Happy Tuesday! I’m still riding high on yesterday’s announcement of our Life In Color VIP giveaway, and there are several albums on today’s list of new releases that I’m sure could account for at least part of that $300 in Amoeba Music gift cards we’re giving away. They’d also sound mighty fine through a FREE pair of LSTN headphones plugged into a FREE iPod Nano… Did I mention that this giveaway is awesome and that you should be sure to enter?
Anywho, check out the new album releases I’m most excited about below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today!
Cloud Control – Dream Cave
Australian psych-dream rockers Cloud Control release their sophomore effort via Votiv today. Check out our recent interview with bassist and vocalist Jeremy Kelshaw for details!
Elvis Costello & the Roots – Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs
This highly anticipated collaborative album, first announced as an aside by ?uestlove during an interview with Billboard Magazine in January, is out today via Blue Note Records.
Grouplove – Spreading Rumours
Upbeat Los Angeles act releases their sophomore album today, celebrating with a show tonight at the Troubadour and another tomorrow at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever.
Islands – Ski Mask
The new Islands record is out today via Manqué, a label owned by frontman and principle songwriter Nick Thorburns, who calls the album “basically an essential introduction to Islands — it’s everything we’ve ever been about.”
Johnathan Rice – Good Graces
A week after playing an intimate show at Largo, Rice releases his new album. Find out all about it in his recent interview with LAmb’s Marni Epstein.
MGMT – MGMT
This eclectic NYC duo comprising Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser is responsible for likely the most anticipated of today’s releases. Definitely one to check out.
Saves The Day – Saves The Day
Pop punk act releases their eighth studio album and first since reuniting with Equal Vision Records, the label that released their debut.
Sisu – Blood Tears
Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandra Vu releases her full-length debut album through the Mono Prism label.
The Naked and Famous – In Rolling Waves
New Zealand/LA quintet releases their sophomore album, which you can hear tracks from live when the band plays the Wiltern on September 27th.