New album releases 072914

Happy Tuesday! New albums out today from several West Coast acts, as well as an all-star compilation bringing the work of a legendary songwriter to life. Check out the ten albums we’re most excited to listen to today below, and be sure to let me know in the comments if we may be missing out on a stellar new release!

Alison MayLoved/Dark
Oakland-based psychedelic folk singer/songwriter Alison May plays almost every instrument on her multi-layered sophomore album, out today via Misery Loves Co.

Alison May Loved Dark

Anton Kellner & The Lone StarsYou Were The Fire
If Los Angeles folk-Americana trio Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars’ track “Rebel” has been stuck in your head as much as it has mine, you’ll definitely want to check out their full album today.

Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars You Were The Fire

BeckSong Reader
Previously released only as sheet music, Song Reader gets a traditional release today with recordings by an all-star collection of performers including Jack White, Norah Jones, Fun., Jack Black, Jeff Tweedy, and more.

beck-fullcover

City TribeUndertow
This San Francisco indie rock band has been described as “a Vampire Weekend for the West Coast,” so if you’re looking for a new summer soundtrack, check out City Tribe’s beach-pop anthems.

City Tribe Undertow

Hooray For EarthRacy
Co-produced by Chris Coady (Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Future Islands) and band leader Noel Heroux, the follow-up to Hooray For Earth’s 2011 debut is out today, and LA fans can catch their tour kick-off show at The Echo tomorrow night.

Hooray For Earth Racy

Jenny LewisThe Voyager
Former Rilo Kiley frontwoman’s third solo album drops today. Hear tracks from the new album live at The Wiltern on August 9th with support from La Sera.

jenny Lewis The Voyager

Jim-E StackTell Me I Belong
Genre-bending producer releases his long-awaited debut full-length via Innovative Leisure.

jim-e stack tell me i belong

Land ObservationsThe Grand Tour
Musician and artist James Brooks attempts to avoid the sophomore slump with today’s release of Land Observation’s The Grand Tour via Mute.

Land Observations the grand tour

Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty
Hip-hop duo’s 7-suite, 18- track album is out today via Sub Pop, and they’ll be celebrating its release with a show at The Roxy tomorrow night.

Shabazz Palaces Lese Majesty

Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersHypnotic Eye
This is the thirteenth studio album from the legendary American rock band, and if you’re as big of a fan as I am, I’ll be seeing you at The Forum for their tour-wrapping show on October 10th.

tom petty hypnotic eye