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New Music Tuesday, July 12, 2011

If your musical tastes run the gamut, you’ll be rewarded this week. Brand new albums, spiffy remixes, singles as a teaser for upcoming albums, and the succinct EP — you’ll find everything in this week’s New Releases. If you don’t know where to start or just want to sample a bit of everything, we put together a New Music Playlist for you. Listen to it, pick out what you like and keep exploring.

Playlist Notes

  • Washed Out - Within And Without
    Ernest Greene didn’t invent Chillwave but he just might be contributing one of the best examples of it this year. Dream-like and soft around the edges, get lost in your brain listening to Washed Out’s debut album, Within And Without.

  • Fair To Midland - Arrows And Anchors
    If you’re not already a fan of Progressive Rock, you might overlook something with that label. Don’t miss Fair To Midland—a Texas band dedicated to relentless guitar rhythms, bass drum kicks and a flurry of lyrics.

  • Incubus - If Not Now, When? 
    The voice of Incubus’ lead singer, Brandon Boyd, is familiar to millions. Their seventh album is refined and mature, with a mellow vibe that compliments a 20-year-old band.

  • Sons And Daughters - Mirror Mirror
    With sparing and desolate sounds, Sons and Daughters stretch their music to the limit in their fourth album, the forebodingly-named Mirror Mirror.

  • William Elliott Whitmore - Field Songs 
    From the American Heartland comes singer-songwriter William Elliott Whitmore—he bellows and banjo-picks his way along the journey.

  • Basement Jaxx Vs. Metropole Orkest - Basement Jaxx Vs. Metropole Orkest 
    Expecting the usual electronic do-re-me? Basement Jaxx might not be the ones performing but they are the maestro of this orchestral collaboration. Listen to Basement Jaxx songs as interpreted by the Metropole Orkest, a choir and conductor/arranger, Jules Buckley.

  • The Kooks - Junk of the Heart (Happy) 
    It’s been four years since the The Kooks released their popular album, Konk. This new debut single marks the arrival of their long-awaited third full-length album, due in September. Listen to get a taste of the trademark hooks and catchy choruses that pushed these indie-pop stars to the top.

∞  July 12, 2011 — 12:00AM