Arcade Fire have released three lead singles (so far!), including ‘Everything Now’, the title track from their upcoming fifth studio album, out July 28. The follow-up to 2013’s ‘Reflektor’ was recorded in part at Sonovox Studios in Montreal.
You know that thing when a band release an album and then two years later they release an EP to serve as a companion to that album? Like, maybe if that album feels lonely and wants a sibling or something? This is Coldplay doing that. The Brit band are releasing the 'Kaleidoscope' EP on July 14 as a playmate of sorts for 2015's 'A Head Full of Dreams.' Listen to the lead single, "All I Can Think About Is You."
'Something To Tell You,' due out July 7, is the long-awaited follow-up to the L.A. rock band's 2013 EP 'Days Are Gone.' The Haim sisters (plus drummer Dash Hutton) have been on the road touring that album constantly 'til now. Check out the groovy lead single, "Want You Back."
Broken Social Scene
Aww yeah, you know it: Arcade Fire AND Broken Social Scene have albums out this month and they're playing at least one tour date together, which means you're bound to see members from two of Canada's biggest bands (based on head count alone) jamming together on stage. Well, maybe less "jamming" and more "staccato siren disco with pan flute"-ing. Should be cool. Broken Social Scene's 'Hug of Thunder' has an awesome album name and is due out July 7. Check out the lead single, "Stay Happy," here.
Sure, he's released mixtapes, but this is the "Love$ick" EDM hitmaker and DJ's first album and he's named it after himself (and he named himself after Japanese sword-smith Muramasa Sengo because his real name is actually Alex.) 'Mura Masa,' the album, is due out July 14 and features A$AP Rockey, Charli XCX, and more.
The rock journos went bananas over this guy's debut, 2012's 'The Graceless Age.' ('Mojo' rated it 5/5, 'Uncut' declared it a masterpiece.) His follow-up, 'A Short History Of Decay,' is due out June 14. No pressure, Mr. Murry, we're all just expecting another masterpiece. Find out if he has one in store for us by peeping the album trailer here.
Why yes, this Burlington, Ontario, post-hardcore band and Vans Warped Tour regulars did name themselves after author Shel Silverstein. 'Dead Reflection,' due out July 14, is their ninth studio album since their 2003 debut.
Due out July 28, 'A Black Mile to the Surface' is album number five for these festival faves and avid podcasters. Note: They're not actually an orchestra, they're an indie rock band. And they're not actually from Manchester, they live in Atlanta, Georgia. But this is actually the lead single from the album: "The Gold."
In The Valley Below
Okay, there's these two people — Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail — and they got married and moved into a heritage home in Grand Rapids, MI, and then they retrofitted their house with a kick-arse recording studio and they got a band together and recorded this indie rock EP and called it 'Elephant' and it's due out July 14 and here is what it sounds like.
Foster the People
The "Pumped Up Kicks" hitmakers (can you believe that was all the way back in '11?) are back with their third album, 'Sacred Hearts Club,' due to drop July 21. Check out the album trailer here.
Okay, wow, this is (at least) the third married couple in a band on our list of hot July releases. Remember how In The Valley Below are lead by Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail? And we didn't mention this, but Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are the nuptially bound couple at the heart of Arcade Fire.
And Whitehorse is composed of Canadian folk rock darlings/Hamilton, Ontario, married sweeties Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland. We're glad these folks are all loved up so they won't die alone, and that's not just a grim thought it's a segue to telling you about the new Whitehorse single, "Die Alone."'Panther In The Dollhouse' is out July 7.
For a British singer-songwriter, Rose sure identifies a lot of Canadians among her big influences, including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. Her third album, 'Something's Changing,' is the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2015's 'Work It Out.' Check out the lead single, "Is This Called Home."