New Music Tuesday! (April 22): Iggy Azalea, The Menzingers, Neon Trees, The Whigs & more

Releases out this week; audio & video included.

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The fourth week of new music releases out in April. 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…

Alex Metric, Hope EP (Owsla/Big Beat)

Augustana, Life Imitating Life (Razor & Tie)

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Francesca Battistelli, If We're Honest (Warner Nashville)

Boyce Avenue, No Limits EP (3 Peace)

CarefulThe World Doesn't End (Circle Into Square)

Christos DC, Long Road (Honest Music)

Death, Death III (Drag City)

Eels, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (E-Works/Vagrant)

Fear of Men, Loom (Kanine)

Future, Honest (Epic)

Iggy Azalea, The New Classic (Island)
The blonde bombshell rapper/dance hop artist from Australia presents her U.S. debut and first-ever studio full-length. I can't help but admire her chutzpah — she's one of those women who looks like she'll be one way, then she opens her mouth and completely surprises you with her nastiness; and she's got good flow, too. I dig the track that's been playing on the airwaves, "Fancy" (video after the jump) but it's possible you know her already from controversial tracks like "Pussy" (about getting head) . Check the "Fancy" video after the jump along with finding out about the rest of this week's new releases...


Illum Sphere
Spectre Vex EP (Ninja Tune)

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Keb Mo, Bluesamericana (Kind of Blue Music)

Kelis, Food (Ninja Tune)
Dave Sitek produces the sixth full-length by the soul-dance songstress, her first on the Ninja Tune label. She’s described the album as "a kind of unspoken lovefest".

Kinky Love, Promise EP (self-release)

Jerry Leger, Early Riser (Latent Recordings)

Margot & the Nuclear So and So'sSling Shot to Heaven (Mariel Recording Company)

Medeski Martin & Wood and Nels Cline, The Woodstock Sessions Vol. 2 (Woodstock Sessions)
The groove-funking trio teams up with the Wilco guitarist for this intriguing live studio collab, which goes way out there. Take a listen to "Jade" below.


Modern Rivals, Cemetery Dares (Modern Rivals Records)

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The Menzingers, Rented World (Epitaph)

Neon Trees, Pop Psychology (Island)
The New Wave-influenced pop rocker have been rising fast of late, and their third LP is apparently inspired by lead singer Tyler Glenn’s therapy sessions. 

Asher Roth, RetroHash (Pale Fire)

Justin Rutledge, Daredevil (Outside Music)
A covers album.

Schammasch, Contradiction (Prosthetic)

Sebastian Bach, Give Em' Hell (Frontiers)

The Shackletons, Records (Think Loud Entertainment)

TEEN, The Way And Color (Carpark)

To Kill A King, Cannibals With Cutlery (Xtra Mile)

TouristPatterns EP (Monday Records)

Various Artists, Dconstructed (Disney)
An EDM remix album of classic Disney songs, featuring BT, Kaskade, Daft Punk and others.

Various ArtistsFarewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina (Rock the Cause)
Music non-profit label Rock the Cause Records presents this double-disc tribute to late singer-songwriter Jason Molina (Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.), who died of alcohol abuse-related organ failure at the age of 39 last year. Among the tributees: My Morning Jacket, Cory Branan, Communist Daughter, Murder by Death and Sarah Jaffe. A portion of the net proceeds album sales go to MusiCares as well as to Jason's family to help provide for the loved ones he left behind. Check out MMJ doing "Farewell Transmission" below.


The Whigs, Modern Creation (New West)

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