Mark Oliver Everett's long-running indie rock project Eels follow 2013's Wonderful, Glorious with their eleventh album, The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett. The introspective new 13 track album is being described as "an extraordinarily vivid and intimate document of a personal struggle." The album is available now and you can preview the album here as well as watch the fantastic video for the track Mistakes of My Youth.
On Aviation High, Semi Precious Weapons move past their rock & roll roots and push into the pop arena. The band, which formed in NYC, add flashes of glam theatrics to their album, Aviation, which they recorded in L.A. with producer extraordinaire Tricky Stewart.
American indie rock outfit Neon Trees' successful 2012 sophomore release Picture Show is followed here by their third record, Pop Psychology. They enlisted producer Tim Pagnotta -- who worked on their hits Animal and Everybody Talks -- and recorded the album in 2013 in Los Angeles. Their upbeat combination of synth pop and new wave influences is explored in their unashamedly catchy single "Sleeping with a Friend."
Undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories of 2013 was that of Glaswegian electropop outfit Chvrches. They made a huge impact with their debut album which included contemporary, sharp and beautifully crafted songs such as Gun, We Sink and Recover. The Bones of What You Believe has now been expanded with three additional tracks from the Alucard Sessions and features special metallic packaging. The album is available now and you can preview the album including the bonus tracks here as well as watch the incredible video for the track The Mother We Share.
For their fifth album Modern Creation, the Athens-bred/Nashville-based power trio The Whigs wanted to find the exact midpoint between raw and rehearsed. After more than a decade together during which they've released four critically lauded studio albums and toured constantly as either headliners or openers for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers, Kings of Leon, and MGMT the three members all agreed that they wanted to flex their muscles a bit: write some good songs, get them down as tight as possible, hit, and tear sh*t up.
Plus there are other great, new releases including Bastille who release their UK 2CD album set All this Bad Blood. Philadelphia-based band The Menzingers release their new album Rented World on via Epitaph Records. Rented World is the fourth studio release for the band and the follow-up to their critically-applauded album On The Impossible Past. Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach releases Give 'Em Hell, another no compromise, fist in your face, hard rock and heavy metal record which sees his now signature sound and vocal style in top form. Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the release of BLUESAmericana on Kind of Blue Music. Kelis describes her sixth album Food as “a kind of unspoken lovefest”, involving two unlikely partners. Drake Bell is the most popular TV star in Nickelodeon's history, but his talent goes way beyond acting, as seen on his new album Ready Steady Go. And The highly anticipated new album from Nashville-based band The Apache Relay, is released on So Recordings. Produced by Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Valerie June, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros), the self-titled album was recorded in Van Nuys, CA at Fairfax Recordings (formally known as the legendary Sound City Studios)..
Plus, Teen, The Ministry Of Wolves, The Seldom Scene, Margot & The Nuclear So And So's, Cabaret Voltaire, Augustana, To Kill A King, G. Love & Special Sauce, Fear Of Men, Iggy Azalea, Death, Little Feat, Francesca Battistelli, Jack Bruce, Army Of The Pharaohs, Future, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim, Down N Outz, Joe Satriani and Winger all have new albums today.
There are also a couple of singles available, including Damon Albarn who while not working on one of his various musical projects such as Blur or Gorillaz managed to find time to record his solo album Everyday Robots which is out next week. But if you can't wait until then you can buy the single Mr Tembo right now. Nikki Lane releases Right Time which is taken from her hotly anticipated sophomore album All Or Nothin (Out 05/06). Naughty Boy releases Pardon Me (Feat. Tanika & Ava Stokes) which is taken from Hotel Cabana (Out 05/06). And Eli 'Paperboy' Reed releases Nights Like This which is taken from the album Nights Like This, Out next week.
EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW
Looking ahead to next week's chart, We are excited to present an Early Listen for Indie Cindy. 2014 will be the year that Pixies indelibly stamp their musical footprint on rock history. On April 29, the Alternative Rock legends release their first studio album since 1991's Trompe Le Monde . Needless to say, with two million catalogue album sales to their credit, and the recent press announcement for the new record creating huge waves of anticipation, a lot of people are very, very excited. The album is available now for pre order and you can preview the album here as well as watch the awesome video for the track Greens & Blues. Also for those who pick up the album early there is an exclusive free lithograph of artwork which is the result of a fan-art contest.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.