Time again to celebrate American independence with hot dogs, booze, fireworks, and what else? New effin’ music. No Fourth of July barbeque will be complete without new material. This week, we're treated to new music from Jay-Z, Pretty Lights, and plenty of others. Get your patriotic groove on with these fine albums.
Jay Z – Magna Carta, Holy Grail. Something’s about to go down. He says it’s going to establish the rules of the Wild West Internet. Via Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc Nation and Universal Music Group.
Pretty Lights – A Color Map Of The Sun. Available the same day is a documentary showcasing this album’s production. Check it out via 8 Minutes and 20 Seconds Records and Pretty Lights Music.
Various Artists - Lone Ranger: Wanted – Music Inspired By The Film. Features an old-timey American ballad performed by the one and only Iggy Pop. You'll also find some Grace Potter and the Nocturnals within. Available from Hollywood Records.
Never Shout Never – Sunflower. Latest LP from Missouri’s greatest indie pop band, catch them while you can on Vans Warped Tour playing this album in full. Via Sire and Loveway Records.
Relient K – Collapsible Lung. LP number five, the first without drummer Ethan Luck. From Mono Vs. Stereo.