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    Albums of the hour

    Beach House

    Depression Cherry

    “Did you see it coming, it happened so fast, / the timing was perfect, water on glass.” Beach House, or Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally, have created their fifth album, Depression Cherry, to be released today. Although their sound evolves as they release more albums, Depression Cherry is expected to revert back to a more simplistic sort of sound, focusing less on drums and fills and more on melodies. Beach House will be debuting their new album on their upcoming world tour. Unfortunately, their tour isn’t coming through Tucson, but other tour dates can be found on Beach House’s website, along with Depression Cherry CDs, vinyls and merchandise.


    What Went Down

    Foals is a pop/rock band with stylistic indie and alternative influences. Since 2005, Foals has released four albums and now a fifth titled What Went Down. Zia Record Exchanges’ locations on both Oracle Road and Speedway Boulevard will host listening parties to showcase the new album tonight. Expect to hear laid-back chord progressions, raspy vocals and light guitar fills.


    Poison Season

    Destroyer, or Dan Bejar, is an indie-rock Canadian artist who never ceases to impress his listeners. His new album, Poison Season, will be no exception. Mixing folk vocals, rock beats and orchestral instruments, Bejar produces a sound that is energetic and expressive. Think along the lines of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros with an energy boost. Poison Season will be one of his best works of art yet, no doubt.


    Bad Magic

    Heavy metal lovers: Look out. Motörhead is back at it again with their new album, Bad Magic. Previous Motörhead listeners already generally know what to expect: shredding guitar, intense drums and the angry voice of lead vocalist, songwriter and bassist, Lemmy (Ian Fraser Kilmister). Bad Magic is expected to be just as awesome as their previous well-known, precious albums.


    Personal Computer

    Solo artist Silicon recently announced that he will release his debut album Personal Computer today. To celebrate this announcement, Silicon, otherwise known as Kody Nielson, released his latest single “Burning Sugar.” From the song, listeners can expect to find funky bass grooves, electronic influences and some serious drum kicks throughout the album. Although Silicon is not the most popular artist, he is definitely getting more traction and publicity leading up to Personal Computer. With his growing number of followers, Silicon may someday top the charts.

    The Weeknd

    Beauty Behind the Madness

    The Weeknd’s highly anticipated album of the summer is finally here. The Weeknd artist Abel Tesfaye has been on the radio and in listeners’ ears for some time now—long enough to familiarize people with his sound and leave them wanting more. Beauty Behind the Madness embodies Tesfaye’s experiences of the past and his vision for the future. He says, “Last year I did all the politicin’/ This year I’m all focused on the vision,” in “Tell Your Friends,” a song off of the new album. Expect to hear a similar sound to what you’ve heard from him before but with a new twist that will only embellish his art.

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