Folk icon Bob Dylan’s 35th album, and The Presets’ third, kick off a solid week in new releases.
Of course, the big news is the already-number-one-on-Amazon-presales album Tempest from living legend Bob Dylan.
But there’s a host of big Australian releases this week, most notably Pacifica from The Presets, which follows their chart-topping, triple-platinum 2008 album Apocalypso.
Then we have the very welcome return of husband-and-wife bluegrass project from Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, Wreck & Ruin, the third album from local metalcore heroes The Amity Affliction with Chasing Ghosts and the debut for slinky indie synth newcomers Alpine with A Is For Alpine.
There’s also the long-awaited debut for garage-psych rockers King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, titled 12 Bar Bruise.
Irish pop-rockers The Script deliver the #3 album and Las Vegas alt-rock online-sensation Imagine Dragons drop their debut Night Visions.
David Guetta reboots his Nothing But The Beat album in 2.0 form with six new songs featuring big name collaborators like Ne-Yo, Akon, Sia and more. And there’s some arty Scandinavian electro-pop from iamamiwhoami on Kin.
On a more punky tip, Canada’s adored Billy Talent offer Dead Silence and fellow Canucks Propagandhi deliver a far tougher sound on their latest political blast Failed States.
Alt-country champs Calexico release Algiers and folkie Brooklyn-via-Melbourne duo High Highs release an anticipated self-titled EP.
Check out our chats with Marina Prior and Alpine below.