Last Friday's album releases
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
This Unruly Mess I've Made
Three and a half years after releasing their Grammy-winning debut The Heist, the Seattle hip-hop duo has returned with a follow-up. Their sophomore set includes collaborations with Leon Bridges, Chance the Rapper, KRS-One, Ed Sheeran, Idris Elba, and Anderson .Paak.
Motherhood delayed Santigold's follow-up to 2012's Master of My Make-Believe, but the 12-song 99¢ finally arrived on Friday. iLoveMakonnen guests on an album that also features production from Dave Sitek, Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, Hit-Boy, and more.
Additional new releases last week
- The 1975 I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful, Yet So Unaware of It
- Acid Dad Let’s Plan A Robbery EP
- Barry Adamson Know Where to Run
- Alpenglow Callisto
- Anthrax For All Kings
- Anvil Anvil Is Anvil
- Black Cobra Imperium Simulacra
- Bullion Loop the Loop
- Celtic Thunder Legacy Vol. 1 CD/DVD/Blu-ray
- Charli XCX Vroom Vroom EP LISTEN (SoundCloud)
- Cherubs Fist in the Air EP
- Phil Collins Hello I Must Be Going! 2xCD
Phil Collins Dance into The Light 2xCD
- Deluxe reissues of 1982 and 1996 albums add live cuts, demos, B-sides, and more
- Colours Ivory
- Crater Talk To Me So I Can Fall Asleep
- Brian Cullman The Opposite of Time
- Lucy Dacus No Burden
- Michael Daves Orchids and Violence
- Death Index Death Index
- Alexandre Desplat The Danish Girl OST
- The Dirty Nil Higher Power
- DMA’s Hills End
- Eerie Wanda Hum
- Entombed A.D. Dead Dawn
- Darryn Farrugia Seeds
- Feels Feels
- The Flesh Eaters Forever Came Today
- Rome Fortune Jerome Raheem Fortune
- Gosh Pith Gold Chain EP
- Hands Like Houses Dissonants
- James Holden and Luke Abbott Outdoor Museum of Fractals/555Hz
- Split album
- Holy Esque At Hope’s Ravine
- HXLT HXLT
- Kathleen Hanna guests on the full-length debut for the G.O.O.D. music punk artist
- Michael Jackson Off the Wall CD+DVD/Blu-ray
- Reissue of 1979 album adds Spike Lee's recent documentary about the artist
- Jawbreaker Reunion haha and then what ;)
- Glenn Kotche Drumkit Quartets
- Krater Urere
- Lily & Madeleine Keep It Together
- Magic Wands Jupiter
- Magnum Sacred Blood, "Divine" Lies
- Steve Mason Meet the Humans
- Latest solo set from the former Beta Band frontman
- Brian McKnight Better
- Camila Meza Traces
- Miguel Rogue Waves EP
- Mothers When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired
- Mothxr Centerfold
- Mount Moriah How to Dance
- Willie Nelson Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
- Sarah Neufeld The Ridge
- Solo album from the Arcade Fire member
- New Move New Move
- Nolatet Dogs
- Pinkshinyultrablast Grandfeathered
- Emma Pollock In Search of Harperfield
- Quilt Plaza
- Bonnie Raitt Dig in Deep
- Victoria Reed Chariot
- Emitt Rhodes Rainbow Ends
- Ritual Chamber Obscurations (To Feast On The Seraphim)
- Rich Robinson Llama Blues EP
- The Rocket Summer Zoetic
- Dan Romer Beasts of No Nation OST
- Run River North Drinking From a Salt Pond
- School of Seven Bells SVIIB
- Final album from the band includes contributions from Benjamin Curtis prior to his 2013 death
- Soulwax Belgica OST LISTEN (Pitchfork)
- Spheron A Clockwork Universe
- Sunburst Fragments of Creation
- The Sunset Strip Stone Lazy
- Supersonic Blues Machine West of Flushing, South of Frisco
- Truth From Ashes to Kingdom Come
- Tsunami Bomb Trust No One
- United Vibrations The Myth Of the Golden Ratio
- Various George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison [Live]
- Various God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson
- Tribute album includes covers performed by Lucinda Williams, Sinead O'Connor, Tom Waits, Blind Boys of Alabama, and more
- Louie Vega Starring...XXVIII 2xCD
- Voivod Post Society
- Waco Brothers Going Down in History
- Gene Watson Real Country Music
- Andrew Weatherall Convenanza
- First solo album since 2009
- Witching Waves Crystal Café
- Tim Woulfe The Sleep Cycles
- Dizzy Wright Wisdom & Good Vibes EP
- Yuck Stranger Things
Coming Friday 3/4 (notable releases):
- Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk Burritos LISTEN (Stereogum)
- The Big Pink Empire Underground EP
- Big Ups Before A Million Universes LISTEN (Spin)
- Matthew Bourne Moogmemory
- Melaena Cadiz Sunfair LISTEN (Stereogum)
- The Coral Distance Inbetween
- First album after a five-year hiatus
- Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place You’re Doomed. Be Nice. LISTEN (Stereogum)
- First album from the new band led by Pinback's Rob Crow
- Criag Finn Newmyer’s Roof EP
- Guerilla Toss Eraser Stargazer
- Heron Oblivion Heron Oblivion LISTEN (NPR)
- Nicholas Krgovich The Hills
- La Sera Music for Listening to Music To LISTEN (Entertainment Weekly)
- Produced by Ryan Adams
- Låpsley Long Way Home
- Lionlimb Shoo LISTEN (Stereogum)
- Loretta Lynn Full Circle LISTEN (NPR)
- Elvis Costello and Willie Nelson guest on the 83-year-old artist's first studio album in over a decade
- Miike Snow III
- Nada Surf You Know Who You Are LISTEN (NPR)
- Jennifer O’Connor Surface Noise LISTEN (Stereogum)
- Poliça United Crushers LISTEN (NPR)
- Robert Pollard Of Course You Are LISTEN (AV Club)
- Prince Rama Xtreme Now LISTEN (Stereogum)
- ROMP Departure From Venus LISTEN (YouTube)
- Sound Of Ceres Nostalgia For Infinity LISTEN (Stereogum)
- Submotion Orchestra Colour Theory
- Thao & The Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive LISTEN (NPR)
- Produced by Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs
- Tiga No Fantasy Required
- Collaborators include Matthew Dear, Hudson Mohawke, and Jake Shears
- Violent Femmes We Can Do Anything
- M. Ward More Rain LISTEN (NPR)
- Full album release calendar >
Stream upcoming albums and new tracks
- TRACK "Salma Hayek" streaming at SoundCloud.
- The Big Pink
- TRACK "Decoy" streaming at SoundCloud.
- Andrew Bird
- TRACK "Left Handed Kisses" (feat. Fiona Apple) streaming at YouTube.
- Neko Case/k.d. lang/Laura Veirs
- TRACK "Atomic Number" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Purple Slime" streaming at SoundCloud.
- John Congleton and The Nighty Nite
- TRACK "Your Temporary Custodian" streaming at SoundCloud.
- TRACK "F U N K" streaming at SoundCloud.
TRACK "Won't Stop" streaming at SoundCloud.
- TRACK "My Life in Rewind" streaming at YouTube.
- Craig Finn
- TRACK "Screenwriters School" streaming at Stereogum.
- Future of the Left
- TRACK "If AT&T Drank Tea What Would BP Do?" streaming at SoundCloud.
- TRACK "Cliff" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Boom ADD" streaming at SoundCloud.
- Marissa Nadler
- TRACK "Janie In Love" streaming at SoundCloud.
- Night Moves
- TRACK "Carl Sagan" streaming at SoundCloud.
- TRACK "Vertigo Flowers" streaming at SoundCloud.
- Robert Pollard
- TRACK "I Can Illustrate" streaming at SoundCloud.
- Iggy Pop
- TRACK "Sunday" streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Home" streaming at SoundCloud.
- The Raveonettes
- TRACK "Run Mascara Run" streaming at YouTube (lyric video).
- The So So Glos
- TRACK "Dancing Industry" streaming at SoundCloud.
- TRACK "Nocturnal Koreans" streaming at SoundCloud.
- Chelsea Wolfe
- TRACK "Hypnos" streaming at SoundCloud.
- TRACK "Can't See at All" streaming at SoundCloud.
On TV this week (new episodes only)
- Monday: Peter Frampton (Conan), Jack Garratt (Colbert), GRiZ (Carson Daly), Nada Surf (Meyers), The Strumbellas (Kimmel)
- Tuesday: Miike Snow (Kimmel), Quilt (Carson Daly)
- Wednesday: Escort (Carson Daly), Charles Kelley (Kimmel), LP (Meyers), Lucius (Colbert), Parquet Courts (Conan), Santigold (Fallon)
- Thursday: BJ The Chicago Kid (Conan), CeeLo (Kimmel), Day Wave (Carson Daly), Loretta Lynn (Fallon), M. Ward (Corden)
- Friday: The Who (Fallon)
- Saturday: Future (Saturday Night Live)
Recent artist and industry news
- Adele was the big winner at this year's Brit Awards. - NME
- The shortlist for the first-ever American Music Prize was announced last week, and it includes Kamasi Washington, Shamir, Ex Hex, Azealia Banks, Leon Bridges, and more. - Billboard
The latest music videos
Massive Attack feat. Young Fathers, "Voodoo In My Blood" [starring Rosamund Pike]:
Car Seat Headrest, "Vincent":
Parquet Courts, "Berlin Got Blurry":
Twin Peaks, "Walk To The One You Love":
Junior Boys, "Big Black Coat":
Jack Ü, "Mind":
Santigold, "Who Be Lovin' Me":
Cate Le Bon, "Wonderful":
The I Don’t Cares, "Whole Lotta Nothin’”:
Giant Sand, "Texting Feist":
White Lung, "Hungry":
In the studio / coming soon
- It's still unclear whether The Life of Pablo is officially finished, but that won't stop Kanye West from releasing a second 2016 album this summer. The new album's current title is Turbo Grafx 16, but, as with all things Kanye, it's subject to change.
- Brian Eno's new solo album The Ship is loosely inspired by WWI and the sinking of the Titanic, and includes a cover of the Velvet Underground's "I'm Set Free." It's out on April 29 via Warp.
- Marissa Nadler's latest LP, Strangers, will be out on May 20th.
- April 22 brings a new Wire EP titled Nocturnal Koreans.
- Crystal Castles' new album will be out this spring. - Pitchfork
- case/lang/veirs is the debut album from the new trio of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs. Find it on June 17th. Watch an album trailer.
- Charli XCX will release the Vroom Vroom EP on March 25th (it's out now digtially). It marks the debut for her new record label of the same name.
- Paradise is the title of White Lung's new album; it's out on May 6th.
- Gold Panda's new album Good Luck And Do Your Best is out on May 27th.
- So So Glos, latest, Kamikaze, arrives May 13th. - Billboard
Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.
Tours and festivals
- Beach House have added some unconventional "installation" tour dates that involve an art exhibit in addition to a performance. - CoS
- Def Leppard have added dozens of dates to their 2016 tour. - Pollstar
- Deftones will tour this spring. - CoS
- DIIV launch their tour in May. - Pitchfork
- Flight of the Conchords are touring this summer to perform old and new material. - Splitsider
- Damien Jurado will tour in support of his upcoming album. - Pollstar
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will tour in support of their new album. - Pitchfork
- Slipknot and Marilyn Manson will tour together this summer. - Rolling Stone
- Speedy Ortiz and Hop Along will tour together this spring. - Pitchfork
- Steely Dan's The Dan Who Knew Too Much tour kicks off in June. - Rolling Stone
- "Weird Al" Yankovic has announced a 78-date summer tour. - Pollstar