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New Music Tuesday - May 29, 2012

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No matter your musical tastes, this week’s New Releases have something in store for you. Need your indie rock fix? Check out the debut album by King Tuff. Blues? Dr. John’s new career retrospective should do. Dance, hip-hop, and hardcore fans will find something to like in Simian Mobile Disco, and For Today’s new ones, and garage-rock enthusiasts will devour the new Japandroids full-length.

Did we miss your musical niche? Read our playlist notes below and listen to the New Music Tuesday playlist and New Releases to find something new to love.

Playlist Notes

  • Scissor Sisters - Magic Hour
    The Scissor Sisters make the kind of disco-rific pop music that plays as well at parties as on headphones. If Calvin Harris-produced first single “Only the Horses” is any indication, this new album should be another party.

  • Azealia Banks - 1991
    Finally the brash, silver-tongued emcee behind viral hit “212”, drops her debut release. The 4-song EP is composed of her hits to date, re-recorded in a professional studio.

  • Sigur Rós - Valtari
    The cinematic Icelandic troupe admitted that their sixth album is heavy on electronics. Listen to their new sound on Valtari.

  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here
    The folk-pop outfit behind the charming, ramshackle single “Home” are ready to release their sophomore album.

  • The Walkmen - Heaven
    The Brooklyn indie-rock five-piece tones down the edges of their past albums for more conventionally pretty songs that gel together nicely.

  • Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
    Indie-folk icon Mark Kozelek’s new album under his Sun Kil Moon moniker is recorded almost solely on nylon-string guitar, lending his tunes even more poignance.

∞  May 29, 2012 — 10:53AM