This week's latest new music releases. To check out releases that dropped last week (April 26), click here.
Priscilla Ahn, When You Grow Up (Blue Note)
Architecture In Helsinki, Moment Bends (Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records)
The latest studio release from the Australian outfit. Check out the single “Contact High” below.
Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol)
The B-boys present their much-anticipated eighth studio album; check out the video for the bumpin' single, "Make Some Noise" below, which finds them back to old school form with some modern sonic twists. Hotness.
Blind Boys of Alabama, Take The High Road (Saguaro Road Records)
Blond, Blond (Ultimate Vibe)
Cat’s Eyes, Cat’s Eyes (Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records)
Dave Depper, The Ram Project (Jackpot Records)
Depper re-envisions McCartney’s cinematic solo record.
Donny and Marie, Donny and Marie (MPCA)
Dredg, Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy (Superball)
Breanne Düren, Sparks (dürendüren Records)
The Minneapolis singer-songwriter (who may be best known for her work with Owl City) presents a studio LP; watch the video for "Gold Mine" after the jump.
Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop/Bella Union)
The popular chamber folk outfit with pastoral tendencies finally releases a sophomore LP. Stay tuned for Ray Roa's review of the album. In the meantime, listen to the title track below.
The Fling, When The Madhouses Appear (Dangerbird)
The Long Beach, Calif. psyche rock outfit presents their first LP. Check out the mesmerizing single "Wanderingfoot" below.
Galactic, The Other Side Of Midnight: Live In New Orleans (Anti-)
Eliza Gilkyson, Roses at the End of Time (Red House Records)
Steve Hackett, Live Rails (Inside Out Music)
Hyland, Weights & Measures (Tooth & Nail)
Jolly Boys, Great Expectation (EOne Music/Geejam Recordings)
Jamaica’s legendary group presents their first album in 20 years..
Jennifer Lopez, Love? (Island)
Barry Manilow, Duets (Arista/Legacy)
Manilow's duets with artists Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick, Reba McEntire, Sheena Easton, and many others are collected on this new release.
John Mayall, Howling At The Moon (Secret Records)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Tell My Sister (Nonesuch)
Musiq Soulchild, MUSIQINTHEMAGIQ (Atlantic / Wea)
Stevie Nicks, In Your Dreams (Reprise)
James Pants, James Pants (Stones Throw)
Described as "Suicide meets David Lynch with distorted guitars, keyboard blips, driving drums and spooked vocals. Ghosts of eras past float through the record: Frankie Valli, Kevin Shields and early Prince. But in keeping with the spirit of its source material, there is a whiff of camp, songs about psycho stalker girls and being broke but still getting laid..."
Poison, Double Dose Of Poison: Ultimate Hits (Capitol/EMI)
Gruff Rhys, Hotel Shampoo (Wichita)
The singer-songwriter who fronts Super Furry Animals issues a third solo LP. Below is the video for "Shark Ridden Waters," a Godard-inspired Mediterranean meditation directed by Peter Gray and featuring French actor Roxane Mesquida as a distracted man lost in a world of social networking.
Shinedown, Somewhere In The Stratosphere (Atlantic)
A deluxe 2 CD/2 DVD package that includes audio and video from two full live sets, one acoustic and one electric, from a Washington state concert and their most recent "Anything and Everything: An Acoustic Evening With Shinedown" tour.
Amanda Shires, Carrying Lightning (Silver Knife)
Sixx: A.M., This Is Gonna Hurt (Eleven Seven Music)
The second release from the group featuring Nikki Sixx, James Michael and Dj Ashba.
Tinie Tempah, Disc-Overy (Capitol Records)
The South London rapper’s debut sees its U.S. release.
Twin Atlantic, Free (Red Bull Records)
Produced By Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Jimmy Eat World). Check out the video for the single “Free” below.
Ulver, Wars of the Roses (Kscope)
Loudon Wainwright III, 40 Odd Years (Shout! Factory)
A career-spanning 4-CD/1-DVD box set. The first 200 pre-orders from ShoutFactory.com also receive an exclusive booklet signed by Wainwright III himself.