Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Citizen's sophomore LP, Everybody Is Going To Heaven, is due out June 23 via Run For Cover Records and you can stream the first single, "Cement," in the replies (via Noisey). The record went up for pre-order overnight and can be found here.
Vince Staples released two great projects last year (the Shyne Coldchain 2 mixtape and Hell Can Wait EP) and now he's readying his debut album for Def Jam later this year by releasing the first single from the LP. It's called "Señorita" and features a very prominent sample of Future's "Covered N Money" and is available to purchase on iTunes and to stream on YouTube or in the replies.
With bands like Citizen, Title Fight, Turnover, and Superheaven all releasing albums this year - not to mention Basement recording a new full-length - it might seem like you already got your 90s alternative revival fix for 2015. But you better add Papertowns to that list. They're releasing a new EP, With You in Mind, next Tuesday, and it's worth a listen if you're a fan of any of those bands. So if that sounds intriguing to you, give their optimistic single "Change" a listen in the replies, and you can pick up a copy here.
Following the release of debut single "Hills Are Floating" last month, electronic artist Stèv has now revealed his stunning second single "Urbinian" from his forthcoming debut album Beyond Stolen Notes. The record will be released via Emancipator's curated label Loci Records and Megaphone on May 18th. It's feel-good and perfect to chill to as the weather starts to improve so hit the replies to stream the track via IndieShuffle.
During their recent visit to The Tonight Show with Jimmy FallonBlur also recorded a backstage, acoustic version of the superb "Tender" with Jimmy Fallon accompanying on guitar and vocals. Check it out in the replies.
Turnover's new album, the stunning Peripheral Vision, is out today via Run For Cover Records. The label is selling the album digitally for only $5 on Bandcamp. I've been entranced by this record all morning; I recommend taking a listen to the stream and then buying it 39 minutes and 11 seconds later.
Now, with context, “Mene” isn’t just a song anymore; it’s a highly-anticipated monster of a single that, to some fans, fell absolutely flat. Why? Because there’s that hanging suspense that’s set in unrealistic fantasies of what the band can perfectly achieve for every individual fan out there. The song, and now the band’s new album, is plagued with expectational bias.
Cosmopolitan compiled a list of what celebrities each state most wants to dress like. Maine's is Hayley Williams from Paramore.
Cosmopolitan.com and Polyvore pulled data on style icons by state, and the results are equal parts surprising (Mainers love Hayley Williams of Paramore) and obvious (Washington, D.C., residents adore Michelle Obama).
You can check out my new interview with Enter Shikari vocalist Rou Reynolds here. The band's brand new album, The Mindsweep, is out now both in-stores and online.
It’s difficult, especially today because I feel like the education system, media, and the museums feel the need to make the sciences about “little explosions!” and “mixing this liquid with that liquid, woo!”. I think the most exciting thing for me is learning about stuff like cosmology, stuff that makes us feel really small and insignificant, that’s the most empowering thing.
Miguel has released an updated version of his 2014 single "Coffee." The new version is extended by a couple of minutes and inexplicably features Wale in 2015, and is retitled "Coffee (Fucking)." Thankfully, there is also an extended version that does not feature Wale, and you can stream both in the replies and decide which is better for yourself. Miguel's new album is tentatively titled Wild Heart, and has yet to be given a release date.