New Music Tuesday: MGMT, Grouplove, The Naked and Famous, Elvis Costello and The Roots, and Crystal Stilts
Photo: MGMT at Firefly 2013 by Laura Baker-Finch
Check out some new music (and a new video) from Grouplove, MGMT, The Naked and Famous, Elvis Costello and The Roots, and Crystal Stilts, released this week.
Formed in 2009 following an artist's retreat on a Greek island, Grouplove released their sophomore album Spreading Rumours this week. The success of their debut release, Never Trust a Happy Song, launched the LA quintet into indie famedom in 2011, landing them spots at some of the country's largest music festivals, and we expect their latest release will not disappoint. Stream the album below, or download it via iTunes. If hearing the group (love) through headphones doesn't quite cut it, check them out live on tour. In addition to stops throughout the US, Grouplove will be performing at various location throughout Australia for Big Day Out.
In addition to MGMT's self-titled album, the psychedelic rock band has released the official video for their track "Cool Song No. 2." The deluxe version of the album is available for download via iTunes. The band, whose trippy website boasts a "visualization" component, will perform at Virgin Mobile's Free Fest as well as Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest in between international tour dates.
New Zealand natives The Naked and Famous released the 12-track album In Rolling Waves this week, the sixth release the group has churned out since the kiwis' debut This Machine in 2008. Download the album now or stream it below, and be sure to consult the band's extensive tour schedule so you can catch them live. In addition to US and European dates, the group will be performing throughout Australia for Big Day Out.
Perhaps one of the most interesting collaborations to hit the music scene in recent years, Elvis Costello and The Roots dropped Wise Up Ghost today, which Roots member Questlove calls "the manifestation of a dream." As the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots have grown used to playing with unlikely artists, however, no one could have anticipted the pairing of the hip hop legends and the English singer-songwriter. Stream the album below or purchase it via iTunes. While they won't be touring together, you can catch The Roots at The Falls Music & Arts Festival in Australia this December or catch Costello on tour this November.
Brooklyn-based post-punk band Crystal Stilts released their latest LP, Nature Noir, this week. The group will be touring in support of the LP through December, including select dates with Deerhunter.
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