After a long weekend, I’m guessing you might need a little something extra to get you back in the swing of things at work, so might I suggest the ten brand-spanking-new albums below? Check out the releases that have me excited this week, and be sure to let me know in the comments if you think I might have missed a gem or two.
1,2,3 – Big Weather
Pittsburgh rock act found inspiration in natural disasters and dystopian cinema for the songs on their sophomore double album.
Haunted Hearts – Initiation
The debut album by this indie rock collaboration between Dee Dee (Dum Dum Girls) and Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles) was inspired by the S&M scene in New York during the ’70s and ’80s. Take from that what you will.
Hundred Waters – The Moon Rang Like A Bell
Skrillex liked this Gainesville, Florida quartet’s combination of organic and electronic music so much, they were the first indie act the DJ signed to his OWSLA record label.
Hundreds – Aftermath
Hamburg, Germany-based sibling duo takes a more folksy route for their sophomore LP.
Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again (Mini Album)
After collaborating on each other’s tracks previously, the three Scandinavian artists decided to get together to record this five-track mini album. Hear these songs (and more) live at The Hollywood Bowl on June 29th.
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
After building a huge buzz for his debut EP and vocals on Disclosure’s “Latch,” R&B vocalist Sam Smith finally unleashes his debut full-length on the world.