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New Music Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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This week’s new releases feature a few solo ventures — one from Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump, another from prolific former House of Pain frontman Everlast and the Moldy Peach's Kimya Dawson. There are also a number of tantalizing albums from a few unsung greats: electronic innovator M83, bombastic rockers Joy Formidable, psych-poppers Real Estate, and dreamy sample-chopping electronic artist Jonti. Big names Jane’s Addiction and singer Shelby Lynne round out this list, but there’s plenty more to hear on this week's New Music Tuesday playlist.

Playlist Notes

  • Fanfarlo - “Deconstruction”
    Although the Swedish pop troupe hasn’t named their second album yet, they're offering this new track as a preview. If the song is any indication, we’re wagering that the album will be stylish indie pop that catches your ear and moves your feet.

  • Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa - “Young, Wild & Free” (feat. Bruno Mars)
    California hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg and rap wunderkind Wiz Khalifa team up to deliver a breezy track that features Bruno Mars on the hook. Summer might be over, but this one’s sure to bring some sunshine.

  • R.E.M. - “We All Go Back to Where We Belong”
    Last week, a world of music fans were disappointed to hear that pioneering college-rockers R.E.M. were breaking up. The sad and aptly-titled “We All Go Back to Where We Belong” is the new single from their forthcoming Greatest Hits compilation, so enjoy — it could be the last new song we’ll get from them.

  • Jane’s Addiction - The Great Escape Artist
    Rock ‘n roll heroes Jane’s Addiction return this week with their new album, The Great Escape Artist, their first full-length since 2003’s Strays. It's reportedly darker than their last, and features TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek on bass guitar.

  • M83 - Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
    French electronic artist M83 is known for making big records, but Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is surely his biggest. This double-album of his epic, electronic soundscapes, punctuated by his atmospheric voice, is getting rave reviews everywhere. Check it out to hear what the fuss is all about.