Ladytron: Gravity The Seducer on Soundcloud (or below)
Tomorrow (Sept. 13) marks the release of Ladytron's Gravity The Seducer, which stands as their first effort since 2008's very good Velocifero. And to appease those fans who can't wait one more day, the synthesizer-loving band has uploaded the entire project to their Soundcloud page for streaming. Head over there or just listen to it below. We recommend it.
Milagres: Glowing Mouth at AOL Spinner
Brooklyn's Milagres will release their sophomore album, Glowing Mouth, tomorrow (Sept. 13) via Kill Rock Stars. It features the indie rockers leaning toward the sounds of Prince and Grizzly Bear, an intriguing combination, maybe, but one that lends itself to some steady grooves and dreamy melodies.
Porter Robinson: Spitfire at Spinner
Nineteen-year-old Porter Robinson has seen his musical stock rise in his short time in the business. Skrillex signed the skilled Chapel Hill, N.C. native to his OWSLA label and, relatively quickly, Robinson produced Spitfire. It's an EP that's destined for house parties where folks are more apt to crack out the glow sticks and dance their asses off. Spitfire is out now.
TiRon & Ayomari: A Sucker For Pumps at Bandcamp (or below)
The lady-lovin' hip-hop duo of TiRon and Ayomari have been painstakingly working on their debut full-length release, A Sucker For Pumps, for several years now. But as TiRon has stated on various social networking accounts, he's not one to rush his music. And you can definitely tell they didn't just hit the studio and churn this project out. It's deep lyrically and sonically. Features include Thundercat (!), Yummy Bingham, and BJ the Chicago Kid.
Sleeping Bags: Sleeping Bags at Pure Volume
Today (Sept. 13) marks the release of Los Angeles shoegazers Sleeping Bags' self-titled debut. It's noisy, lush, and warm with references to (of course) My Bloody Valentine, Neu!, and Nick Drake.
Excision: X Rated at Beat Port (or below)
Excision's X Rated stands as the longtime producer/DJ's first release on Deadmau5's Mau5trap label. And across its 10 tracks, the Canadian producer collaborates with like-minded artists such as Skism, Downlink, and Datsik while Kanye West and Jay-Z favorite Mr. Hudson provides vocals on album-closer "Jaguar."
Jens Lekman: An Argument With Myself EP at 130 BPM
Sweden's Jens Lekman will make his long-awaited return next Tuesday (Sept. 2o) with the An Argument With Myself EP. It's his first release in four years. Yeah, it was 2007 that we were all gushing over his sophomore album, Night Falls Over Kortedala. Hopefully he doesn't take four more years to drop new tunes.
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Megafaun: Megafaun at Rolling Stone
Durham, N.C.'s Megafaun aren't really the kind of band to stick to one style on their albums. So it's no surprise that they guys are continuing to expand their range as songwriters. Megafaun features styles as varied as free jazz and stripped-down guitar rock, both of which blend seamlessly on this release. It hits shelves Sept. 20.
The Subways: Money And Celebrity at NME
Money And Celebrity is the Subways' third full-length to date and their follow-up to 2008's mostly well-received All or Nothing. It also features production from Stephen Street, who's known for his work with Morrissey, the Kaiser Chiefs, Blur, the Cranberries, and many others. It drops Sept. 20.
Pearl Jam: Pearl Jam Twenty at Rolling Stone
To coincide with the release of Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Twenty documentary, the Seattle, Wash. everything-rockers are dropping a soundtrack featuring live recordings, B-sides, and rare demos. It arrives next Tuesday (Sept. 20), three days prior to the film's opening dates at select theaters in the U.S. Via CoS.
Tori Amos: Night Of Hunters at NPR
Tori Amos' twelfth studio album, Night Of Hunters, hits shelves Sept. 20 and finds the singer-songwriter returning to her classical roots. The album's sound relies heavily on her vocals and piano playing, both of which are accompanied by string and woodwind sections.
Miles Davis: Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1 at NPR
The folks behind Miles Davis' latest sprawling live project, which drops Sept. 20, would like you to hear the entire thing eight days early. It features four -- yes, four -- discs worth of music that stem from a live recording of the Miles Davis Quintet in Europe.
Meg Baird: Seasons On Earth at NPR
Seasons On Earth is singer-songwriter Meg Baird's sophomore record and her first since 2007's Dear Companion. While she relied heavily upon covers songs on that project, Baird has only dished out two covers on her latest project. It's due out Sept. 20.
Opeth: Heritage at NPR
Opeth's tenth album, Heritage, is the Swedesh prog-metal band's follow-up to 2008's critically acclaimed Watershed. Although there have only been a few reveals of Heritage thus far, it's looking like it might be another win for Opeth as it features the band diving into its classic rock influences. It drops Sept. 20.