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New Music Releases – May 2014


As we head into May, some of the year’s most anticipated albums will be released.

New records by Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li, indie-rock goddess tUnE-yArDs, arena rockers Coldplay, Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst and rock ‘n’ roll saviors the Black Keys are all scheduled to come out this month.

Advance singles by all of these artists have already made the rounds, and they’ve got us excited.

You can also look for new records by British singing sensation Sam Smith (his debut LP), the always-excellent Robyn (a mini-record) and Guided by Voices (what will probably be among three dozen other albums that they’ll release before 2014 finally comes to an end).

Check out all the upcoming releases below, and be sure to check in every month for updates to the new music release calendar.

May 6:

Lily Allen, ‘Sheezus’
Atmosphere, ‘Southersiders’
The Horrors, ‘Luminous’
Lykke Li, ‘I never Learn’
Natalie Merchant, ‘Natalie Merchant’
Morning Parade, ‘Pure Adulterated Joy’
Papercuts, ‘Life Among the Savages’
Paws, ‘Youth Culture Forever’
tUnE-yArDs, ‘Nikki Nack’
Young Magic, ‘Breathing Statues’

May 13

Tori Amos, ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’
The Black Keys, ‘Turn Blue’
Chromeo, ‘White Women’
Guided by Voices, ‘Cool Planet’
La Sera, ‘Hour of the Dawn’
Little Dragon, ‘Nabuma Rubberband’
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, ‘Days of Abandon’
Sean Nicholas Savage, ‘Bermuda Waterfall’
Tobacco, ‘Ultima II Massage’
Young Widows, ‘Easy Pain’

May 20

Archie Bronson Outfit, ‘Wild Crush’
Coldplay, ‘Ghost Stories’
Conor Oberst, ‘Upside Down Mountain’
Plaid, ‘Reachy Prints’
Malka Spilding, ‘Gliding’
Yann Tiersen, (‘Infinity’)
Trans Am, ‘Volume X’
Bry Webb, ‘Free Will’

May 27

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, ‘Dereconstructed’
Hercules and Love Affair, ‘The Feast of the Broken Heart’
Little Barrie, ‘Shadow’
Robyn, ‘Do It Again’
Sam Smith, ‘Sam Smith’
Sharon Van Etten, ‘Are We There’

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