Noteworthy Album Releases This Week: June 3
This week’s album releases feature legendary songwriters, unlikely cover songs and welcome returns of indie favorites. Here’s the full rundown on all the listen-worthy tunes out this week.
Paul Simon-‘Stranger to Stranger’:
Fresh off of performing a sold-out concert at the Idaho Botanical Garden, the iconic singer-songwriter is back with a brand new LP packed with 16 new songs. The album features an array of different genres, from gospel, to jazz, to rock and roll.
Train-‘Train Does Led Zeppelin II’:
The San Francisco band is doing something a little different and unexpected this week; releasing a cover album of Led Zeppelin tracks from the heavy metal group’s second album. The cover album shows Train going in a versatile and surprising direction that’s sure to intrigue fans and listeners alike.
Tegan and Sara: ‘Love You to Death’:
Composed of twin sisters, this pop duo first burst onto the indie scene in a significant way with their 2007 album ‘The Con’, which sparked mainstream success and established these ladies as bonafide indie pop stars. Advocates for the LGBT community, the duo sings about relatable issues such as gender identity, getting in and out of relationships, and falling in love.
The Strokes: ‘Future Present Past’:
Now free from their five-album contract with RCA, these New York rockers are back on singer Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records label. This four-track EP is a welcome return for the group, demonstrating strong vocal melodies and striking versatility.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium: ‘Monolith of Phobos’:
Primus frontman Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, the 41-year-old son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, team up for this strange and psychedelic LP, mixing jazzy melodies with psych rock haze. Those searching for something unique and original will find this an intriguing and oddly enjoyable record.