Here’s another of our weekly run down of the best new albums out this week (today!)
Centipede HZ by ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
Those wonderful weirdos Animal Collective are back with a new record – their ninth and marks the groups first collaboration with ALL FOUR MEMBERS since 2007’s “Strawberry Jam.” – Deakin (Josh Dibb), left the group briefly in 2007 to take a break from the rigorous touring schedule.
You can stream the album over at their website
Sun by CAT POWER
Chan Marshall aka Cat Power is back with her first record of original material in six years.
You can stream the whole album over at NPR – who call it “the best record she’s ever made.”
Come of Age by THE VACCINES
The sophomore effort from The Vaccines is a tougher, beefier sounding record. You can stream it at The Guardian
America by DAN DEACON
Baltimore party-starter and somewhat Matthew Crawley doppelgänger, Dan Deacon has a new record out via Domino (through EMI).
The first half of America is comprised of pop songs while the second half is an expansive, land-inspired suite broken up into four tracks. Stream it up at The Guradian
Don’t forget to get your smart-phone Dan Deacon app too.
The Salesman and The Shark by SEAN ROWE
Alt-country leanings with a powerful and emotional baritone. This is his follow up to his critically acclaimed debut Magic and is out now via Anti Records. The new album was recorded at historic Vox Recording Studios in Los Angeles. It was produced by Woody Jackson, utilizing the very same mixing board used to make timeless classics such as The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile On Main Street’, T-Rex’s ‘Electric Warrior’, The Beach Boy’s ‘Smile’ and seminal works by Tom Waits, Neil Young and more.
Stream three tracks from it here :
Beacon by TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
The follow up to their excellent 2010 debut Tourist History, Beacon combines uplifting electro pop with introspective, melancholy undercurrents.
Here is the album trailer :
You & I by THE PIERCES
New York folk duo / sisters The Pierces release their fourth album.
Dead in the Boot by ELBOW
Dead in the Boot is the long mooted b-sides album from Elbow – a must for Elbow fans and people who don’t like knees so much.