New albums by Martha Wainwright and Jason Lytle headline the lineup of releases streaming online this week. [UPDATE, Oct. 9th: albums streams by Ben Gibbard, Trey Anastasio, and more added below.] Wainwright is part of the famous musical family that includes Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle (her parents) and Rufus Wainwright (her brother), but to me Martha is the most enjoyable to listen to. Her new album, "Come Home to Mama," comes out Oct. 16th.
Jason Lytle, the former frontman of Grandaddy, has recorded with a number of musicians since ending that group, including forming Admiral Radley with members of Earlimart. Now he's back with a new solo album, "Dept. of Disappearance," also drops on the 16th.
Also new this week are albums by Mark Mallman and Meshell Ndegeocello (covering songs associated with Nina Simone), and second chances to hear the latest from Freelance Whales, Metz, and Lord Huron.
As always, albums are up for preview for about a week, and the selections shown below are a sampling of what's available, so check out the sites below for more streaming albums.
NPR First Listen:
"Come Home to Mama" by Martha Wainwright
"Dept. of Disappearance" by Jason Lytle
"REWORK: Philip Glass Remixed" by various artists (including Dan Deacon, Beck, and Memory Tapes)
"Former Lives" by Ben Gibbard (below)
Rolling Stone Album Premiere:
"Traveler" by Trey Anastasio
"The Afterman: Ascension" by Coheed & Cambria
"Sargent House" by Chelsea Wolfe
Spinner.com's Listening Party:
"Diluvia" by Freelance Whales
"Lonesome Dreams" by Lord Huron
"Electrospective (The Remix Album)" by various artists (including Talk Talk, the Human League, and Daft Punk)
"Metz" by Metz
"Pour une Ame Souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone" by Meshell Ndegeocello
"Preachers" by My Jerusalem
"Blue Swan Orchestra" by Goldenboy (reissue)
"Double Silhouette" by Mark Mallman
"Old Time Machine" by Old Time Machine
"Cokefloat!" by PAWS