Mumford & Sons, “There Will Be Time”
RIYL: Really? You’ve never heard of them?
With all kinds of sold-out concerts and festivals coming up over the summer, it’s time for another single. This time, though, it’s from a mini-album recorded over two sessions in Johannesburg. Just like Paul Simon’s Graceland, you know? Release is scheduled for June 17.
New Beat Fund, “No Type”
Sponge Fingerz (Red Bull)
RIYL: Blink-182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime
From the same label that gave us AWOLNATION comes this frat party-playing LA band with a single that has already being called “the feel good alternative song of the summer.” Fact: It’s a cover of a hip hop track by Rae Sremmond. The album is due June 16.
The Last Shadow Puppets, “Miracle Aligner”
Everything You’ve Come to Expect (Domino)
RIYL: Arctic Monkeys (obviously), The Style Council, Isaac Hayes (seriously)
Geez, you’d think that with all the words Alex Turner packs into Arctic Monkeys songs that he’d run out of things to say. Apparently not. TLSP’s second album—it’s been eight years since the first—was recorded at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studios in Malibu. And that IS Tina Turner on the cover.
The Kills, “Doing it to Death”
Ash & Ice (Domino)
RIYL: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
With The Dead Weather once again on ice, Alison Mosshart is back with Jamie Hince (Is he still married to Kate Moss? Never mind. I don’t care.) for the band’s fifth album, a little more than five years since the last one. Dig the funky funeral in the video. Catch them at the Danforth Music Hall May 21.
Weezer, “King of the World”
Weezer (but let’s call it The White Album) (Alantic)
RIYL: You’re kidding, right?
The album has only been out since April 1, but there have already been five singles peeled from the record. Rivers’ secret to maximizing hits from any given album? Spreadsheets. Seriously.