New Music Bonanza: Air, Arcade Fire, and More!

As you may have heard, there's a new album from that Arcade Fire band coming out today. But not to be outdone by a bunch of overhyped Canadians, an army of other artists — including !!!, Air, and the Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. — are also unleashing highly anticipated new CDs today, making this one of the best days for new music so far this year. (Coincidentally, all of these artists' names start with "a," except for !!!, but that one really doesn't count.)

So, rather than my usual Song of the Day, I thought I'd offer you a selection of tracks from the various albums hitting stores today. Take a listen and tell me which CD you're most excited about.


!!!, "All My Heroes Are Weirdos," from Myth Takes


Air, "Once Upon a Time," from Pocket Symphony

For three more tracks, including one from Arcade Fire, read more


Arcade Fire, "Black Mirror," from Neon Bible


Apostle Of Hustle, "National Anthem of Nowhere," from National Anthem Of Nowhere


Albert Hammond Jr., "In Transit," from Yours to Keep

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