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[new music roundup] 8.25.17


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


EMA//Exile In The Outer Ring






Oh Sees//Orc



Widowspeak//Expect The Best



The War on Drugs//A Deeper Understanding



What are your favorite new releases this week?

(31) Days of Good//12.21.14


EMA – 3Jane [from The Future’s Void]



echo friendly - love panic

The Echo Friendly – Fuck It and Whatever [from Love Panic]



little daylight - hello memory

Little Daylight – Love Stories [from Hello Memory]



craft spells - nausea

Craft Spells – Nausea [from Nausea]




The War on Drugs – Red Eyes [from Lost In The Dream]




[new music roundup] 4.8.14

EMA-Futures Void


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks//Enter the Slasher House



Colourmusic//May You Marry Rich



EMA//The Future’s Void



The Faint//Doom Abuse



The Mary Onettes//Portico



Protomartyr//Under Color of Official Right









More new music at Largehearted Boy

(1) Day of Anticipation: 2013


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.

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]
James Blake//TBA
Meek Mill//Dreamchasers 3 [TBA via MMG/Atlantic]
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
MGMT//MGMT [TBA via Colombia]
My Bloody Valentine//TBA
Rilo Kiley//TBA
Sleigh Bells//TBA


(31) Days of Good: Day 4

2011 was full of debuts and followups from ladies that know a thing or two about making good music.  So on this 4th Day of Good, please enjoy this small sample of what some very talented ladies brought to the table this year.


Eleanor Friedberger is one half of the brother-sister, indie-folk duo, The Fiery Furnaces.  This year she dabbled in a solo career and released her debut, Last Summer.  If you’re a fan of The Fiery Furnaces, don’t expect the same exact sound (which is a good thing in my opinion) but you’ll definitely still enjoy this record.  NPR’s First Listen put it best, “Fans of her main project will surely consider it worth the wait, but there’s also plenty here for the unconverted. Last Summer sounds more intimate and accessible than any of her band’s nine albums; it’s a perfect soundtrack for an afternoon spent sifting through a box of old Polaroids.”

♪ Eleanor Friedberger – My Mistakes (from Last Summer)

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EMA (aka Erika M. Anderson) is a singer/songwriter from South Dakota.  She was originally in drone folk band Gowns, but went solo this year releasing her debut album Past Life Martyred Saints.  The album debuted to critical praise from both music critics and music bloggers alike, for both its emotional depth and raw pain.  It’s hard to pick just one track to highlight and I went back and forth between “The Grey Ship” and “Marked”, with the latter of the two coming out on top.

♪ EMA – Marked (from Past Life Martyred Saints)

More EMA:


When I think about who was the most buzzed about band or artist of 2011, American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey always comes to mind.  Her first single, “Video Games”, blew up all over the music charts and blogosphere this year and she deserves the success, the song is really good.  Her debut album, Born to Die, is due it out early next year (Jan. 30) and i’m definitely looking forward to hearing more.

♪ Lana Del Rey – Video Games (from Video Games/Blue Jeans EP)

More Lana Del Rey:


Lykke Li’s follow up to 2008’s Youth Novels was one of my favorite albums of 2011 and I have a feeling it’s gonna be showing up on a lot “best of” lists.  There really isn’t a bad song on Wounded Rhymes, but the third single, “Sadness Is A Blessing”, is easily my favorite.

♪ Lykke Li – Sadness is a Blessing (from Wounded Rhymes)

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St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) released her third album this year and you don’t have to agree with me, but she keeps getting better.  Strange Mercy is a really powerful and facsinating record and I really dig Clark’s vocals and lyrics.  I expect to see St. Vincent all over “best of” lists this year as well.

♪ St. Vincent – Cruel (from Strange Mercy)

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Zola Jesus (aka Nika Danilova) is one rad chick.  Early on, she studied and performed opera off and on for 10 years, but struggled because of anxiety.  In her teens, she started to experiment in a more rock-orientated format, and Zola Jesus was born.  Danilova has now released three studio albums as Zola Jesus, Conatus being the most recent.  I saw her perform with M83 last month and her stage presence and vocals were incredible.

♪ Zola Jesus – Avalanche (from Conatus)

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