New Album Releases 042914

The last week of April brings with it a solo release from a legendary frontman, four efforts by duos, a debut from Down Under, and much more. Check out the new releases that have me excited this week, and be sure to let me know in the comments what you’ll be listening to today!

Damon AlbarnEveryday Robots
The English singer, songwriter, producer, and composer behind Blur and Gorillaz finally releases his debut solo album.

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Lindsey StirlingShatter Me
Stirling, who gained notoriety as the “hip-hop violinist” on America’s Got Talent season five, releases her sophomore LP today, and you can enter to win tickets to her show at Club Nokia on May 15th now through LA Music Blog!

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Little HurricaneGold Fever
San Diego duo offers up a new LP of dirty blues/rock music today, and if you like what you hear, catch the group live at The Echo on June 6th.

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Mystic BravesDesert Island
Local fuzzy garage rock act formerly known as Blackfeet Braves wrapped up an April residency at The Echo yesterday, and today fans can pick up the group’s sophomore full-length.

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PixiesIndie Cindy
The twelve tracks found on 2013 & 2014’s EP1, EP2, and EP3 combine to form this new full-length album from the alt-rock legends.

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Ray LaMontagneSupernova
When describing this, his fifth full-length album, singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne says, “Fun is a trite word. I kind of hate to use it — but at the same time, I don’t know how else to say it.” See if you agree after hearing the Dan Auerbach-produced effort.

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Rebecca & FionaBeauty Is Pain
Swedish DJ duo releases their sophomore full-length today. Expect to hear these tracks on dance floors in the near future.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela9 Dead Alive
Celebrated guitar duo releases their first album of new material in five years. Catch them at The Orpheum Theatre on May 6th or at The Hollywood Palladium on the 7th.

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Strange TalkCast Away
Australian alt-pop quartet delivers its self-produced Wind-Up Records debut album today.

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Wye OakShriek
Baltimore duo follows up their Coachella appearances with a new album via Merge Records.

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