Prep the dance floor: ‘80s vets Pet Shop Boys, EDM king David Guetta, and indie-dance outfit The Presets all have new albums out this week to get your feet moving. For louder fare, listen to passionate Canuck punks Billy Talent, or JAMC-style noise-pop duo The Raveonettes.
For something with a little boom-bap, some folksy goodness, or otherwise, listen to the weekly New Music Tuesday playlist. Our playlist notes are below, too: consult them for more new music while you peruse all the new titles in the Rdio New Releases.
Calexico - Algiers
The roots rock veterans recorded their new album in a church in New Orleans. Should we expect a more blues-y sound this time around, or more reverent, divine inspiration? Hopefully both.
The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter
The Carpenter is the North Carolina folk-rock band’s first album since their major label debut, and it should be a statement record — can they continue the same kind of momentum they had with I and Love and You? Listen to find out.
Dave Matthews Band - Away From The World
The Grammy-winning rock outfit’s eighth album was produced by Steve Lillywhite, the same guy behind the boards for their 1996 album Crash. We smell a DMB renaissance.
The xx - Coexist
The beloved minimalist avant-R&B trio follows up their debut with even better songwriting and production, highlighting their penchant for clean, captivating guitar lines and hushed vocals.