New music Tuesday! (October 24/25)

New releases out this week by Coldplay, Kid Koala, Bob Schneider, Surfer Blood, Thomas Dolby, Justice, Deer Tick, Medeski Martin & Wood + more (w/lots of audio & video)



A huge array of new releases out this week, some dropped on Monday to throw your week (and my post) off. I've included info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may never have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months ...

65Daysofstatic, We Were Exploding Anyway (Montreme)
The U.S. release of the British electro post-rockers' new LP is offered as a two-disc set that includes the Heavy Sky EP.

Aiden, Some Kind Of Hate (Victory)

Banner Pilot, Heart Beats Pacific (Fat Wreck Chords)

The Beets, Let The Poison Out (Hardly Art)
Actual release date Mon., Oct. 24.

Black Tusk, Set The Dial (Relapse)

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, Mr. Machine Comes (!K7 Records)
The experimental trio releases their sophomore album. The first single, "Pretend," features Ninja Tune artist Emika in a re-imagining of her track; video below.

Michael Buble, Christmas (Reprise)
Actual release date Mon., Oct. 24.

Kathryn Calder, Bright and Vivid (File Under: Music)
The Canadian indie rock musician and member of The New Pornographers issues her second solo album. Check out the video for "Who Are You" after the jump, along with the rest of this week's new releases.

Carnifex, Until I Feel Nothing (Victory)

Close Your Eyes, Empty Hands and Heavy Hearts (Victory)

Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (RCA)
Actual release date Mon., Oct. 24.

Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto (Capitol Records)
Actual release date Mon., Oct. 24.

Corridor, Real Late (Manimal Vinyl)

Danzig, The Essential Danzig (Sony)

Kimya Dawson, Thunder Thighs (Burnside Distribution)

Deer Tick, Divine Providence (Partisan Records)

The Devil Makes Three, Stomp & Smash (Milan)

Dirty Projectors & Bjork, Mount Wittenberg Orca (Domino)
The physical release of the collaborative album from Dirty Projectors and Björk.

Thomas Dolby, A Map Of The Floating City (Lost Toy People)
The iconic '80s star ("She Blinded Me With Science") breaks his 20-year silence with a new LP that features guest spots by Mark Knopfler, Regina Spektor, Natalie MacMaster, Bruce Woolley and Imogen Heap. Check out "The Toadlickers" below; the video is nominated for a Webby Award. The video for the surreal techno/bluegrass mashup features a Dobro-playing rebel Dolby, burlesque models, muppet chickens and other fun stuff.

The Drowning Men, The Beheading of the Songbird (Borstal Beat)

Dub Trio, Dub Trio IV (ROIR)

The Explorers Club, Californian Suite (Rock Ridge Music)

Michael Feinstein, The Sinatra Project Vol. II: The Good Life (Concord Jazz)

Peter Gabriel, New Blood Live In London DVD/Blu-ray (Eagle Vision)
Check out the performance of "The Rhythm of the Heart" from the DVD below.

Vince Gill, Guitar Slinger (MCA Nashville)
Actual release date Mon., Oct. 24.

The Good Natured, Skeleton (Astralwerks)

Gospel Music, How to Get to Heaven (Kill Rock Stars)
The debut full-length of lo-fi indie pop from Gospel Music, the alias of Jacksonville-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Owen Holmes (Black Kids).

Gringo Star, For Count Yer Lucky Stars (Gigantic Music)
Atlanta indie pop makers Gringo Star issue a follow-up to their 2008 critically acclaimed debut; this record is produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Deerhunter). Check out the "Shadow" video below.

Honeyhoney, Billy Jack (honeyhoney/Lost Highway)

Hurricane Bells, Tides and Tales (Invisible Brigades)

Junius, Reports From The Threshold Of Death (Prosthetic)
Click here to read Scott's breakdown of the album.

Justice, Audio, Video, Disco (D Banger Records / Because Music / Elektra)
The Parisian electro-duo presents a new LP. Video for the title track below.

Kid Koala, Space Cadet (Ninja Tune)
The Canadian electro-turntable genius presents a new graphic novel-with-CD release about an adventurous space cadet and her guardian robots described as "A tomorrow-days lullaby about finding your place in the universe." The "still picture score" features 15 original tracks, each underscoring a key scene in the book, composed and performed by Kid Koala on piano and turntable.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Smoking in Heaven (Verve Forecast / DH Records)

Cyndi Lauper, To Memphis With Love CD/DVD (Megaforce)

Lights Resolve, Feel You're Different (Rock Ridge Music)

Little Red, Midnight Remember (True Panther Records)

Medeski Martin & Wood, Fly in a Bottle DVD (Indirecto Records)
A look into the minds and lives of MMW as directed by drummer/percussionist Billy Martin with footage taken over a year-long period following MMW on the road and in the studio during their Radiolarians recordings.

Mr. Gnome, Madness In Miniature (El Marko Records)
Listen to "Ate the Sun" below.

Noam Pikelny, Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail (Compass)

John Prine, The Singing Mailman (Oh Boy)

Roots Manuva, 4everevolution (Big Dada/Banana Klan)

Russian Circles, Empros (Sargent House)

Scars on 45, Heart on Fire EP (Chop Shop/Atlantic Records)
Actual release date Mon., Oct. 24.

Bob Schneider, Live At The Paramount Theatre CD/DVD (Brando)

She & Him, A Very She & Him Christmas (Merge Records)
The most adorable indie duo ever (M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel) release an LP inspired by holiday albums by the likes of The Carpenters, Vince Guaraldi, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and others; a portion of all proceeds support 826 National.

Skinny Puppy, Handover (Synthetic Symphony / SPV)
Charismatic frontman/conceptualist Ogre and electronics avatar Cevin Key (aka Skinny Puppy) present their 14th album, which explores the concept of "the unbridled greed of the world's financial organizations and the governments that enable them, but the climate of political impotence which makes people resign their fate, no matter how insidious the situation gets." Actual release date: Fri., Oct. 28.

Spectrals, Bad Penny (Slumberland)
Check out "Get a Grip" below.

Mark Sultan, Whatever / Whenever (In The Red)

Surfer Blood, Tarot Classics EP (Kanine)

Tender Mercies, Tender Mercies (Collective Sounds)

Various Artists, The Bridge School Benefits 25th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD (Reprise)
Two vpackages are offered; a three-DVD set and a two-CD collection that feature unique live performances from the beloved Annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts culled from the past 25 years.

Tom Waits, Bad As Me (Anti-)
Click here to read Eric's stellar review of the album.

Scott Weiland, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Atco)
Weiland tries out a holiday album of songs by singers of Christmases past — Nat King Cole ("The Christmas Song"), Bing Crosby ("White Christmas" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas+), and Andy Williams ("The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year"), among others, as well as Weiland's own original holiday song, "Happy Christmas And Many More."

Zenith Myth, Zenith Myth (Vibra Cobra Records)

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