That’s right, we are offering Album Preview streams from two artists this week. We’re so excited about new releases from both LCD Soundsystem and Band of Horses that we couldn’t choose just one.
From DJ Eric J Lawrence:
If you’re hosting a dance party but can’t afford to get Daft Punk to play your house, you probably could do no better than throwing on a LCD Soundsystem record to get your party started. And while it has been over three years since we’ve had a new album from producer/singer/ringleader James Murphy and friends to rev us up, the wait is soon to be over. Their third album, “This Is Happening,” finally hits stores this month and your groove thing could not be happier. The band previewed some of the tracks, including “Drunk Girls,” “All I Want” and “Pow Pow,” at special gigs in NYC and at Coachella last month, but you can hear the real deal right here, right now (Daft Punk not included).
Super Saver may have been the winning Thoroughbred at this month’s Kentucky Derby, but here at KCRW we have our money on a different breed. Like a thundering heard of wild mustangs, the Seattle-bred, South Carolina-based quintet Band of Horses return with their third album of twangy indie-rock, titled “Infinite Arms.” Now part of the Columbia stable of artists, they trot out another batch of rousing songs that are full of their trademark hooks and leader Ben Bridwell’s yearning vocals. From the soaring opener, “Factory,” to the folk and country-flavored gems “Evening Kitchen” and “Older,” to the storming rockers “Laredo” and “Northwest Apartment,” Band of Horses’ latest album is well worth saddling up to.