Get a first listen of Santigold’s new album, Master of My Make Believe this morning on NPR. The album comes out May 1st, and has been generating quite a buzz with singles like “Disparate Youth.”
Death Cab’s seventh full-length Codes And Keys drops next Tuesday on Atlantic — it’s their first album in three years and, more importantly, Ben Gibbard’s first real collection of songs since settling down with Zooey Deschanel.
Yep, another TV on the Radio Post. Why? Because their new album is better than 90% of the other releases you will probably hear this year, and the New York indie-rock giants are warming up for a long touring season intimate shows at The Independent this month. Pre-sale tickets go on sale at noon today.
Get an early listen to Toro Y Moi’s latest album, Underneath the Pine, a followup to his debut last year that made waves on the blogosphere. The new album, set for release on February 22nd, focuses more on live instrumentation, as opposed to more electronic/programmed approach he took on 2010′s Causers of This. Listen to the free stream HERE. He returns to San Francisco after a run of gigs at SXSW for a show at Great American Music Hall on March 24th.
Omaha boy wonder Conor Oberst has come pretty far from the days of warbling off-key alone in his bedroom. His seventh (and possibly final) studio album under the moniker Bright Eyes, The People’s Key drops February 15th on Saddle Creek and features guest musicians from Autolux, Now It’s Overhead, Cursive, and The Faint.
Southern California punk rock vets Social Distortion return next week with their first album in six years, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. Listen to the album for free before it’s January 18th release via the band’s SoundCloud stream, and for every 100,000 tracks that are streamed, the price of the album drops $1 on Amazon. Social D returns to San Francisco for shows at The Warfield on February 3rd and 4th. More info