These are simply in alphabetical order. It’s hard enough to rank my top 10, i don’t want to do it more than once a year. Enjoy all of these on Spotify, which i’ll continue to update throughout the rest of 2013. And with some highly anticipated releases still on the horizon, including new albums from Porcelain Raft, Smith Westerns, and Elton John, i’m sure this list will evolve.
But enough babbling, enjoy my favorite albums of 2013 (so far) and please check back in December to see which (if any) make the cut for my top 10 of the year.
“Kveikur” is the title track from Sigur Rós’ seventh studio album. The new album is due out later this month, but earlier this week, the band released an intriguing new video to tide us over while we wait. The new video is comprised of visuals used for the band’s live show, which includes repurposed footage from the British Film Institute’s archives, creating “a radiant visual representation of the band’s music.”
Kveikur will be released on June 17 internationally and June 18 in the U.S. on XL Recordings. [via Paste]
“Ísjaki” is from the new album Kveikur, out June 17/18 on XL Recordings (pre-order here). The band will kick off a new world tour this May, which includes a new live show, an 11-piece band, and new material. Tour details and more are available here.