Monday, October 24, 2011

Free Album Streaming: New CDs by Tom Waits, Girl in a Coma, Deer Tick, Surfer Blood, & More

The new album by Girl in a Coma is streaming online this week. Above, they cover David Bowie's "As the World Falls Down," from their covers album.

If you're looking for some new music to help ease your post-CMJ hangover, there are some good new streaming albums this week that may well do the trick. Many people will be glad to hear "Bad as Me," the new Tom Waits album, but I'm looking forward to a few listens of the new release by the blues-influenced Texas rock trio, Girl in a Coma. I saw them this summer at Coney Island, opening for Joan Jett (the band is on Jett's label, Blackheart Records).

Other releases I'm happy to dig into: new albums by Surfer Blood (now on tour with The Pixies) and Deer Tick, and a new album by Dntel, the electronic music project of Jimmy Tamborello (best known as half of The Postal Service).  And as a fan of Rock en Espanol and Latin pop music, I'm glad to see a new album by the Mexican-American singer-songwriter Lila Downs.

NPR First Listen:
"Exits And All The Rest" by Girl in a Coma
"Bad as Me" by Tom Waits (also streaming at KCRW)
"Pecados Y Milagros (Sins And Miracles)" by Lila Downs

KCRW Album Preview: 
"Handmade" by Hindi Zahra's Listening Party:
"Tarot Classics" by Surfer Blood
"Tides and Tales" by Hurricane Bells
"Divine Providence" by Deer Tick
"Life Is Full of Possibilities" by Dntel

AOL Music Listening Party: 
"If You Were Me" by Bear Lake

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