Happy Tuesday, readers! While I am in the middle of an insane week for live music (Kanye West at Staples Center last night, Arcade Fire tonight, and Iron and Wine at The Orpheum on Thursday), the recorded music hitting proverbial shelves today (and some literal ones, too, I suppose. Some places still sell CDs, right?) is top-notch as well.
Check out this week’s list of notable album releases below, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today!
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
By far today’s most anticipated release, this double album inspired by Haiti’s rara music is Canadian indie rock outfit Arcade Fire’s fourth full-length release.
Body Parts – Fire Dream
Los Angeles-based experimental pop group releases their highly-anticipated debut album via Father/Daughter Records.
Diane Coffee – My Friend Fish
Former Disney voice actor-turned-Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming releases his lush debut full-length today.
Hellogoodbye – Everything Is Debatable
Currently in the midst of tour dates opening for Paramore and Metric, indie pop act Hellogoodbye releases their first studio album since 2010’s Would It Kill You?
Los Campesinos! – No Blues
Cardiff, Wales-based band releases their fifth full-length album full of references to death, drinking, sex, and football (of the non-American variety).
Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio 2
Today marks the release of another genre-defying effort from Robert Glasper Experiment, this one featuring vocals by everyone from Common and Patrick Stump to Norah Jones and Snoop Dogg.
Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
Fresh off a hometown record release show at El Rey Theatre, indie-pop’s current buzz princess releases her debut album via Capitol Records.
Survive This! – The Life That You’ve Chosen
Check out LAmb writer Paige Montgomery’s interview with vocalist Shawn Zyvoloski to find out more about the Las Vegas rockers’ debut album, out today via Epitaph Records.
The Sounds – Weekend
Nearly fifteen years after their formation, Swedish indie rockers The Sounds release a new album via Arnioki Records/INgrooves today.
Yuna – Nocturnal
LAmb’s Marcus Slater was able to catch a Q&A and live performance from Yuna last night at Sonos Studio, and today the singer/songwriter in the vein of Feist, Adele, and Norah Jones releases her sophomore full-length effort.