New Music Tuesday: The Vaccines, Young Galaxy, Cut Copy, and More

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on July 23, 2013

Photo: Young Galaxy at Festival d'été de Québec 2013 by Laura Baker-Finch

There has seemed to be more new album announcements than actual new album releases this week, like Icona Pop's anticipated THIS IS...ICONA POP, the artwork and title for which was released today, and Krewella's Get Wet, both to be released September 24. Yet while today lacks notable new albums (save for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at the end of our list) it is abundant in new tracks, most notably from The Vaccines, Young Galaxy, Cut Copy, and Wild Cub.

The Vaccines debuted "Everybody's Gonna Let You Down" yesterday via Noisey along with a more stripped down sound compared to their previous releases. You can hear more of this new direction August 13 when the band drops Melody Calling.

You can catch The Vaccines at a slew of festival dates this year, including Lollapalooza, Boardmasters, Summerwell, and V Festival.

Montreal's Young Galaxy released "In Fire" today following last week's release of the Sally Shapiro remix of the Ultramarine track. Listen to them both via Spotify below while you check out our live review and photos of the band from Festival d'été de Québec.

Dispersed between their North American tour dates, Young Galaxy will make festival stops at Mudtown Arts & Music Festival and Decibel.

Cut Copy got creative at Pitchfork Music Festival last weekend and not only played their new single "Let Me Show You" on stage, but released it in the festival's CHIRP Record Fair as well for 120 lucky customers - one of whom released the track on YouTube. Take a listen to the 6-minute track below (and watch the record spin), courtesy of customer number 73.

You can catch Cut Copy this November at Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Nashville-based Wild Cub are stealing our hearts all over again with the premiere of "Blacktide" exclusively on KEXP. You can download the first release since 2012's Youth below and read our interview with Keegan DeWitt of Wild Cub from their Northside Festival set.

Catch Wild Cub this weekend at Capitol Hill Block Party then at Lollapalooza early August.

Download Blacktide

Last but not least, the new self-titled album from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. As a belated follow-up to last year's Here, the ten-piece band's third release continues the hippy folk envisioned by Alex Ebert's fictional leader yet still falls short of the bar "Home" set back in 2009.

Check out our photo galleries of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros from BottleRock and Firefly then catch them at Gentlemen of the Road, Xponential Music Festival, Floydfes, and Mo Pop Festival this summer.

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See Also:

Photo Gallery: BottleRock's Launching Weekend
Photo Gallery: Firefly's Sophomore Edition
46 Years in the Making: A Festival d'été de Québec Review