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New Music Tuesday, January 17, 2012


2012 is in full effect — there’s a robust selection of new music for you to pick from this week. Hear new albums from Matthew Dear, UK shoegazers Big Pink, and female singer-songwriters Cate Le Bon, Kathleen Edwards, and Ani DiFranco. Sample these fresh new tunes and many more in the New Music Tuesday playlist.

Playlist Notes

  • Matthew Dear - Headcage
    Forward-thinking songwriter and DJ Matthew Dear prepares for his fifth studio album with Headcage, an EP that hints at Dear’s sound experimentation.

  • Sleigh Bells - “Comeback Kid”
    Noisy Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells blew minds and speakers alike with their critic-approved first album. With their second album is due in February, “Comeback Kid” is the long-awaited first taste.

  • Deerhoof/David Bazan - Deerbazan
    San Francisco art-pop quartet Deerhoof continue their collaborative single series with David Bazan. The single re-imagines Vs. Evil’s “No One Asked to Dance” with Bazan at the vocal helm.

  • Van Halen - “Tattoo”
    More than 30 years into their career, Van Halen is moments away from releasing the studio album, A Different Kind of Truth. Listen to “Tattoo” — their bombastic, bluesy first single.

  • School of Seven Bells - “Lafaye”
    “Lafaye” is the reverb-heavy precedent to the dream-pop trio’s third album.