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[watch] God Only Knows (all-star cover)

Brian Wilson, Dave Grohl, Lorde, Chris Martin, Sam Smith, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, and Florence Welch have joined forces for an epic new version of The Beach Boys classic “God Only Knows”, commissioned by the BBC to help celebrate the official launching of BBC Music. The cover will eventually be released as a charity single to help benefit the BBC’s Children in Need program. More at Consequence of Sound.

[new music roundup] 8.27.13

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A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

AlunaGeorge//Body Music

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Belle and Sebastian//The Third Eye Centre

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Dent May//Warm Blanket

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The Dodos//Carrier

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Flaamingos//Flaamingos

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King Krule//6 Feet Beneath the Moon

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Lumerians//The High Frontier

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A few more worth a listen:
The Beach Boys//Made In California (6-CD box set)
Black Joe Lewis//Electric Shave
Bob Dylan//The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 – Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)
Ellie Goulding//Halcyon Days EP
Franz Ferdinand//Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
Ghost Wave//Ages
Spineriders//Hello Future Tinglies

 

More new music at Largehearted Boy.

 

[new music roundup] 6.5.12

A few of my favorite new releases this week, including the latest from Japandroids, Liars, The Mynabirds, The Temper Trap, and The Beach Boys!  As always, be sure to check out Largehearted Boy for more of this week’s new releases.

What are your favorite new releases this week?

 

The Beach Boys//That’s Why God Made the Radio
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Full Album Stream

 

Dntel//Aimlessness
Bright Night
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The Hives//Lex Hives
Go Right Ahead
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Japandroids//Celebration Rock
The House That Heaven Built (via soundcloud)
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Liars//WIXIW
No. 1 Against the Rush
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The Mynabirds//Generals
Body of Work & Generals (free downloads via newsletter)
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse//Americana
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Patti Smith//Banga
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Shonen Knife//Pop Tune
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Teen Daze//All of Us, Together
Treten (via soundcloud)
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The Temper Trap//The Temper Trap
Trembling Hands (via soundcloud)
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(1) Day of Anticipation: 2012

Now that 2011 is officially a thing of the past, it’s time to look ahead at what this brand new year has to offer us music fans.  2011 will be tough to top, but with a handful of my favorites all set to release new material, 2012 is shaping up to be a another great year.  So without further ado, here’s some of the music I’m most excited for in 2012…and please let me know who i’ve overlooked.

[p.s. apologies are in order. this post was originally planned for New Year’s Day, but between recovering from NYE festivities and holiday travels, it’s out a bit later than expected.]

 

Animal Collective

Title: TBA
Release: TBA

 

Azealia Banks

Title: Broke With Expensive Taste
Release: TBA
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Blackbird Blackbird

Title: Boracay Planet EP
Release: TBA [expected early 2012]
Tear

 

Chairlift

Title: Something
Release: 1/24/12
Met Before [via soundcloud]

 

Grizzly Bear

Title: TBA
Release: TBA

 

Islands

Title: A Sleep & A Forgetting
Release: 2/14/12
This Is Not A Song

 

Sharon Van Etten

Title: Tramp
Release: 2/14/12
Serpents

 

Shearwater

Title: Tramp
Release: 2/14/12
Breaking the Yearlings [via Sub Pop]

 

Sleigh Bells

Title: Reign of Terror
Release: 2/14/12
Born To Lose

 

The xx

 

Title: TBA
Release: TBA
Open Eyes (Demo)

 

Yeasayer

Title: TBA
Release: TBA
Swallowing The Decibels

 

More noteworthy 2012 releases:
Air
Title: Le Voyage Dans La Lune
Release: 2/6/12

Andrew Bird
Title: Break It Yourself
Release: 3/6/12

The Beach Boys
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

The Big Pink
Title: Future This
Release: 1/17/12

Cat Power
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

Chiddy Bang
Title: Breakfast
Release: 2/28/12
Ray Charles [via soundcloud]

Delta Spirit
Title: Delta Spirit
Release: 3/13/12

Dr. Dog
Title: Be The Void
Release: 2/7/12

First Aid Kit
Title: The Lion’s Roar
Release: 1/23/12
♪ The Lion’s Roar [via soundcloud]

Imperial Teen
Title: Feel The Sound
Release: 1/31/12

Lana Del Rey
Title: Born To Die
Release: 1/31/12
Born To Die

The Long Winters
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

Lost in the Trees
Title: A Church that Fits Our Needs
Release: 3/20/12

The Lumineers
Title: The Lumineers
Release: March 2012

The Magnetic Fields
Title: Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
Release: 3/6/12

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s
Title: Rot Gut, Domestic
Release: TBA (expect March 2012)

Miike Snow
Title: Happy To You
Release: 3/26/12
♪ Devil’s Work [via soundcloud]

Miniature Tigers
Title: Mia Pharaoh
Release: TBA
Boomerang

Nada Surf
Title: The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy
Release: 1/14/12

of Montreal
Title: Paralytic Stalks
Release: 2/7/12
Dour Percentage [via soundcloud]

Phenomenal Handclap Band
Title: Form & Control
Release: TBA (expected early 2012)

Santigold
Title: Master of My Make Believe
Release: TBA (expected spring 2012)

School of Seven Bells
Title: Ghostory
Release: 2/28/12
The Night

The Shins
Title: Port of Morrow
Release: TBA (expected March 2012)

Sigur Rós
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

Spiritualized
Title: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Release: TBA (expected March 2012)

The Temper Trap
Album Title: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Tennis
Title: Young and Old
Release: 2/14/12
♪ Origins [via soundcloud]