Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, June 15

Posted By on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 12:34 PM

(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)

click to enlarge Cowboy Junkies' latest release, Renmin Park, is part one of a three-part series. - AMAZON.COM
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  • Cowboy Junkies' latest release, Renmin Park, is part one of a three-part series.

*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.

click to enlarge Drake's new album, Thank Me Later, features a wealth of top-notch guest appearances - AMAZON.COM
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  • Drake's new album, Thank Me Later, features a wealth of top-notch guest appearances

*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.

click to enlarge Light Pollution's first full-length album, Apparitions - AMAZON.COM
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  • Light Pollution's first full-length album, Apparitions

*Light Pollution, Apparitions "Good Feelings," the first single from Apparitions, is available for streaming on its Myspace page.

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