Friday, April 21, 2017

Planet Rotations #232: Single Suite 1

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. We are huge fans of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like all music lovers, we love to share what we're listening to and discover some new things from friends.

In this week's edition of Planet Rotations, Sarah and I have handpicked some great singles that have been released in advance of their respective albums. This will be an ongoing series designed to keep you up-to-date on new releases that should be hitting your ears. All tracks are collected in the Spotify player at the bottom of this post.

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Bret's 6
Lana Del Rey - Love
from Lust for Life - release date to TBD on Interscope

Ride - Home is a Feeling
first new album in 21 years! - from Weather Diaries - out June 16th on Witchita

Robyn Hitchcock - Mad Shelley's Letterbox
from Robyn Hitchcock - out April 21st on Yep Roc

Slowdive - Sugar for the Pill
first new album in 22 years! - from Slowdive - out May 5th on Dead Oceans

Dreamcar - Kill for Candy
features members of AFI & No Doubt - from Dreamcar - out May 12th on Columbia

Liv - Dream Awake
features Lykke Li, members of Mike Snow & Pete Bjorn and John - album title & release date TBD

Sarah's 6
Mark Lanegan Band - Beehive
from Gargoyle - out April 28th on Heavenly

Feist - Century (featuring Jarvis Cocker of Pulp)
first new album in 6 years - from Pleasure - out April 28th on Universal Canada

Pumarosa - Dragonfly
from The Witch - out May 19th on Fiction

Echobelly - Anarchy and Alchemy
first new album in 13 years - from Anarchy and Alchemy - out May 26th on band's label

Beach Fossils - This Year
from Somersault - out June 2nd on Bayonet

Saint Etienne - Magpie Eyes
first new album in 5 years - from Home Counties - out June 2nd on Heavenly

Listen to our ongoing Spotify Planet Rotations Playlist!

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