Dave Grohl's new album of songs for the "Sound City" soundtrack is one of the albums headlining the crop of new albums streaming online this week. He's playing South by Southwest and other selected dates with his new supergroup, called"Sound City Players."
Other interesting new albums streaming this week is along with a new album from No Depression alt-country pioneers Son Volt. And if you like Nine Inch Nails or the soundtrack work Trent Reznor has done with Atticus Ross, you'll want to check out "Welcome Oblivion" by How to Destroy Angels, the new group featuring Reznor, his wife, and Ross, among others.
Also streaming this week: Brooklyn duo They Might Be Giants are back with a new album (as hard as it is to believe, they've now been around for 30 years). And KCRW is featuring an album by the brother-and-sister duo known as Wild Belle.
NPR First Listen:
"Sound City: Real To Reel" by Dave Grohl & Friends
"Mala" by Devendra Banhart
"Muchacho" by Phosphorescent
KCRW Album Preview:
"Isles" by Wild Belle
Spinner.com's Listening Party:
"Welcome Oblivion" by How to Destroy Angels
"Nanobots" by They Might Be Giants
"Honky Tonk" by Son Volt
"Hands" by Superhuman Happiness
"Bloody Amateur" by Bloody Amateur
"Lines We Trace" by Hey Marseilles
"Swords" by Lovers and Reflections
"The Wilderness" by k.s. Rhoads
"Eden" by Bow Thayer
"Varsity" by Christina Courtin