Need to dial up something new on your headphones to get you through Monday? I know I've had a hankering for some new music, and today we're in luck: New albums from The Cure and Snow Patrol are streaming online now.
Snow Patrol's new album, A Hundred Million Suns, is streaming on the band's MySpace page. (If it doesn't start for you right away, click the album cover on the left-hand side of the music player, or select the album title from the dropdown menu.) The album comes out tomorrow, Oct. 28, in the U.S., and you can get a bonus track for pre-ordering from iTunes. So far, it sounds like more of the lush, layered, sweeping music I've come to expect from this band, and I hope Grey's Anatomy has some suitably emotional scenes planned so these songs can be the soundtrack.
Meanwhile, The Cure's 13th studio album, 4:13 Dream, has made a MySpace appearance of its own. (It comes up under "featured playlist" on the music player and will hit stores tomorrow.) It's hard to believe this band has now been releasing albums for almost 30 years! This is the first studio album in four years, and we've already heard a handful of tracks from it, but I can't wait to give the whole thing a listen and see how it comes together.
Have you been looking forward to either of these albums?