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New Music Tuesday - October 23, 2012


Grand ‘80s-pop from UK songstress Bat For Lashes, house bangers from Swedish House Mafia, a rarities collection from Atlanta indie-poppers of Montreal, sky-reaching screamo from Further Seems Forever, and a punishing new album from grindcore outfit Pig Destroyer — what more could you ask for?

More dance, hip-hop and every other kind of music under the sun? If you say so: just jam the New Music Tuesday playlist below, while you read our Playlist Notes. If you still aren’t satisfied, delve into the Rdio New Releases for all of the week’s latest.

Playlist Notes

  • Diamond Rings - Free Dimensional
    The Canadian glam-pop diva drops his major label debut, full of big, danceable beats and his big baritone croon.

  • Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
    With his last mixtape, Black Hippy crew member Kendrick Lamar caught the attention of Dr. Dre. Now, his first album is dropping to huge anticipation — hear the next wave of West Coast hip-hop now.

  • ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Lost Songs
    The band whose name is as epic as their proggy, theatrical songs release their eighth studio album today. The album deals with real world events, such as tyranny, despotism, and the Syrian civil war.

  • Yellow Ostrich - Ghost
    Brooklyn indie rockers’ new EP builds on the tender, yearning ambience of its title track.

  • Paul Banks - Banks
    The Interpol frontman releases his first album under his own name rather than his pseudonym, Julian Plenti. Unlike his Plenti albums, Banks seemingly retains the sombre themes of his band, and expands on their sonic palette with clean, arpeggiated guitar and strings.