Comedy Duo And Alt-Pop Acts Bring New Sounds

It’s time again to look ahead to next week’s new releases – read on to find out the pick of new music about to hit your stereos.

Perhaps the highest profile new release, Tenacious D‘s Rize of the Fenix is set to bring ahead a whole new chapter for the comedy rock duo. It will be their first album since 2006’s The Pick Of Destiny – an album with 17,185,401 scrobbles. It falls just short of the self-titled debut which has 18,803,227 scrobbles. Regardless, both have been monumental successes for Jack Black and Kyle Gass and only a brave man would bet against Rize of the Fenix becoming anything less.

Next up is the second album from surf pop duo Best Coast (pictured). The Only Place will look to build on their current scrobble count of 10,850,909 (an impressive number from one album and a couple of other small releases) and with the title track from the new album already bagging 88,019 scrobbles, the forecast looks good. “The Only Place” is available as a free download HERE as part of the recent feature on their label Wichita Records.

Lastly, a new album from Beach House. The dream pop pair can count 25,918,327 scrobbles to their name and will soon add fourth album Bloom to their growing repertoire. With the album recently leaking, fans have been scrobbling the tracks in huge numbers. “Myth” was listened to by close to 15,000 listeners alone last week, whilst older tracks such as “Zebra” and “Norway” are still commanding around 8,000 listeners every week. Their third album, Teen Dream, has proved to to be their most popular to date, being scrobbled 13,329,980 times.

Make sure to check back next Friday with Trends for the latest choice picks of the forthcoming new music releases.

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