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Happy Tuesday! It’d be impossible to oversell the talent releasing new albums today, what with efforts from Beck and St. Vincent coming our way, but also be sure to check out some of the lesser-known artists sharing new music today. We’ve got some local folk and hip hop, as well as NY punk and UK indie rock, so whatever your poison, there’s something on this week’s new album releases list for you! Check it out, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’re listening to today.

Beck – Morning Phase
The music world’s most famous “Loser” releases his first album in six years today. Find out more about this companion piece to 2002′s Sea Change through David’s review of the album.

Beck Morning Phase Album Cover

Lo-Fang – Blue Film
Matthew Hemerlein, the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist behind Lo-Fang, is classically trained in violin, cello, bass, piano, and guitar, so you can expect his debut effort to feature more depth than the typical pop record.

Lo-Fang Blue Film

Patten – Estoile Naiant
Today musician/producer patten releases his Warp Records debut, an album that blends the avant garde with modern pop.

patten-estoile naiant

Priscilla Ahn – This Is Where We Are
After getting just a taste of Ahn’s sweet, dreamy vocals during her duet with Amos Lee at The Wiltern Friday night, I’m eager to check out the artist’s latest full-length release.

Priscilla Ahn This Is Where We Are

Run River North – Run River North
LA-based folk-pop sextet releases its debut album today, just in time for their second headlining gig at The Troubadour on March 3rd.

Run River North

ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron
LAmb’s Marcus Slater got an advanced listen to Oxymoron at Sonos Studio. Find out what he thought of the LA-based rapper’s latest effort in his recap of the event.

scHoolboy-q-oxymoron

Skaters – Manhattan
Angelica reviewed these NY-based punks’ debut album, saying they sound like “a band that is far beyond their debut LP.” Be sure to catch the group live when they swing by The Satellite on March 19th.

Skaters_Manhattan_Cover_Layered

St. Vincent – St. Vincent
Arguably today’s most anticipated release, St. Vincent sees Annie Clark returning with a new solo album after taking a detour to record the Love This Giant collaboration with David Byrne.

st. vincent

Twin Forks – Twin Forks
Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba reveals the debut album from his new project today, a folksy collaboration including members of The Narrative and Bad Books.

Twin Forks

Wild Beasts – Present Tense
UK indie rock band releases its fourth full length via longtime label Domino Records today, and if you had the foresight to pick up tickets to their now-sold-out show at The Troubadour on March 6th, you can hear songs from that release and others live.

Wild Beasts Present Tense Album Cover Art