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.
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.