Thursday, July 4, 2013

New Music Tuesday - 07/02/2013

New Full-Length Releases

Editors - The Weight of Your Love

In the influx of new young British artists making their mark this year, it's easy to forget about some of the more established artists from across the pond. Editors were a part of the British indie rock invasion of the early 2000s. While many of those acts have since disbanded or experienced marked changes in sound, Editors are still going strong and still a rock band. This is the fourth album from them.

Listen/Watch: "A Ton of Love"

Other New Releases

The Kills - Live at Third Man Records

Jack White's Third Man Records in Nashville, Tennessee has become hugely influential in the past few years. Though few prominent artists are signed directly to the label, a huge number of great artists have performed there and released live albums of those performances. The Kills' invitation to Third Man makes good sense; Alison Mosshart has worked with Jack White as a part of The Dead Weather.

Buy it here!

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left Box Set

Nick Drake lived a short life, but released three albums that would become very influential in the decades following his death. Two of those albums have been re-released as box sets recently. The third set in the series is for his debut album.

Listen: "River Man"

The Shins - Live at Third Man Records

I'm less sure of the connection that Jack White has with The Shins than that he has with The Kills. I guess one could argue that both he and James Mercer have worked with producer Danger Mouse, but that may be tenuous at best. Perhaps it's just that White loves getting other great artists to come to his studio and perform. And there is nothing wrong with that!

Buy it here!

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