New Album Release Highlights: Tuesday, June 15
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What
can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.)
*Cowboy Junkies, The Nomad Series Volume 1: Renmin Park
amazon.com Cowboy Junkies' latest release, Renmin Park, is part one of a three-part series.
In the magazine Wears the Trousers, Michael Timmins calls Renmin Park "a fictional love story about two people whose two worlds will forever keep them apart. It's a thank you letter to an obscure city and the people who opened up their lives to five very strange strangers. It's a document about a bewilderingly complex culture that is, once again, experiencing a massive upheaval." It's also volume one of a four-part series, which will include a Vic Chesnutt tribute album.
You can stream the full album here. The Junkies' visit to St. Louis this summer, originally set for June 27, hasn't yet been rescheduled.
*Drake, Thank Me Later
amazon.com Drake's new album, Thank Me Later, features a wealth of top-notch guest appearances
Drake's highly anticipated release features Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, T.I., Young Jeezy, The Dream, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. You can stream the entire album here.
*The Gaslight Anthem, American Slang
Listen to American Slang as part of NPR's First Listen series. The band's at Pop's on July 16.
*Foals, Total Life Forever
Total Life Forever is streaming in its entirety on Foals' MySpace page.
*Check out the video for Foals' "Miami" below.
*Light Pollution, Apparitions
amazon.com Light Pollution's first full-length album, Apparitions
"Good Feelings," the first single from Apparitions, is available for streaming on its Myspace page.