Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New Music Tuesday! (March 18): Foster the People, Tycho, George Michael, Black Lips & more

Releases out this week; audio & video included.

Posted By on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Week three of March sees some intriguing releases. 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 see releases from the past several weeks…

Black Lips, Underneath The Rainbow (Vice)
Indie punk-garage outfit Black Lips presents their first full-length in three years, recorded with co-producers Tommy Brenneck (Cee Lo, Charles Bradley), Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), and frequent Lips collaborator Ed Rawls, and infused with a wild twanginess. Check out first single "Justice After All" below.

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The Both, The Both (SuperEgo)
The new collaborative project featuring Ted Leo and Aimee Mann. First single "Milwaukee" is guitar-driven roots rock with some real nice duets by the twosome. "I think the song is a pretty good representation of how our writing meshes on this project — solid melodies and tight harmonies, forward movement but not going off the rails, some busier rocking parts meeting some spookier atmospherics, etc." Leo told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. Listen here. Video introduction of the band after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases (more video & audio included)...

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The Bunny The Bear, Food Chain EP (Victory)

The Coathangers, Suck My Shirt (Suicide Squeeze)

Dead Rider, Chills On Glass (Drag City)

Luther Dickinson, Rock 'n Roll Blues (New West Records)

Kevin Drew, Darlings (Arts & Crafts)
[Of Broken Social Scene]

Riley Etheridge Jr., The Straight And Narrow Way (Rock Ridge Music)

Foster the People, Supermodel (Columbia)
The LA indie pop band that issued 2011's breezy, relentlessly popular hit "Pumped Up Kicks" finally issued a sophomore follow-up. Conceived mostly by band visionary Mark Foster, the LP deals with social issues, consumerism and capitalism, and gets a layer of world instrumentation along with a more organic sound and more guitar than its predecessor. I dig the direction if first single "Coming of Age" is any indication. Cool time-lapse video of a mural inspired by the album's cover to go with the track below.

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Lyla Foy, Mirrors The Sky (Sub Pop)

Gameface, Now is What Matters Now (Equal Vision Records)

George Michael, Symphonica (Island)

Hauschka, Abandoned City (Temporary Residence)

I Am the Avalanche, Wolverines (I Surrender Records)

Enrique Iglesias, Sex And Love (Universal Republic)

Kevin Gates, By Any Means Mixtape (Atlantic)

Madlib & Freddie Gibbs, Piñata (Madlib)

John Oates, Good Road To Follow (PS Records / Elektra Records)

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Perfect Pussy, Say Yes To Love (Captured Tracks)

Ringworm, Hammer Of The Witch (Relapse)

RIOTGOD, Driven Rise (Metalville Records)

Dex Romweber Duo, Images 13 (Bloodshot Records)

Shit Robot, We Got Love (DFA Records)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Libation (Cumbancha)

Sisyphus, Sisyphus (Asthmatic Kitty)
The new name for the collaboration between Serengeti, Son Lux, and Sufjan Stevens (formally s/s/s).

Skrillex, Recess (OWSLA/BigBeat/Atlantic)
After 'releasing' it last Tuesday, the 26-year-old Los Angeles native presents the official release of his full length debut, which features guest spots by Diplo, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos, Chance The Rapper, Kill The Noise, Alvin Risk, and others.

Taking Back Sunday, Happiness Is (Hopeless)

Tycho, Awake (Ghostly International)

The War on Drugs, Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)
The roosty, shoegaze-y indie rock band originally founded by Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel, and currently featuring Granduciel with bassist/guitarist David Hartley (bass, guitar), keyboardist/guitarist Robbie Bennett (keyboards, guitar) and drummer Patrick Berkery (drums) issue a third full-length album. Check out the video for "Red Eyes" below.

JT Woodruff, Field Medicine (InVogue)
[Of Hawthorne Heights]

YG, My Krazy Life (Def Jam)

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