New Music Tuesday: Green Day • Deadmau5 • Mumford & Sons • Talib Kweli • Dragonette • Django Django • Preservation Hall Jazz Band • The Soft Pack

Green Day - Uno!

Every Tuesday, we focus on new music releases by naming our top tracks and supplying the latest videos for select albums.

Green Day¡Uno!

Top Track: “Let Yourself Go”

Green Day will release three albums over the next six months, starting with “¡Uno!”, followed by “¡Dos!” and “¡Tre!” Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had an awesomely appropriate meltdown at a iHeartRadio in Las Vegas Friday, then postponed their show at the Fillmore in SF this coming Friday. It all sounds like a well-planned way to avoid the first of many promotional appearances.

Deadmau5> album title goes here <

Top Track: “Professional Griefers” feat. Gerard Way

Style over substance? To many people, yes. But to most EDM fans, it doesn’t matter; aesthetics, friends and drugs are part of the package. As Deadmau5 releases his sixth album after contemplating a hiatus, can the biggest DJ in American history hang up touring at his peak?

Mumford & SonsBabel

Top Track: “I Will Wait”

Mumford & Sons release their second LP on September 25th after performing on Saturday Night Live successfully over the weekend. They will probably tour on this album for two and a half years.

Talib KweliPrisoner of Conscious

Top Track: “Push Thru” feat. Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar & Glen Reynolds

Hip-hop icon Talib Kweli releases his much anticipated fifth solo studio LP, and it features guest appearances from Melanie Fiona, Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, Nelly, Busta Rhymes.


Top Track: “Let It Go”

Dragonette’s dance-pop is way too overproduced in this album, but it works in a live setting. Go see Dragonette and expect dance-pop over house beats that play well to an audience.

Django DjangoDjango Django

Top Track: “Default”

One of the best albums of the year, “Django Django,” was released worldwide in January and was technically re-released digitally in August. The CD release is set for September 25th. Expect psychedelic repetition that is better than Animal Collective’s new record.

Preservation Hall Jazz BandSt. Peter and 57th

This live record features tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus, My Morning Jacket, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Allen Toussaint, actor Ed Helms, Givers and Steve Earle with the New Orleans institution that is The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. This album is a must-listen, and any trip to New Orleans requires a visit to Preservation Hall in the French Quarter.

The Soft PackStrapped

Top Track: “Tallboy”

The Soft Pack’s second album has its moments, but there’s nothing remarkable here from the Southern California band.


  1. Preservation Jazz Hall Album Sounds Fantastic. That Mumford Song is New???

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