Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New Tunes Tuesday: Jay-Z, Pretty Lights and Leisure Society

Posted By on July 2, 2013, 2:00 PM

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Tuesday’s album releases range from Jay-Z’s much anticipated new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail to the lesser-known, but eagerly awaited, Alone Aboard the Ark by pop-folk band The Leisure Society.---

- Jay-Z slowly has been leaking lyrics from his new album, but has yet to release the singles off Magna Carta Holy Grail. He has, however, released a trailer promoting his new album and, apparently, today he's giving away the entire album for free, three days before the official release date, to Samsung app users.

- UK-based indie-rock band The Leisure Society releases Alone Aboard the Ark, the band’s third full-length studio album. As the band’s name suggests, Alone Aboard the Ark is full of relaxed folk tunes. Featuring rhythmic grooves and dancing tunes, the album is available on the band's website

- Electronic DJ and producer Pretty Lights is making his album A Color Map of the Sun available for download on his site free of cost, today only. Here's a wavy track with Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli.

Brooklyn-based indie-rock band A Great Big Pile of Leaves releases their second LP, You’re Always On My Mind. A Great Big Pile of Leaves has succeeded in creating a nostalgic sound that is reminiscent of '90s emo while maintaining a rock vibe. The album is available on iTunes and Topshelf Records.

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