(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)
*Cowboy Junkies, The Nomad Series Volume 1: Renmin Park In the magazine Wears the Trousers, Michael Timmins calls Renmin Park "a fictional love story about two people whose two worlds will forever keep them apart. It's a thank you letter to an obscure city and the people who opened up their lives to five very strange strangers. It's a document about a bewilderingly complex culture that is, once again, experiencing a massive upheaval." It's also volume one of a four-part series, which will include a Vic Chesnutt tribute album.
You can stream the full album here. The Junkies' visit to St. Louis this summer, originally set for June 27, hasn't yet been rescheduled.
*Devo, Something for Everybody Devo's first album in twenty years is streaming for free via Colbert Nation. There have been some interesting promotions surrounding the release.
*Drake, Thank Me Later Drake's highly anticipated release features Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, T.I., Young Jeezy, The Dream, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. You can stream the entire album here.
*The Gaslight Anthem, American Slang Listen to American Slang as part of NPR's First Listen series. The band's at Pop's on July 16.
*Foals, Total Life Forever Total Life Forever is streaming in its entirety on Foals' MySpace page.
*Check out the video for Foals' "Miami" below.
*Light Pollution, Apparitions "Good Feelings," the first single from Apparitions, is available for streaming on its Myspace page.