New Full-Length Releases
Aerosmith - Music from Another Dimension
In reality, this band has seen much better days, they released much of their best work in the 1970s with a resurgence in the early 1990s. I'm rather surprised they're still together, given long-standing rumors of conflict, as well as Steven Tyler's ever-changing day jobs. Over the days preceding the release, Rolling Stone previewed each of the songs of the album. It's not great, but I think it could please some fans who were turned off by their last album, Honkin' on Bobo.
"What Could Have Been Love"
Prince Rama - Top Ten Hits of the End of the World
A weird ex introduced me to this band, yet I somehow ended up liking their music anyways. The band, too, is pretty weird and the concept behind this album proves that. It's envisioned as a "best of" album of music from just before the world ended, with the band taking on the personas of a myriad of fictional bands. Strange as it is, it's rather fitting, seeing as we have fewer than two months left here.
"No Way Back" (channeling Guns of Dubai)
Charli XCX - The Super Ultra Mixtape
This British female phenom seems to avoiding the release of a full-length. Her sound is pretty interesting though, so the EPs and mixtapes will suffice until that day comes.
"Cloud Aura" (featuring Brooke Candy)
Dirty Projectors - About to Die EP
They released what may be one of my favorite albums of the year so far, this EP supports a new single of same name.
"About to Die"
Friendly Fires - Late Night Tales
Last year, they released the incredible Pala, but I didn't realize how amazing it was until long after it came out. Now, they have joined up with LateNightTales for the 30th release of artist-curated compilations.
Junior Boys - "Under the Sun"
The Velvet Underground & Nico by Castle Face and Friends
A new tribute album to accompany 45th anniversary of iconic Velvet Underground album.
Thee Oh Sees - "European Son"
The Walkmen - "Dance with Your Partner"/"Vewrmeer '65"
They also released an incredible album this year, this release comprises two exclusive non-album tracks (you know my copy's already in the mail)!
"Dance with Your Partner"