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.
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.