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Album stream roundup: Local Natives, Nosaj Thing,Frightened Rabbit, Darkstar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra & more

Album stream roundup: Local Natives, Nosaj Thing,Frightened Rabbit, Darkstar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra & more


Lots of albums being released at the moment so it’s hard to keep up. Here’s a handy list of what’s on offer at the moment.

Local Natives – Hummingbird

Excellent followup to the LA band’s debut sets them apart from their influences and sees them establish themselves as a considerable band in their own right. Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner.

Amateur Best – No Thrills

Debut album for the new project from the former Primary One man includes tracks ‘In Time’, ‘Ready For The Good Life’ and Too Much’.

Darkstar – News From Nowhere

Trippy ambient-pop from London trio now signed to Warp.

Django Unchained OST with commentary

Quentin Tarantino talks about each track and plays each song on the soundtrack of his latest and greatest.

Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse

Let’s hope not aye? The fourth album from the anthemic Scottish folk band.

Guards – In Guards We Trust

Long-time coming debut LP from the brother of the singer in the band Cults.

I Am The Cosmos – Monochrome

Surprise download of the debut from Dublin’s Ross Turner and Cian Murphy moody disco project.”Tears On The Dancefloor” they say.

Lie-Ins –Death To The Lie-Ins

The latest release on Popical Island.

Night Beds – Country Sleep

Colorado Springs’ Winston Yellen collection of “modern country soul in the tradition of great American songwriters like Alex Chilton and Mark Kozelek”

Nosaj Thing – Home

Second full-length from Jason Chung is perhaps even more ambient than the first. More (headphones) listens required.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – We The Common

As featured via the Joanna Newsom duet yesterday, a vibrant collection of indie-folk-pop songs, along the lines of one-time collaborator Tune-Yards.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II

Second album from Portland-based New Zealand fuzzy psychedelic lo-fi indie dudes. Playing Thursday May 2nd @ The Academy 2, Dublin.

Veronica Falls – Waiting For Something to Happen

Second album from English melodic indie-popsters.

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