Music Monday (2/29): This Week's New Albums + Videos

  • Publish Date: February 29, 2016
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Last Friday's album releases

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
. This Unruly Mess I've Made Spotify

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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.

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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 Spotify
Barry Adamson . Know Where to Run Spotify
Alpenglow Callisto Spotify
Anthrax . For All Kings
Anvil Anvil Is Anvil Spotify
Black Cobra Imperium Simulacra Spotify
Bullion . Loop the Loop
Celtic Thunder Legacy Vol. 1 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Spotify
Charli XCX Vroom Vroom EP LISTEN (SoundCloud)
Cherubs Fist in the Air EP Spotify
Phil Collins Hello I Must Be Going! 2xCD Spotify
Phil Collins Dance into The Light 2xCD Spotify
Deluxe reissues of 1982 and 1996 albums add live cuts, demos, B-sides, and more
Colours Ivory Spotify
Crater Talk To Me So I Can Fall Asleep Spotify
Brian Cullman The Opposite of Time
Lucy Dacus No Burden Spotify
Michael Daves Orchids and Violence Spotify
Death Index Death Index Spotify
Alexandre Desplat The Danish Girl OST Spotify
The Dirty Nil . Higher Power Spotify
DMA’s . Hills End Spotify
Eerie Wanda Hum Spotify
Entombed A.D. Dead Dawn Spotify
Darryn Farrugia Seeds
Feels Feels
The Flesh Eaters Forever Came Today
Rome Fortune Jerome Raheem Fortune Spotify
Gosh Pith Gold Chain EP Spotify
Hands Like Houses Dissonants
James Holden and Luke Abbott Outdoor Museum of Fractals/555Hz
Split album
Holy Esque . At Hope’s Ravine Spotify
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 ;) Spotify
Glenn Kotche Drumkit Quartets Spotify
Krater Urere
Lily & Madeleine . Keep It Together Spotify
Magic Wands Jupiter Spotify
Magnum Sacred Blood, "Divine" Lies Spotify
Steve Mason . Meet the Humans Spotify
Latest solo set from the former Beta Band frontman
Brian McKnight Better Spotify
Camila Meza Traces
Miguel Rogue Waves EP
Mothers . When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired Spotify
Mothxr Centerfold Spotify
Mount Moriah . How to Dance Spotify
Willie Nelson . Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin Spotify
Sarah Neufeld . The Ridge Spotify
Solo album from the Arcade Fire member
New Move New Move Spotify
Nolatet Dogs Spotify
Pinkshinyultrablast . Grandfeathered
Emma Pollock . In Search of Harperfield Spotify
Quilt . Plaza Spotify
Bonnie Raitt . Dig in Deep Spotify
Victoria Reed Chariot Spotify
Emitt Rhodes Rainbow Ends Spotify
Ritual Chamber Obscurations (To Feast On The Seraphim) Spotify
Rich Robinson Llama Blues EP Spotify
The Rocket Summer Zoetic Spotify
Dan Romer Beasts of No Nation OST Spotify
Run River North Drinking From a Salt Pond Spotify
School of Seven Bells . SVIIB Spotify
Final album from the band includes contributions from Benjamin Curtis prior to his 2013 death
Soulwax Belgica OST LISTEN (Pitchfork)
Spheron A Clockwork Universe Spotify
Sunburst Fragments of Creation Spotify
The Sunset Strip Stone Lazy
Supersonic Blues Machine West of Flushing, South of Frisco Spotify
Truth From Ashes to Kingdom Come
Tsunami Bomb Trust No One Spotify
United Vibrations The Myth Of the Golden Ratio Spotify
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 Spotify
Voivod Post Society Spotify
Waco Brothers . Going Down in History Spotify
Gene Watson Real Country Music
Andrew Weatherall . Convenanza Spotify
First solo album since 2009
Witching Waves Crystal Café Spotify
Tim Woulfe The Sleep Cycles
Dizzy Wright Wisdom & Good Vibes EP Spotify
Yuck . Stranger Things Spotify

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":

Mogwai, "Ether":

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

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