In Stores Now 6/13


Nashville band Diarrhea Planet get this week’s gold star with their third LP, Turn To Gold. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the album “features a bigger, more polished sound for their hook-filled blend of punkish power-pop and epic hard rock, along with crisper, more sophisticated songs with monster guitar riffs, punchy rhythms, exuberant harmonies and fist-pumping song hooks.”

Other highlights include the debut from Danish band Yung, “an impressive blend of anthemic post-punk and garage-rock reminiscent of The Replacements and Cloud Nothings, combining fuzzy, surging guitars, driving rhythms and potent song hooks.” Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John share their seventh full-length, “their most flashy and dance-oriented set to date, featuring a colorful, full-bodied sound with glittering synths, sleek guitars, propulsive rhythms, often-dark lyrics and catchy pop hooks.”

The third album from L.A. artist Nite Jewel (aka Ramona Gonzalez) is “another fine set of dark electro-pop inflected with New Wave and R&B, combining a spacious, atmospheric sound with her plaintive vocals and intimate lyrics.” Former Seattle-ites, current Charleston, South Carolina band Band of Horses release their fifth studio album, produced by Jason Lytle of Grandaddy. And the latest from Pittsburgh band The Gotobeds “is a strong set of bracing post-punk with angular guitars, driving rhythms, often-sardonic lyrics and potent song hooks.”

Allen Toussaint – “American Tunes”
from American Tunes on Nonesuch

Amy Klein – “Valerie”
from Fire on Don Giovanni

Audion – “Destroyer”
from Alpha on !K7

Band of Horses – “Casual Party”
from Why Are You OK on Interscope / Virgin EMI

Ben Lukas Boysen – “Golden Times 1”
from A Youthful Dream on Fat Possum

Brandy Clark – “Girl Next Door”
from Spells EP on Erased Tapes

BRONCHO – “Speed Demon”
from Double Vanity on Dine Alone

Colvin & Earle – “You’re Right (I’m Wrong)”
from Colvin & Earle on Fantasy

Dan Lissvik – “N”
from Midnight on Smalltown Supersound

Darren Hayman – “Bradbourne”
from Thankful Villages, Vol. 1 on Rivertones

Decorations – “Promise”
from Have Fun on Frenchkiss Records

Dexys Midnight Runners – “Both Sides Now”
from Let the Record Show: Dexys Do Irish and Country Soul on 100% Records / Rhino

Diarrhea Planet – “Heat Wave”
from Turn to Gold on Dine Alone

Earring – “Dark Heart”
from Tunn Star on Fire Talk

Eli “Paperboy” Reed – “My Way Home”
from My Way Home on Yep Roc

Emily Rodgers – “No Last Call”
from 2 Years on Misra

Empty Houses – “Daydream”
from Daydream on Sargent House

Evans the Death – “Haunted Wheelchair”
from Vanilla on Fortuna POP!

The Everymen – “Chum, Pt. 2”
from These Mad Dogs Need Heroes on Ernest Jenning

Fitz & the Tantrums – “Get Right Back”
from Fitz & the Tantrums on Atlantic / Elektra

Frankie Ballard – “It All Started with a Beer”
from El Rio on Warner Bros.

Garbage – “Empty”
from Strange Little Birds on Stunvolume / Vagrant

Gemma Ray – “There Must Be More Than This”
from The Exodus Suite on Bronzerat Records

Globelamp – “Washington Moon”
from The Orange Glow on Wichita

The Gotobeds – “Bodies”
from Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic on Sub Pop

Jackie Lynn – “Alien Love”
from Jackie Lynn on Thrill Jockey

John Coltrane – “Giant Steps (Mono Version)”
from The Atlantic Years: In Mono on Atlantic / Elektra / Warner Jazz

Liberation – “Looking For A Lover”
from Liberation on Night School

Merrin Karras – “Apex”
from Apex on A Strangely Isolated Place

The Monkees – “Wasn’t Born to Follow”
from Good Times! on Rhino

Nick Jonas – “Close ft. Tove Lo”
from Last Year Was Complicated on Island

Nite Jewel – “Boo Hoo”
from Liquid Cool on Gloriette

Orchestra of Spheres – “Anklung Song”
from Brothers and Sisters of the Black Lagoon on Fire Records

Paul McCartney – “Coming Up”
from Pure McCartney on Hear Music / Virgin EMI

Peter Bjorn and John – “Breakin’ Point”
from Breakin’ Point on Ingrid / Kobalt

Plaid – “Do Matter”
from The Digging Remedy on Warp

Saliva – “Tragic Kind Of Love”
from Love, Lies & Therapy on UMe / Universal

Sumac – “Rigid Man”
from What One Becomes on Thrill Jockey

The Temper Trap – “Thick As Thieves”
from Thick as Thieves on Glassnote Entertainment Group

Throws – “The Harbour”
from Throws on Thrill Jockey

Tom Odell – “Wrong Crowd”
from Wrong Crowd on Itno / Columbia

WEVAL – “I Don’t Need It”
from WEVAL LP on Kompakt

Yung – “Pills”
from A Youthful Dream on Fat Possum

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