by ANDY VIHSTADT
Voice of the Beehive
Wolf Parade announced details on the yet-to-be-titled (rumored Kissing the Beehive) second LP last week. The album does't come out until June 16, but you can get a preview below courtesy of Stereogum.
Wolf Parade: "Call it a Ritual" MP3
For your viewing pleasure, the National will be releasing A Skin, a Night on May 20. Check out the trailer here. The DVD comes packaged with the Virginia EP. Grab the lead track below, courtesy of So Much Silence.
The National: "You've Done it Again, Virginia" MP3
Give a Hoot
Green Owl Records released its benefit album for the Energy Action Coalition last week. The compilation of rarities includes exclusive material from the likes of Muse, Feist and Deerhoof. Grab a track below, courtesy of Fluxblog, and get more info right here.
Of Montreal: "Feminine Effects" MP3
Third officially releases on April 29 on Island.
The Bonus page on Spoon's official website is worth keeping tabs on for its sporadic takeaways. Grab the current offering below.
Spoon: "You Got Your Cherry Bomb (Country version)" MP3
Cool Kids: "Oscar" MP3. Appearing on the Bake Sale EP, out 5/20 on Chocolate Industries.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre, My Bloody Underground (Suma)
9th Wonder & Buckshot, The Formula (Duck Down)
Atmosphere, When Life Gives You Lemons (Rhymesayers)
Elbow, The Seldom Seen Kid (Geffen)
Flight of the Conchords, Flight of the Conchords (Sub Pop)
Love, Forever Changes [Collector's Edition] (Rhino)
Lyrics Born, Everywhere at Once (Anti)
Tokyo Police Club, Elephant Shell (Saddle Creek)
Constantines, Kensington Heights (Arts & Crafts)
Dizzee Rascal, Maths + English (Def Jux)
Jamie Lidell, Jim (Warp)
Portishead, Third (Island)
The Roots, Rising Down (Def Jam)
Animal Collective, Water Curses EP (Domino)
Four Tet, Ringer (Domino)
The Last Shadow Puppets, The Age of Understatement (Domino)
Matmos, Supreme Balloon (Matador)
No Age, Nouns (Sub Pop)
The Architects, Vice (Anodyne)
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Death Cab for Cutie, Narrow Stairs (Atlantic)
Dosh, Wolves and Wishes (Anticon)
Flying Lotus, Los Angeles (Warp)