Arrivals: Demi Lovato, Vampire Weekend, Bibio, Plus More

May 14, 2013 By:

This week, we see new material from various crevices of the musical universe, both large and small. Demi Lovato’s Demi is dropping at long last. We get some new stuff to salivate over from Vampire Weekend. Bibio is still delivering tunes to wrap your mind around. There’s even two different new albums from two different Grants (Amy and John). Oops… Did we just blow your mind? Here’s what albums are in today.

Demi Lovato – Demi. On the heels of a massive promotional boost, complete with a hosting gig on “The X Factor” and a headline spot on KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango, Demi seems bigger, better and fiercer than ever. Demi, from Hollywood Records, is her fourth LP and its first single, “Heart Attack,” ain’t nothing to joke about. 

Scott Tournet – Ver La Luz. The guitarist from the endlessly pleasant Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is doing some more solo stuff. The album is self-produced and promises to deliver soulful sounds and a new perspective from the artist.

Amy Grant – How Mercy Looks From Here. The songwriting icon has another studio album for you. How Mercy Looks from Here is her 15th. It arrives via Christian label Sparrow Records and was produced by Marshall Altman.

Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City. Arriving through XL Recordings, this is the third LP from the American rockers. Per expected, critics and hipsters alike are already rejoicing.

John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts. Formerly of UK alt. rock group The Czars, Grant releases his second studio album through Bella Union. Fans of his past can expect similar stylings here. The title is said to be a nod to Russian olive trees in Colorado, but the album was recorded in Iceland. Via Partisan Records LLC.

Bibio – Silver Wilkinson. From Warp Records, it’s the seventh LP from the English electronic scientist. The release, which gets its name from the title on the artist’s birth certificate, continues the English producer’s experimental legacy.