Out This Week 5/11

national_highviolet

What’s a little time in waiting when the results are this good? After three years, The National return with their much anticipated new album, High Violet, which elevates their moody music to a grand scale. The Dead Weather fans, though, needn’t wait so long: only ten months after the release of their debut, Horehound, Jack White and Alison Mosshart bring you the “instantaneous gratification” of Sea of Cowards, an expansion of their gritty blues sound. But talk about waiting: Seattle’s Light in the Attic is release a package of demos by Kris Kristofferson dating back to 1968, when he was sweeping floors in Nashville at Columbia Records.

Other releases that you can pick up now, without waiting any longer, include Holy Fuck‘s third full-length studio album, Latin; the fourth LP from CocoRosie, called Grey Oceans; and Li(f)e, the latest from hip hop iconoclast Sage Francis -- all three years in the making... or at least, the waiting... and all solid and quite possibly their best efforts to date.

Among the many other albums out this week and worth checking out is Matthew Houck’s followup to To Willie as Phosphorescent; a wildly ambitious (and wild sounding!) project called Gayngs, in which vocalist Ryan Olson enlists over 25 musicians from various scenes around the country; and an excellent fourth album from Brooklyn lo-fi group Woods.

Check out Largehearted Boy’s list of new releases and find some more new favorites among these freely available songs... and don’t forget, every day is Record Store Day!

Airship - Kids
from Algebra EP on Love & Disaster

Ryan Bourne - Love and Death (MP3)
from Supermodern World of Beauty on Saved by Radio

CocoRosie - Lemonade (MP3)
from Grey Oceans on Sub Pop

The Dead Weather - Die by the Drop
from Sea of Cowards on Warner Brothers

The Delta Mirror - A Song About The End (MP3)
from Machines That Listen on Lefse Records

Everest - Let Go
from On Approach on Warner Brothers Records

Ex-Girlfriends Club - Devil Eyes (MP3)
from Your Prescription (self-released)

Fan-Tan - On Your Wall (MP3)
from Age of Discovery EP on Green Light Go

Sage Francis - The Best of Times (MP3)
From Li(f)e on Anti-

Gayngs - Faded High (MP3)
from Relayted on Jagjaguwar

Adam Green - Gallop (MP3)
from Musik For A Play on Contraphonic

Grupo Fantasma - El Consejo (MP3)
from El Existential on Nat Geo Music

Holy Fuck - Latin America (MP3)
from Latin on Chatroulette

Hosannas - Happiness (MP3)
from Then & Now & Then on Hush Records

Indian Jewelry - Oceans (MP3)
from Totaled on We Are Free Records

Keane - Stop for a Minute
from Night Train on Interscope Records

Male Bonding - Franklin (MP3)
from Nothing Hurts on Sub Pop Records

The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio (MP3)
from High Violet on 4AD

Naked Hearts - Mass Hysteria (MP3)
from Mass Hysteria (self-released)

Phosphorescent - Mermaid Parade (MP3)
from Here’s To Taking It Easy on Dead Oceans

Jody Porter - Aurora (MP3)
from Close to the Sun on Engine Room Recordings

Portugal. The Man - Do You
from American Ghetto on Equal Vision Records

Salteens - Hallowed Ways (MP3)
from Moths on Boompa

Thee Oh Sees - I Was Denied (MP3)
from Warm Slime on In the Red Records

UNKLE - album promo
from Where Did the Night Fall on Surrender All

Woods - I Was Gone (MP3)
from At Echo Lake on Woodsist

Zs - Acres of Skin (MP3)
from New Slaves on The Social Registry

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