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New Music Tuesday - July 24, 2012

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This week, future pop duo Purity Ring, spiky indie trio Eternal Summers, energetic guitar-wreckers Fang Island, metal troupe Slipknot, and comedian Todd Barry all have new albums, and Jennifer Lopez is releasing her greatest hits.

As always, there’s tons more: check our playlist notes and sample this week’s releases on the New Music Tuesday playlist, below, and find all of this week’s new albums in the New Releases.


Playlist Notes

  • The Antlers - Undersea
    The Brooklyn indie rock act made their name with emotive, propulsive tracks that reached towering climaxes. Their latest EP finds them in a more introspective mood, happy to float along mesmerizing, synth-y passages with warbling melodies.

  • Passion Pit - Gossamer
    Michael Angelakos’ electropop outfit hit it big with debut Manners, but its follow-up, Gossamer, is earmarked to be even bigger. Angelakos’ knack for pop hooks remains intact, but he’s put even more of himself into this one, meaning there’s more emotion infused into these dance-floor tunes than ever.

  • Rodriguez - Searching for Sugar Man
    The psychedelic folk-rocker brings his guitar stylings and gravely voice to a soundtrack for the film Searching for Sugar Man.

  • The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
    The Jersey band’s fourth album harkens back to their first — big, Springsteen-esque choruses and arrangements, and more punk leanings than folk.

  • The-Dream - “Dope Bitch”
    The R&B auteur’s new track is a cruising, piano-led beat featuring his trademark mellifluous tenor.

  • Two Door Cinema Club - “Sleep Alone”
    The Irish dance-y post-punk trio debuted “Sleep Alone” at last year’s Glastonbury, and now it’s available for your Rdio collection, in all it’s hi-hat tapping glory.

∞  July 24, 2012 — 10:00AM