J. Roddy Walston and the Business – Essential Tremors


The latest raucous release from J. Roddy Walston and the Business is out next week, but you can stream Essential Tremors in its entirety right now, thanks to Rolling Stone.

Franz Ferdinand – Right Action


Franz Ferdinand is back with a new record. Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is the British band’s first album since 2009’s Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, and it was worth the wait. It’s out this week, and here is the lead single, the aptly-titled Right Action.

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Connect at Bernheim – Arts in Nature


During Connect at Bernheim this weekend, we asked for nature-inspired song suggestions so we could put together a playlist. We received so many great submissions from both large and small artists alike, so here it is (with as many songs that were available online as possible). Listen in the park, listen in the woods, or just listen at home while you relax and pretend like you’re surrounded by flora and fauna.

Washed Out – Don’t Give Up


Ernest Greene is back with another Washed Out record. The lushy, dreamy Paracosm is out now, and here is a taste of it called Don’t Give Up.

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Laura Veirs – Sun Song


Laura Veirs has assembled an all-star cast for Warp & Weft, both in terms of guest appearances and her backing band, with Jim James, Neko Case, KD Lang, Carl Broemel, Tucker Martine and Karl Blau all contributing to one degree or another. But the real stars here are the songs Veirs has written for her ninth album, which is out tomorrow.

You’ve no doubt heard the lead single, Sun Song, on our airwaves over the last few weeks. And now you have a chance to download it fore the next week and listen at your leisure.

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Photo courtesy of Chloe Aftel.

Superchunk – I Hate Music


I Hate Music is a pretty strange title for an album that’s full of, you know, music. But it’s Superchunk we’re talking about here, so it kind of makes sense. The record is out next week, but you can stream the entire thing right now thanks to NPR Music.