Posts Tagged ‘album stream’

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ALBUM STREAM: Bear In Heaven – ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’

Brooklyn synth rock band Bear In Heaven are putting out their newest full-length, Time Is Over One Day Old, on August 5 via Dead Oceans/Hometapes. We’ve already heard opening track “Almost” and their first single “Time Between.” Now they’re streaming the album two weeks early at NPR’s First Listen.

The new record highlights older ’80s synth as the band turns inward to look at their own delicate abilities and the fragile nature of emotions. As their press release notes, it’s an opportunity to hear the band at peace as they’ve “learned to cut back on that which …

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ALBUM STREAM: Alive In Standby – ‘Never Ending’

Even though Alive In Standby have been together for over four years, they are just now getting around to releasing their debut full-length album. With that being the case, they still earned themselves a dedicated fanbase with the stellar singles (and EP) they’ve dropped over the years.

After four years of hard work and dedication, the band will be releasing Never Ending this coming Tuesday, July 29. As a treat for fans, they have put the album up on YouTube to be streamed a little early. Give it a listen below the jump.

I’ve listened to the entire album already, …

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Real Friends Stream New Album In Full

Yesterday Real Friends dropped their debut full-length album, Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing, via Fearless Records. Even if you haven’t had the chance to purchase it yet, you can still check it out as their label has put the whole thing up on YouTube to stream. Give it a listen below the jump.

Physical copies of the album are available for purchase through MerchNow. That is also a great place to pick up some merch specifically designed with the album in mind. If you prefer, you can always just pick up a digital …

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Provoke, Destroy – ‘Vulture’

The five piece metal outfit Provoke, Destroy officially released their debut full-length album, Vulture, yesterday through Indianola Records. We are pleased to have the opportunity to team up with the band to stream Vulture in its entirety today. You can give it a listen by taking a look below the break.

If you haven’t had the chance to pick up a copy of the album yet, you can do so by heading to the band’s Big Cartel page for a physical copy or digital downloads are available through Bandcamp.…

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Stream Shabazz Palaces’ Lush New Album ‘Lese Majesty’

Shabazz Palaces, still mysterious even after discovering Seattle’s Ishmael Butler was behind the project, returns. The fascinating Sub Pop art rap releases Lese Majesty in one week, but you can hear it for a week via NPR’s First Listen series.

The album has plenty of the avante garde weirdness of past Shabazz tunes, but it’s also a surprisingly lush, relaxed release. As Andrew Matson points out, “the album’s title comes from the French phrase for sacrilege against royalty.” Perhaps its posh nature shouldn’t be a surprise, then, as the names gracing the album and its tracks relate to royalty.. …

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ALBUM STREAM: Within The Ruins – ‘Phenomena’

It’s been just over a year since Within The Ruins‘ last album, Elite, but the band was more anxious than ever to release another record that sounds like Within The Ruins.

Don’t get me wrong, out of all the bands doing over-produced, shredtastic, breakdown-HEAVY metalcore, they’re pretty much the only one that I still truly enjoy. These dudes slay for sure, even if all their records sound the same. The first time I heard Creature, my mind was blown. Five years later with Phenomena…not so much. But it’s still a record that urges you to dust …

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Stream Jenny Lewis’ ‘The Voyager’ In Full

On July 29, former Rilo Kiley vocalist Jenny Lewis will be releasing her third solo LP, The Voyager, an album that has quickly become one of my favorites of 2014.

Featuring quirky, cutesy, and clever lyrics and story-like themes (her star-studded video for “Just One Of The Guys” is evidence of her lovable nature), The Voyager portrays a Jenny Lewis that’s matured as a musician and songwriter but still loves to have a good time.

You can stream all 10 of Lewis’ excellent folk-pop tracks over at NPR and make sure to pre-order the album if you enjoy your …

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Stream RX Bandits’ ‘Gemini, Her Majesty’ In Full

As much as I miss RXB’s less produced sound of recording live, Gemini, Her Majesty has grown on me more and more over the past two weeks of listening to it non-stop. As I’ll be seeing them with The Dear Hunter early next month, I look forward to seeing how they prepare the arrangements for some of these new tracks for a live setting.

Anyway, RX Bandits are currently streaming their newest album in full before it officially drops tomorrow. Featuring more prog, more melody, and more radio-friendly structures, Gemini, Her Majesty is quite possibly the band’s most accessible album …

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Stream Volumes’ New Album, ‘No Sleep’

Following an extensive promotional campaign that yielded three blistering singles, the California outfit Volumes have begun streaming their second full-length album, No Sleep, in full. Give it a spin after the break, and share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

If you like what you hear, the five-piece will be riding out the remainder of the Vans Warped Tour before regrouping and joining Crown The Empire on the road in late August. To see if they’ll be stopping by a venue in your area, head here.

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Stream Weird Al’s New Album, ‘Mandatory Fun,’ In Full

I don’t know about you, but I have spent the last couple of days anxiously waiting to see what top 40 song Weird Al parodied next. “Tacky” reminded us why he has stayed relevant all these years, but it wasn’t until “Word Crimes” that I felt confident in saying Al is delivering some of the best work of his career at this very moment.

The videos should have made this point clear, but Weird Al has a new album to promote. Mandatory Fun is Al’s fourteenth studio album, and according to the legendary performer it could …

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Stream Bleachers’ Debut Album ‘Strange Desire’

Jack Antonoff has wasted no time in making a name for himself, striking while the iron is hot. The fun. member’s own project, Bleachers, has been buzzing since bursting forth with “I Wanna Get Better.” The debut album is now here, and we can stream it on the standard music streaming services.

We have, by and large, liked all the singles – “I Wanna Get Better,” “Shadow,” and “Like A River Runs” – as has much of the rest of the internet. Antonoff’s experience crafting big, cunning pop songs is evidenced in these …

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Dikembe Stream ‘Mediumship’ In Full

Following three killer song streams over the past month and a half, the Gainesville, FL quartet known as Dikembe are now streaming the entirety of their upcoming full-length, Mediumship, through the bad-ass Pitchfork Advance.

Oozing with energy, emotion, and maturity, Dikembe are sure to see a substantial rise to the top of the emo and post-punk echelon with their newest release through Tiny Engines.

You can stream the album through the link above and expect both a review of Mediumship and an interview with the band on UTG in the coming week. You still have time to pre-order …