New Releases Tuesday: August 6

KT TunstallWelcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week.

THE CIVIL WARS, THE CIVIL WARS

In November, The Civil Wars announced that they were splitting up as a band due to “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition.” The Grammy Award-winning folk duo was not even able to finish the UK leg of their tour due to their personal issues. Joy Williams and John Paul White forced themselves to making a second album The Civil Wars. The follow up album to Barton Hollow is twelve tracks long and showcases a darker and moodier sound for The Civil Wars.

KT TUNSTALL, INVISIBLE EMPIRE/ CRESCENT MOON

This is the fourth studio album from Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall. It was released in early June in the United Kingdom, but it is finally being released here in the states. The album was recorded in Tucson with singer Howe Gelb in two separate sessions which explains why the title is also two parts. Tunstall says the first half deals with themes of morality while the second half is more about the personal changes KT has gone through in the past year after separation from her husband of four years.

POND, HOBO ROCKET

This is the fifth album from the Aussie psychedelic garage rockers Pond. The band has had an ever changing line up since their formation in 2008, but includes two current members of Tame Impala and one ex member. Hobo Rocket may be short, but it is full of experimental psychedelic goodness and it is definitely worth a listen.

By Blaise Fritsche

If you liked this, check out:
Artist of the Week: The Civil Wars
Stream the New Pond Album, By Tame Impala Members

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