Why Make Sense - Hot Chip
Hot Chip return with their newest and sixth album, Why Make Sense, on May 18. The band, who earned Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations for their previous work, have created a website to stream the album in advance. You can listen here and pre-order their album here.
Ratchet - Shamir
Singer-producer Shamir has made waves in the weeks preceding his debut album, Ratchet: he's opened up a relationship hotline, 1-844-4SHAMIR, dropped an eclectic series of music videos, and gotten rave reviews for his performances in Europe, with some calling him the pop star of the future. His delicate voice and eccentric dance beats have marked him for fame. You can stream his album here and pre-order it here.
Highlights - Tanlines
NYC duo Tanlines are releasing their new album Highlights on May 19. To celebrate, the band scheduled a conference call on May 5 allowing the public to call in and hear the album. In case you missed that, you can check out the band's most recent single via Funny Or Die here, and their New Wave leaning single, "Invisible Ways" below. You can pre-order Highlights here.
The Desired Effect - Brandon Flowers
Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers has stated that there will be another Killers album, because the last one "wasn't good enough and we all know it." In the meantime, Flowers is focusing on the release of his second solo album, The Desired Effect on May 19. You can stream it on iTunes First Play here and pre-order it here.