It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! While I’ve been rocking out all day to Calvin Harris’ Humanthesizer, this week’s new music has got angst, sorrow, and even some bounce to go round. So, let’s punk out with Jay Reatard, relive “Twilight” with Mutemath, hold onto dear life with the Antlers, get turned out with Ledisi, rock on with Brendon Benson, take a sonic stroll with As Tall As Lions, and booty bump with Sean Paul. Get into the groove, after the jump.
Jay Reatard, Watch Me Fall
More like watch this punk rocker rise. With a bad attiude and a kickin’ beat, Jay is a hot indie darling that’s probs making Joe Strummer smile from beyond the grave.
This alternative band makes great mainstream music, like their hit “Spotlight” from the “Twilight” soundtrack. Now, they’re back with their sophomore album.
The Antlers, Hospice
Sad, sweet, and simple—the Antlers make a death bed beautiful.
Ledisi, Turn Me Loose
Groove to retro-sounding R&B songs like “Love Never Changes” off her second record.
Brendan Benson, My Old, Familiar Friend
The Nashville hippie has turned hipster and is back out on his own. This rockin’ solo record by Raconteur Brendan Benson makes us “Feel Like Taking You Home,” baby.
As Tall As Lions, You Can’t Take It With You
Take a trip down the long melodic winding road. It’s a chill, jazzy adventure that should sound good to the weary.
Sean Paul, Imperial Blaze
Dude might as well call his reggae booty club-ready record “Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. Sean Paul.”