Another Tuesday, another album release day! Here are three picks, with the I Heart Daily seal of approval: ♥ Bye Bye 17, Har Mar Superstar. Har Mar Superstar is the R&B alter ego of pop mastermind Sean Tillman. Reveling in the jingly-jangly, soul-inspired sounds of the '60s, Bye Bye 17 is filled with "ooo's" and "ahh's" and plenty of nostalgic hat tips to iconic singers like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Whether it's the groovy, ambling "Rhythmic Blues" or the dance-ready, horn blasting "Prisoner," these 10 tracks could be the soundtrack to your summer. Listen to the entire album here.
♥ Bankrupt!, Phoenix (pictured). The articulate French group went from being relative unknowns to international stardom with their last album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Did fame and fortune go to their heads? Nah. Singer Thomas Mars is a pro at churning out Phoenix's huge, melodic hooks and smart lyrics, and Bankrupt! is business as usual. Just listen to their single "Entertainment" -- the proof is in the pudding.
♥ Ultramarine, Young Galaxy. Based in what my mom would call "computer music," Young Galaxy's recipe of electronic beats and synths shows the band's emotional side with the solid yet ethereal vocals of Catherine McCandless. Whereas Ultramarine's lead track "Pretty Boy" urges you to reveal your inner raver, the rest of the album's tracks are super chill, and tailor made for a casual dance party.