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August’s Album Releases

A bunch of new albums are lined up for this month. Which one(s) are YOU going to pick up?

August 7

GOOD Music, Cruel Summer

GOOD (“Getting Out Our Dreams”) Music is a record label headed by the one and only Kanye West. All the acts on his label have collaborated to create Cruel Summer, with their first single being “Mercy.” Here’s their second single, “New God Flow”:

August 8

Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion, Reincarnated

Snoop Dogg, er, Snoop Lion is releasing a new album with a new sound – reggae. His recent name change came after what would be best described as a born again experience with Rastafarian priests in Jamaica (notice that I decided not to refer to it as a massive smoke session with a bunch of marijuana enthusiasts…oh wait). Only time will tell how this turns out. His first single is a Major Lazer/Diplo-produced track called “La La La”:

August 14

Yellowcard, Southern Air

I haven’t listened to Yellowcard since the Ocean Avenue days but it’s nice to go back to the sound that dominated my middle/high school years. Here’s “Always Summer”:

August 21

Bloc Party, Four

British rock band Bloc Party is releasing a new album after a three year hiatus. Before that, the band had been touring and recording non-stop for six years so it seems they took a back-to-basics approach with this album. Earlier this week, they unveiled “Day Four”:

Yeasayer, Fragrant World

With the help of artist Yoshi Sodeoka, Yeasayer has decided to leak their album in a pretty unique way. Sodeoka created a “moving visual” for each track from the album and it’s up to the listener/viewer to use clues in order to find those “hidden” tracks on the Internet. The catch is that these tracks will only be available to hear from Yeasayer themselves until tomorrow, August 3, until 8 PM EDT. This is one of their songs, “Henrietta”:

August 27

Rita Ora, O.R.A.

West London singer Rita Ora got her music career jump-started when Jay-Z signed her to his label, Roc Nation. “How We Do (Party)” is getting a decent rotation on the radio these days, but here’s another one of her songs, “R.I.P.” ft. Tinie Tempah (it features a sample from Nneka’s very cool “Heartbeat”):

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About Camille G.

Camille's passion for music began at the advent of the very illegal Napster, which she maaay or may not have used at the time. This interest made a natural progression into learning and teaching herself how to play various instruments for fun. Due to a lack of actual talent and the desire for job predictability, she graduated from Seton Hall University in nursing. When she has time off from her job as a registered nurse in NJ, she enjoys digging through the internet for new things to listen to. Sharing her discoveries and favorite songs with friends through mix CDs, playlists, blogs, and parties is the part of the music experience she enjoys the most, so this is a great opportunity for her to do just that.

One comment on “August’s Album Releases

  1. Is it weird that I have 3 Yellowcard albums on my iPod, but not the actual “Ocean Avenue” song?

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