New Releases Tuesday: May 21

the-national-press-photo-1Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week.

THE NATIONAL, TROUBLE WILL FIND ME

Trouble Will Find Me marks the sixth studio album from the indie rock group hailing from Cincinnati. The album is a tribute to The National’s 14-years career and the evolution of their sound. The album was recorded in Rhinebeck, NY and was produced by band members Aaron and Bryce Dessner. Trouble Will Find Me features guest appearances from St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, and Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire).

DAFT PUNK, RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES

After all of the teaser commercials, music videos, a surprise video at Coachella, and streaming on Itunes, Daft Punk’s fourth studio album, Random Access Memories is here. The French electronic duo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo began work on RAM as early as 2008 when they were working on the score for Tron: Legacy. Daft Punk decided to stray away from their iconic sound of synth , drum machines, and vocoders because they wanted to work with live musicians. The album features some amazing collaborations from the likes of Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Ewdards, Chilly Gonzales, DJ Falcon, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, and Pharrell Williams.

THE FRONT BOTTOMS, TALON OF THE HAWK

This is the second album from the Front Bottoms since being signed to Bar/None Records. The Front Bottoms are an acoustic dance-punk duo from Bergen County, NJ. Most of Talon of the Hawk was written while the group was on the road and has the band coming into their own unique sound.

By Blaise Fritsche

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