Music Monday (10/17): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Last Friday’s album releases

The Dillinger Escape Plan
. Dissociation Spotify

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Aiming to go out at the top of their game, the New Jersey “mathcore” band have announced that this sixth studio album will be their last. Critics are thrilled with the result, which ranks among the band’s best.

Kings of Leon
. Walls Spotify

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In a bit of a slump in recent years, Nashville’s Kings of Leon decided to shake things up for album number seven. The brothers Followill headed to Hollywood with new producer Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Brian Eno) to record the 10-song Walls, their follow-up to 2013’s Mechanical Bull and their first release not produced by Angelo Petraglia. Critics still aren’t impressed.

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir

These Systems Are Failing Spotify

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Moby’s 13th studio album is his first to feature his new backing band, The Void Pacific Choir. The artist cites post-punk as an influence on the up-tempo album, though electronics are still featured, with the result sounding akin to industrial pop.

Additional new releases last week

40 Watt Sun Wider Than the Sky Spotify

Ablebody Adult Contemporaries Spotify

Anciients Voice of the Void Spotify

Axis: Sova Motor Earth LISTEN (Stereogum)

Aziza Aziza

Nils Bech Echo Spotify

Big Star Complete Third 3xCD Spotify

Box set compiles pretty much every version of every track on the legendary band’s third album (also known as Sister Lovers), including 29 previously unreleased recordings

Black Marble . It’s Immaterial

Blackberry Smoke . Like an Arrow Spotify

Emilyn Brodsky Emilyn Brodsky’s Digestion Spotify

Sabrina Carpenter EVOLution Spotify

Cavern Of Anti-Matter I’m the unknown EP Spotify

Chasms On the Legs of Love Purified Spotify

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker Overnight Spotify

Phil Collins The Singles 2xCD

Crying Beyond the Fleeting Gales Spotify

Darkthrone Arctic Thunder

Deltron 3030 Live

Départe Failure, Subside Spotify

Marcel Dettmann DJ-Kicks Spotify

Douglas Dare Aforger Spotify

Duchess Says Sciences Nouvelles Spotify

C Duncan . The Midnight Sun Spotify

Dusky . Outer Spotify

Steve Earle Guitar Town 2xCD

30th anniversary rerelease

The Early Years . II Spotify

Earwig Pause for the Jets Spotify

The Exquisites Home Spotify

Fake Limbs Matronly Spotify

Fraternal Twin Homeworlding Spotify

Jonny Fritz Sweet Creep Spotify

From Indian Lakes Everything Feels Better Now Spotify

The Game 1992 Spotify

Katie Gately . Color Spotify

Grand Tapestry Grand Tapestry Spotify

Gucci Mane Woptober Spotify

Gurr In My Head Spotify

Hardline Human Nature Spotify

Hi:Emotions . NOTU_URONLINEU Spotify

Mike Higham & Matthew Margeson Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children OST

I Have A Tribe Beneath a Yellow Moon Spotify

Jagwar Ma . Every Now & Then Spotify

Johnny Jewel Home OST Spotify

Soundtrack to 2017 film includes new and previously unreleased material from Jewel and his various projects (Chromatics, Symmetry); digital release only (with a physical release to follow in 2017)

Johnnyswim Georgica Pond Spotify

JoJo Mad Love Spotify

Kidz Bop Kids Kidz Bop 33 Spotify

Kuedo Slow Knife Spotify

Kuroma The Dark Horse Rides Again Spotify

The Lemon Twigs . Do Hollywood Spotify

L’Orange & Mr. Lif The Life & Death Of Scenery Spotify

Walker Lukens Never Understood EP Spotify

Magik*Magik Magik*Magik Spotify

Male Bonding Headache LISTEN/DOWNLOAD (SoundCloud)

Surprise release arrived last Wednesday without advance warning

Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s The Bride on The Boxcar: A Decade of Margot Rarities 2004-2014 5xCD Spotify

CD release of 2015 compilation

The Mavericks All Night Live Volume 1 Spotify

Maz Idealist Spotify

Donny McCaslin Beyond Now Spotify

Katie Melua In Winter Spotify

Mono Requiem for Hell Spotify

Muddy Magnolias Broken People Spotify

The Naked and Famous Simple Forms Spotify

Naked Giants R.I.P. EP Spotify

The Notwist Superheroes, Ghostvillains, & Stuff Spotify

Live album recorded in 2015

Oasis . Be Here Now

Reissue of 1997 album in a variety of formats, some of which include additional B-sides, live tracks, and 14 previously unreleased demos

Oozing Wound . Whatever Forever

The Orb . COW / Chill Out, World! Spotify

Roger Eno and Youth contribute to the mostly ambient set

Oval Popp Spotify

Pangaea In Drum Play Spotify

Pentangle Finale – An Evening With… Pentangle 2xCD Spotify

Personal Space Ecstatic Burbs Spotify

Benoît Pioulard The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter Spotify

Powell . Sport Spotify

Purling Hiss High Bias

Red Fang Only Ghosts Spotify

Luke Roberts Sunlit Cross Spotify

Jeff Rosenstock Worry Spotify

Sleaford Mods TCR EP Spotify

Soul Clap Soul Clap Spotify

Super Unison Auto Spotify

Swet Shop Boys . Cashmere Spotify

Full length debut for the duo of former Das Racist rapper Heems and Riz Ahmed (best known as the star of HBO’s The Night Of)

Sybarite Waver the Absolute Spotify

Syrinx Tumblers From The Vault (1970–1972) 2xCD Spotify

Telephones Vibe Telemetry Spotify

Test Pattern Final Transmission LISTEN (Pitchfork)

As seen on Documentary Now!

Tuff City Kids Adoldesscent Spotify

Two Door Cinema Club . Gameshow Spotify

Tyketto Reach Spotify

Various Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia 2xCD+DVD Spotify

Various Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith Spotify

Performers include J. Mascis, Lou Barlow, Waxahatchee, Juliana Hatfield, Tanya Donelly, and Jesu/Sun Kil Moon

Suzanne Vega Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers Spotify

Wax Tailor By Any Beats Necessary Spotify

The Well Pagan Science Spotify

Wrangler . White Glue Spotify

Youandewan There Is No Right Time Spotify

Chris Young It Must Be Christmas Spotify

Zeds Dead Northern Lights Spotify

Guests include Pusha T, Rivers Cuomo, Twin Shadow, Diplo, Styles P, Elliphant, and more

Hans Zimmer Inferno OST Spotify

Coming Friday 10/21 (notable releases):

American Football American Football [2016] LISTEN (NPR)

First new album in 17 years for the reunited emo band

Bright Eyes The Studio Albums 2000-2011 Box set

Michael Bublé Nobody But Me

Tim Buckley Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic Sessions

Album of previously unreleased demos includes seven songs never released in any form

Joe Budden Rage & the Machine

Features production from AraabMuzik and guest appearances by Tory Lanez and Fabolous

Leonard Cohen . You Want It Darker LISTEN (NPR)

Crocodiles Dreamless

David Crosby Lighthouse

Kevin Devine Instigator


FaltyDL Heaven Is for Quitters

Far East Movement Identity

Jimmy Eat World Integrity Blues

Kero Kero Bonito Bonito Generation LISTEN (Hype Machine)

Korn The Serenity of Suffering

Lady Gaga Joanne

Sarah McLachlan Wonderland

Holiday album

NxWorries Yes Lawd! LISTEN (Apple Music)

Full-length debut for the duo of Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge

Planes Mistaken For Stars Prey LISTEN (Noisey)

First album in a decade

Pretenders Alone

First album in eight years is produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys

The Radio Dept. Running Out of Love LISTEN (NPR)

Omar Rodríguez-López Infinity Drips

John K. Samson Winter Wheat LISTEN (NPR)

Solo album from The Weakerthans’ frontman finds him joined by most of his former bandmates

Savoy Motel Savoy Motel

Sia This Is Acting (Deluxe)

Reissue of 2016 album adds seven bonus tracks (five previously unreleased)

Spirit Club Slouch

Latest release from the side project for Nathan Williams of Wavves

Tanya Tagaq Retribution LISTEN (NPR)

Canadian artist’s follow-up to her Polaris Prize-winning 2014 album Animism includes a cover of Nirvana’s “Rape Me”

Various Lazarus (Official Cast Performance)

Musical soundtrack includes David Bowie’s final three recordings prior to his death

Various The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again OST

Andrew Weatherall Consolamentum

Remix album features new versions of tracks from his recent album Convenanza

The Dean Ween Group The Deaner Album LISTEN (Rolling Stone)

Debut LP for the Ween member’s solo project

Weyes Blood Front Row Seat to Earth LISTEN (NPR)

Full album release calendar >

Stream upcoming albums and new tracks

Lou Barlow

TRACK “Anniversary Song” streaming at SoundCloud.

Cloud Nothings

TRACK “Modern Act” streaming at Stereogum.


TRACK “On One” streaming at YouTube.


TRACK “America” streaming at YouTube.

Julia Holter

TRACK “Fighting Duran” streaming at SoundCloud.

Tove Lo

TRACK “True Disaster” streaming at YouTube.

The Men

TRACK “Crime” streaming at SoundCloud.

Robin Thicke & Nas

TRACK “Deep” streaming at SoundCloud.

30 Days, 30 Songs project More at the official site


TRACK “Are These My Jets” streaming at Spotify.

Franz Ferdinand

TRACK “Demagogue” streaming at YouTube.

Aimee Mann

TRACK “Can’t You Tell?” streaming at YouTube.


TRACK “Before You Vote” streaming at YouTube.


On TV this week (new episodes only)

  • Monday: The 1975 (Kimmel), Classixx (Carson Daly), Bob Weir (Colbert)
  • Tuesday: Mac DeMarco (Carson Daly), X Ambassadors and Tom Morello (Kimmel)
  • Wednesday: Saves the Day (Carson Daly), Weezer (Corden)
  • Thursday: Explosions in the Sky (Carson Daly), Flatbush Zombies (Kimmel), Pet Shop Boys (Corden)
  • Friday: Wyclef Jean (Colbert)
  • Saturday: Florence + The Machine / Andra Day (Austin City Limits), Lady Gaga (Saturday Night Live)

Recent artist and industry news

  • Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, becoming the first musician so honored. – The New York Times
  • Amazon has launched a new streaming music service called Amazon Music Unlimited, which, like Spotify, allows on-demand, commercial free streaming for a monthly subscription charge. – CNET

The latest music videos

The Weeknd, “False Alarm” [NSFW]:

The Weeknd – False Alarm

Danny Brown, “Pneumonia”:

Danny Brown – Pneumonia [Official Video]

Kid Cudi, “Frequency”:

Kid Cudi – Frequency

Aesop Rock, “Shrunk”:

Aesop Rock – Shrunk (Official Video)

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir, “Are You Lost In The World Like Me”:

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir – Are You Lost In The World Like Me? (Official Video)

Puscifer, “The Arsonist”:

PUSCIFER "THE ARSONIST" official video

Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know”:

Maroon 5 – Don't Wanna Know

Ab-Soul “Huey Knew”:

Ab-Soul "Huey Knew"

Jim James, “Same Old Lie”:

Jim James – "Same Old Lie" – Official Music Video

Anohni, “I Don’t Love You Anymore”:


Mitski, “A Burning Hill”:

Mitski – A Burning Hill (Official Video)

liv, “Wings of Love” [NSFW]:

liv – Wings of Love (Official video)

In the studio / coming soon

  • Depeche Mode will release their 14th studio album, Spirit, in the spring. It was produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco.
  • Life Without Sound is the title of the next Cloud Nothings album. It’s out January 27th.
  • Roger Waters is working on a new album with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. – Rolling Stone
  • Jeezy‘s latest Trap or Die album, Trap or Die III, is out October 28th. Guests include Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and French Montana.
  • Common‘s new album Black America Again arrives on November 4th. Guests include Stevie Wonder, Bilal, and John Legend.
  • In addition to a new Fleet Foxes album, Robin Pecknold also appears to be working on a new solo album. – Pitchfork

Visit Metacritic’s Album Release Calendar for a full listing of upcoming release dates, updated daily.

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