Monday, September 26, 2011

Free Album Streaming: New CDs by Ryan Adams, the Bangles, Dum Dum Girls, Kasabian, & More

Stream the new Dum Dum Girls album "Only in Dreams" above, or at Spinner below. 

The latest album from the prolific Ryan Adams and the first release in eight years from The Bangles are among the new albums online for free streaming this week.

For Adams, "Ashes and Fire" is at least the 12th album he's put out since 2000. And it's the first album he's put out since stepping away from The Cardinals, his backing band from 2004 to 2009.

On the not-so-prolific side of things, it's a fitting bookend to this summer's tour by the Go-Go's that The Bangles, the other hugely successful all-female band that arose in the 1980s, are coming out with a new album. In the current lineup are three members from those days: lead singer Susanna Hoffs and sisters Vicki and Debbi Peterson (see an interview with Hoffs here).

Also streaming for free this week: new releases from the Dum Dum Girls, Tyler Ramsey of Band of Horses, acclaimed singer-songwriter Sarah Siskind, Kasabian, Canada's Ohbijou, and the rock supergroup Chickenfoot (featuring Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani).

NPR First Listen:
"Ashes and Fire" by Ryan Adams's Listening Party:
"Sweetheart of the Sun" by The Bangles
"Only in Dreams" Dum Dum Girls (also streaming on YouTube)
"Metal Meets" by Ohbijou
"The Valley Wind" by Tyler Ramsey

"Velociraptor!" by Kasabian
"Diamonds & Death" by VHS or Beta

"Candygram for Mowo!" by Mocean Worker
"Number Seven" by Will Hoge

AOL Music Listening Party: 
"Novel" by Sarah Siskind
"III" by Chickenfoot

KCRW Album Preview: 
"The Less You Know, The Better" by DJ Shadow (streaming until Oct. 25)
"Living in Patterns" by Pollyn (streaming until Oct. 25)

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