It’s new release Tuesday, folks, and that can mean only one thing: It’s time to take the fresh tunes for a spin. I know we were all counting on a groundhog today (six more weeks of winter, wah!), but this week has another beacon of hope, nay, ridonkulous awesomeness. Last year, I was addicted to Animal Collective’s mind-blowingly special gem, Merriweather Post Pavillion. And about a year later, another album in the same sonically distorted vein has come to be—Toro y Moi’s Causers Of This. Does this mean there’s a new psychedelic electro-noise experiment genre?! Dang, music is so exciting sometimes. After that act, it was hard for Lil Wayne, Soft Pack, and Nick Jonas to follow, but alas, they’re all brand shiny new this week and they deserve a chance to dance, romance, and entrance. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump!
Nick Jonas, Who I Am
Nick Jonas strikes out on his own and gets funky, in more than one way. Why are all the dudes in his band over twice his age?
The most introspective auto-tune ever captured on tape.
Indie surf rock that pops like bubble gum.
Disorienting noise made into musical comfort food.