Foreigner, Feels Like the First Time (Razor & Tie) A new three-disc set that includes two audio discs — Acoustique: The Classics Unplugged and Juke Box Heroes: Brand New Digital Recordings of Foreigner's Greatest Hits — as well as a live concert DVD, Live in Chicago. Available exclusively at Walmart.
Laura Marling, A Creature I Don't Know (Ribbon) British alt folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling releases her third album. Check out a short film about it below, in which Marling explains her process and performs songs off the new album in Argentina as directed by FRED & NICK.
Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton Play The Blues (Warner Bros.) Marsalis (trumpet) and Clapton (guitar, vocal) were joined by an eight-piece band featuring members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra last April, and played two sold-out shows dedicated to vintage blues in NYC's premier Rose Theater at the Frederick P. Rose Hall. This CD/DVD release includes select cuts from the shows, including "Corrine, Corrina" and "Ice Cream."
Memoryhouse, The Years EP (Sub Pop) Sub Pop issues a fully re-recorded, re-mixed and re-mastered version of Memoryhouse's EP. The Toronto duo (composer Evan Abeele and vocalist Denise Nouvion) throw in two new tracks, "Modern, Normal" and "Quiet America." Memoryhouse stops at Cappy's in Tampa on Oct. 29.
Milagres, Glowing Mouth (Kill Rock Stars) Singer-songwriter Kyle Wilson leads the Brooklyn-based quintet Milagres, which also features Fraser McCulloch (bass, backing vocals, keys), Eric Schwortz (guitar, backing vocals, percussion), Chris Brazee (piano/keys) and Steven Leventhal (drums, percussion). The music is piano-driven indie pop with moments of rocking out. Check out the video for "Here To Stay," which also serves as a sort of introduction to the band.
Pajama Club, Pajama Club (Lester) Neil Finn (Crowded House) and wife Sharon present their debut alt pop rock album as Pajama Club with Sean Donnelly and Alana Skyring (formerly of The Grates). Listen to "These Are Conditions" below.
Primus, Green Naugahyde (ATO) The cheeky alt-funk metal trio led by Les Claypool drops their seventh studio LP and first new record since 2003's Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People EP. Listen to "Tragedy's a'Comin'" below.
Psychoteria, I Think I'll Just Walk Home (The End Records)
Shimmering Stars, Violent Hearts (Hardly Art) Vancouver's retro lo-fi indie pop outfit presents their debut full-length, marked by Spector-esque production and awash in dark and echoing reverb. Check out the video for "I'm Gonna Try" below.
It's a huge week for new music releases. I've included info on the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may never have heard of (but should), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months ...
Blitzen Trapper, American Goldwing (Sub Pop) Portland's beloved revivalist outfit presents their sixth and latest album of alt country meets 1970s-style folk and psyche rock. Check out the video for the slide guitar-drenched Springsteen-esque ode, "Love the Way You Walk Away" below.
Blondie, Panic Of Girls (Noble) The new Blondie album sees its physical release following its digital premiere in May.
Bush, The Sea Of Memories (eOne) The Gavin Rossdale-led alt rock band returns with their first album in 10 years, and featuring newer members Chris Traynor and Corey Britz, who replaced Nigel Pulsford and Dave Parsons on guitar and bass, respectively.
CANT, Dreams Come True (Terrible) It's another dreamy, vaguely retro Grizzly Bear side project, this one headed up by haunting crooner Chris Taylor. Listen to "Ghosts" below.
Das Racist, Relax (Greenhead Music) The alt hip hop outfit stops at State Theatre in St. Petersburg Thursday, October 6. Tickets here.
The Drums, Portamento (Frenchkiss) The sophomore LP by the indie pop band enjoys its U.S. release. Check out the video for the bouncing post-punk flavored track, "Money" after the jump, its overly simplified chorus ("I want to buy you something / but I don't have any money") sadly reflective of the times.