New Music Tuesday: Sleigh Bells, Parquet Courts, The Fratellis, Cage the Elephant, Deap Vally, Iggy Azalea, Danny Brown, and Flagship
Photo: Deap Vally at Osheaga 2013 by Marjana Jaidi
This week's new music releases will keep rock n' rollers happy with new LPs from Sleigh Bells, The Fratellis, Deap Vally, Cage the Elephant, Flagship, and an EP from Parquet Courts. To mix it up, we threw in some hip hop with Iggy Azalea and Danny Brown's new albums.
Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, aka Sleigh Bells, released Bitter Rivals today, their third LP in four years. You can catch the duo on tour through November across the US, including a stop at San Francisco's Treasure Island festival. Not hitting your city? Stream the album below.
Texans-turned-Brooklynites Parquet Courts dropped Tally All the Things That You Broke today. The five-song EP was released as a follow-up to 2012's Light Up Gold, which was re-released early this year to a wider distribution thanks to the band's quick rise touring over the past year. You can stream the EP below and find these Americana Punks at Austin City Limits this weekend and then in Europe through the end of October.
The Fratellis return today with their third studio album, We Need Medicine. The LP, which was recorded in their native Glasgow, is the trio's first since 2008 and we're hoping as much as they are that there's another hit as catchy as 2007's "Chelsea Dagger" to top the charts. We'll find out on their upcoming tour, kicking off at Webster Hall November 1 before traveling across the US, UK, and Europe through the end of the year.
Hard-rocking duo Deap Vally released their much anticipated debut LP, Sistrionix today, which includes singles "Bad For My Body" and "Walk of Shame" as well as "Gonna Make My Own Money," "End of the World," and "Lies" from the Get Deap! EP. We caught Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards at Osheaga in August, but still can't wait to see them again on tour, which kicks off in Tennessee today and continues through Europe before heading to New York December 8.
Cage the Elephant released their third studio album Melophobia officially today after being available for streaming via Rolling Stone last Tuesday. The Kentucky-based quintet surprisingly don't have many tour dates in support of the album besides a private event in NYC this week and three other US dates before the new year. In February, the band will head to the UK for dates in Ireland, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle, and London.
Another debut comes today from North Carolina-based Flagship, a self-titled release that was available to stream last week via A.V. Club. We've previewed the group's cinematic tracks and onstage presence at BottleRock earlier this year and in NYC last month yet can't wait to catch them again during CMJ next week, including the Paradigm Showcase at Bowery Ballroom.
On the hip hop side of today's releases rests Danny Brown's Old, out today on Fool's Gold. Catch Brown on tour this month and next across the US.
Our last notable new release comes from Australian model-turned-rapper Iggy Azalea. The blonde beauty garnered attention across countries in 2011, though truly gained traction late in 2012 when XXL Magazine included her in their annual Top 10 Freshman - the first ever female, non-American rapper to make the cut. Stream Change Your Life below and catch Azalea on tour with Beyonce in Australia this October and November.
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