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The DT3 – Our top new music releases for March 23

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Each week the Digital Trends staff selects three albums that we think you should know about. Not in-depth reviews, just passing on some music we like.

Want to suggest a band or album? Email us at dt3@digitaltrends.com, or leave a comment below.

The Strokes – Angles

The Strokes - Angles

The indie-rock superstars The Strokes are back with their much-anticipated new album that has had diehard fans waiting since 2006’s First Impressions of Earth. The album has a different sound than previous albums, spritelier and with songs contributed by band members other than just Julian Casablancas. Whether fans like it or not, this album is as big of a comeback as we’ve seen in a while.

William Fitzsimmons – Gold in the Shadow

William Fitzsimmons - Gold in the Shadow

This mellow crooner had a big break when his single appeared on Grey’s Anatomy a few years ago, and now Fitzsimmons is releasing his fifth full-length album. His sound is quiet and earnest songwriting with simple, peaceful accompaniments that never overpower the strength of the lyrics and Fitzsimmons soft and pure voice.

The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You

The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You

This New Zealand band is making its first marks in the U.S. with their debut album Passive Me, Aggressive You. Another band to gain interest from a TV show, their single “Young Blood” was recently used on Gossip Girl and is now making the blog rounds with quite the buzz. The young band has an electro-pop sound with influence of rock and hints of 80s synth.