Chrissie Hynde’s “Fidelity!,” Ra Ra Riot’s “Orchard” Lead New Rock Albums For August 24

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JP, Chrissy and the Fairground Boys

When you’re a rock icon like [lastfm]Chrissie Hynde[/lastfm] of [lastfm]The Pretenders[/lastfm], it can be hard to break out of the mold of your past work and get fans to take your new projects seriously. Once people hear the new album she’s got out this week however, with her new band [lastfm]JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys[/lastfm], there’s no doubt that this project is the real deal. Click through to watch them perform live at the Street Date studios, and listen to a full album stream of Fidelity!

 Watch JP, Chrissie and Ra Ra Riot performances inside! Watch JP, Chrissie and Ra Ra Riot performances inside!

[lastfm]Ra Ra Riot[/lastfm] also visited Street Date last week, to play songs off their new record The Orchard. Grab a full stream of that album, plus check out new albums from [lastfm]Mogwai[/lastfm], [lastfm]Dead Confederate[/lastfm], [lastfm]Eels[/lastfm] and more inside.

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Click the image above for a full album stream of Fidelity! and watch JP, Chrissie and Patrick from The Fairground Boys perform live below.

This is “If You Let Me” off the new album – visit Street Date to watch the rest of the session.

“If You Let Me”


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Indie rockers [lastfm]Ra Ra Riot[/lastfm] won hearts with their debut album The Rhumb Line two years ago, and fans have been not-so-patiently awaiting new music from the band ever since. After several months holed up in an upstate New York farmhouse, Wes Miles and crew re-emerged with a gem of a second album, titled The Orchard. Listen to a full stream of the album, and watch the band perform new tune “Too Dramatic.” For the full [lastfm]Ra Ra Riot[/lastfm] session check out their page on Street Date.

“Too Dramatic”


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Sugar is the second full-length album from Athens, Georgia grunge rockers [lastfm]Dead Confederate[/lastfm], but for most people it will be the first time they’ve heard of the group. Click the image above and give Sugar a try, and decide for yourself if Dead Confederate sound more like Seattle grunge than Georgia alt-rock.


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[lastfm]Eels[/lastfm] are another band releasing a much-anticipated follow up album this week.

Head over to Spinner’s full CD listening party and catch a full stream of their new one Tomorrow Morning.


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Metal superstars [lastfm]Mogwai[/lastfm] drop a huge treat for fans this week with the release of their new concert film Burning and the accompanying live disk Special Moves. Head over to Spinner for a full stream of the album, and hit play below for a preview of this very cool rockumentary.

Visit Street Date for information on more of this week’s new releases!

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