First wave of June hits hard with new releases. 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) and a quick note on releases that came out on May 21, with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months.
Brent Amaker and The Rodeo, Year of The Dragon (Fin Records)
Deep-voiced alt country troubadour Amaker with his band — Tiny Dancer, Sugar McGuinn, Ben Strehle, and Bryan Crawford — present a fourth LP. Listen to "Country Sky" below.
A Secret Policeman's Ball, Teenage Crimewave (Aggronautix)
Avidya and the Kleshas, Tree of Series (Self-Release)
Barenaked Ladies, Grinning Streak (Vanguard)
Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds Five Live (ImaVeePee Records/Sony Music Entertainment)
Recorded in 2012-2013 on the trio's first tour in more than a decade, supporting new album The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind.
George Benson, Inspiration (A Tribute To Nat King Cole) (Concord Jazz)
Camera Obscura, Desire Lines (4AD)
The tunefully cooing retro pop band from Glasgow, Scotland presents a fifth full-length.
City and Colour, The Hurry and The Harm (Dine Alone)
Demon Lung, The Hundredth Name (Candlelight Records)
Dead Stars, High Gain EP (Uninhabitable Mansions)
The Dig, Tired Hearts EP (Self-Release)
Disclosure, Settle (Cherrytree/Interscope Records)
Dream Panther, Beyonce's Child EP (Chill Mega Chill Records)
Rising out of the FMLY DIY art collective, LA duo Dream Panther present a debut of down-tempo, hazy-dreamy electronica and R&B. Listen to "Chutes and the Ladder" after the jump and check out the rest of this week's new releases...