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The New Music Tuesday picks this week are a little more sprawling than usual. When else would you see pop culture darling Hannah Montana right next to the prolific weird-out drummer Zach Hill? Enjoy what we hope will be some of your favorite new music. Add them to your collection, share with a friend or put it in your queue for later listening—these albums, singles and EPs were picked with you in mind.

Houses is a couple who moved to Hawaii from Chicago after one of them got laid off. What do you do when moving to Hawaii simply because you can? You record an album with your significant other (of course!). All Night is soft, sweet, and a haunting statement of love tied loosely to the world.

Elton John drops his band for the first time since 1979 in favor of working with musician Leon Russell on The Union. The second album they’ve created together includes an all-star list of featured musicians: Brian Wilson, Neil Young and Bono make this album rich not only in history, but also in sound.

Zach Hill has his drumsticks in many musical pies. His past work with indie favorites like Hella and Wavves has proven that any music he creates on his own will be worth a listen. FACE TAT is spazzy, weird and lovable. Especially recommended for fans of early No Age.

Hannah Montana Forever is the soundtrack from the fourth and final season of the Miley Cyrus show, Hannah Montana. You’ll also hear contributions from guests Sheryl Crow, Billy Ray Cyrus and Iyaz.

Singles + EPs

Music with a past

  • Pastor Troy has been rapping for a long time—11 years, at least. The Best of Pastor Troy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 attempt to capture his contributions to hardcore rap and the Atlanta music community.

  • Two notable Phish albums are now available on Rdio. Their first heavily-bootlegged mix tape, The White Tape, was also a demo. Finally given a proper release in 1986, it is long overdue for remastering. The other album is Coral Sky, a Phish performance captured at the West Palm Beach Coral Sky Amphitheater. It features guest spots such as Santana and The Allman Brothers Band.