New Music Tuesday! (July 2): Larry and His Flask, Owen, Pretty Lights, Rusko & more

Music out this week; audio & video included.

Edenbridge, The Bonding (Steamhammer/SPV)

The Fall, Re-Mit (Cherry Tree)
The cult popular post-punk band from the UK issues a 30th studio LP.

The Garifuna Collective, Ayó (Cumbancha)
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective's Wátina was selected by as the Greatest World Music Album of All Time (beating out Buena Vista Social Club, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and other worthy contenders). Palacio passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at 47 not long after Wátina was released, but Palacio’s band carries on the Afro-beat funk torch with producer Ivan Duran at the helm. Canada's NOW Magazine wrote: "It’s a fun and uplifting listen, bursting with acoustic and electric guitar, saxophones, organic, rich backup vocals and tons of Garifuna percussion. The obvious comparison is Paul Simon’s Graceland, but there are also moments of heavier Talking Heads-like funk." Check out "Mongulu" below

Joe, Doubleback Revolution of R&B (Massenburg Media)

Larry And His Flask, By The Lamplight (Silver Sprocket)

The Leisure Society, Alone Aboard the Ark (Full Time Hobby)

Joey Bada$$, Summer Knights (Self-Release)
Actual release date July 1, 2013.

Kate Nash, OMYGOD! EP (Have 10p Records)

Owen, L’Ami du Peuple (Polyvinyl)

Pretty Lights, Color Map of the Sun (8 Minutes and 20 Seconds Records)

Rathborne, Last Forgiven (Dilettante)

Raven, Rock Until Your Drop - A Long Days Journey (Steamhammer/SPV)

Relient K, Collapsible Lung (Mono Vs. Stereo)

Rusko, Lift Me Up EP (OWSLA)

John Scofield, Überjam Deux (Decca/Emarcy)
A follow-up to 2002's Grammy-nominated Überjam. According to the jazz-rooted guitarist, "We used all kinds of different grooves for this record, but they are all basically dance grooves. Some might say they are from the African diaspora; there's rhythm and blues, Afro-beat, reggae and house, but whatever they are they are all funky. We used all these amazing world-grooves to blow over. Certain songs have been evolving over the ten years since Überjam; Avi Bortnick had been working on some of these groove ideas and we took them and developed them into what you hear on our new record."

Shortcircles, Between Waves (Plug Research)
Shortcircles is Oakland resident producer Matthew Tammariello, who makes dreamy-atmospheric downtempo dance pop with hip hop and jazz elements ala Bonobo; this is his first ever full-length. Listen to "On My Mind" featuring guest vocals by Sarah K. Melfy below.

Venomous Maximus, Beg Upon The Light (Napalm)

Zomby, With Love (4AD)

The first week of new releases in July leads into the holiday with a light load. Info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months.

About Group, Between the Walls (Domino)

Big Black Cloud, Black Friday (Eolian Empire)

Bell X1, Chop Chop (Belly Up)
"From the moment I heard demos, I knew this was a special batch of songs, nestled in the sweet spot between wistfulness and joy," explains producer/pianist/songwriter Thomas Bartlett, who oversaw the making of Bell X1's sixth album alongside The National's longtime producer Peter Katis. "The challenge was in making the songs rich and robust without losing the fragility and intimacy that made them so striking in the first place." The resulting LP retains the band's melancholic sound (as shaped by frontman Paul Noonan, bassist Dominic Philips and multi-instrumentalist David Geraghty) but pares it down to reverbed riffs, expressive vocals and delicately layered instrumentals. For fans of Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma Forever Ago. Check out the video for the stunningly lovely track "Starlings Over Brighton Pier" after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases...

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