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[new music roundup] 11.11.14

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A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

Azealia Banks//Broke With Expensive Taste

[azealiabanks.com]

 

BØRNS//Candy EP

[facebook.com/bornsmusic]

 

Cult of Youth//Final Days

[cultofyouth.tumblr]

 

Damien Rice//My Favourite Faded Fantasy

[damienrice.com]

 

Dirty Beaches//Stateless

[dirtybeaches.blogspot]

 

Röyksopp//The Inevitable End

[royksopp.com]

 

Various Artists//Cut Copy Presents: Oceans Apart

[cutcopy.net]

(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: 12.19.12

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Part of the TDE crew of LA rappers including Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul continues in the ways of socially conscience rappers like Mos Def. Be sure to check out his side project Black Hippy with his TDE label mates, and frequent collaborations with the likes of A$AP Rocky and Childish Gambino.

♩Ab-Soul – Illuminate (feat. Kendrick Lamar) [from Control System]

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Life Is Good is Nas’ best album in some time featuring guest stars ranging from Rick Ross to Mary J. Blige. “A Queen’s Story” sounds as big as a film score with a string heavy beat under stories from the street.

♩Nas – A Queen’s Story [from Life Is Good]

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El-P produced Killer Mike’s entire 2012 release R.A.P. Music, mixing the MC’s southern styling alongside El-P’s experimental production. This does not sound like Top 40 Hip-Hop and that is why we love it.

♩Killer Mike – Big Beast (feat. Bun B, T.I. & Trouble) [from R.A.P. Music]

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Mixing house music and Hip-Hop, Banks has become arguably the best in a group of new female rappers to burst onto the scene in the past couple years. Banks is the real deal and could hold ground with any of her Harlem cohorts. She has been a muse of fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld and is currently in London working with Florence and The Machine producer, Paul Epworth.

Azealia Banks – 1991 (feat. Lazy Jay) [from 1991 EP]
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(1) Day of Anticipation: 2012

Now that 2011 is officially a thing of the past, it’s time to look ahead at what this brand new year has to offer us music fans.  2011 will be tough to top, but with a handful of my favorites all set to release new material, 2012 is shaping up to be a another great year.  So without further ado, here’s some of the music I’m most excited for in 2012…and please let me know who i’ve overlooked.

[p.s. apologies are in order. this post was originally planned for New Year’s Day, but between recovering from NYE festivities and holiday travels, it’s out a bit later than expected.]

 

Animal Collective

Title: TBA
Release: TBA

 

Azealia Banks

Title: Broke With Expensive Taste
Release: TBA
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Blackbird Blackbird

Title: Boracay Planet EP
Release: TBA [expected early 2012]
Tear

 

Chairlift

Title: Something
Release: 1/24/12
Met Before [via soundcloud]

 

Grizzly Bear

Title: TBA
Release: TBA

 

Islands

Title: A Sleep & A Forgetting
Release: 2/14/12
This Is Not A Song

 

Sharon Van Etten

Title: Tramp
Release: 2/14/12
Serpents

 

Shearwater

Title: Tramp
Release: 2/14/12
Breaking the Yearlings [via Sub Pop]

 

Sleigh Bells

Title: Reign of Terror
Release: 2/14/12
Born To Lose

 

The xx

 

Title: TBA
Release: TBA
Open Eyes (Demo)

 

Yeasayer

Title: TBA
Release: TBA
Swallowing The Decibels

 

More noteworthy 2012 releases:
Air
Title: Le Voyage Dans La Lune
Release: 2/6/12

Andrew Bird
Title: Break It Yourself
Release: 3/6/12

The Beach Boys
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

The Big Pink
Title: Future This
Release: 1/17/12

Cat Power
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

Chiddy Bang
Title: Breakfast
Release: 2/28/12
Ray Charles [via soundcloud]

Delta Spirit
Title: Delta Spirit
Release: 3/13/12

Dr. Dog
Title: Be The Void
Release: 2/7/12

First Aid Kit
Title: The Lion’s Roar
Release: 1/23/12
♪ The Lion’s Roar [via soundcloud]

Imperial Teen
Title: Feel The Sound
Release: 1/31/12

Lana Del Rey
Title: Born To Die
Release: 1/31/12
Born To Die

The Long Winters
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

Lost in the Trees
Title: A Church that Fits Our Needs
Release: 3/20/12

The Lumineers
Title: The Lumineers
Release: March 2012

The Magnetic Fields
Title: Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
Release: 3/6/12

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s
Title: Rot Gut, Domestic
Release: TBA (expect March 2012)

Miike Snow
Title: Happy To You
Release: 3/26/12
♪ Devil’s Work [via soundcloud]

Miniature Tigers
Title: Mia Pharaoh
Release: TBA
Boomerang

Nada Surf
Title: The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy
Release: 1/14/12

of Montreal
Title: Paralytic Stalks
Release: 2/7/12
Dour Percentage [via soundcloud]

Phenomenal Handclap Band
Title: Form & Control
Release: TBA (expected early 2012)

Santigold
Title: Master of My Make Believe
Release: TBA (expected spring 2012)

School of Seven Bells
Title: Ghostory
Release: 2/28/12
The Night

The Shins
Title: Port of Morrow
Release: TBA (expected March 2012)

Sigur Rós
Title: TBA
Release: TBA

Spiritualized
Title: Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Release: TBA (expected March 2012)

The Temper Trap
Album Title: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Tennis
Title: Young and Old
Release: 2/14/12
♪ Origins [via soundcloud]