Listen: Stream New Albums from Dylan, The XX, David Byrne and St. Vincent, and More

Bob Dylan Tempest

If you’re itching for high-profile new music, you can take several albums for a test spin before dropping your money on them come release day.

Bob Dylan’s new album, Tempest, is his 35th studio album, and it marks the 50th anniversary celebration of his debut release. Tempest hits stores on Sept. 11, but you can hear it in its entirety via  iTunes right now. While you’re at it, check out the wild video for Tempest‘s first single, “Duquesne Whistle.”


The XX, the British trio who took home the coveted 2010 Mercury Prize, return next week with a smashing sophomore album of exquisitely dreamy electro-pop, titled Coexist. The album will be streaming on NPR until next Tuesday’s release.

Avett Brothers

Also streaming on NPR until Sept. 11 is a new album from The Avett Brothers (The Carpenter) and the hook-laden, brass-filled debut album from the virtuosic tandem of David Byrne & St. Vincent, titled Love This Giant.

David Byrne & St. Vincent

As TST reported earlier today, you can also take advantage of hearing Turbo Fruits’ new album, Butter, almost a week prior to its release. Turbo Fruits

If that’s not enough, you can stream dream pop duo Azure Ray’s newest six-song collection, titled As Above So Below, courtesy of Saddle Creek.

Azure Ray

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