New releases (of interest) – March 8th

The Dodos – No Color:  Psych-shoegaze-indie rockers with the lush acoustic guitar riffs release follow up to a favorite release of 2009, Time to Die.

Lupe Fiasco – Lasers:  Chicago rapper and Jay-Z find releases his 3rd LP with a deep team of collaborators and producers.

Alexi Murdoch – Towards the Sun:  English singer-songwriter follows up oft-licensed debut LP after a 5 year hiatus.

Parts & Labor – Constant Future:  Experimental rockers signed with the always stellar Jagjaguwar label.  (Stream entire album here.)

R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now:  No explanation needed.  (Stream entire album at NPR’s All Songs Considered.)

Raekwon  – Shaolin v. Wu-Tang:  Critically acclaimed lyrical master and original member of the Wu-Tang Clan issues follow up to blogger-fav Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II.

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – We’re New Here:  “The revolution will not be televised” meets one half of the minimalist indie duo the xx.

And other notables:

Starfucker – Reptilians

Daniel Tosh – Happy Thoughts

Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for My Halo

Wye Oak – Civilian

Beady Eye – Different Gear, Still Speeding

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