Life is too short for bad music, and that same playlist. Here are some of the best, most interesting music releases surfacing this week, along with new singles, videos, and future release news. Even if you don’t recognize the names, take a minute to press play and discover a potential new favorite song.
“No Room in the Frame,” the first track off Death Cab for Cutie‘s new album Kintsugi (out 3/31) is now available to stream. If you thought “Black Sun” was classic Death Cab, reflective sorrow covered in pop dressings, you’re in for a treat. Any predictions on whether or not this whole album will be about Zooey Deschanel?
Blur–yes, that band from years ago–will release their first new album in 12 years, called The Magic Whip, on April 27. The first new song is “Go Out.”
It might be a while until there’s a new Fun. album. In the meantime, lead singer Nate Ruess is venturing out on his own with a new solo album set for release sometime later this year. “Nothing Without Love” is the first song to see the light of day.
Scarlett Johansson is back on the music scene with Este Haim and their all-girl band is trying to be “ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke.” The Singles‘ released their first song called “Candy.”
Here’s the “California Nights” video from the synth pop band Best Coast, promoting the pre-order of their new album California Nights, currently set for release on May 5. By the way, this palm tree laced acid trip video captures exactly what it’s like to live in California.
Also: Common and John Legend performed their best original song “Glory” at the Academy Awards. Sun Kil Moon have a new album coming out June 2. The Internet’s favorite band, The Darkness released their new song “Barbarian.” The Tallest Man On Earth has a new song out today. And Surf and Skate Festival will see reunions of Thrice and Acceptance.
- NPR is streaming Of Montreal’s new album Aureate Gloom.
- Lady Lazarus is sharing her soothing new record Miracles early on the NYT’s Press Play.
- iTunes Radio is streaming Rixton’s new album Let The Road.