBUM The Chronicles Of Marnia streaming until its 3/19 release at NPR.
Rustie
TRACK "Slasherr" streaming at YouTube.
Tricky
TRACK "Nothing's Changed" streaming at Soundcloud.
William Tyler
ALBUM Impossible Truth (out 3/19) streaming at Spin.
Various artists
ALBUM Sound City: Real to Reel streaming until its 3/12 release at NPR.
Wampire
TRACK "Spirit Forest" streaming at Soundcloud.

On TV this week (new episodes only)

  • Monday: Sarah Darling (Conan), Sean Rowe (Kimmel)
  • Tuesday: Frightened Rabbit (Conan), The Sound City Players (Kimmel)
  • Wednesday: Luke Bryan (Kimmel)
  • Thursday: Jamie N. Commons (Conan), Rival Sons (Kimmel)
  • Saturday: Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live)

Recent artist and industry news

  • Revenues from worldwide music sales were up 0.3 percent (to $16.5 billion) in 2012, marking the first year-over-year increase since 1999. - Reuters
  • Stone Temple Pilots have fired frontman Scott Weiland. - Rolling Stone
  • The Roots' ?uestlove has written a memoir entitled Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove, currently scheduled for a June 18 release.

The latest music videos

Atoms For Peace, "Ingenue":

David Bowie, "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" [starring Tilda Swinton] [NSFW]:

Big Boi, "Apple of My Eye":

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Swim And Sleep (Like A Shark)" [NSFW]:

Autre Ne Veut, "Play By Play":

Buke and Gase, "General Dome":

Bleached, "Next Stop":

The Darkness, "With a Woman":

Mount Moriah, "Bright Light":

Melody's Echo Chamber, "Crystallized":

Ra Ra Riot, "Dance with Me":

In the studio / coming soon

  • Charli XCX will release her debut full-length, True Romance, on April 16th. - Pitchfork
  • Snoop Lion, the reggae alter ego of Snoop Dogg, will release his Diplo-produced first album, Reincarnated, on April 23rd (approximately three days later than we expected).
  • Southern metal band Kylesa return with Ultraviolet on May 28th. - CoS
  • Major Lazer's repeatedly delayed album Free the Universe finally seems to have a firm release date (thanks to the band's recent signing by label Secretly Canadian): April 15th.
  • Legendary indie rockers Beat Happening will rerelease their entire catalog (including some long out-of-print titles) this year. - Pitchfork
  • No Doubt have returned to the studio to work on material for another album, postponing upcoming tour dates in the process. - Rolling Stone
  • Out June 4th on 4AD, Desire Lines will be the first album in four years for Scotland's Camera Obscura. - CoS
  • Tricky has announced a new album, False Idols, for a May 28 release.
  • Goldie is working on a new album (possibly called Pages) which could feature collaborations with Flying Lotus, Burial, and Photek. - Billboard

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

Tours and festivals

  • A summer tour for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will include festival stops as well as a five-night residency at New York's Beacon Theatre and a six-day stay at L.A.'s Fonda Theatre. - Billboard
  • Currently in the middle of a North American tour, Alt-J will return in September for even more shows. - Consequence of Sound
  • Former Monkees man Michael Nesmith is embarking on his first solo tour in over two decades. - Pop & Hiss
  • Danny Brown and Baauer (of "Harlem Shake" fame) have announced a joint tour for April. - Pitchfork
  • Find dates for Camera Obscura at Pitchfork.

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