New music on Spotify today from Arcade Fire, Chromeo, Young the Giant, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Los Campesinos!, Austin’s own White Denim, Widowspeak, SKATERS, Bastille, The Flaming Lips, The Sounds, Mount Kimbie, Death Cab For Cutie, Phosphorescent, 65daysofstatic and much more.
Chromeo – Over Your Shoulder (singles)The first two singles from Chromeo’s upcoming White Women LP are now up on Spotify.
Arcade Fire – Reflektor "If Reflektor has to be tethered to a modern rock touchstone (in other words, a Radiohead work), it should be to OK Computer… Both OK Computer and Reflektor – direct follow-ups to albums celebrated for tight, straight-ahead musicianship – are experimental without being alienating or showy, and best of all, are eminently accessible and tuneful.”
Los Campesinos! – No Blues The Welsh indie-pop outfit’s latest is produced by John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Blonde Redhead) and documents the band’s “preoccupations with death, drinking, and listless sex.”
White Denim – Corsicana Lemonade ”The Texan math-rockers’ fifth album finds them switching between genres with winning virtuosity” -The Guardian
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Blue Record (ep) An acoustic EP expanding on the bands glorious sophomore release II and featuring a cover of Dirty Projectors‘ “Swing Lo Magellan.” It’s bundled at the end of the Deluxe Edition of II available on Spotify.
Widowspeak – The Swamps (ep) “Widowspeak cap off a strong 2013 with their brand new EP, The Swamps… [after starting] the year with Almanac, a sophomore album that found the Brooklyn duo exploring darker and dreamier fare…” -SPIN
Yancey Boys – Sunset Blvd. Illa J and Frank Nitt assemble a new set of songs built from unheard bits by Illa”s late brother, J Dilla
Phosphorescent – Muchacho de Lujo [Deluxe Edition] ”Muchacho de Lujo is the deluxe edition of one of 2013’s most renowned albums, Muchacho, which garnered the coveted Best New Music (Pitchfork) tag as well as the adoration of The New York Times and Time Magazine. The bonus material is from an intimate pre-release live show, recorded at St. Pancras Church in London. The set, performed as a two-piece of guitar and piano, features standout tracks from across the Phosphorescent catalog.” -Amazon
Young the Giant – It’s About Time (single)
SKATERS – Deadbolt
The Flaming Lips – Peace Sword (ep)
Bastille – Remixed
Boards of Canada - Discography The Scottish electronic duo’s Spotify catalog, which previously only included an EP and an assortment of singles, has been fleshed out. Their latest releases, 2013’s Tomorrow’s Harvest, was released to widespread acclaim.
Juana Molina – Wed 21 On her latest self-produced album, the Argentinian singer-songwriter (as Magnet puts it) proves capable of “…inverting the musicians’ aging curve, each album more challenging and less easily digestible than the last.”
Laurel Halo – Chance of Rain ”Michigan-born producer Laurel Halo releases her second LP Chance Of Rain on October 28 via Hyperdub. Halo’s label describes her sound as ‘a cerebral exploration of the intersection between rhythmic and ambient music.’” -Pitchfork
Russian Circles – Memorial "…the first landmark post-metal release since Isis’ Panopticon, Russian Circles’ greatest achievement, and unquestioningly one of 2013’s true artistic masterpieces.” -PopMatters
Minor Alps – Get ThereFeatures Nada Surf’s Matthew Caws and Juliana Hatfield
Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism Demos Released for the 10-year anniversary of the album
Diane Coffee – My Friend Fish Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming’s debut
65daysofstatic – Wild Light ”For anyone who can appreciate emotional breadth that music is capable of conveying, make Wild Light a part of your life. It may be the best instrumental album you hear this year.” -Pretty Much Amazing
Diplo & GTA – Boy Oh Boy (single)
Autechre – L-event (ep) “For lack of a better analogy, they’re like your favorite obscure alcoholic beverage, for which the formula may change slightly, but never enough to prevent you from getting classily inebriated whenever the situation warrants.” -Tiny Mix Tapes
This Will Destroy You – Live in Reykjavik, Iceland 11 gorgeous live versions of the band’s material performed and recorded at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Moonface – Julia With Blue Jeans On This marks full-length No. 2 for Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown) and features just voice and piano
Bardo Pond – Peace on Venus The Philly prog-rockers Bardo Pond latest features flute and violin
Super Wild Horses – Crosswords Australian duo’s second album sees an official release in the states. Much of the LP was recorded in an unused butter factory and features nods to country, soul and garage rock.
The Sounds – Weekend The Swedish new wavers release studio album No. 5
Bad Religion – Christmas Songs It’s Bad Religion… performing Christmas songs. Wha?
Mount Kimbie – CSFLY Remixes
Not on Spotify today:
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time Sky’s long-awaited debut isn’t on Spotify yet, but might be worth tracking down. "[It’s] is a pop album that’s offbeat in its self-awareness and on point with the steep hooks and expansive beats that make pop music pop. You can take it as grungy feminist proneness or you can take it as the modest musings of a twenty-one year old. It’s not Britney, but it is what you might want to listen to when you’re getting ready with a box of Franzia to go have some fun." -CMJ
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