by Leilani Polk
Week three of March sees some intriguing releases. Info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to see releases from the past several weeks…
Black Lips, Underneath The Rainbow (Vice)
Indie punk-garage outfit Black Lips presents their first full-length in three years, recorded with co-producers Tommy Brenneck (Cee Lo, Charles Bradley), Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), and frequent Lips collaborator Ed Rawls, and infused with a wild twanginess. Check out first single "Justice After All" below.
The Coathangers, Suck My Shirt (Suicide Squeeze)
Dead Rider, Chills On Glass (Drag City)
Luther Dickinson, Rock 'n Roll Blues (New West Records)
Kevin Drew, Darlings (Arts & Crafts)
[Of Broken Social Scene]
Riley Etheridge Jr., The Straight And Narrow Way (Rock Ridge Music)
Foster the People, Supermodel (Columbia)
The LA indie pop band that issued 2011's breezy, relentlessly popular hit "Pumped Up Kicks" finally issued a sophomore follow-up. Conceived mostly by band visionary Mark Foster, the LP deals with social issues, consumerism and capitalism, and gets a layer of world instrumentation along with a more organic sound and more guitar than its predecessor. I dig the direction if first single "Coming of Age" is any indication. Cool time-lapse video of a mural inspired by the album's cover to go with the track below.
Gameface, Now is What Matters Now (Equal Vision Records)
George Michael, Symphonica (Island)
Enrique Iglesias, Sex And Love (Universal Republic)
Kevin Gates, By Any Means Mixtape (Atlantic)
John Oates, Good Road To Follow (PS Records / Elektra Records)
Ringworm, Hammer Of The Witch (Relapse)
RIOTGOD, Driven Rise (Metalville Records)
Dex Romweber Duo, Images 13 (Bloodshot Records)
Shit Robot, We Got Love (DFA Records)
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Libation (Cumbancha)
Sisyphus, Sisyphus (Asthmatic Kitty)
The new name for the collaboration between Serengeti, Son Lux, and Sufjan Stevens (formally s/s/s).
Skrillex, Recess (OWSLA/BigBeat/Atlantic)
After 'releasing' it last Tuesday, the 26-year-old Los Angeles native presents the official release of his full length debut, which features guest spots by Diplo, Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos, Chance The Rapper, Kill The Noise, Alvin Risk, and others.
Taking Back Sunday, Happiness Is (Hopeless)
Tycho, Awake (Ghostly International)
The War on Drugs, Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)
The roosty, shoegaze-y indie rock band originally founded by Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel, and currently featuring Granduciel with bassist/guitarist David Hartley (bass, guitar), keyboardist/guitarist Robbie Bennett (keyboards, guitar) and drummer Patrick Berkery (drums) issue a third full-length album. Check out the video for "Red Eyes" below.
JT Woodruff, Field Medicine (InVogue)
[Of Hawthorne Heights]
YG, My Krazy Life (Def Jam)