The first release day in February brings a windfall of wonderful new singles, EPs, and albums. Independent artists really soar into the spotlight this week, including a debut full-length from SoCal psych rockers Feeding People, transcontinental hip-hop from London producer The Purist, the breakout release by Boston’s Kingsley Flood, and the latest by Canadian folk hero Hayden.
Our New Music Tuesday playlist is the best way to get up to speed with the latest sounds. Peruse the Playlist Notes below as you listen for more picks of the week, and click over to Rdio New Releases to browse the full collection of freshness.
Guards - In Guards We Trust
Big hooks and nostalgic alt-rock riffs mark this anticipated debut album from the New York trio.
Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse
The fourth album by the Scottish indie band finds them exploring collaborative songwriting and minor key melodies.
Mumford & Sons - The Road To Red Rocks (Live)
This new live album from the globally-beloved English folk artists accompanies a concert film of the same name. Listen to the performance from summer 2012 at the world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado.
Jim James - Regions of Light and Sound of God
My Morning Jacket’s frontman emerges with his debut solo album, an introspective effort which explores new frontiers of sound and emotion.
The Black Angels - "Don't Play With Guns"
The first single from the upcoming Indigo Meadow album, which is due out in April, finds the L.A. psych rockers tackling a politics.