Sunday, January 20, 2013

Now Streaming: New CDs from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ra Ra Riot, Buke and Gase, & More

There's a good mix of new music streaming online this week, no matter what your musical preference is. You'll find new albums from Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Ra Ra Riot, and the innovative Buke and Gase (who utilize unusual instruments such as a baritone ukelele).

There's also a new album, "The Beautiful Wild," by Canadian singer-songwriter Jenn Grant; a new album from psychedelic rock group Linus Pauling Quartet; and a best-of collection from The Pogues. And KCRW has the new album from Pillowfight, the mixmaster who has collaborated with everyone from DJ Shadow to Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz.

That's just a sampling of what's streaming this week. Take a look below, and go to the individual websites for more streaming albums.'s Listening Party:
"Beta Love" by Ra Ra Riot
"True North" by Bad Religion
"Paragraph Nights" by Drgn King
"Little Broken Hearts Remix EP" by Norah Jones
"The Very Best of the Pogues" by The Pogues
"Nobody Dances in This Town" by He's My Brother She's My Sister
"" by This Town Needs Guns
"The Beautiful Wild" by Jenn Grant
"Yearling" by The Parson Red Heads
"Assault on the Vault of the Ancient Bonglords" by Linus Pauling Quartet

NPR First Listen:
"II" by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
"General Dome" by Buke and Gase
"News from Nowhere" by Dark Star
"Heavy Flowers" by Blaudzun

KCRW Album Preview: 
"Pillowfight" by Pillowfight

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