Today’s new album releases: Johnny Marr, Weezer and more

Plus new albums from Caribou, Flying Lotus, Iceage, Zola Jesus and Philip Selway of Radiohead

Johnny Marr and Weezer lead this week’s list of new album releases (October 6).

Marr’s new album ‘Playland’ is the follow-up to 2013’s solo debut ‘The Messenger’ and features the single ‘Easy Money’. Speaking exclusively to NME, the former Smiths guitarist said it was a continuation of his last album, written while on the road in the past two years.

Unlike its predecessor, which was made between Berlin, New York and Manchester, ‘Playland’ was recorded in London at Tritone Studios near Tower Bridge.

The ‘Playland’ tracklisting is:

‘Back In The Box’
‘Easy Money’
‘Dynamo’
‘Candidate’
’25 Hours’
‘The Trap’
‘Playland’
‘Speak Out Reach Out’
‘Boys Get Straight’
‘This Tension’
‘Little King’

Meanwhile, Weezer release their ninth album ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’. It is the US group’s first LP since ‘Hurley’ in 2010 and is produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars, who worked on the band’s 1994 self-titled album.

Speaking about the album in a recent interview, frontman Rivers Cuomo spoke about how Weezer are rejecting current trends and going back to their roots.

“I think there are a few ways of adjusting to the new world where people don’t listen to albums anymore – they listen to playlists or just buy singles – and maybe we’ve tried to evolve with the time, but you know that’s not who we are, so ultimately this time we’re going all in again and we’re going to make a great rock album like the good old days and put everything we have into it,” he said. “Maybe no-one will appreciate it that way but we think that it’s what our core fans really want from us and that’s what we’re best at.”

Elsewhere, there are new records from Caribou, Flying Lotus, Iceage, Zola Jesus and Phil Selway of Radiohead, while Tinashe releases her debut album ‘Aquarius’.

This week’s new album and EP releases:


A Winged Victory for the Sullen – ‘Atomos’
Caribou – ‘Our Love’
The Districts – ‘The BBC Sessions’
Flying Lotus – ‘You’re Dead!’
Gorgon City – ‘Sirens’
Hozier – ‘Hozier’
Iceage – ‘Plowing Into The Field Of Love’
Jamie Cullum – ‘Interlude’
Johnny Marr – ‘Playland’
Lower Than Atlantis – ‘Lower Than Atlantis’
Macy Gray – ‘The Way’
New Found Glory – ‘Resurrection’
Peaking Lights – ‘Cosmic Logic’
Philip Selway – ‘Weatherhouse’
Stevie Nicks – ‘4 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault’
Tinashe – ‘Aquarius’
Vashti Bunyan – ‘Heartleap’
Weezer – ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’
Zola Jesus – ‘Taiga’

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