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New Music out June 3, 2016
I'm really excited to listen to some of the new albums out today. We get a brand new album by the master of songwriting, Paul Simon, the psychedelic partnering of Less Claypool and Sean Lennon, some great indie rock from Xenia Rubinos (new to me, but really ear-catching!), Spearhead's newest, and so much more! Check out our favorites below and check back every Friday for new music.
- Stranger to Stranger by Paul Simon
Adult Contemporary. Paul Simon faces mortality and pushes forward into the future on this adventurous album.
- Love You to Death by Tegan and Sara
Pop. The twin sister's eighth album is, like Heartthrob before it, wrenchingly honest modern pop music made with heart and no silly frills.
- Monolith of Phobos by Claypool Lennon Delirium
Alternative/Indie Rock. Combining two significant rock pedigrees with a whole lot of weird, Primus' Les Claypool and Sean Lennon give us a giddy trip into the galactic reaches of psych and prog.
- This Is Where I Live by William Bell
Soul. Outstanding return to form from the celebrated R&B singer and songwriter.
- Never Stop Never Stopping by The Lonely Island
Soundtrack. The SNL comedic trio's new mockumentary is giddy, earnest, and stupidly funny.
- Blues and Ballads by the Brad Mehldau Trio
Post-Bop. A warm and engaging trio album showcasing Mehldau's lyricism and supple harmonic skill.
- Robert Ellis (self-titled)
Americana. The Houston songwriter returns home and extends his musical reach in a striking, confessional song cycle about divorce.
- Black Terry Cat by Xenia Rubinos
Alternative/Indie Rock. A bold and infectious sophomore outing from the jazzy-voiced, genre-mingling indie stylist.
- Soulrocker by Michael Franti & Spearhead
Alternative Rap. Inspired, warm, and inviting electro-fueled music - some of Franti's best songwriting yet.