In the US, singles and albums are typically released on Tuesdays. So, every Tuesday, I will give a list of those new albums, EPs, singles and so on that I'm excited about.
Today, Avey Tare (of Animal Collective) released his first solo album. I haven't had the chance to listen to the album yet, but I was able to preview some of the songs on NPR a few weeks ago. I definitely liked what I heard. I would suggest it if you're already an Animal Collective fan, or like any of the previous solo work put out by its members, such as Panda Bear.
Read an album review here, and listen to the lead single, "Lucky 1," here!
Also on the new music front is a new single from Lykke Li, "Get Some." She gained some fame about two years ago with the song "I'm Good, I'm Gone." From the sound of the new single, she's definitely grown in her sound. Her first album was good, but perhaps a bit twee-sounding. The new single starts off with a heavy percussion sound (which I love!) and the lyrics are a bit bolder. I especially love the line: "I'm your prostitute, you gon' get some, like a shotgun needs an outcome." I can only hope the album reflects this change in direction.