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New Music Releases – May 2013

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Consider this list of May 2013 new music releases your reward for surviving the long, cruel winter. The cold temps seemed to drag on endlessly this year, at least on the East Coast, but looking at this inventory of upcoming albums, we’ve got a warm feeling in our chests, if not our loins. That’s right, these May 2013 alt- and indie rock albums stir in us something like lust — though we assure you we don’t want to make out with these discs; we just want to spin them.

As with most months, May 2013 brings new music releases from old faves and newcomers alike, and looking ahead, we’re especially pumped for the forthcoming albums by psych-rock weirdos par excellence Deerhunter (even if leader Bradford Cox has been hating on Morrissey), trance-inducing mood rockers Pure X, the always-brilliant National and Tricky, whose trip-hop sound is bound to have us adopting a Bristol accent, much to the delight and amusement (we’re sure) of our friends. Check out the full list of May 2013 new music releases below.

May 7
Deerhunter, ‘Monomania’
Fitz & the Tantrums, ‘More Than Just a Dream’
Goo Goo Dolls, ‘Magnetic’
Little Boots, ‘Nocturnes’
Mikal Cronin, ‘MCII’
Mother Falcon, ‘You Knew’
Phaseone, ‘If I Tell You’
Savages, ‘Silence Yourself’
She & Him, ‘Volume 3′
Still Corners, ‘Strange Pleasures’
The Uncluded, ‘Hokey Fright’
Vampire Weekend, ‘Modern Vampires of the City’

May 14
Dungeonesse, ‘Dungeonesse’
Mark Kozelek and Jimmy LaValle Perils From the Sea
Phoenix Foundation, ‘Fandango’
Pure X, ‘Crawling Up the Stairs’
Small Black, ‘Limits of Desire’
Snowden, ‘No One in Control’
Spin Doctors If The River Was Whiskey
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation

May 21
30 Seconds To Mars Love Lust Faith + Dreams
Club 8, ‘Above the City’
Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories’
Dead Gaze, ‘Dead Gaze’
LVMRKS, ‘Pale Fairytale’
The National, ‘Trouble Will Find Me’
Saturday Looks Good to Me, ‘One Kiss Ends It All’
White Mystery, ‘Telepathic’

May 28
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, ‘How Far Away’
Baths, ‘Obsidian’
CocoRosie, ‘Tales of a Grass Widow’
Laura Marling, ‘Once I Was An Eagle’
Mount Kimbie, ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’
Pastels, ‘Slow Summits’
Polyphonic Spree, ‘Yes, It’s True’
The Stranglers, ‘Giants’
Tricky, ‘False Idols’

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