New Music Tuesday 8/20/2013 featuring: William Beckett, Andrew Belle, Ben Rector, and more!

Welcome to a very special New Music Tuesday! Why is it special? Because it’s my birthday and I decided to hijack the posting duties from Kristen today. He he. Hope you enjoy!

William Beckett– Genuine and Counterfeit

I’ve been a long time fan of William Beckett, ever since the days of The Academy Is… After the band broke up, he decided to go out on his own, start over, and do things his own way. After multiple ep releases over the past year, he is finally stepping out with his first full length record. Admittedly, I’m not a fan of the beginning, but as the storyline throughout the album develops, I fall in love.

Andrew BelleBlack Bear

Andrew Belle is a recent discovery for me after something on the Noisetrade email told me I should check him out and I’ve been listening ever since. There’s something I really enjoy about the airiness that makes me feel like I’ve been transported to a whole other place. I’m sure if you check out his newest release you will be feeling the same way.

Ben RectorThe Walking In Between
Ben Rector is one of my favorite singer/songwriters. His piano pop songs are fresh and fun yet still have the ability to hit you in the heart. I’ve hear some of this record and it seems to fall in line with what we’ve all come to know and love about Ben.

TravisWhere You Stand 

When I saw Travis was releasing a new album, I did a little jump for joy. These British rockers were part of the first concert I ever attended back in high school. I was so enamored that I used the band as a subject for an AP English project and promptly made “Why Does it Always Rain On Me?” my anthem. Fran Healy is, for me, the epitome of brit rock vocalists as well as a master lyricist. I can’t wait to dig into this album, their first in 5 years. The band is coming to LA Oct. 4th
playing The Wiltern.

Releases from 8/13/13:

The Wild Feathers – The
Wild Feathers
Royal Teeth –Glow
Ty Segall – Sleeper
Yellowcard – Ocean
Avenue Acoustic
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?