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Four Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Broken Social Scene, HAIM, Toro Y Moi, and More

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Here we highlight four albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you’ve clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage. So buy that album you were likely going to purchase anyway, but also help support one of America’s last truly independent print music magazines.

Broken Social Scene: Hug of Thunder (Arts & Crafts)

Broken Social Scene released a new album, Hug of Thunder, today via Arts & Crafts. Hug of Thunder is Broken Social Scene’s first new album in seven years, since 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record. The band premiered a new song, “Halfway Home,” in March and the next day the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the new single. Then they shared the album’s title track, “Hug of Thunder,” which features vocals from Feist, along with “Skyline” and “Stay Happy.” The album also features longtime Broken Social Scene collaborators/members Metric’s Emily Haines and James Shaw and and Stars’ Amy Milan and Evan Cranley. Below are four songs from the album.

Read our review of Hug of Thunder.

Read our Album of the Week post on Hug of Thunder.

Buy the album here.

HAIM: Something to Tell You (Columbia)

Los Angeles sister trio HAIM released a new album, Something to Tell You, today via Columbia. Previously HAIM shared a live in-the-studio Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video for a sparse and crisp brand new song, “Right Now,” the first full on single from the album, “Want You Back,” and the final studio version of “Right Now.” Then they were the musical guest on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Want You Back” and the new song “Little of Your Love,” and then shared the album version of “Little of Your Love,” a video for “Want You Back,” and a trailer for a behind-the-scenes documentary on the album. Then Funny or Die shared an amusing skit featuring the three Haim sisters in which Oscar winning actress Brie Larson (Room, Kong: Skull Island) plays their fourth sister, Frime Haim, who begs to join the band, despite constantly pronouncing their shared last name wrong and having stolen their grandmother’s identity. Ariel Rechtshaid produced Something to Tell You, which also features production by Rostam Batamanglij (ex-Vampire Weekend).

Read our review of Something to Tell You.

Buy the album here.

This Is the Kit: Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade)

This Is the Kit, the project led by British-born, Paris-based singer/songwriter Kate Stables, are released their fourth album, Moonshine Freeze, today via Rough Trade. It’s the band’s first for the iconic British label and seems set to finally be their breakthrough album, or at least one that garners them a wider indie audience. John Parish (PJ Harvey, M. Ward, Perfume Genius) produced the album, which also features a guest appearance from The National’s Aaron Dessner. Previously This Is the Kit shared a live video for the album’s title track, and the audio for delicate album opener “Bullet Proof.”

Buy the album here.

Toro Y Moi: Boo Boo (Carpark)

Toro Y Moi released a new album, Boo Boo, today via Carpark. Previously he shared a retro ‘80s-esque video for its first single, “Girl Like You,” as well as a video for “You and I.” Toro Y Moi’s main creative force Chaz Bundick (who has changed his name to Chaz Bear) recorded and produced the album in Portland, OR, between March 2016 and March 2017.

Buy the album here.

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