Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Music Monday & Tuesday! (August 25-26): Ariana Grande, Merchandise, Elephant Stone, Ty Segall & More

Releases out this week;; audio & video included.

Posted By on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM

It’s the last batch of new releases in August. Where did the time go? Info and links for this week’s releases – 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…

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Ariana Grande, My Everything (Universal Republic)

Avenged Sevenfold, Waking the Fallen: Resurrected (Hopeless)

The Bad Plus, Inevitable Western (Okeh)

Basement Jaxx, Junto (Pias America)

The Bug, Angels & Devils (Ninja Tune)

Cold Specks, Neuroplasticity (Mute)

Cymbals Eat Guitars, LOSE (Barsuk)

Dry the River, Alarms In The Heart (PIAS America)

Elephant Stone, The Three Poisons (Hidden Pony/Universal)
The Montreal psych rock outfit with Indian-exotic and Krauty flavor — likely dictated by frontman-songwriter Rishi Dhir — makes a most delicious sonic stew. We like; Best of 2014 contender right here. Check out "Child Of Nature (Om Namah Shivaya)" below. Dhir told Consequence of Sound he wrote the song while trying to set music to Tibetan Book of the Dead: “While reading it, a few passages stuck out for me: ‘oh, child of nature’, ‘loving in kindness, compassion in life’, ‘your nature in blue light’… basically, this song wrote itself..."

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Frnkiero And The Cellabration
, Stomachaches (Ingrooves)
[Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance]

Gemma Ray, Milk for Your Motors (Bronzerat)

Heaven's Jail, Ace Called Zero (Heart Break Beat Records)

High EndsSuper Class (Dine Alone Records)

Robyn Hitchcock, The Man Upstairs (Yep Roc)

In the Valley Below, The Belt (Capitol)

Casey Jack, Casey Jack (Rough Beast)
The latest signing on Rough Beast’s roster presents a garage-pop debut full of catchy hooks, Spector-style attention to detail and raw, fuzzed-out punk energy dosed in modern indie rock drive, fuzzed out energy of early punk. Check out the Dazed & Confused vibing video for "Cool Kids" below.

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J Mascis, Tied To A Star (Sub Pop)

Kem, Promise To Love (CMG)

Merchandise, After The End (4AD)

The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers (New Matador)

Opeth, Pale Communion (Roadrunner)

Brad Paisley, Moonshine In The Trunk (Sony Nashville)

The Rentals, Lost In Alphaville (Polyvinyl)

Royal Blood, Royal Blood (Warner Bros.)

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Rustie, Green Language (Warp)

James Taylor, One Man Band (Concord)

Ty Segall, The Manipulator (Drag City)

SW/MM/NG, Feel Not Bad (Old Flame)

Tinnarose, Tinnarose (Nine Mile)

Wand, Ganglion Reef (God? Records)

The WytchesAnnabel Dream Reader (Partisan)

The Young, Chrome Cactus (Matador)

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