New Album Releases 081313

Happy Tuesday! This week boasts loads of indie rock releases, including new albums from Brit rockers Bloc Party, The Vaccines, and White Lies. Take a look at the rest of this week’s releases below and be sure to leave a comment telling me which album you are most excited about!

Bloc Party – The Nextwave Sessions
This 5-track EP was produced by indie legend Dan Carey (Bat for Lashes, Chairlift, Franz Ferdinand) and will feature unreleased songs the group performed live on their recent tour.

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CREEP – echoes
Brooklyn producer/DJ duo releases debut album featuring guest appearances from Tricky, Nina Sky, Sia, the xx’s Romy Madley Croft, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt, and more.

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The Night VI – Still Thinking Of You
Anglo-French six-piece releases dream pop debut EP via Parlophone Records.

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Parachute – Overnight
Virginia alt-pop rockers release their third full-length studio album via Mercury. Overnight was mixed by producer Oren Yoel (Asher Roth) and features contributions from songwriters Ryan Tedder (One Republic), Chris DeStefano (Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood), and Ashley Gorley (Brad Paisley, George Strait, Luke Bryan).

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Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
The Massachusetts quartet releases their second full-length LP via Carpark Records, which blends elements of garage, indie, and angsty ’90s alternative rock.

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Twin Steps – Plague Songs
Oakland-based garage rockers combine ’60s soul and ’90s alternative rock into a fun, poppy 7″ release.

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The Vaccines – Melody Calling
Currently on tour with Phoenix and Mumford & Sons, UK indie rockers The Vaccines release a 4-track EP produced by John Hill (Rihanna, MIA, Santigold) and Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys).

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Washed Out – Paracosm
Ernest Greene, a.k.a. Washed Out, releases his second dreamy, nostalgia-ridden chillwave album via Subpop.

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White Lies – BIG TV
The British post-punk trio releases a lighter, more melodic album produced by Ed Buller (Suede, Pulp, The Raincoats, and The Courteeners).

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The Wild Feathers – The Wild Feathers
The Nashville five-piece successfully blends Americana, bluegrass, blues, country, folk, and rock in their debut release.

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Yolanda Be Cool – Sweat Naked
From the Aussie DJ duo who brought you the megahit “We No Speak Americano” comes a fun, electronic dance EP, complete with remixes from the likes of Étienne de Crécy, The Japanese Popstars, Harris Robotis, Oliver Twizt, and Sub Antix.

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