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[new music roundup] 3.10.17

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

 

David Bazan//Care

[davidbazan.com]

 

Hurray For The Riff Raff//The Navigator

[hurrayfortheriffraff.com]

 

Jay Som//Everybody Works

[jaysommusic.com]

 

Laura Marling//Semper Femina

[lauramarling.com]

 

The Magnetic Fields//50 Song Memoir

[houseoftomorrow.com]

 

Moon Bounce//Clean House

[moonbouncemusic.com]

 

Nathan Fake//Providence

[facebook.com/nthnfk]

 

Roland Tings//Each Moment A Diamond

[facebook.com/heyrolandtings]

 

The Shins//Heartworms

[theshins.com]

 

Tennis//Yours Conditionally

[tennis-music.com]

 

What are your favorite new releases?

 

[new music roundup] 3.6.12

 

A few of my favorite new releases this week…

Andrew Bird//Break It Yourself
Eyeoneye (via soundcloud)
andrewbird.net
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Bowerbirds//The Clearing
Tuck The Darkness In
bowerbirds.org
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Kaiser Chiefs//Start the Revolution Without Me
Little Shocks
kaiserchiefs.com
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The Magnetic Fields//Love at the Bottom of the Sea
Andrew In Drag (via soundcloud)
houseoftomorrow.com
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Miniature Tigers//MIA PHARAOH
♩ Boomerang
miniaturetigers.com
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Said The Whale//Little Mountain
Heavy Ceiling
saidthewhale.com
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White Rabbits//Milk Famous
Heavy Metal
whiterabbitsmusic.com
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Xiu Xiu//Always
Beauty Towne (via soundcloud)
xiuxiu.org
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Yellow Ostrich//Strange Land
The Shakedown
yellowostrich.com
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For more new releases this week, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy and Amoeba.

[hot off the press] SXSW 2012

SXSW is right around the corner (March 9 – 18) and the music schedule is is now live.

Other than CMJ, this is by far the best music festival in the US.  I don’t have the time and/or patience to list the hundreds of bands announced to play, but some of my favorites include: Alabama Shakes, Built to Spill, The Magnetic Fields, Talib Kweli, The Drums, Bear In Heaven, Deerhoof, The War on Drugs, Miniature Tigers, SBTRKT, Best Coast, M. Ward, Youth Lagoon, Tennis, Dan Deacon, Lana Del Rey, The Ting Tings, YACHT, Band of Skulls, White Rabbits, Freelance Whales, and Sharon Van Etten.

You can view the music schedule here and more general festival info here.

(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
212

 

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]