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Keep On Rockin' With This Summer With These July Album Releases

There's more to July than just Independence Day!
There's more to July than just Independence Day!
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With merely a week left in July, I reflect on all that has passed this month. But I’m not talking personal junk; I mean looking back on July by way of the music. If you’ve kept up with album releases this summer, with the likes of Jack White, Matisyahu, Anberlin, and Lana Del Rey taking over June… Well, the month of July is looking equally as promising with handful of well-known favorites amidst the lesser known musicians that are just as worthy of your attention. Thankfully, many of these albums are out now and can probably be streamed online or with Spotify. Check them out today! And, of course, prepare yourself for those final few tunes that will find their way into your earbuds throughout the rest of the month.

Sia
Sia -

Sia

Artist: Sia

Album: 1000 Forms of Fear

Genre: Alternative rock, pop, dance, soul jazz, trip hop, indie rock

From: Australia

Released: July 8, 2014

1000 Forms of Fear is the sixth studio album from the singer-songwriter, with “Chandelier” as the lead single from the album.

Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties -

Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties

Artist: Aaron West & the Roaring Twenties

Album: We Don’t Have Each Other

Genre: Alternative, indie rock

From: United States

Released: July 8, 2014

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, as stated on the band’s Facebook page, is a "character study conducted through music by Wonder Years' frontman, Dan Campbell."

Honeyblood
Honeyblood -

Honeyblood

Artist: Honeyblood

Album: Honeyblood

Genre: Crunch pop, indie rock

From: Scotland

Released: July 8, 2014

This self-titled album is the debut from Glasgow-based duo Honeyblood.

La Roux
La Roux -

La Roux

Artist: La Roux

Album: Trouble in Paradise

Genre: Synth pop

From: England

Released: July 8, 2014

Elly Jackson, known professionally as La Roux, released her second studio album, Trouble in Paradise, through Polydor Records. It became a primarily new wave record - "warmer" and "sexier" than her debut from 2009 - after producer Ben Langmaid departed from the group and she partnered with Ian Sherwin instead during the latter parts of production.

Leela James
Leela James -

Leela James

Artist: Leela James

Album: Fall for You

Genre: Soul, R&B, blues

From: United States

Released: July 8, 2014

With James Brown, Toni Braxton, Marvin Gaye, and Gladys Knight as influences, and her own voice compared to that of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Tina Turner, the “deep, rich, gritty vocals” of Leela James can currently be found on her fifth album, Fall for You.

Jason Mraz
Jason Mraz -

Jason Mraz

Artist: Jason Mraz

Album: Yes!

Genre: Pop, rock, blue-eyed soul, alternative rock, reggae, acoustic

From: United States

Released: July 15, 2014

The fifth studio album from pop/rock favorite Jason Mraz, Yes! has received mostly positive reviews from critics everywhere.

Bleachers
Bleachers -

Bleachers

Artist: Bleachers

Album: Strange Desire

Genre: Alternative rock, indie pop

From: United States

Released: July 15, 2014

Bleachers is the side project Fun. lead guitarist and Steel Train vocalist Jack Antonoff. This is the project's first album.

Woman's Hour
Woman's Hour -

Woman's Hour

Artist: Woman’s Hour

Album: Conversations

Genre: Alternative, rock

From: England

Released: July 15, 2014

Formed in 2011, with siblings Fiona and Will Burgess leading the way, Conversations is this four-piece band’s debut album.

Got A Girl
Got A Girl -

Got A Girl

Artist: Got A Girl

Album: I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now

Genre: French pop, hip-hop, indie pop, jazz

From: United States

Released: July 22, 2014

New band Got A Girl is comprised of actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead and music producer Daniel Nakamura. This is their first studio album.

Jenny Lewis
Jenny Lewis -

Jenny Lewis

Artist: Jenny Lewis

Album: The Voyager

Genre: Indie rock, alternative country, indie folk

From: United States

Released: July 29, 2014

Former actress (she was Hannah in Troop Beverly Hills) and primary vocalist for indie rock band Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis has since released three solo studio albums - The Voyager being one of them. Lewis currently performs as part of the duo Jenny & Johnny with her boyfriend Johnathan Rice.