America’s NPR website are streaming two new incredible albums this week.
The first one is the highly anticipated 7th studio album Codes And Keys by Death Cab For Cutie due out on May 31.
Ben Gibbard and Nick Harmer have both been quoted as saying that the album will be “a much less guitar-centric album than we’ve ever made before”. The first single from the album, You Are A Tourist, has drawn Stone Roses comparisons. On April 5, 2011, the group streamed a live performance of the music video for You Are A Tourist. The video was accomplished in one take, using multiple cameras and no edits or re-takes. The innovative and artistic production employed dancers, actors, and projected images.The band released the video for Home is a Fire on May 9th. The video features street artist Shepard Fairey plastering lyrics from the song around Los Angeles.
The second exciting album stream is the new My Morning Jacket album Circuital. The album was recorded in the band’s native Louisville, Kentucky where they turned the hall of a local church into a makeshift studio and recorded the tracks live to 24-track tape.
The album title track Circuital was one of a handful of tracks recorded at their shows at New York’s Terminal 5 in October 2010, which My Morning Jacket released over a period of six weeks for free download.
Circuital is also due out May 31, but you can listen to the album in full on the NPR website.