This week's new releases
Each title listed below will go on sale beginning Tuesday, October 8 unless otherwise indicated. The week's most noteworthy releases are starred.
- Alter Bridge Fortress
- The Answer New Horizon
- Iggy Azalea Change Your Life EP
- Beta Band The Regal Years Box set
- Career-spanning 6-disc set includes all studio recordings (including previously released albums and EPs) as well as never-before-released demos and rarities [UK only:7 Oct]
- Danny Brown
Old LISTEN (Spotify)
- Previously titled ODB, Old is either the first or the third proper album (depending on how you count) from Detroit rapper Danny Brown, following 2011's free XXX 83. Guests include A$AP Rocky, Charli XCX, Purity Ring, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Freddie Gibbs, and early reviews have been mostly terrific.
- V.V. Brown Samson & Delilah
- Cage the Elephant Melophobia LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
- Anna Calvi One Breath
- Alex Chilton Electricity By Candlelight / NYC 2/13/97
- Miley Cyrus Bangerz LISTEN (iTunes)
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. The Speed of Things LISTEN (NY Times)
- Darkside Psychic
- Collaboration between Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington
- Deap Vally Sistrionix LISTEN (Spin)
- Tony Dekker Prayer of the Woods
- Diplo Revolution EP
- Earthless From the Ages
- The Fratellis We Need Medicine
- Frog Eyes Carey's Cold Spring LISTEN (Pitchfork)
- Available through Bandcamp
- Glasser Interiors
- Patty Griffin Silver Bell
- First commercial release of "lost" third album originally intended for a 2000 release; album tracks "Top of the World" and "Truth #2" would later go on to be hits when recorded by the Dixie Chicks
- Albert Hammond, Jr. AHJ EP LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
- Five-song release from The Strokes member
- Hiss Clancyness Vicious
- Henry Jackman Captain Phillips OST
- Jesu Everyday I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came
- Joey + Rory Made to Last
- Tim Kasher Adult Film LISTEN (Paste)
- Second solo album for Cursive frontman
- Kodaline In a Perfect World LISTEN (Rdio)
- Korn The Paradigm Shift
- Amos Lee Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song
- Lissie Back to Forever
- National Wake Walk In Africa: 1979-81 2xCD
- Comprehensive, career-spanning compilation for South African punk band
- Joe Nichols Crickets
- Of Montreal Lousy with Sylvianbriar LISTEN (3voor12)
- The Orb History of the Future 3xCD+DVD
- Career-spanning box set includes singles, remixes, rarities, a live set, and music videos [UK only:7 Oct]
- Anders Osborne Peace
- Panic! at the Disco Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!
- Parquet Courts Tally All The Things That You Broke EP LISTEN (Soundcloud)
- Cassadee Pope Frame by Frame
- Pusha T My Name Is My Name LISTEN (MySpace)
- Solo debut for member of the rap duo Clipse features Kanye West, The-Dream, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, and more
- Lee Ranaldo and The Dust Last Night on Earth LISTEN (Stereogum)
- Sonic Youth guitarist's new band also features SY drummer Steve Shelley and guitarist Alan Licht
- RJD2 More Is Than Isn't
- Kenny Rogers You Can't Make Old Friends
- Includes a duet with Dolly Parton
- William Shatner Ponder the Mystery
- Prog rock concept album finds Shatner backed by members of Yes, Steve Vai, Robbie Krieger, Vince Gill, Dave Koz, and other musicians
- Sleigh Bells
Bitter Rivals LISTEN (Rolling Stone)
- Many critics felt that the indie duo's second album Reign of Terror 77 was a slight step down from their 2010 debut Treats 84, so Sleigh Bells have something to prove on third album Bitter Rivals. So far, they haven't convinced critics that their new music is a step in the right direction; reviewers aren't all that impressed by their poppier, more mainstream approach.
- St. Lucia When the Night
- Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington High Rise EP
- Five-song EP is band's first release with Linkin Park's Bennington as new frontman [5 Oct]
- Turin Brakes We Were Here LISTEN (3voor12)
- Various CBGB OST
- Various Lee Daniels' The Butler OST
- Various Red Hot + Fela
- Latest "Red Hot" charity compilation (this one, consisting of Fela Kuti covers) features artists such as My Morning Jacket, tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, TV on the Radio, Childish Gambino, and more
- Vertical Horizon Echoes from the Underground
More streaming and downloadable new music
- Best Coast
- TRACK "This Lonely Morning" streaming at Pitchfork.
- Crystal Antlers
- TRACK "Licorice Pizza" downloadable from Fader.
- ALBUM Static streaming until its 10/15 release at NPR.
- TRACK "El rito" streaming at Soundcloud.
- The Dismemberment Plan
- ALBUM Uncanney Valley streaming until its 10/15 release at NPR.
- TRACK "Whirlwind" (unreleased track from Plastic Beach sessions) streaming at YouTube.
- TRACK "Edge" (non-album track co-written by Twin Shadow) streaming at Soundcloud.
- Tim Hecker
- ALBUM Virgins streaming until its 10/15 release at NPR.
- Lauryn Hill
- TRACK "Consumerism" streaming at Soundcloud.
- The Juan Maclean
- TRACK "Feel Like Movin'" streaming at Soundcloud.
- R. Kelly
- TRACK "Cookie" streaming at Soundcloud.
- ALBUM ilp. (out next week) streaming at 3voor12.
- ALBUM Wildewoman streaming until its 10/15 release at NPR.
- Cass McCombs
- ALBUM Big Wheel and Others streaming until its 10/15 release at NPR.
- Juana Molina
- TRACK "Sin Guia No" streaming at Soundcloud.
- My Morning Jacket
- TRACK "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am" (feat. Merrill Garbus & Brittany Howard) streaming at Stereogum.
- Odd Future
- TRACK "Look" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Pearl Jam
- ALBUM Lightning Bolt streaming at iTunes.
- Russian Circles
- TRACK "1777" streaming at Soundcloud.
- Simian Mobile Disco
- TRACK "Tong Zi Dan" (new non-album single) streaming at Soundcloud.
- ALBUM Across Six Leap Years streaming at The Quietus.
- Yo La Tengo
- TRACK "Super Kiwi" (upcoming non-album single out 11/7) downloadable from Matador.
On TV this week (new episodes only)
- Monday: The Avett Brothers (Leno), Gogol Bordello (Arsenio), Korn (Kimmel), Paul McCartney (Fallon), Two Door Cinema Club (Letterman; also Live on Letterman webcast at 8p ET/5p PT)
- Tuesday: Toni Braxton and Kevin "Babyface" Edmonds (Leno), Miley Cyrus (Fallon), Elton John (Kimmel), Amos Lee (Letterman), Thompson Square (Arsenio)
- Wednesday: Arctic Monkeys (Kimmel), Lissie (Leno), MC Lyte (Arsenio), The Weeknd (Letterman), Ylvis (Fallon)
- Thursday: Tom Odell (Leno), Panic! At the Disco (Kimmel), Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck (Fallon)
- Friday: Cage the Elephant (Letterman), Steve Earle & The Dukes (Arsenio), My Morning Jacket feat. Brittany Howard and Merrill Garbus (Fallon), Tenacious D (Leno)
- Saturday: Katy Perry (Saturday Night Live), Phoenix (Austin City Limits)
The latest music videos
Pixies, "Andro Queen":
Heidecker & Wood, "Getaway Man":
Cults, "High Road":
Mikal Cronin, "Peace of Mind":
AlunaGeorge, "Best Be Believing":
Ryan Hemsworth, "Against A Wall":
Pusha T feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Nosetalgia":
Fuck Buttons, "Brainfreeze":
Palma Violets, "Rattlesnake Highway":
In the studio / coming soon
- Chris Brown will release his delayed album X on November 19th.
- The Dead Weather's next album won't arrive until 2015, but many of the album's tracks will be released in a series of singles between now and then. - Pitchfork
- Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion) will release his second Blood Orange album, titled Cupid Deluxe, on November 18th. Details at Domino.
Visit Metacritic's Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.
Tours and festivals
- Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes has a solo tour planned in support of his new EP. - Consequence of Sound
- Imagine Dragons have an arena tour lined up for early 2014. - Rolling Stone
- Neutral Milk Hotel's ever-expanding itinerary has a few updates. - Stereogum
- Pixies will spend the first few months of 2014 on the road. - Rolling Stone