New Music Tuesday: Robin Thicke, AlunaGeorge, The Civil Wars, Backstreet Boys, and More

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on July 30, 2013

Photo: Robin Thicke via his official website

Today's notable new releases come in album form from Robin Thicke, AlunaGeorge, The Civil Wars, Backstreet Boys, and Michael Franti and Spearhead and single form from His Clancyness, The Naked and Famous, and Blitzen Trapper.

It feels as though we haven't heard about anyone but Robin Thicke lately, from his addition to the Virgin FreeFest lineup to his controversial, rapey video for the single "Blurred Lines," and it doesn't look like that chatter will die down anytime soon. Blurred Lines the album dropped today in the US and Canada and can be streamed below via Spotify along with the NSFW "Blurred Lines" video.

Catch Robin Thicke and possible naked models at Virgin Mobile FreeFest and at multiple tour stops already announced for 2014.

AlunaGeorge, who you may have seen plastered in Budweiser advertisements recently, also released an album today - their debut, Body Music. We're quite partial to the second track "You Know You Like It."

Find AlunaGeorge during their packed tour, including festival stops at Off Festival, Flow, Pukkelpop, Reading and Leeds, Creamfields, North Coast, Made in America, and Laneway.

All People by Michael Franti and Spearhead, who has been making the festival rounds this summer, dropped today exclusively on Spotify.

Michael Franti will be continuing his tour through the fall stopping at The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Canada amidst his North American one-off stops.

Although not officially released until August 6, The Civil Wars's self-titled sophomore album is available to stream in full on iTunes. "From This Valley" and "The One That Got Away" off the upcoming LP are also available via Spotify.

Okay, they don't have any festival stops this year but we couldn't not put the Backstreet Boys in our New Music Tuesday this week. Can you blame us? In a World Like This is available today in celebration of the boy band's 20th anniversary. Stream it below and catch them on their headlining tour.

Now on to the singles.. The Naked and Famous released "Heart Like Ours" today along with a video for the single. They'll be touring North America and Europe through December.

His Clancyness, aka Canadian- and Italian-raised Jonathan Clancy, premieres "Zenith Diamond" today via Stereogum. The stream is the first off his debut full-length LP Vicious this October.

Leading up to the release, His Clancyness will make stops at 5 Italian festivals this August and September.

Last but not least, "Ever Loved Once" by Blitzen Trapper is available to stream today via Rolling Stone. The track will be featured on the band's upcoming release VII to be dropped October 1.

Blitzen Trapper has a packed tour schedule through October, including a stop at Monterey's First City Festival.

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