New album releases 052714

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.

1,2,3Big Weather
Pittsburgh rock act found inspiration in natural disasters and dystopian cinema for the songs on their sophomore double album.

1,2,3 Big Weather

CherubYear Of The Caprese
Funk-inspired electro-pop duo releases its major label debut featuring the hit single “Doses & Mimosas” via Columbia Records.

cherub year of the caprese

Haunted HeartsInitiation
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.

Haunted Hearts Initiation

Hundred WatersThe 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.

Hundred Waters the moon rang like a bell

HundredsAftermath
Hamburg, Germany-based sibling duo takes a more folksy route for their sophomore LP.

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Röyksopp & RobynDo 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.

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Sam SmithIn 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.

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Sharon Van EttenAre We There
Emotionally honest and direct singer-songwriter releases her fourth full-length album today via Jagjaguwar.

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The Ready SetThe Bad & The Better
Young singer-songwriter Jordan Witzigreuter releases his first album via new label Razor & Tie. Catch him at the Pomona Warped Tour stop on June 20th.

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Trash TalkNo Peace
Odd Future Records act releases its fifth full-length album of hardcore punk/hip hop.

Trash Talk No Peace