Round three of new music releases out this June. I've included info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months ...
Army of the Universe, Kill The F*DJ (Dim Mak Records)
The LA-by-way-of-Milan outfit featuring Italian trance DJ superstar Albert Vorne (aka Trebla), Lord K (Kult of the Skull God), Dave Tavecchia and co-producer/touring drummer Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails/Marilyn Manson) presents their debut collab.
Beware of Darkness, Howl EP (Bright Antenna/ILG)
Justin Bieber, Believe (Island)
He's put out one album a year since 2009 and this is his fourth. Kid's prolific, I'll give him that!
Blood on the Dance Floor, Evolution (Dark Fantasy Records)
Burning Point, The Ignitor (Scarlet Records)
Can, The Lost Tapes (Mute/Spoon)
The long awaited box set of unreleased studio, soundtrack and live material from the influential Kraut rock band as curated from 30 hours worth of archives by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller.
Chantal Claret, The One, The Only... (The End)
Kenny Chesney, Welcome To The Fishbowl (BNA Records)
Ravi Coltrane, Spirit Fiction (Blue Note)
Delta Rae, Carry the Fire (Warner Bros.)
The debut full-length from Durham, N.C.'s sextet made up of three siblings, Brittany, Ian and Eric Hölljes along with Elizabeth Hopkins, Mike McKee and Grant Emerson is a mix of alt-roots and pop with gospel-soulful four-part boy-girl harmonies. Check out the video for "Bottom of the River" below.
Daydream Vacation, Dare Seize The Fire (self-release)
According to the release, "Daydream Vacation is Asya (of Smoosh) on vocals, with Dave (of Head Like A Kite) laying down the beats and acting as producer/mad scientist." This is their debut — it's kind of groove-funky dance music with fatty analog synths and Asya's sweet poppy vocals adding sunshine. Check out "Clever's Not My Best Excuse" below.
Dirty Heads, Cabin By The Sea (Five Seven Music)
The fast-rising SoCal reggae rock outfit presents a sophomore LP featuring guest spots by Matisyahu, Del the Funky Homosapien, Ky-Mani Marley and Rome (of Sublime with Rome). Check out "Spread Way Too Thin" after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases...
Dr. Acula, Nation (Victory)
Dying Fetus, Reign Supreme (Relapse Records)
Chet Faker, Thinking In Textures (Downtown)
Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Epic)
The sultry-voiced piano rocking songstress finally issues her fourth studio album seven years after her last, Extraordinary Machine. First single "Every Single Night" below, with video. Fiona Apple hits Ruth Eckerd Hall on her tour in support of the album on Sat., Sept. 29.
For All Those Sleeping, Outspoken (Fearless)
The Ghost Inside, Get What You Give (Epitaph)
Glen Hansard, Rhythm and Repose (Anti-)
One-half of The Swell Season issues a solo record.
Sophie B. Hawkins, The Crossing (Lightyear)
Al Jarreau, Al Jarreau And The Metropole Orkest – Live (Concord)
Juvenile, Rejuvenation (Young Empire)
Lit, View From the Bottom (Megaforce)
Lostprophets, Weapons (Fearless)
The Marble Vanity, The Marble Vanity (Slow Fizz Records)
Vicci Martinez, Vicci (Universal/Motown)
[The Voice: Season 1 finalist]
Kylie Minogue, The Best of Kylie Minogue (EMI)
Mnemic, Mnemesis (Nuclear Blast America)
Coco Morier, Strangers May Kiss EP (Ingrid)
Nicole Morier, songwriter to pop starlets like Britney Spears and Selena Gomez, makes her solo indie pop step-out with this EP co-written/produced by Miike Snow, and released via a collective formed with Miike Snow, Peter Bjorn & John, Lykke Li, The Teddybears and others. First single "Ambulance" also features songwriting credits to Sky Ferreira along with its own hallucinogenic video below.
My Dynamite, My Dynamite (Listenable Records)
Neneh Cherry & The Thing, The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound)
Neneh Cherry and Norwegian/Swedish jazz trio The Thing collaborated on this album, which features original material in addition to cuts by artists that include Ornette Coleman, Suicide, Don Cherry, Martina Topley-Bird, The Stooges, and MF Doom.
Peaking Lights, Lucifer (Mexican Summer)
The Raconteurs, Live At Montreux 2008 DVD (Eagle Vision)
Return To Forever, The Mothership Returns (Eagle Rock)
Double disc live set.
Shout Out Out Out Out, Spanish Moss And Total Loss (Normals Welcome Home Records)
States, Room To Run (Tooth & Nail)
Walk The Moon, Walk The Moon (RCA)
Dr. Michael White, Adventures In New Orleans Jazz Part 2 (Basin Street Records)
White Arrows, Dry Land Is Not A Myth (Votiv Music)
The space-dance-psych rockers — which open for Beat Connection next Tues., June 26, at Orpheum Ybor City — present their debut LP. Check out "Get Gone" below.
Whitechapel, Whitechapel (Metal Blade)
Don Williams, And So It Goes (Sugar Hill Records)
Zulu Winter, Language (Arts & Crafts)