Here we go yet again with this week’s newest and best music from around the Internet. Click on links to listen to streams or tracks from mentioned albums.
Aesop Rock Skelethon
First up is one we’ve been excited for some time now. Aesop Rock has returned to hip-hop with his debut with Rhymesayers Entertainment, which is perhaps the best and most underground hip-hop label out. Aesop has always been known for his catchy hooks and avant-garde style to the genre, and this a phenomenal pairing.
Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
That last we heard from these Harvard grads was a one-off collaboration with Bjork many months ago, and out of the blue they have reappeared with their most consistent work to date.
Twin Shadow Confess
We’ve cover George Lewis III a bit on I-MEGO, but today is the big day for the sequel to 2010’s Shadow. Lewis III seems more confident this time around and has been producing some beautiful music videos to accompany the story line of his album.
Zac Brown Band Uncaged
Call him the more relaxed version of Nashville, or call him a Jimmy Buffet doppelganger, but Zac Brown and his Band have been a hit in the country scene for close to a decade now, and Brown’s relaxed and often insightful narratives has us wondering just how much talent he’s got stored up in that skullcap of his.
Delicate Steve Positive Force
Delicate Steve has no vocals and a simple amp and guitar combination. From there it’s anyone’s guess where he goes. Always curious and often ambient, Steve gets away with something few do in today’s musical market.
So far it’s been a great summer for new music. A lot of great bluesy jams and some phenomenal rock albums to boot. This week we saw a lot returns from some well established names. Streams attached. Have a great day!
Bobby Womack The Bravest Man in the Universe
Mr. Womack returns from his decade long solo hiatus to team up with Blur/Gorrilaz master Damon Albarn to combine elements of funk, soul, and sampling into one of the best R&B albums of 2012
Hot Chip In Our Heads
Electronic vets Hot Chip knock their fifth LP out of the park with cascading rhythms and the cheery disposition that is best known to start you off a little confused and then takes you straight into a midday dance party.
The Tallest Man On Earth There’s No Leaving Now
Now onto his third, Kristian Mattson aka The Tallest Man On Earth has placed some serious Lo-Fi elements into his acoustic blues. Halfway between the garage and the Swedish pop we all know and love him for.
Guided by Voices Class Clown Spots a UFO
It doesn’t seem at this point that the garage punk grandaddies are going to lose any acceleration in their career. Robert Pollard and company still hold fast to their “20 songs or more” style to writing albums, but just because they’ve been around the block a few times doesn’t mean they don’t know where they’re going musically.
It’s Tuesday, once again, which happens to be our favorite day of the week. Why? Because that’s when all the new album releases happen! Here’s our weekly round-up of album-streams and performances:
The Walkmen Heaven
Japandroids Celebration Rock
Sigur Rós Valtari
Regina Spektor What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
Edward Sharp and The Magnetic Zeros Here