Another week has gone by, which means another batch of fresh new albums from SXSW Showcasing Artist alumni. We have quite a few good ones to share with you all this week and we’re playing new tracks all day on SXSWfm.
Coldplay returns with their sixth studio effort (and first since 2011), a concept album titled Ghost Stories. The band, which performed at the first American incarnation of the iTunes Festival at SXSW earlier this year, reportedly took a different approach with this record both in terms of production and songwriting.
Syd Arthur of Canterbury, UK are also set to release a new album today. This up-and-coming band has been picking up steam over the past year, drawing a strong contrast to to their fellow countrymen mentioned above with their psychedelic-folk sound.
Check out the full list of SXSW 2014 artist alumni releases below and tune in to SXSWfm today to hear songs from these brand new LPs. You can still listen if you’re on the go with our mobile apps and TuneIn station.
Nick Mulvey - First Mind
Coldplay - Ghost Stories
The Burning of Rome - Year of the Ox
Haley Bonar - Last War
Syd Arthur - Sound Mirror
Syd Arthur photo by Christy Sanchez