Album OTW: Neon Trees – Pop Psychology

IOS NEONNeon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn came out as gay in a recent issue of Rolling Stone, and many of the songs on the band’s brand new album “Pop Psychology” deal with Glenn’s years in the closet and struggle to find self-acceptance. One thing that hasn’t changed is the band’s love for brash, new wave-inspired power pop. “Pop Psychology” is our Album of the Week!

 

Album OTW: Pulses from Karmin

IOS KARMINBoston duo Karmin have truly had a 21st-century path to fame. After gaining a cult following with their quirky YouTube videos, as well as on web sites like Reddit, they landed an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Their first major single “Brokenhearted” was a Top 20 smash back in 2012, and since then anticipation has been building for their debut full length album. Well it’s finally here, it’s called “Pulses,” and you can listen to it as much as you want. Karmin’s “Pulses” is our Album of the Week.

Album OTW: Foster The People, Supermodel

IOS FOSTERLos Angelenos Foster the People burst onto the scene with “Pumped Up Kicks” back in 2010, a dark and quirky song that eventually rose to number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The band’s sophomore album is out now and it’s called “Supermodel.” Band leader Mark Foster says this time they were inspired by grittier, more rock-oriented artists like The Clash. Listen as much as you want to “Supermodel” from Foster the People, it’s our Album of the Week!

Album Of The Week: Lift Your Spirit from Aloe Blacc

IOS ALOEYou may not know 35-year-old singer Aloe Blacc’s name but you’ve probably heard his voice. He provided the vocals for Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” which has become a huge international hit. As a solo artist, he’s just released his third studio album, it’s called “Lift Your Spirit” and it features production help from none other than Pharrell Williams. Listen here as much as you want to “Lift Your Spirit” from Aloe Blacc, our Album of the Week!

Album Of The Week: G I R L – Pharrell Williams

IOS PHARRELLPharrell Williams is a pop culture Renaissance man. His production with The Neptunes, his work as one half of N.E.R.D., providing vocals for two of 2013’s biggest hits from Daft Punk and Robin Thicke, and now, his second solo album, “G I R L.” It’s his first album in eight years, and it features the smash hit “Happy.” Listen as much as you want here!

Album Of The Week: Oxymoron from Schoolboy Q

IOS SCHOOLos Angeles rapper Schoolboy Q got his start making mixtapes and as part of a group called Black Hippy, along with acclaimed hip hop star Kendrick Lamar. Well it’s finally time for Schoolboy to graduate to the big leagues. His debut album “Oxymoron” has just come out, and it’s got an all-star lineup of guest vocalists from A$AP Rocky to Danny Brown. Listen here as much as you want.

Album Of The Week: Voices from Phantogram

IOS PHANTNew York duo Phantogram may not quite be a household name yet, but they’ve steadily built up a following for their edgy, electronic style, with influences as diverse as J Dilla and Sonic Youth. Their second album is out now; it’s called “Voices,” and it’s our Album of the Week–listen here as much as you like and “Fall in Love” with Phantogram!

Album Of The Week: Sinatra, With Love

IOS SINATRAIs there a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with ole blue eyes himself? Frank Sinatra continues to soundtrack our most romantic moments with great songs like “It Had to Be You” and “Moonlight Becomes You.” Now a new compilation album pulls together 16 romance classic from both the Capitol and Reprise years. It’s called “Sinatra With Love,” Frank Sinatra and you can listen here; it’s Slacker’s Album of the Week.

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