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New Music Releases -- July 2013

6/18/2013 12:00PM by Sam Wilbur


Following three successful albums with The Scene, 20 year old Selena Gomez will release her first solo album 'Stars Dance' on July 23. The album is expected to include largely elements of pop and dance as she focuses on more adult themes, like love and relationships. Her first hit single 'Come & Get It' topped the charts and was a highly regarded electro-pop hit. The second single 'Slow Down' is influenced by dubstep, as are many other songs on the album. Meanwhile, The Backstreet Boys will release their first album since 2009. 'This Is Us' will be the first album featuring five original members since 2006, since Kevin Richardson has permanently rejoined the band.

R&B and hip-hop star Chris Brown will release 'X,' his sixth studio album on July 16. Brown has stated that the new album will be less pop and more mature and soulful. His first single 'Fine China' is more mellow than his previous work and sounds similar to Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson. The album is expected to feature collaborations with many artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Pharrell. Speaking of R&B stars, Mariah Carey will release her still untitled 14th studio album on July 23. The lead single '#Beautiful' features Miguel and the album is expected to see its own fair share of collaborative efforts. R. Kelly, The-Dream, and Jermaine Dupri are just some of the names expected to be on the album.

'Home' hit-makers Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes are releasing their self-titled, 3rd album. The folk rockers are touring many festivals this summer in support of the anticipated album. Frontman Alex Ebert has stated that the songs are very personal to him. Also on tour is pop rockers Relient K who will release 'Collapsible Lung,' their seventh studio album. The band has already performed many of the songs live and has stated that the album will be more of a pop record.

Take a look below at the full list of new releases for July 2013, which includes many more of your favorites.

July 2

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, 'You're Always On My Mind'

Big Black Cloud, 'Black Friday'

I Can See Mountains, 'Life On a Houseboat'

Ciara, 'Ciara'

Editors, 'The Weight of Your Love'

Look Alive, 'Mistakes & Milestones'

Never Shout Never, 'Sunflower'

Owen, 'L'Ami du Peuple'

Relient K, 'Collapsible Lung'

The Leisure Society, 'Alone Aboard The Ark'

July 9

Colette Carr, 'Skitszo'

Daughn Gibson, 'Me Moan'

Hebonix, 'Unreal'

Letlive, 'Blackest Beautiful'

Like Months to Flames, 'An Eye for an Eye'

Maps, 'Vicissitude'

Mount Eerie, 'Live in Bloomington, September 30th, 2011

Octopus Project, 'Fever Forms'

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 'That's It!'

Robert Pollard, 'Honey Locust Honky Tonk'

Skylar Grey, 'Don't Look Down'

Thundercat, 'Apocalypse'

July 16

Andrew Cedermark, 'Home Life'

Beach, 'In Us We Trust'

Candice Glover, 'Music Speaks'

Chris Brown, 'X'

Court Yard Hounds, 'Amelita'

David Lynch, 'The Big Dream'

Desert Stars, 'Habit Shackles'

Eric Copeland, 'Joke in the Hole'

Gauntlet Hair, 'Stills'

Mayer Hawthorne, 'Where Does This Door Go'

Patric Sweany, 'Close to the Floor'

Pepper, 'Pepper'

Pet Shop Boys, 'Electric'

Pusha T, 'My Name Is My Name'

Sara Bareilles, 'The Blessed Unrest '

Sarah Miles, 'One'

Sick Puppies, 'Connect'

Soft Metals, 'Lenses'

Tallhart, 'We Are The Same'

July 23

A. Tom Collins, 'Stick & Poke'

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, 'Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros'

Eric & Magill, 'Night Singers'

Five Finger Death Punch, 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell'

Fuck Buttons, 'Slow Focus'

Grant Hart, 'The Argument'

Gogol Bordello, 'Pura Vida Conspiracy'

Guy Clark, 'My Favorite Picture of You'

Hands Like Houses, 'Unimagine'

Jackson Scott, 'Melbourne'

Kyle Andrews, 'The Spark & The Fire'

Mariah Carey, Title TBA

Misery Signals, 'Absent Light'

Nadine Shah, Love Your Dum and Mad'

Secrets, 'Fragile Figures'

Selena Gomez, 'Stars Dance'

The Love Language, 'Ruby Red'

The Winery Dogs, 'The Winery Dogs'

Transplants, 'In a Warzone'

We Came As Romans, 'Tracing Back Roots'

Weekend, 'Jinx'

Zorch, 'Zzoorrcchh'

July 30

Ameila Lily, 'Be a Fighter'

Ashanti, 'BraveHeart'

Backstreet Boys, 'In a World Like This'

Earl Sweatshirt, 'Doris'

Joan of Arc, 'Testimonium Songs'

Misha B, Title TBA

Swim Deep, 'Where the Heaven Are We'

Tech N9ne, 'Something Else'

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin, 'Bakersfield'

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