January continues to bring a bumper crop of colorful songs and albums to the fertile new music landscape. Fans can witness the vibrant growth in the sophomore albums from indie rockers Foxygen and Widowspeak, The War On Drugs’ Dave Hartley’s Nightlands project, and New York house producer FaltyDL. And open-minded listeners can discover the seedlings of new talents in the debut from Atlanta’s The Shadowboxers.
Our New Music Tuesday playlist has something for everyone. Read the Playlist Notes below after pressing play for some additional highlights, and visit the Rdio New Releases for this week’s complete collection of fresh produce.
Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return
Producer Chazwick Bundick moved to Berkeley two years ago, where he wrote this third album. The sound represents the freedom he felt in his new home.
Bad Religion - True North
The seminal California punk band’s sweet 16th album was produced by the band’s guitarist Brett Gurewitz and Joe Barresi, who has worked on records by Tool, The Melvins, L7, and more. True to theme, True North features 16 songs in total.
FIDLAR - FIDLAR
L.A.’s favorite slacking “wake bake skate” band is finally releasing their debut album.
Otep - Hydra
This is thought to be the nu metal band’s final album. If so, Otep is going out with a huge bang on its sixth studio effort.
Ra Ra Riot - Beta Love
The third album from the New York quintet, now minus its cellist, reveals a marked new interest in synth pop.
Lil Wayne - “Love Me” (Feat. Drake & Future)
Weezy’s new single featuring his protege and Atlanta’s up-and-comer demonstrates that sensitive thugs need love, too.