Recommended Album Streams: Band of Skulls, RAC, Manchester Orchestra & more

The weekend is finally here and we’ve gathered the best album streams from all depths of the internet for you to give your undivided attention. Whether you’re relaxing outdoors or doing a month’s worth of laundry, stream these five albums below to refresh those ears with some great indie tunes. Below you can stream new albums from the following bands/artists before their release date: Band of Skulls, RAC, Mac DeMarco, Kaiser Chiefs, and Manchester Orchestra!

1. Band of Skulls —  Himalayan

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This english trio has been a badass force to be reckoned with since day one. On their third full-length record, Band of Skulls continue to deliver the fierce militia of heavy riffs and blistering garage pop. This is the kind of timeless rock ‘n’ roll that will still sound fresh and hip 20 years from now. Himalayan is out April 1st off Electric Blues Recordings via Kobalt Label Services. Stream the album now (we highly suggest you use your iPhone’s iTunes Music app because if you try via the above link you will be very frustrated when you try to launch unless you’re running OS X 10.7 or later.

2. RAC — Strangers

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The once acclaimed remixer, RAC (aka André Allen Anjos) is ready to share his debut full-length record. The album features 16 original tracks (not remixes) that he produced featuring Tegan & Sara, MNDR, St. Lucia, Tokyo Police Club and more. It’s a very addictive electro pop album that you will love! Strangers is out April 1st off Cherrytree Records. Stream the album now.

3. Manchester Orchestra — COPE

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Self-produced and recorded in the home studio they built for themselves, Manchester Orchestra have created yet another powerful indie rock album clocking in at 38 minutes of nonstop heavy riffs and soaring vocals. These Atlanta boys know how to do rock ‘n’ roll right. COPE is out April 1st via Loma Vista Recordings / Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. Stream the album below.

4. Kaiser Chiefs — Education, Education, Education & War

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In this new album, the Kaiser Chiefs question the future of society and get listeners to think about what solutions can be made. The songs are angry, but paint a picture of the modern age and are full of emotional connection including romance and hope. It’s a unique listen to Kaiser Chiefs’ past catalog and worthy of your attention. Education, Education, Education & War will be released on April 1st via Universal Music. Stream the album now.

5. Mac DeMarco — Salad Days

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The 23-year-old singer/songwriter/producer is getting worried about old age as he croons about getting older on this new LP. The mature self-awareness of DeMarco is definitely a positive and reoccurring theme we see throughout the record. His unique jangly sound is still prevalent, but he’s let go of those overly goofball antics. Salad Days will be released on April 1st via Captured Tracks. Stream the album now.

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