“Translate” by Suuns

One of the more intriguing bands around, Suuns is back after three years with a new album entitled Hold/Still, to be released in April. The first single is “Translate,” which continues the bands emphasis on moody, atmospheric rock that fits in a similar vein as bands such as Liars. Check it out below:


“History” (feat. Talib Kweli) by Yasiin Bey (FKA Mos Def)

In case you missed both the news and the viral voicemail left for Kanye West, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), is retiring from both music and acting. While he has more immediate issues to address in South Africa, there will be one final album due out later this year. Here’s hoping for a positive outcome to his current legal troubles.

“Gardenia” by Iggy Pop

After shacking up with Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, Iggy Pop has completed a new album called Post Pop Depression, due out on March 18 via Loma Vista/Concord. With Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) and Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) also in tow, the album should be a welcome return for one of rock’s great elder statesmen. “Gardenia” itself sounds hauntingly Bowie-esque, and with the lasting impact also of Homme’s experience with the Paris attacks, one can be certain that Post Pop Depression will have much more emotional depth than your run of the mill supergroup project.