New Album Releases 8-21

Several highly anticipated releases being born into the world of (legal) music today, including quite a few that we’ve already been given sneak peaks at. Read on for the full list of albums we’re interested in checking out today, and be sure to let me know in the comments what will be assailing your ear drums on this fine Tuesday.

Yeasayer – Fragrant World
The third studio album by psychedelic pop band Yeasayer hits shelves today, but LA Music Blog writer Sarah already had a chance to check out the release and gather her thoughts on it. Check out her review of Fragrant World, then listen to the album and see if you agree.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes
Los Angeleno Ariel Pink is back with his second release backed by his Haunted Graffiti. We’ve already shared one of the singles from the album, “Only in My Dreams” and NPR offered fans a First Listen of the album last week, but if you’re still a stranger to Mature Themes, now’s your chance to check it out.

Bloc Party – Four
Yet another album that was released prior to its release, this time via the band’s own website. But, hey, if you didn’t check it out yet, this collection of indie rock tracks is new to you. Give it a listen today.

And below you’ll find the best of the rest being released to listeners today!

Jessie Ware – Devotion

Four Tet – Pink

Trey Songz – Chapter V

Six Organs Of Admittance – Ascent

Owl City – Midsummer Station

Teengirl Fantasy – Tracer

The Darkness – Hot Cakes