This week, NPR’s First Listen series is streaming the new albums from UK singer-songwriter Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, New Jersey garage rockers Titus Andronicus, and Virginia grindcore band Pig Destroyer.
Bat For Lashes will release her third album, The Haunted Man, on October 23rd via Palophone/EMI. The 11-track effort was preceded by a trio of standout tracks, specifically “Laura”, “Marilyn”, and “All Your Gold”, and now the rest of it is streaming here.
Titus Andronicus will release their third album, Local Business, on October 22nd via XL Recordings. Their first release since the departure of guitarist Amy Klein and bassist Ian Graetzer, the ten-track effort was recorded with producer Kevin McMahon and features guest musicians Owen Pallett, Steven Harm, and Elio DeLuca. You can stream it all here.
Pig Destroyer will release their fifth album and first since 2007, Book Burner, on October 23rd via Relapse Records. You can stream all 32 minutes of the blitzing 19-track effort here.