Is it just me, or are the weeks going by faster and faster? Seems like just yesterday I was sharing a brand-spanking-new batch of album releases with you, and here I am again with another ten releases for you to check out. Can’t complain about that!
Give our list of notable new album releases a looksie, and be sure to let me know in the comments if you think I’m missing out on a potentially life-altering new album. Hey, nobody’s perfect!
Cass McCombs – Big Wheel And Others
American songwriter releases an expansive, genre-spanning collection of 22 songs via London’s Domino Records. Like what you hear? Catch him at The Echo on November 14th.
Crystal Antlers – Nothing Is Real
LA-based psych/garage rock trio releases its debut album today video Innovative Leisure. Check out their performance as part of Rhapsody’s Sonos Studio Sessions during which they perform “Rattlesnake,” a track off the new album.
Cults – Static
Guy/girl indie-pop duo Cults releases their highly anticipated sophomore album, with a short run of dates supporting Pixies on the horizon for 2014.
Diane Birch – Speak A Little Louder
Singer/songwriter releases her sophomore album via S-Curve Records today. If you like what you hear from the album, you can try to catch her at The Troubadour with Kodaline on October 30th. The show is sold-out, but you’re resourceful, right?
Kwes. – ILP
This bright new electronic talent from London has collaborated with Bobby Womack and Damon Albarn and has been sampled by Kanye. Backed by the excellent Warp Records, Kwes.’s debut is a release worth checking out.
Lucius – Wildewoman
Inspired by the girl groups of the ’60s, Brooklyn quintet Lucius creates upbeat tracks that will have you dancing and singing along. Their debut full-length is worth at least one spin today.
Paul McCartney – New
Did you hear Paul McCartney played Hollywood Blvd. earlier this month? And I was there? Yeah, the Beatle has still got it in spades, and the new tracks he performed flowed nicely with the classics. This one earns the distinction of being the most universally appealing release of the day.
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
Grunge rock pioneers release their tenth studio album, out today via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records.
The Avett Brothers – Magpie And The Dandelion
Somehow this one snuck up on me, but I’m always happy to check out a new release from the punk-folk sibling act. All tracks were recorded during the same recording sessions as 2012′s The Carpenter, and Rick Rubin is once again producing.
The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still
Seattle band releases its sophomore effort via hometown label Sub Pop Records. Their December 7th date at the Wiltern is already sold out, but tickets are still available for their show on December 10th at the same venue. I just wouldn’t wait too long.