New music Tuesday! (June 12): Hot Chip, Dent May, Guided by Voices, Metric, The Tallest Man on Earth & more


Bill Evans, Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate (Resonance)


Far East Movement, Dirty Bass (Interscope)


Future of the Left, The Plot Against Common Sense (ILG/Xtra Mile Recordings)
Heavy riff-raging punk-fused alt rock from a Welsh band signed to UK-based Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!) and distributed in the U.S. via Independent Label Group. Check out the video for "Sheena Is a T-Shirt Salesman" below.



Rebecca Gates + the Consortium, The Float (12XU/Parcematone)


Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, The Lion The Beast The Beat (Hollywood)
Described as a "musically powerful and conceptually dazzling work," Grace Potter & the Nocturnals' fourth studio full-length was produced by Jim Scott (who's worked with Tom Petty, Wilco and Tedeschi Trucks Band) along with a knob-turning sit-in by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys on the track "Loneliest Soul." Auerbach also helped write first single "Never go Back"; the video below premiered on VH1.



Guided by Voices, Class Clown Spots a UFO (Fire Records)
GBV's 17th studio album and second in 2012; a third is expected later this year.


Hot Chip, In Our Heads (Domino)
The fifth full-length from the cheeky British electro-pop outfit. Check out the video for "Night & Day" below, which was directed by fellow Brit, comedian/actor Peter Serafinowicz. Guest appearances by another well-known British actor, Terrence Stamp, beatboxing comic Reggie Watts, supermodel Lara Stone, a roomful of dancing monks, and two spaceships.



Ryan Humbert, Sometimes The Game Plays You (Rock Ridge Music)


The Hundred in the Hands, Red Night (Warp)


Jaill, Traps (Sub Pop)
The band plays loose mildly psychedelic guitar-grooving indie rock. Paste says of the video for current single "Perfect Ten," which wrote "Jaill has a knack for being messy. Their new video for 'Perfect Ten' runs amok with crusty pizza boxes and weeks-empty beer cans, taking this mentality to new levels." Watch below.



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Jail Weddings, Four Future Standards (Neurotic Yell)


Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain, Joan Of Arc (Polyvinyl)


Jukebox the Ghost, Safe Travels (Yep Rock)


Magic Trick, Ruler of the Night (Hardly Art)


Men Without Hats, Love In The Age Of War (Cobraside)
The seventh official studio album by the Canadian New Wave synth pop group and their first in almost 10 years.


Pat Metheny, Unity Band (Nonesuch)


Metric, Synthetica (MMI/Mom+Pop)
The Canadian indie rock group led by femme songstress Emily Haines of Broken Social Scene presents their fifth studio album; listen to "Youth Without Youth" and "Speed the Collapse" below.



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Wymond Miles, Under the Pale Moon (Sacred Bones Records)
A solo release from the lead guitarist of the Fresh & Onlys.


Miss May I, At Heart (Rise)


Ryan Monroe, A Painting of a Painting on Fire (RCM)
A solo release from the multi-instrumentalist of Band Of Horses; click here to check out Paste Magazine's full stream.


Motion City Soundtrack, Go (Epitaph)\


Onra, Deep in the Night EP (Fool's Gold)


Phoebe Jean & The Air Force, Heartbreakers (Letonia)


Redgrave, National Act (Lovitt Records)


Rush, Clockwork Angels (Roadrunner)


Ed Sheeran, + (Elektra)
Released in September 2011 in the UK, British folk-soul singer-songwriter Edward Christopher Sheeran's debut finally sees its U.S. release. Check out the video for charting single "The A Team" below.



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SpaceGhostPurrp, Mysterious Phonk: Chronicles of Spaceghostpurrp (4AD)


Stepdad, Wildlife Pop (Black Bell Records)


The Tallest Man on Earth, There's No Leaving Now (Dead Oceans)


These United States, These United States (United Interests)


Matt Toka, Matt Toka EP (Warner Bros.)


Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Trouble (Casablanca)


Josh Turner, Punching Bag (MCA Nashville)


Usher, Looking 4 Myself (RCA)


Waka Flocka Flame, Triple F Life (Warner Bros.)


Bobby Womack, The Bravest Man in the Universe (XL)


Emily Jane White, Ode To Sentience (Antenna Farm Records)


Wintersleep, Hello Hum (Roll Call Recordings)

Round two of new releases in June. I've included 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 ...

BoDeans, American Made (F&A/MRI)
The Milwaukee-based quintet band plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Thursday just after the release of their 11th studio album, which finds singer, songwriter and band creative force Kurt Neumann getting introspective as he relates his experiences and feelings about growing up in the blue collar heartland and chasing the American dream.

Jonathan Boulet, We Keep The Beat Found The Sound See The Need To Start The Heart (Modular)
The sophomore solo record from the Australian folk-pop multi-instrumentalist. Watch the video for triumphant percussion-fused second single "This Song is Called Ragged" below.

The Bouncing Souls, Comet (Rise)
The New Jersey punk rockers hit State Theatre this Fri., June 15, in support of their ninth and latest full-length.

Capital 6, Pretty Lost (Light Organ Records)

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ashes and Roses (Zoe / Rounder)

The Constellations, Do It For Me (429 Records)

Brian Culbertson, Dreams (Verve)

The dB's, Falling Off The Sky (Bar None)

Dent May, Do Things (Paw Tracks)
A former student of film at NYU who dropped out and retreated back to his Mississippi hometown to pursue music, May has been in and out of bands since beginning his career as a songwriter and musician at the ripe young age of 12. He's issued several solo records spanning ukulele tunes, dance tracks and even a psych-country rock opera called Cowboy Maloney's Electric City. He currently crafts charming indie pop marked by "cosmic synths, funky guitars, analog drum machines, loopy bass lines, and massive vocal harmonies." Listen to latest single "Home Groan" after the jump and check out the rest of this week's new releases.

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