This set of releases isn’t the most interesting crew of the year, but if you’re down with some rockers, a pop duo and a violinist, you may be in luck. Here’s what albums and singles are in stores for the week of April 29:
- With his first album in nearly four years, singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne returns with his fifth studio effort, Supernova. The title track is currently at AAA radio and charting within the top 5. LaMontagne’s last two albums have both debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200; this will likely secure a debut around the same area. (iTunes)
- Former America’s Got Talent contestant and independent artist Lindsey Stirling is back with her second album, Shatter Me. The violinist collaborated with Lzzy Hale and Dia Frampton on this set. Stirling 2012 self-titled effort was a major sleeper hit and this could potentially have a sizable first week number. (iTunes)
- Everyday Robots is the first solo set for Damon Albarn, best known for his work as the lead singer of Blur. Albarn’s album is already selling extremely well across Europe, and while it won’t put up the same number here, it should attract a decent crowd. (iTunes)
- Other releases out this week include: Old 97‘s Most Messed Up (iTunes), Pixies‘s Indie Cindy (iTunes), Rodrigo Y Gabriela‘s 9 Dead Alive (iTunes), Saliva‘s Rise Up (iTunes), Strange Talk‘s Cast Away (iTunes), Timeflies‘s After Hours (iTunes) and the soundtrack to the forthcoming film Neighbors (iTunes).
New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
- “Bind Your Love”, another digital single from Cher Lloyd. (iTunes)
- “Do It Again”, one track from a collaborative effort between Röyksopp & Robyn. (iTunes)
- “Let Me In”, a track from Grouplove from the forthcoming soundtrack to The Fault In Our Stars. (iTunes)
- “Lock Me Up” (+ EP), new from pop/rockers The Cab. (iTunes)
- “Problem”, the new single from Ariana Grande and featuring Iggy Azalea. (iTunes)
With the soundtrack to Frozen still dominating, can new releases from Hunter Hayes, Lily Allen or even the fiftieth edition of NOW! That’s What I Call Music! warm the top of the chart? A full preview is coming in seven!