New Music Tuesday, May 24


Ash Black Bufflo, Andasol (Knitting Factory Records)


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Joseph Arthur, The Graduation Ceremony (Lonely Astronaut)


Bird of Youth, Defender (Jagjaguwar)
The pop indie outfit led by Brooklyn's Beth Wawerna presents a debut album produced by Will Sheff of Okkervil River and Phil Palazzolo (The New Pornographers/Neko Case). It's a dangerously catchy album for the summer.


Boris, Attention Please and Heavy Rocks (Sargent House)
The psyche-drone Japanese trio issues two LPs at once. Attention Please is the band's first album featuring lead vocals by guitarist, Wata and the songs are described as having a "sultry, intoxicating catchiness." Heavy Rocks shares the title and name of their 2002 debut.


Paul Brady, Hooba Dooba (Proper)


Carter’s Chord, Wild Together EP (Show Dog Universal Music)


Cave In, White Silence (Hydra Head Records)
Cave In has finally reformed with mostly all original members. It's been six years since their last full-length, and they are back to setting trends in experimental rock.


Dance Gavin Dance, People You Knew (Limited Edition) (Rise Records)


Danielson, Grow Up 7 " (Fire Records)
A New Jersey band that frequently collaborates with Sufjan Stevens drops a 7" single from a song off their 2011 full-length, Best Of Gloucester County. Check out the video for the track below.



Devolved, Oblivion (Unique Leader Records)


Dot Dot Curve, I’m Still Here (Standby Records)


Ear Pwr, Ear Pwr (Carpark Records)
The self-titled sophomore LP from the electro-experimental outfit. Listen to "Baby Houses" below.



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Foster the People, Torches (Columbia Records/Startime International)
An LA indie pop band that formed in 2009 and have since performed on The Hype Machine and SXSW.


Friendly Fires, Pala (2 LP) (XL Recordings)


Good Lovelies, Let the Rain Fall (Sixshooter Records)
This all-girl, Canadian folk trio encompasses everything that their name suggests. The track “Backyard” has everything a Lilith Fair folkie could want: upright bass, vocal harmonies, background clapping and a reference to a crazy Cheshire cat. But don’t be fooled by the exterior sweetness; the entirety of the album proves that these ladies are truly talented. —AR


In Solitude, The World. The Flesh. The Devil. (Metal Blade)


Sean Jones, No Need For Words (Mack Avenue)


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Lady Gaga, Born This Way (Interscope)
Gaga fans everywhere are celebrating May 24. The single, “Judas,” has done what black leather pants did for Judas Priest — created mass hype. OK, maybe that’s not the best way to describe Gaga’s recent success. She told Vogue magazine in a recent interview that the album is "much more vocally up to par with what I’ve always been capable of. It's more electronic, but I have married a very theatrical vocal to it. It's like a giant musical-opus theater piece.”


Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers, Translucent Blues (Blind Pig Records)


Stephen Marley, Revelation Part 1: The Root of Life (Universal Republic)
The son of Bob releases his second solo LP; click here to read Amber's Q&A with the artist, who plays in Miami this weekend.


Jimbo Mathus, Confederate Buddha (Memphis International)


Brad Paisley, This Is Country Music (Arista Nashville)


Phish, Phish: Live in Utica 2010 (Jemp Records)


Second Sky, The Art of Influence (ESL Music)


She Wants Revenge, Valley Heart (Five Seven Music)


Amon Tobin, Isam (Ninja Tune)


Vieux Farka Toure, The Secret (Six Degrees)


White Denim, D (Downtown Records)
White Denim mixes mathematical guitar compositions and changing time signature to create their psychedelic jam/indie pop sound. Listen to the track "Anvil Everything" below.



Ralph Zurmuhle, Equinox (Valley Entertainment)

Guess what? The world didn't end last weekend! The bad news: you had to return to work on Monday. The good news: there's plenty of new music out today to keep you occupied until the next possible apocalypse. Check it below; click here to check out last week's (May 17) releases. Big ups to Adam Richards, who played a big hand in helping me put this together.

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Acephalix, Interminable Night (Southern Lord Recordings)

Aerosmith, Tough Love: Best of the Ballads (Geffen)
The first Aerosmith collection that includes strictly ballads. The last time these legendary rockers released a greatest hits album was in 2004.

Against Me!, Total Clarity (Fat Wreck Chords)
Gainesville's favorite punk outfit presents a collection of demos and unreleased songs recorded during 2005's Searching For A Former Clarity.

Alpinist, Lichtlerm+Minus.Men (Southern Lord Recordings)
Alpinist is a German hardcore/thrash band that is serious about expression and liberal artistic capabilities. The dark themes and raw power of the new album is similar to American acts like Converge and The Chariot.

Joseph Arthur, The Graduation Ceremony (Lonely Astronaut)

Nat Baldwin, People Changes (Western Vinyl)

Black Tusk, Passage Through Purgatory (Relapse)

Art Brut, Brilliant! Tragic! (The End-Cooking Vinyl)
The British/German outfit led by rusty-throated coversationalist-singer Eddie Argos presents a new LP; check out the video for the first single "Lost Weekend" — directed by Alex de Campi — after the jump.

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