Out This Week 9/6

Whether you were Bumbershooting, traveling, BBQing, relaxing or just hanging out at home, we hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. For most people, though, it’s now time to get serious. The days are getting shorter. School is about to start. Work is ramping up. Thankfully, this week’s new releases are here to remind you that playtime doesn’t have to be over just yet (after all, there are still two weeks left of summer!). Topping the short list this week are NYC dance-punks The Rapture, who aim to fill the dance floors with their first album in five years. Although the new record is their most stylistically diverse yet, you’ll find plenty of hip-shakers to keep the party going. And to keep sailing into the sunset, the LA-meets-London collaboration of AM & Shawn Lee offer a breezy, summery yacht-rock vibe on their ’70s-inspired electro-pop debut.

Other albums worth checking out in record stores today include a danceable yet dark new EP by Charlotte Gainsbourg (produced by Beck) and and even darker, but still danceable, second album from the London by way of Berlin and Melbourne duo HTRK (pronounced “Hate Rock”).

Check out Largehearted Boy’s list for more, but not until you’ve sampled these tracks first:

AM & Shawn Lee – Dark Into Light (MP3)
from Celestial Electric on ESL

Balmorhea – Untitled (MP3)
from Live at Sint-Elisabethkerk on Western Vinyl

Charlotte Gainsbourg – Terrible Angels
from Terrible Angels EP on Because Music

Gold Beach – Diving Bell (MP3)
from Habibti (self-released)

The Golden Seals – The Year Things Fell Apart (MP3)
from Increase the Sweetness on Zunior Music Label

HTRK – Eat Yr Heart (MP3)
from Work (work, work) on Ghostly International

The Ladybirds – Shimmy Shimmy Dang (MP3)
from Shimmy Shimmy Dang on Departure Records

Pregnant – Letter To A Friend (MP3)
from Life Hard : I Try on Mush Records

Peter Wolf Crier – Setting It Off (MP3)
from Garden of Arms on Jagjaguwar

The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (download)
from In The Grace Of Your Love on DFA Records

St. Even – Dreams / My Rope (MP3)
from Spirit Animal on Dustbin Records

Wiretree – Make Up (MP3)
from Make Up on Cobalt Music

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