It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week, the “New Moon” soundtrack gets vampy, Flight Of The Conchords steals your heart, Joss Stone shows off her pipes, The Roots may (or may not?) have a new one, and Sufjan Stevens takes you home with him. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump.
Assorted Awesome Artists, “New Moon” Soundtrack
The biggest news in album releases this week? You can finally get your vampire-and-werewolf-loving mitts on the “New Moon” soundtrack. Assembled by legendary music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who’s picked tunes for “The O.C.,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Gossip Girl,” this album features songs from your faves like Thom York, Grizzly Bear and Muse. If the first single from Death Cab for Cutie is any indication, this album is a must-get.
Flight Of The Conchords, I Told You I Was Freaky
The critics are saying that the shtick of our fave New Zealand duo, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, has gotten stale. But hey, we think their mock funk/rap is still hilarious. How do you not appreciate an album that includes a track called “Too Many Dicks (On the Dance Floor)”?
Joss Stone, Colour Me Free
I’ve always liked Joss Stone cause her soultastic voice sounds like it comes from a much older, much bigger, much less cutesy person. She’s 22 now, and it feels like she’s going through a real rebellion phase since that’s what, oh, half the songs on the album are about.
The Roots, How I Got Over
When I heard that Black Thought, ?uestlove and the rest of the boys were taking a break from being the house band on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” to record a new album, I was pretty pumped. Only, now that the release date is here, I can’t find any more info on it? What gives, Roots?
Sufjan Stevens, The BQE
Sufjan Stevens has put his project to make an album about each of the 50 states on hold and has set his sights closer to his home in Brooklyn, New York. Back in 2007, he created a stage, film, music and book project exploring the nature of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Today, you can experience it all for yourself. Only, without the traffic.