Instead, I got this:
Seriously?? Did Rebecca Black teach us nothing?
Thankfully, there is a whole slew of great new music to come out the last couple of weeks, and lots more to come in the next few to wipe my brain clear of this video. At least I hope. Here's some stuff worth checking out:
If you are unfamiliar with Elbow, start here:
Then check out their new release of B- sides, Dead in the Boot.
The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers are back with more Americana folk with their new album, The Carpenter, out now. There's a bit of a more robust sound on some tracks (see "Geraldine" and "Paul Newman Vs. The Demons") which is kind of refreshing, but also plenty of what we love about the Avett Brothers (see "Winter in My Heart" and "A Fathers First Spring")
The Queen of Angst is back after a bit of a hiatus and she's got even more life experience under her belt to help influence her sound- she ran a marathon! She got married! She became a mom! Its a little bit angsty, a little bit ethereal, a little bit clubby, and a littlebit ballad-y...she's sort of all of that together on this album. Its an album that ebbs and flows and at times tracks sound like they could be coming from entirely different albums. And ya know what? I like it. Check out "Guardian", "Woman Down", "Havoc", "Empathy", "Lens".
Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band is back with their first album since 2009's Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, and it also happens to be their first Steve Lillywhite produced album since 1998 (Before These Crowded Streets)- after producing the band's first 3 albums, Lillywhite parted ways with the band. Check out tracks like "Mercy", "Belly Full", "If Only".
More New Releases
Two Door Cinema Club
The Killers StreamingThe new album by The Killers, Battleborn (out 9/17) is currently streaming in full for free over at iTunes. Head on over or click below to listen in full.
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