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Whether you were at Coachella this weekend or got a bunch of limited edition vinyls for Record Store Day, a blast of new music might seem a bit much right now. But there are some great releases this week worth checking out, including new material from Radio Dept., Hot Chip, Roky Erickson and Okkervil River, Wesley Wolfe, Open Hand, Caribou, Horse Feathers, Prizzy Prizzy Please, Wye Oak, Bridges and Powerlines, Turin Brakes, Survive, Sparrow and The Workshop, Demander, Trans Am, Automata, Jordan Galland, Inlets, Night Driving in Small Towns, Cuff The Duke. Phew! Fire up this mix!
"Heaven's on Fire" - Radio Dept. from Clinging to a Scheme
"Never Follow Suit" - Radio Dept. from Clinging to a Scheme
- The Radio Dept. official website
"I Feel Better" (Adam Smith bootlet) - Hot Chip single release
- Hot Chip on MySpace
"Be And Bring Me Home" - Roky Erickson and Okkervil River from True Love Cast Out All Evil
"Gone for Good" - Wesley Wolfe from Storage
"Honey" - Open Hand from Honey
"Leave House" - Caribou from Swim
"Belly of June" - Horse Feathers from Thistled Spring
"I Hope You Die" - Wye Oak from My Neighbor / My Creator
- Wye Oak official website
"Large Hadron Collider" - Prizzy Prizzy Please from Chroma Cannon
"Lost" - Prizzy Prizzy Please from Chroma Cannon
- Prizzy Prizzy Please on MySpace
"You Were" - Bridges and Powerlines from Ghost Types
"New Star" - Turin Brakes from Dark on Fire
"Lunar Eclipse" - Survive from 10" EP
"The Gun" - Sparrow and The Workshop from Crystals Fall
"Math" - Demander from Future Brite
- Demander official website
"Apparent Horizon" - Trans Am from Thing
- Trans Am on MySpace
Burlesque pop/indie rocker Jordan Galland's second album, Search Party, available today, features two of the songs featured below, "Search Party" and "Football and Strippers."
Galland has opened for artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Cibo Matto, Phantom Planet, Adam Green, Rooney, and Ween. Jordan Galland is a musician, filmmaker and writer living in New York City. Best known for his songwriting collaborations with Mark Ronson, Sean Lennon and Daniel Merriweather, Galland released his debut solo album, Airbrush, in 2009.
The release of Search Party coincides with Galland's debut feature film, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Undead, an independent romantic-comedy about vampires and out of work actors starring Jake Hoffman, Davon Aoki and Ralph Macchio.
"Search Party" - Jordan Galland from Search Party
"Football and Strippers"- Jordan Galland from Search Party
- Jordan Galland on MySpace
"In Which I, Robert" - Inlets from Inter Arbiter
- Inlets on MySpace
"Come & Tell Me"- Night Driving in Small Towns from Serial Killer
- Night Driving in Small Towns
"It's All a Blur" - Cuff the Duke from Way Down Here
- Cuff the Duke official website
Other Releases This Week We Haven't Heard, But Might At Some Point (list via Pitchfork)
The Apples in Stereo: Travellers in Time and Space [Yep Roc/Simian/Elephant 6]
Cornershop: Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast [Ample Play] [U.S. release]
Cults: "Go Outside" b/w "Most Wanted" [Forest Family]
Cypress Hill: Rise Up [Priority/EMI]
The Delta Mirror: Machines That Listen [Lefse]
Doves: The Places Between: The Best of Doves [Astralwerks/Heavenly]
The Grateful Dead: Crimson White and Indigo [Grateful Dead/Rhino] [CD/DVD]
Kurupt: Streetlights [Penagon Entertainment]
Willie Nelson: Country Music [Rounder]
Ozomatli: Fire Away [Mercer Street/Downtown]
Plants and Animals: La La Land [Secret City]
The Ponys: Deathbed + 4 EP [Matador] [digital release]
Solvent: Loss For Words [Ghostly International]
The Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs [Merge] [deluxe vinyl box set reissue]
Deerhoof: Apple O' [Kill Rock Stars] [vinyl reissue]
Deerhoof: Green Cosmos [Kill Rock Stars] [vinyl reissue]
Destroyer: City of Daughters [Merge] [reissue]
Destroyer: Thief [Merge] [reissue]
Destroyer: Streethawk: A Seduction [Merge] [reissue]
"Zebra (UK edit)" - Beach House from Zebra RSD 7-inch single
"Night Before The Funeral" - The Mary Onettes from RSD 7-inch
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