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Album News Weekly: 17th December 2014

In This Issue: Even during the last few weeks of the year there is never a dull batch of albums being released. This week features the likes of Kilter setting you up for the summer, the king of darkness himself Marilyn Manson, favourites Funeral for a Friend and couple of classically influenced artists just to keep your Christmas season light.

Modest Mouse premiere first new single in years, "Lampshade on Fire".

Wow, has it really been eight years since Modest Mouse last released a record? Apparently it has. But the band will return in March with the much anticipated Strangers to Ourselves. And now today we get our first taste of the record with the single "Lampshades on Fire" being premiered today on The Current's website ahead of its official release tomorrow.

D'Angelo's "Black Messiah" LP is now available on iTunes

As promised over the weekend in a surprise, last minute announcement, soul legend D'Angelo, alongside his band The Vanguard, have released the highly anticipated Black Messiah LP. After debuting the full album at an exclusive NYC listening party, D'Angelo has now released the album on iTunes for purchase.

Album News Weekly: 10th December 2014

In This Issue: As 2014 starts closing out we're already looking forward to all the massive releases 2015 has in store. But don't worry, there are still albums and EPs from the likes of Charlie XCX, Future Classic and Paul Kelly you can get you're hands on before the New Year.

The Getaway Plan announce album to be released in 2015 and a stack of tour dates!

The Getaway Plan are back and in the throes of a seriously exciting time. The Melbourne alt-rock quartet are in the studio recording a new LP and have announced a multitude of dates for next year.

Album News Weekly: 3rd December 2014

In This Issue: This week features some big names with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Spank Rock and Fat Freddy's Drop returning, alongside the usual indie releases and a movie soundtrack put together courtesy of Sia!

The Vaccines preview three new tracks off their upcoming record at Clockenflap in Hong Kong.

The Vaccines have been previewing new tracks off their yet-to-be-titled third record (due out in May 2015) as they return to the road, playing their first shows in over a year. In our exclusive interview with the band at Clockenflap (Hong Kong), they promised they'd preview three tracks from the next record, and indeed they delivered.

Album News Weekly: 26th November 2014

In This Issue: This week is headed up by some big names with the return of The Smashing Pumpkins and The Grates, some UK rock and electronic exports, a mixtape featuring HAIM, and an artist that spent the year supporting Eminem.

Album News Weekly: 19th November 2014

In This Issue: A number of electronic releases are coming out of the works this week including deadmau5 and a compilation under Armada Music, alongside some indie psychedelia, punk rock, and a banjo for good measure!

Marilyn Manson's new album 'The Pale Emperor' due for January 16th release!

A new Marilyn Manson album is on its way. Set to be released through Cooking Vinyl in Australia on January 16th, The Pale Emperor will be dropping just in time for fans to get a taste before Manson arrives back in Australia for the national Soundwave Festival. At the moment, you can be currently enjoying Manson guest starring as a jailed Nazi thug on the final season of Sons of Anarchy. If that's not your bag, check out the album's confirmed track listing instead and get keen!

Album News Weekly: 12th November 2014

In This Issue: The weeks are just getting bigger for album and EP releases, this week showing some more Perth artists with POND and Slumberjack following the WAM Festival alongside the ultimate Soundgarden and indie pop darling Pluto Jonze. With so many debuts hitting our shelves this Friday there are plenty of tracks to choose from to fuel your weekend.

The Smashing Pumpkins to release 'Monuments to an Elegy' on December 12th!

The eighth Smashing Pumpkins studio album, Monuments to an Elegy, now has an official Australian release date - December 12th! To be released through Martha's Music/BMG Music/Cooking Vinyl Australia, the album marks a highly anticipated moment for the band, as fans await the follow up to the acclaimed 2012 album, Oceania. Recorded in Chicago, the album also features Tommy Lee on drums and Howard Willing on production duties.

Draw release debut EP and announce new shows!

Off the back of an East Coast tour, Sydney based Alternative outfit Draw have released their debut EP Wave Rider Blues and announced more shows for Sydney and Brisbane.

Illy to release deluxe edition of 'Cinematic' ahead of national Australian tour!

Ahead of his biggest Australian tour yet, Illy will be releasing a deluxe edition of his smash hit Cinematic record! To be released on November 21st, Cinematic: Uncut includes the original album plus a special second disc featuring six new songs and a rerecord of his triple J Like A Version session for AUS Music Month. With new collaborations with the likes of Spit Syndicate and Way of the Eagle amongst the new material on this special release, Cinematic: Uncut is the perfect gift from Illy to his strong base of Aussie hip-hop fans.

Album News Weekly: 5th November 2014

In This Issue: This week is big, the closer we get to the end of the year the more artists are surprising us with new releases ahead of Summer tours and festivals. This issue sees both ends of the compilation works with electronic legends Cut Copy and a Melbourne 70's rock tribute album, a couple of WA hometown upstarts, and Queen Bey herself. A lot of pop, rock, dance fun ahead for this month.