Pace yourself while browsing today’s New Releases—it’s a rich selection of debuts, sophomore albums and singles that hint at New Music Tuesday’s future. Another reason to slow down and really enjoy this week’s playlist? You could miss your Album of the Year. How will the long anticipated new Britney Spears, Wiz Khalifa, The Mountain Goats sound next to the lesser-known Hunx and His Punx, Yelle and Owl City?
Funeral Party, The Golden Age of Knowhere: After rocking the LA scene with high-energy dance-punk shows, this five-piece ensemble finally dropped their debut album. Tune in and join the growing group of fans who can’t get enough of their blend of punk rock and catchy electronic beats.
Madeleine Peyroux, The Things I’ve Seen Today: The latest EP from the smoky-voice chanteuse reveals an evolution from her jazz roots. With an impressive back-up band supporting her, Peyroux delivers a folksy original and a melancholy rendition of the Beatles’ Martha, My Dear.
Panda Bear, Surfer’s Hymn: This teaser for the followup to Person Pitch gives fans a fix of the good stuff. Featuring kaleidoscopic layers of lush vocals, recorded waves, and the inventive percussion that listeners have come to crave from this Animal Collective member’s solo project.
Medeski Martin & Wood, 20 - Volume 1: Hailing from New York, this jazz trio blends traditions like funk, hip-hop and improvisation as they venture into new musical territory. This release features two tracks in a unique style often described as “avant-groove.”
The Mountain Goats, All Eternals Deck: John Darnielle has a dedicated following who pour over his every album and song in the lengthy Mountain Goats discography. This 13th album captures his lyrical greatness with polish and panache.
E-40, Revenue Retrievin’: Overtime Shift and Revenue Retrievin’: Graveyard Shift: Skirting the boundaries of the rap mainstream, E-40 has the career chops of a true lifelong recording artist. On the heels of 2010’s Revenue Retrievin’: Day Shift and Night Shift comes another double album release featuring guests like T-Pain, Devin the Dude, Tech N9ne and Bun B.