New Arrivals: Albums Released Today
New Arrivals is the starting point for your New Music Friday. Dig into the week’s freshly delivered stack of new album releases with this playlist highlighting choice cuts from the wide platter of new LPs dropped each week; from big name releases to the albums you’ve been anticipating for months – as well as new favorites from a broad range of genres. Listen to the playlist here.
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[Album of the Week]
Atlanta trap god Gucci Mane is back with WOPTOBER, his tenth studio album to date and latest since the release of Everybody Looking, released earlier this year. Produced by Metro Boomin, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Will-A-Fool and Zaytoven, the album follows singles “Last Time,” “Bling Blaww Burr” and “Icy Lil Bitch,” and features guest appearance from Rick Ross, Travis Scott and Young Dolph.
Northern Lights marks the return of Canadian electronic music duo Zeds Dead. Their seventh studio effort to date, the 15-track full-length, their latest since 2014′s Somewhere Else, features the likes of Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Pusha T, Diplo, Styles P, Jadakiss and many more. The album follows singles “Stardust,” “Too Young” and “DNA.”
Kings of Leon
Southern alternative rockers Kings of Leon are back with WALLS, their seventh LP to date and first since the release of Mechanical Bull back in 2013. Produced by Markus Dravs, famous for working with the likes of Arcade Fire and Coldplay, WALLS is out by way of RCA Records and follows singles “Waste A Moment,” “WALLS,” “Around The World” and “Reverend.”
Two Door Cinema Club
Coming three years after 2013′s Changing of the Seasons, Gameshow signals the latest release from the Irish indie rock outfit Two Door Cinema Club. Following singles “Are We Ready? (Wreck),” “Bad Decisions” and “Gameshow,” the album was produced by Jacknife Lee and is out courtesy of Parlophone Limited.
Listen to Gameshow here.
Ruminations marks the seventh studio album from American indie folk singer-songwriter Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes fame) and his latest since 2014′s Upside Down Mountain. Recorded and produced by Oberst throughout the winter of 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska’s ARC Studios, the album is out by way of Nonesuch Records.
Listen to Ruminations here.
English minimalist music duo Sleaford Mods are back with TCR, their most recent studio effort since the release of their Key Markets in 2015. Out on Rough Trade Records, the 5-track EP includes the single “TCR.”
Listen to the TCR EP here.
Superheroes, Ghostvillains & Stuff
German indie-electronica outfit The Notwist return with Superheroes, Ghostvillains & Stuff, their latest full-length effort since 2015′s Messier Objects. Put out courtesy of Sub Pop, the band’s tenth studio album follows sole single “Pick Up The Phone.”
Listen to Superheroes, Ghostvillains & Stuff here.
Every Now & Then
Australian psychedelic experimentalists Jagwar Mar return with Every Now & Then, their sophomore effort following 2013′s Howlin’. Produced by James Ford, famous for working with such acts as the Arctic Monkeys and HAIM, the album includes previously dropped singles “O B 1,” “Give Me a Reason” and “Slipping.”
Listen to Every Now & Then here.
Like an Arrow
Like an Arrow marks the fifth studio album from southern country rockers Blackberry Smoke. The self-produced record, their second on Rounder Records, follows singles “Waiting for the Thunder,” “Believe You Me,” “Sunrise In Texas” and “Let It Burn.”
Listen to Like an Arrow here.
The Naked and Famous
The Naked and Famous are back with Simple Forms, their third studio record to date and last since 2013′s In Rolling Waves. Produced by Thom Powers, the New Zealand indie electronic outfit’s latest offering is out courtesy of Somewhat Damaged. Simple Forms follows singles “Higher,” “Laid Low” and “The Runners.”
Listen to Simple Forms here.
Popp is the latest full-length effort by German glitch music pioneers Oval, following their 2013 album Voa. The self-produced record, their fourteenth, is out by way of band member Markus Popp’s personal UOVOO label.
Listen to Popp here.
Building A Beginning
Building a Beginning marks the seventh studio album from English experimental soul singer Jamie Lidell, now based out of Nashville, Tennessee. The self-produced, self-released record follows his eponymous 2013 full-length and was preceded by leading singles “Walk Right Back,” “Building a Beginning” and “Julian.”
Listen to Building a Beginning here.
American singer, songwriter and actress JoJo is back with Mad Love., her third studio effort and latest release since The High Road first hit the shelves a decade ago. Produced by Matt Friedman, JUSSIFER, TJ Routon, MNEK, Oscar Holter, Josh Monroy, SeventyEight, The Family and ADP, the record follows “Fuck Apologies,” “Mad Love.,” “FAB.” and “Music..”
Listen to Mad Love. here.
Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliot Smith
Say Yes! A Tribute To Elliot Smith is a 15-track collection of covers spanning the entirety of the celebrated late singer-songwriter’s catalog. The tribute album features contributions from the likes of J. Mascis, Waxahatchee, Lou Barlow, Juliana Hatfield, Yuck, Jesu and Sun Kil Moon.
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