There’s an album for everyone in this week’s new releases. Treat your ears to the sophisticated electro-pop of Nite Jewel, metalcore quartet Every Time I Die’s new album, or some punk rock courtesy of Californians Ceremony. Looking for a laugh? Comedian Doug Stanhope’s got an album of new stuff, too. For more new music, listen to to our New Music Tuesday playlist and consult our Playlist Notes for a little bit about the new releases.
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
The Boss returns with his 17th studio, composed almost entirely of songs he wrote in 2011. Two of the included songs feature the late, great Clarence Clemons.
Yellow Ostrich - Strange Land
The second album from this Brooklyn trio follows the band’s recent tour dates with Ra Ra Riot and the Antlers, and a debut album that found praise from NPR, Paste Magazine, and KEXP.
The Magnetic Fields - Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
Now that the no-synth trilogy is behind them, the Magnetic Fields returned to their trademark synth-pop sound.
John Mayer - “Shadow Days”
The lead single from Mayer’s forthcoming fifth solo album is “Strange Days,” a ponderous ballad flush with piano, propulsive drums, and his signature guitar fills.