Best New Music Releases, Week of May 7th – AM & Shawn Lee, She & Him, Deerhunter, Mikal Cronin, Savages, Fitz and The Tantrums
“Two Times” – AM & Shawn Lee from La Musique Numerique on Park the Van
“I Could’ve Been Your Girl” – She & Him from Volume 3 on Merge Records
Lead Singles from Savages, Mother Falcon, Way Yes, Fitz and Tatrums
The rising UK buzz band, Savages dropped one of the most anticipated debut albums of 2013 this week, Silence Yourself, via Matador, fronted by the single, “Shut Up.” Interest in the debut by many music lovers was fueled by Savages appearance at Coachella last month.
Following Savages is the new track from Mother Falcon, who are, it’s fair to say, one of the buzz bands (more like collectives) of 2013, thanks to three widely praised appearances at SXSW in March. The fact that the band is based in Austin made it much easier to transport their 21 member troupe to their shows at SXSW. Mother Falcon relies solely on acoustic instrumentation – from the guitar and vocals to drums and the violin – to produce their enticing sounds. During SXSW, the band test-piloted some of the material from their sophomore album, You Knew, and launched a triumphant IndieGoGo fund-raising campaign to fund the production of the LP. And there’s more: stream new songs from freshly-dropped albums by Noah and the Whale, Fitz and Tatrums, Way Yes, Kid Congo & the Pink Monkeybirds, The Child of Lov, Lana Del Rey and Kid Congo & the Pink Monkeybirds.
“Conjure Man” – Kid Congo & the Pink Monkeybirds from Haunted Head on In The Red
“The Road” – A Tribe Called Red from Nation II Nation on Tribal Spirit Music