Monday, August 06, 2012

Now Streaming: New CDs from Dead Can Dance, Mexican Institute of Sound, & More

There are no big blockbuster albums among those streaming this week, but you'll find some interesting new releases nonetheless. There's a new album by the reunited Dead Can Dance, which coincides with its world tour beginning this week (they'll play two shows at the Beacon Theatre August 29th and 30th). You can download a free track from the album, "Amnesia," at the Dead Can Dance website.  (Update, Aug. 10th: review of DCD's "Anastatis" at Consequence of Sound.)

There's also a new release from Mexican Institute of Sound, the Latin electronic-music group spearheaded by Camilo Lara, the producer who's also head of EMI Mexico. I'm not generally a fan of electronica but I've liked some of the catchy music the group has put out in the past, so I'll be giving "Politico" a listen.

The British group Django Django refreshes the psychedelic sounds of the 1960s for today on its self-titled album, which features some sweet harmonies as well. It's streaming on NPR Music this week. (Django Django plays the Bowery Ballroom on Oct. 2nd.)

There are other albums to check out; see the titles below. And my semi-regular notice: albums generally stream for one week, starting on Mondays. And each of the sites below usually has more albums than I've given; see the links for their complete offerings.

Also: Bob Mould's new album doesn't come out until Sept. 4th, but you can listen to a song from it, "The Descent," here at SoundCloud.


KCRW Album Preview: 
"Anastasis" by Dead Can Dance
"Politico" by Mexican Institute of Sound

NPR First Listen:
"Django Django" by Django Django's Listening Party:
"Instinct" by Niki & The Dove
"Live in London" by Birdy
"Masked Intruder" by Masked Intruder
"Dig. Sow. Love. Grow." by Buffalo Killers
"Something About The Summer" by Koko Beware
"Between the Ditches" by Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
"Remember When" by The Orwells
Stray Light by Bird & Batteries
"Last Goodbye" by Nightmare River Band

AOL Music Listening Party: 
"Never Trust the Dead" by The Wicked

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