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(1) Day of Anticipation: 2013

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.

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: 12.11.12

Falling in love with new music is one life’s simple pleasures and 2012 was a fantastic year of discovery for me.  I’ve already featured a few of my new favorites this year, including Bright Moments, HAERTS, Porcelain Raft, and Vacationer (just to name a few), and today i’d like to highlight a few more.  But first I need to give credit where credit is due.  If it weren’t for the following music outlets, my music repertoire would be far less exciting.  Big thanks to All Songs Considered, Big Hassle, EARMILKGirlie ActionHead Underwater, A Heart Is A Spade, The Hype Machine Radio Show, Largehearted BoyKCRWNialler 9No Fear Of PopThe Noise Pop Podcast, Oh So Fresh! MusicPaste Magazine, Pigeons & PlanesPlanetary Group, PORTALS, Treble in Trouble, Winnie Cooper, yvynyl, and the one and only, Ethel Sale.  Now without further ado, please enjoy a small sample of my favorite discoveries of 2012.

 

CHVRCHES are a Scottish electro pop band based in Glasgow.  The trio has been generating quite a bit of buzz on the blogosphere and I expect a big 2013 for them.

CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share [single]
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Desert Stars is a 5-piece band from Brooklyn.  Built on the creative output, and impressive lead vocals, of Janelle Best, the band dispatches a very dreamy/shoegaze/lo-fi sound.  The band just finished recording it’s debut with a Spring release expected.

Desert Stars – Boys I Like [from Boys I Like/Farewell Decade]
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Drop Electric is an experimental rock band based in Washington D.C. and NYC.  As All Songs Considered puts it, “a ‘Sigur Ros-ian’ band with an epic sound.

Drop Electric – Empire Trashed [from Drop Electric Sampler Platter]
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Goldroom is Los Angeles-based producer Josh Legg.  “Fifteen” is the perfect Summer song — great production, soothing synths, and dreamy vocals, courtesy of Australian singer Chela.

Goldroom – Fifteen (feat. Chela) [single]
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London producer Sam Howard, aka Halls, released his debut album Ark this year.  “White Chalk” is quite possibly be the most beautiful song of 2012.  Definitely a favorite of mine, easily in my top 10 tracks of the year.  I’ve listened to “What Chalk” more than any other track this couple of months.  The production, along with the vocals and classical piano chords, are superb.  I especially love what Howard writes in the liner notes of Ark — “I hope you find a source of positivity from within the themes of isolation and death found on the album.”

Halls – White Chalk [from Ark]
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“The Minneapolis trio Now, Now has mastered the art of magnification: It takes small moments and invests them with larger meaning.” – NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2012

Now, Now – School Friends [from Threads]
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Pacific Air is an indie pop band, consisting of brothers brothers Ryan and Taylor Lawhon.  After changing their name from KO KO, the duo released their debut EP LONG LIVE KOKO this last Fall.  Leadoff track “Float” is one of the most infectious and catchy dream pop tracks of 2012.

Pacific Air – Float [from LONG LIVE KOKO EP]
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Patrick Watson is a Canadian singer-songwriter who’s been making music for over a decade.  This is one of those discoveries I wish would’ve happened years ago.

Patrick Watson – Into Giants [from Adventures In Your Own Backyard]
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“Over the last few years, I’ve realized that my experiences are not singular. I’m writing for people, not just me.” – Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) via A Heart Is A Spade

Perfume Genius – Hood [from Put Your Back N 2 It]
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“Simple in structure and free of flash, it’s the style that has us craving more. They blend a punkish retro vibe with a head-nodding new energy and a pop sensibility.” – Pigeons & Planes

Shadows On Stars – Now You’re Mine [from Shadows On Stars]
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Power-pop garage rock from Passion Pit’s Ayad Al Adhamy.  I live 3 miles from the beach and I go maybe once a year, which makes this song fitting.

Team Spirit – Fuck The Beach [from Team Spirit EP]
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“‘Mtn Tune’ is the ideal summer anthem. Complimentary vocals, dancy synths and a guitar/drum combination that reminds one of The Neighbourhood — this song has it all. Be it on a beach or in your back yard, let Trails and Ways guide your dance in the sun, and inhale the blissful existence of summer.” – EARMILK

Trails and Ways – Mtn Tune [single]
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Like most American’s this holiday season, I want to buy a diamond ring from Zales because of retro-esque pop ballad.

Various Cruelties – If It Wasn’t for You [from Various Cruelties]
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