August, week four, brings some much anticipated new releases. Check out 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 came out over the past couple months.
Sam Baker, Say Grace (self-release)
The Beach Boys, Made in California (Box Set) (Capitol/UMe)
The iconic surf pop ensemble opened up their archives to be mined for this career-spanning six-CD boxed set, which charts the band’s 50-year career via more than 60 previously unreleased songs, demos, alternate takes and mixes, and live recordings of concert, television and radio performances, making for a suitable conclusion to the band’s year of anniversary celebrations.
Belle and Sebastian, The Third Eye Centre (Matador)
Alas, it's not a new album but the second compilation from the beloved Scottish indie pop band, which includes select B-Sides and rarities the band have released since their previous comp, Push Barman to Open Old Wounds.
Big Sean, Hall Of Fame (GOOD Music/Def Jam)
Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears, Electric Slave (Vagrant)
Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10, Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) (Columbia)
A 35-track box set featuring tracks cut for Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait and New Morning. Read the full story behind the release at Rolling Stone.
Dent May, Warm Blanket (Paw Tracks)
Another album from the idiosyncratic singer-songwriter of laid-back indie rock grooves. Listen to "Let Them Talk" after the jump along with finding out about the rest of this week's new releases...
Disappears, Era (Kranky)
Dodos, Carrier (Polyvinyl)
The San Francisco indie folk rock band know for their percussive infused style presents their fifth LP. Singer/guitarist Meric Long and drummer/percs man Logan Kroeber decided to start over, following the uncertainty of the band’s direction and unexpected passing of touring guitarist Chris Reimer. First single "Confidence" below...
Flaamingos, Flaamingos (Felte)
Foy Vance, Joy of Nothing (Glassnote)
Franz Ferdinand, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino)
John Frusciante, Outsides EP (Record Collection)
Ghost Wave, Ages (Flying Nun/Captured Tracks)
Goodie Mob, Age Against The Machine (Alliance)
Jars Of Clay, Inland (Grey Matters)
J Dilla, Diamonds & Ice EP (Pay Jay)
Jail Weddings, Meltdown, A Declaration of Unpopular Emotion (Neurotic Yell)
Jeffrey Lewis and the Rain, WWPRD (Rough Trade)
Juicy J, Stay Trippy (Taylor Gang/Columbia)
Austin Lucas, Stay Reckless (New West)
Lumerians, The High Frontier (Partisan)
The mind-bending space rock outfit presents a second full-length album of their bizarre explorations. Check the video for "Life Without Skin" below.
Missy Raines & The New Hip, New Frontier (Compass)
Carly Ritter, Carly Ritter (Vanguard)
Sly & The Family Stone, Higher! (Box Set) (Epic/Legacy)