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New Music Tuesday - June 26, 2012

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There’s a whole lot of loud on the New Music Tuesday playlist this week. Metalcore heroes The Devil Wears Prada and pop-punk stalwarts The Offspring are both making a ruckus, as is rapper Philthy Rich. Fuzzy noise-pop outfits A Place to Bury Strangers and DIIV are bringing their own wall-of-sound.

Of course, there’s a little peace and quiet, too: reunited Country posse Beachwood Sparks have a new full-length, and there’s plenty more to hear in our New Releases and in our playlist notes below.

Playlist Notes

  • Yeasayer - “Longevity”
    As if first single “Henrietta” wasn’t tantalizing enough, the Brooklyn indie dance-pop troupe are now teasing new album Fragrant World with “Longevity.” The track is a funked-up slow jam propelled by shuffling drums and Chris Keating’s yearning wails, the perfect tune for those hot summer nights.

  • Maroon 5 - Overexposed
    The L.A. pop quintet’s fourth LP was led by the earworm “Payphone,” and espouses everything this band are about: big hooks, danceability, and just the right amount of sentimentality.

  • The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwendz
    The Lips’ latest is a compilation of collaborative songs with the likes of Ke$ha, Erykah Badu, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bon Iver, Yoko Ono, and more. Somehow, it all works — hear how on Heady Fwendz.

  • Trace Adkins - “Them Lips (On Mine)”
    It’s been less than a year since the country star’s last album, but he’s already back at work with new single “Them Lips (On Mine),” a tuneful come-on full of swagger and countrified romanticism.

  • Linkin Park - LIVING THINGS
    The hard rock rockers have matured with every album. LIVING THINGS does the same, but finds the band channeling all the energy of their first few albums.

∞  June 26, 2012 — 11:35AM