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[new music roundup] 1.15.13

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A few of my favorite new releases this week.  Be sure to check out Largehearted Boy for a whole lot more.  Enjoy.

 

A$AP Rocky//Long.Live.A$AP

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Christopher Owens //Lysandre

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Parquet Courts//Light Up Gold

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Yo La Tengo//Fade

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A few more worth a listen:
Erin McKeown//Manifestra
Free Energy//Love Sign
Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory//Elements of Light
Sean Lennon//Alter Egos

 

What are your favorite new releases this week?

(1) Day of Anticipation: 2013

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With 2012 officially a thing of the past, it’s time to look ahead and take a look at what 2013 has in store for us.  There’re a handful of new releases i’m really looking forward to, including confirmed releases from Blue Hawaii, Christopher Owens, Ex Cops, The Knife, Phosphorescent, Rhye, Summer Aviation, and Youth Lagoon.

Along with the confirmed releases, there are quite a few expected and rumored new releases that have music fans anxiously awaiting release dates.  Some of the expected releases i’m most excited about in the coming year include AlunaGeorge, Desert Stars, Earl Sweatshirt, HAERTS, James Blake, MGMT, Phantogram, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  And lastly, the rumored releases i’m most hopeful for include Andre 3000, Arcade Fire, Cults, My Bloody Valentine (probably my most anticipated release), MGMT, and Sleigh Bells.

Below you’ll find (a very small) list of the new releases we have to look forward this year (i’ll be updating it throughout the year as release dates are announced).  And before you leave, what new releases are you most excited about this year?  Please leave a comment and let me know.

JANUARY
Dutch Uncles//Out of Touch in the Wild [1.7.13 via Memphis Industries]
A$AP Rocky//Long.Live.A$AP [1.15.13 via A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA]
Christopher Owens//Lysandre [1.15.13 via Fat Possum/Turnstile]
Villagers//{Awayland} [1.15.13 via Domino]
Yo La Tengo//Fade [1.15.13 via Matador]
Blue Hawaii//Untogether [1.22.13 via Arbutus]
Ex Cops//True Hallucinations [1.22.13 via Other Music]
FaltyDL//Hardcourage [1.22.13 via Ninja Tune/Blueberry]
FIDLAR//FIDLAR [1.22.13 via Mom + Pop]
Foxygen//We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic [1.22.13 via Jagjaguwar]
The Joy Formidable//Wolf’s Law [1.22.13 via Atlantic]
Kate Boy//Northern Lights EP [1.22.13 via IAMSOUND]
Nightlands//Oak Island [1.22.13 via Secretly Canadian]
Ra Ra Riot//Beta Love [1.22.13 via Barsuk]
Toro Y Moi//Anything in Return [1.22.13 via Carpark]
Widowspeak//Almanac [1.22.13 via Captured Tracks]
Mogwai//Les Revenants EP [1.28.13 via Rock Action]
Buke and Gase//General Dome [1.29.13 via Brassland]
Ducktails//The Flower Lane [1.29.13 via Domino]
Local Natives//Hummingbird [1.29.13 via Frenchkiss/Infectious]
The Ruby Suns//Christopher [1.29.13 via Sub Pop]
Tegan and Sara//Heartthrob [1.29.13 via Warner]

FEBRUARY
Eels//Wonderful, Glorious [2.5.13 via E Works/Vagrant]
Frightened Rabbit//Pedestrian Verse [2.5.13 via Atlantic/Canvasback]
Jim James//Regions of Light and Sound of God [2.5.13 via ATO]
Night Beds//Country Sleep [2.5.13 via Dead Oceans]
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down//We the Common [2.5.13 via Ribbon Music]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra//II [2.5.13 via Jagjaguwar]
Azealia Banks//Broke With Expensive Taste [2.12.13 via Polydor/Interscope]
Foals//Holy Fire [2.13.13 via Transgressive]
Lisa Germano//no elephants [2.13.13 via Badman]
The Little Ones//The Dawn Sang Along [2.13.13 via Branches]
Pissed Jeans//Honeys [2.13.13 via Sub Pop]
Beach Fossils //Clash The Truth [2.19.13 via Captured Tracks]
Major Lazer//Free The Universe [2.19.13 via Mad Decent/Downtown]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds//Push the Sky Away [2.19.13 via Bad Seed]
Parenthetial Girls//Privilege (Abridged) [2.19.13 via Marriage/Slender Means Society]
STRFKR//Miracle Mile [2.19.13 via Polyvinyl]
Mogwai//Les Revenants Soundtrack [2.25.13 via Rock Action]
Atoms for Peace//Amok [2.26.13 via XL]
Johnny Marr//The Messenger [2.26.13 via Sire/ADA]
Mount Moriah//Miracle Temple [2.26.13 via Merge]
Shout Out Louds//Optica [2.26.13 via Merge]
Summer Aviation//TBA EP [February 2013]
Talib Kweli//Prisoner Of Conscious [February 2013 via Javotti/EMI/Capitol]
Wale//I Ain’t Perfect [February 2013 via MMG/Atlantic]

MARCH
Josh Ritter//The Beast In Its Tracks [3.5.13 via Pytheas]
Ólöf Arnalds//Sudden Elevation [3.5.13 via One Little Indian]
Rhye//Women [3.5.13 via Loma Vista]
Still Corners//Strange Pleasures [3.5.13 via Sub Pop]
Youth Lagoon//Wondrous Bughouse [3.5.13 via Fat Possum]
Low//The Invisible Way [3.19.13 via Sub Pop]
Phosphorescent//Muchacho [3.19.13 via Dead Oceans]
Wavves//TBA [3.26.13 via Mom + Pop]
Depeche Mode//TBA [March 2013 via Columbia]
Kid Cudi//Indicud [March 2013 via G.O.O.D. Music/Universal Republic]

APRIL
The Knife//Shaking the Habitual [4.9.13 via Mute]
VHÖL//VHÖL [4.16.13 via Profound Love]
2 Chainz//TBA [April 2013 via Def Jam]

MAY
Sun Kil Moon and the Album Leaf//Perils From the Sea [5.14.13 via Caldo Verde]

JUNE
Royal Headache//TBA 7″ [6.11.13 via Matador]

TBA (Expected Releases)
AlunaGeorge//TBA [via Island]
Cloud Nothings//TBA
Danny Brown//Old [TBA via Fool’s Gold]
Desert Stars//TBA
Devendra Banhart//Mala [via Nonesuch]
Drop Electric//TBA
Earl Sweatshirt//Doris [TBA via Tan Cressida/Columbia/Odd Future]
G.O.O.D. Music//Cruel Winter [TBA via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam]
HAERTS//TBA
HAIM//TBA
James Blake//TBA
Meek Mill//Dreamchasers 3 [TBA via MMG/Atlantic]
Phantogram//TBA
Phoenix//TBA [via Glassnote]
Schoolboy Q//Oxymoron [TBA via TDE, Interscope]
Theophilus London//TBA [Summer 2013]
Tyler, The Creator//Wolf  [TBA via Odd Future]
Vampire Weekend//TBA
Yeah Yeah Yeahs//TBA [via Interscope]

TBA (Rumored Releases)
Andre 3000//TBA [TBA via LaFace]
Arcade Fire//TBA
Cults//TBA
EMA//TBA
MGMT//MGMT [TBA via Colombia]
My Bloody Valentine//TBA
Ratatat//TBA
Rilo Kiley//TBA
Sleigh Bells//TBA

 

(31) Days of Good: 12.12.12

This entire record is great, it’s hard to single out just one track especially with guest appearances ranging from T.I. and Theophilus London to Little Dragon and Phantogram.  “Lines” features the Southern influenced Rocky and Phantogram on the hook.  This is the second solo record from Big Boi and is a must have for Hip-Hop fans…but can we please get another Outkast record?

♩Big Boi – Lines (feat. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram) [from Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors]

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M.I.A. delivers yet again with a playfulness that only she can pull off.  This was one of my favorite tracks, beats, and videos of the year — maybe even the best video of the year, in my opinion.  M.I.A. is currently putting the final touches on her upcoming album Matangi (due out March 2013).

♩M.I.A. – Bad Girls [single]

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“Goldie” will have to do for now, because A$AP’s record, Long.Live.A$AP, keeps getting pushed back and is now set to be released Jan 15th, 2013.  The Harlem MC has established himself in the rap scene without a major label release.  The self proclaimed “pretty motherf**cker” has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hip-Hop with his keen eye for fashion and swagger.  More from A$AP to come soon.

♩A$AP Rocky – Goldie (prod. by Hit-Boy) [single]

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Pac Div is one of the most underrated rap groups around.  I can’t figure out why they haven’t blown up.  They have consistently released mixtapes and albums that critics and Hip-Hop heads seem to love but they have yet to receive the accolades they deserve.  “Black Acura” is off of their latest album GMB that features the likes of Mac Miller and Kendrick Lamar.

♩Pac Div – Black Acura (feat. Mac Miller & Raven Sorvino) [from GMB]

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[Anticipation] Big Boi//Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

Next month, Big Boi will release his followup to 2011’s Sir Lucious Left Foot.  To date, four new tracks have surfaced —  “Mama Told Me” (feat. Kelly Rowland), “Gossip” (feat. UGK and Big K.R.I.T.),  “She Said OK” (with Theophilus London), and the latest, “Lines”, which features A$AP Rocky and Phantogram.  Check out “Mama Told Me” below, then head on over to Stereogum and enjoy “Lines”.  Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors will drop Dec. 11th on Def Jam.

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