bEEdEEgEE - SUM/ONE
Brian DeGraw is a founding member of the experimental electronic group Gang Gang Dance. He is releasing his first solo album under the phonetic spelling of his initials (get it? B.D.G.). The sound takes on a more straightforward electronic sound than the work he does with his band.
Watch: "Flowers" (featuring Lovefoxx)
Magic Trick - River of Souls
Magic Trick is the side project of garage rock band The Fresh & Onlys' Tim Cohen. This is the third album from this project, which injects some psychedelia into the garage sound.
Listen: "Come Inside"
Listen: "The Store"
Other New Releases
Beck - "Gimme"
Beck continues his run of 2013 single releases with "Gimme," the last of the year. He's set to release a new studio album, Morning Phase, in February!
Charli XCX - "SuperLove"
Charli may have just released her debut, True Romance, in April of this year, but she's already at work on a follow-up (excited to get more adult ideas out there). "SuperLove" will likely be a single from that album.
Watch: "SuperLove" (Yeasayer Remix)
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories Box Set
Daft Punk released their highly-regarded fourth album in May. The box set version of the album is now out (for a mere $275) and features artwork, extended tracks and film.
Watch: "Instant Crush" (featuring Julian Casablancas)
Listen: "Get Lucky" (Daft Punk Remix)
The Flaming Lips - Peace Sword EP
The entirety of the Peace Sword EP was written for the film Ender's Game, which was released in early November. The producer's only took the EP's title track, but featured it in the credits of the film.
Listen: "Peace Sword (Open Your Heart)"
Listen: "Think Like a Machine, Not a Boy"
Franz Ferdinand - Right Action Remixes
Franz Ferdinand released their highly-anticipated (by me, at least) fourth album just in time for my birthday in August. The title track is getting the remix treatment with contributions from Liv Spencer, Matias Aguayo, Zero Set and Golden Teacher.
Watch: "Right Action"
Listen: "Right Action" (Liv Spencer Remix)
Glen Hansard - Drive All Night EP
Glen Hansard become known for the Swell Season and the film Once. He released his debut solo album, Rhythm & Repose, last year and is following it up with a short set of songs.
Listen: "Drive All Night"
Listen: "Pennies in the Fountain"
Inside Llewyn Davis: Original Soundtrack Recording
The latest film from The Coen Brothers tells the story of a down-on-his-luck folk musician in the 1960s. The soundtrack follows suit to the style of the time. It features tracks from the film's star, Oscar Isaac, as well as Justin Timberlake and Marcus Mumford.
Listen: Oscar Isaac & Marcus Mumford - "Fare Thee Well"
Listen: Justin Timberlake & Carey Mullian - "Five Hundred Miles"
Josh Tillman - The History of Caves
Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty) has a wife, Emma, who is a film-maker. She recently released a film, trailer and information here, and enlisted her man to do the film's score and soundtrack.
Listen: "Finish Those Cigarettes & Go to Bed"
Listen: "Of Course I Live with Them"
Kate Nash - Have Faith with Kate Nash This Christmas EP
British singer Kate Nash invites us to spend Christmas with her. Her EP features new songs along with holiday classics.
Watch: "I Hate You This Christmas"
Listen: "Auld Lang Syne"
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Live from KCRW
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds released an incredible album earlier this year. In promoting the album, they recorded a session with KCRW in April. It features a few song from that album, as well as earlier work.
Listen: "Higgs Boson Blues" (live)
Listen: "Wide Lovely Eyes" (live)
ONXRT: Live from the Archives, Vol. 15
Chicago-based radio station WXRT has been releasing highlights from in-studio sessions for 20 years. The latest collection features Jim James, The National and Passion Pit, among others.
Listen: The Postal Service - "Such Great Heights"
Listen: The National - "Don't Swallow the Cap"
She & Him - The Capitol Studios Session
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward released their third album as She & Him, earlier this year. They visited Capitol Studios to record new versions of four tracks off of that album.
Listen: "I Could Have Been Your Girl"
Listen: "Shadow of Love"
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat Reissue
The Velvet Underground released this iconic album more than 45 years ago. This reissue is coming along with mono, instrumental and live versions of many of the album's tracks.
Listen: "Sister Ray"
Listen: "I'm Not a Young Man Anymore" (Live in New York City/1967)
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat Tribute Album
To go along with the above reissue is a covers album. Featured artists here include Natural Child, Gap Dream and many others!
Listen: Gap Dream - "Sister Ray"
Listen: Natural Child - "White Light/White Heat"
For my list of upcoming releases, click here!