New Full-Length Releases
Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear
Sia Furler is an Australian singer and songwriter who began her career as a solo artist and frequent collaborator to Zero 7. She's also made a name for herself as a songwriter and has written hits for Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears, among many others. 1000 Forms of Fear is her sixth album and a return after a four year hiatus from recording new music. She's turned her hit-writing capabilities on herself and has become a hit artist herself; something many songwriters fail to do.
Listen: "Eye of the Needle"
Other New Releases
Goldfrapp - Tales of Us Deluxe Edition
Goldfrapp released her sixth album in September of last year. That album is getting released this year with rerecorded live versions of each of the album's tracks.
Matt Berninger & Andrew Bird - "A Lyke Wake Dirge"
Turn is the latest epic show from AMC, starring Jamie Bell and taking place around the American Revolutionary War. Matt Berninger, frontman for The National, and Andrew Bird have teamed up for a new original song to promote the series.
Information: Turn (IMDB)
MellowHype - INSA
MellowHype is the Odd Future sub-group that consists of Hodgy Beats and Left Brain. It's been a couple of years since their sophomore LP Numbers, but they are back with a full-length mixtape.
Listen: "The Daze"
Tim Hecker - "Amps, Drugs, Mellotron"
The Adult Swim Singles Series is back in full swing for the summer of 2014. Already, they have released new music from Giorgio Moroder, Machinedrum, and Fatima Al Qadari. For his contribution, Tim Hecker has reworked a track from his 2013 album, Virgins.
Listen: "Amps, Drugs, Mellotron"
Titus Andronicus - "Titus Andronicus"/"Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, New Jersey"
The ambitiously-named Titus Andronicus have been active since 2005. At the beginning of this month, the band announced a 7" single series, kicking off with a reissue of one of their first releases. "Titus Andronicus" b/w "Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, New Jersey;" which was originally released in 2007. Both songs were included on the band's debut album, The Airing of Grievances.
Listen: "Titus Andronicus"
Listen: "Fear and Loathing in Mahwah, New Jersey"
Woods - "Tambourine Light"/"Tomorrow's Only Yesterday"
Freak folk band Woods released another in a long string of amazing records with With Light and with Love in April. This follow-up single comprises two tracks which did not make it onto that release.
Listen: "Tambourine Light"
Listen: "Tomorrow's Only Yesterday"