New Music Tuesday: The Polyphonic Spree, The Civil Wars, Explosions in the Sky, Moderat, and More

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on August 06, 2013

Photo: Polyphonic Spree at SXSW 2013 by Marjana Jaidi

The Polyphonic Spree, The Civil Wars, Explosions in the Sky, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Moderat all have new albums and EPs out today for your listening pleasure. Plus, scroll down for Gold Panda and Islands' new singles.

The Polyphonic Spree released Yes, It's True yesterday after a long-running competition to hear fans' "yes, it's true!" stories. The band, who we caught back at SXSW, kick off their tour tonight in London ending at Bestival this September.

We included the early-release stream of The Civil Wars' self-titled album in last week's New Music Tuesday but today marks the album's official release for streaming via Spotify and purchasing via the usual outlets. There's no upcoming tour dates for the duo after a split earlier this year, but we hope the new album's release will bring them back together.

Old Crow Medicine Show dropped their new EP Carry Me Back to Virginia, which includes their current single in addition to two newly-recorded version of "Ain't It Enough" and "Dizieland Delight." The Septet who go their start busking in New York City will make stops at Mo Pop Festival and two Gentleman of the Road stopovers on their August tour.

Post-rockers Explosions in the Sky teamed up with David Wingo to score the soundtrack for Prince Avalanche, which was released today. The movie starring Emile Hirsch and Paul Rudd will be out this Friday. While you wait, listen to the soundtrack available via the usual outlets, though not on Spotify.

EITS will be touring with Nine Inch Nails this fall and will also hit The Nines Festival this Saturday and Breakaway Festival.

Moderat debuted II today just in time for their appearance at Flow Festival this week (the supergroup is one of our 5 top picks). Moderat (Modeselektor + Apparat) will also make festival stops at Lowlands Festival, Electric Zoo, Unknown Festival, Simple Things Festival, and more as part of their summer and fall tours.

Gold Panda released his new single "Community" today off his June release Half Of Where You Live. The single includes a new remix by Fort Romeau, which can be streamed via Soundcloud below. His tour includes stops at Lowlands Festival, Beacons Festival, and a North American tour through September.

As a lead up to their mid-September album release, Islands have released "Becoming the Gunship" today via their Youtube and Spotify, below. They'll begin a North American tour the day of their album release, which will continue through October.

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