Monday Music News

  • Animal Collective have begun streaming their new album Centipede Hz in its entirety as part of the final episode of their weekly radio program Animal Collective Radio. Centipede Hz is due out September 4 via Domino Records. Check out the album, complete with custom visuals for each track, here, and head over to Pitchfork for more information.
  • New Pornographer leader A.C. Newman has released the first track from his third solo album Shut Down the Streets due out October 9 via Matador Records. The track, titled “I’m Not Talking,” is a blissful mix of acoustic guitars, horns, and synths, providing the perfect soundscape for Newman’s strong and unique voice to soar over. Check out the mellow pop song below:

  • NPR’s First Listen series is now streaming Seer, the double album from legendary post-punk group Swans, over at their website. Seer, which is is due out August 28 via frontman Michael Gira’s own label Young God, is over two hours long, with several tracks reaching the 30 minute mark. For more information, head over to Consequence of Sound, and stream the album over at NPR.
  • With no word of a new album on the horizon, Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman Karen O seems to be keeping herself busy these days recording soundtracks for movies. After composing almost the entire Where the Wild Things Are soundtrack in 2009, she’s back with a new track for the upcoming Tim Burton movie Frankenweenie. “Strange Love,” which will reportedly play during the closing credits of the film, is an addictively simple and sweet song with a message too perfect not to smile. The soundtrack, which also features songs from Passion Pit, Grace Potter & the Flaming Lips, and Grouplove, is due out September 25. Check out the track, which debuted on BBC Radio 6’s Now Playing program, below, and head over to Rolling Stone for more information:

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