Music Monday (4/11): This Week's New Albums + Videos


Gore is the band's first release since 2012’s highly acclaimed Koi No Yokan. It's the first time the alt-metal band has worked with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Porno for Pyros), and the album arrives after a longer-than-expected recording/mixing process that saw the group working through some stylistic differences.

Frightened Rabbit
Painting of a Panic Attack

The Scottish indie rockers completed work on their fifth album last fall with The National’s Aaron Dessner serving as producer. It's their first release since the departure of guitarist Gordon Skene following the band's 2013 release Pedestrian Verse.

Tim Hecker
Love Streams

Love Streams is the experimental electronica artist's first LP since 2013's Virgins and his first release for 4AD. Like that previous album, the new set was recorded in Iceland and includes collaborations with Kara-Lis Coverdale and Grímur Helgason. Also contributing was the Icelandic Choir Ensemble, with vocal arrangements by noted film composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.


That intentionally (?) amateurish album cover teases what might be M83's oddest LP. (At any rate, it's certainly not their best.) The French electronica act's first studio album in five years (following Hurry Up, We're Dreaming) is influenced by 1980s TV sitcoms like "Who's the Boss" and "Punky Brewster," and includes contributions from Beck, Steve Vai, Mai Lan, and Susanne Sundfør. It does not, however, include former vocalist/keyboardist Morgan Kibby, who has left the band; she has been replaced (after a worldwide search) by Kaela Sinclair, who will join M83 in time for their upcoming tour.

Parquet Courts
Human Performance

The Brooklyn indie rockers are nothing if not prolific, having already released four studio albums and two EPs in the last five years. Now comes their fifth LP, recorded over the course of a year and produced by the band's own Austin Brown.

City Sun Eater In The River Of Light

Indie-folk outfit Woods return with a follow-up to 2014's With Light and With Love. It's their ninth album in the past decade, though just their second LP to be recorded in a proper studio.

David Bowie, "I Can't Give Everything Away":

The Dandy Warhols, "You Are Killing Me":

Death Cab for Cutie, "Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)":

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