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Stream new albums from Regina Spektor, Sigur Rós, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

on May 20, 2012, 11:09pm

regina sigur ed sharpe walkmen Stream new albums from Regina Spektor, Sigur Rós, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

This week, NPR’s First Listen series is streaming new releases from Regina Spektor, Sigur Rós, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Walkmen, and Saint Etienne.

Spektor’s sixth LP, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, will be released on May 29th via Sire/Warner Bros. The 11-track effort was recorded in Los Angeles last summer with producer Mike Elizondo. Stream it here.

Sigur Rós is also releasing their sixth LP, Valtari, on May 29th via EMI/XL Recordings. The eight-track album was produced by frontman Jónsi, along with his partner and frequent collaborator Alex Somers. Stream it here.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ sophomore LP, Here, will be released on May 29th via Community Music/Vagrant. The nine-track effort marks the first of two albums that the band plans to release in 2012. Stream it here.

The Walkmen’s seventh LP, Heaven, will be released on May 29th via Fat Possum. The band recorded the 13-track effort with producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Modest Mouse) at his Seattle-area studio in the woods. In addition, Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold provides backing vocals on “No One Ever Sleeps”. Stream it here.

Saint Etienne’s eighth LP and first in seven years, Words and Music by Saint Etienne, will be released on May 21st via Universal. Stream it here.

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