Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Music Tuesday! (July 15): Weird Al Yankovic, John Hiatt, Morrissey, Bleachers, Slow Club & more

Releases out this week; audio included.

Posted By on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 6:15 AM

The second week of new jams for July. 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…

Marsha Ambrosius, Friends & Lovers (RCA)

Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon, Break Line The Musical (Secretly Canadian)

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Antemasque, Antemasque (Nadie Sound)
Featuring At the Drive In and Mars Volta formers Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López with contributions from Dave Elitch and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea; this is their debut full-length. "4AM" below.

Army Navy, The Wilderness Inside (The Fever Zone)

Big Wreck, Ghosts (Anthem/Warner)

Bleachers, Strange Desire (RCA)
Fun.'s lead guitarist Jack Antonoff leads this indie pop outfit, purveyors of that relentlessly catchy hit single, "I Wanna Get Better,"

Child Actor, Never Die (Fake Four)

Dead Fingers, Big Black Dog (Pipe and Gun/Communicating Vessels)

Fink, Hard Believer (Ninja Tune)

Jerry Garcia, GarciaLive Volume Four: March 22nd, 1978 Veteran's Hall (ATO)

John Hiatt, For Terms Of My Surrender (New West)

Honeyblood, Honeyblood (Fat Cat)
The femme-led Glasgow two-piece issues their eponymous debut, which draws on the sounds of swirly shoegaeze, retro-sounding garage and hazy pop that Pitchfork has described as "Best Coast by way of Swervedriver." I hear a little twang ala Those Darlins in there, too. Check out "(I'd Rather Be) Anywhere But Here" after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases...

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Illuminate Me, I Have Become a Corpse (Tragic Hero Records)

I The Breather, Life Reaper (Sumerian)

Jason Mraz, Yes! (Atlantic Records/ATG)

Jungle, Jungle (XL)

Landlady, Upright Behavior (Hometapes)
"It's about an alien cutting up Earth with a giant pair of scissors and putting it back together," Landlady's Adam Schatz said about his band's first single "The Globe" in Austin last month. Schatz has played with Father Figures and Man Man; this is art rock project was formed about three years ago. Listen to it below.


Lazer/Wulf, The Beast of Left and Right (Retro Futurist Records)

Loverboy, Unfinished Business (Loverboy Music/Redeye)

Luluc, Passerby (Sub Pop)
Indie-folk duo Luluc (Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett) has been getting waves of great press for their new full-length, apparently impeccably produced by The National's Aaron Dessner. NPR gushed "gentle, disarming simplicity ... a tremendous introduction to a band whose deliberate impeccability never feels staid or fussy." Listen to "What a Face" below.


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Madlib, Rock Konducta, Pt. 2 (Stones Throw)

Melted Toys, Melted Toys (Underwater Peoples)

Morrissey, World Peace Is None of Your Business (Harvest/Capitol)
The Moz's first studio album in five years and 10th overall.

The Mother Hips, Chronicle Man (Mother Hips Records)

Richard Reed Parry, Music For Heart and Breath (Deutsche Grammophon)
Of Arcade Fire

Pennywise, Yesterdays (Epitaph)
Previously unrecorded tracks.

Raffi, Love Bug (Rounder)

Reigning Sound, Shattered (Merge)
More retro garage rock, this lightly rootsy and full of rising organ, tambourine and deeper-toned drawling vocals of core leader Greg Cartwright. Check out "Falling Rain" below.


Rise Against, The Black Market (Interscope)

Slow Club, Complete Surrender (Wichita)
Sheffield, England-based indie pop duo Slow Club (Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson) call on a broader pop palette and introduce a lusher and more soulful sound on their third and latest LP. Listen to "Tears of Joy" below.


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Trampled by Turtles, Wild Animals (Banjodad)

United Nations, The Next Four Years (Temporary Residence Ltd.)

Weird Al Yankovic, Mandatory Fun (RCA)

Woman's Hour, Conversations (Secretly Canadian). 

Wunder Wunder, Everything Infinite (Dovecote)

Zongo Junction, No Discount (Electric Cowbell)

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