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(31) Days of Good: 12.15.13

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Had David Bowie not released a new album this year, Reflektor would have been my #1. This record is full of excellent tracks, but “Afterlife” definitely stands out and is easily my favorite.

♩ Arcade Fire – Afterlife [from Reflektor]
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Easily my favorite track from Jim James’ (My Morning Jacket) solo debut. I’m a sucker for slow-building doo-wop and strings, which this track combines beautifully.

♩ Jim James – A New Life [from Regions of Light and Sound of God]
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This track is absolutely stunning, which explains why it’s been one of favorites all year. Had Johnny Cash ever collaborated with Enigma, I imagine it would’ve sounded a bit like this.

♩ Phosphorescent – Song For Zula [from Muchacho]
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Certain tracks have a way of always lifting my spirits and this is one of them.

♩ Mikal Cronin – Weight [from MCII]
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[new music roundup] 3.19.13

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A few of my favorite new releases this week, including new stuff from Low, Phosphorescent, and Timberlake.  As always, make sure you visit Largehearted Boy for more new music.

 

Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer//Child Ballads

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Low//The Invisible Way
Low – Just Make It Stop (Free download via SoundCloud courtesy of Sub Pop)
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Justin Timberlake//The 20/20 Experience

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Marnie Stern//The Chronicles of Marnia
Marnie Stern – Nothing Is Easy (SoundCloud stream)
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Phosphorescent//Muchacho

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A few more worth a listen:
Fol Chen//The False Alarms
Palma Violets//180
Purling Hiss//Water on Mars
Rival Sons//Head Down
Suede//Bloodsport
Varios Artists//Les Miserables: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition)

(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

 

[on repeat] Phosphorescent//Song for Zula

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I know we’re only three days into the new year, but this is my favorite song of 2013 (for now at least).  Had Johnny Cash ever collaborated with Enigma, I imagine it would’ve sounded a bit like this.  “Song for Zula” from the forthcoming album Muchacho, which will be available March 16th on Dead Oceans.

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