Recent Articles in Album Releases
California duo Magic Wands, who’ve dubbed their sound “lovewave”, are set to release their first full-length, Aloha Moon, on April 24 via Bright Antenna/ILG. Dexy and Chris Valentine, who met on MySpace, will make some key appearances at SXSW 2012 starting March 15th before their own tour starts.
Jack White has confirmed the first two live dates in support of his upcoming debut album Blunderbuss, out April 24 (Third Man Records/Columbia). Alabama’s Hangout Music Fest (May 18th) and Sasquatch! (May 26th) out west, in Washington…
Choir of Young Believers, led by intense singer Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, spin an intoxicating mix of choral harmonies and modern new wave on songs like “Patricia’s Thirst” from their upcoming second album, Rhine Gold, out March 20 on Ghostly International.
Four, three, two… The countdown begins now. “Love Interruption” is the first track to be revealed off of the mighty Jack White’s forthcoming debut album, Blunderbuss. It will be exclusively available for Third Man Records’ Vault members to hear immediately, but not to worry, it will also be given to the public as a free stream at www.jackwhiteIII.com in a few minutes.
This video by Secretly Jag for “So Far Away”, the single from A Place to Bury Strangers is a blooming hipstamatic flower. The washed out stop motion action follows the band on tour in a far away land (Europe) with beautiful faeries and mead, and strange architecture (one thing was leaning as if it’s about to fall over!). Oliver (Ackermann), the front man in a Romanian Taxi driver outfit (the moustache) made me confuse him for Eugene Hütz, which is exactly the kind of insight you came here to get from me.
They’re young, wild and full of sass. Australia’s sneering punk duo, Bleeding Knees Club, is back, with a vengeance. Well, actually, it’s a debut album, Nothing to Do, coming out April 17th on IAMSOUND.
The incomparable Xiu Xiu will release Always on March 6th via Polyvinyl, on digital, CD and vinyl formats. The 12-track album will be released on white vinyl, and 500 limited edition copies of translucent pink vinyl will available through Polyvinyl mail order. To get fans geared up for the release, Xiu Xiu’s newest video, a dark and carnivalesque road trip-themed work for beat-heavy opening track “Hi”, was just premiered on Pitchfork.
Brooklyn, NY’s Tanlines, Eric Emm (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Jesse Cohen (drums, keyboards, bass), first released their music into the wilds in 2008, and have since built up a striking bunch of synth-based dance singles on hip labels from Kituné to Young Turks. Their debut album, Mixed Emotions, coming out on True Panther Sounds on March 20th, 2012, is well worth the four-year weight.
The lusty, chilling pop sounds of Trust are coming our way, including appearances at SXSW this spring. The Toronto-based duo, Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski (of Austra), will be touring in support of their eerily good debut, TRST, being released on February 28, 2012 on Arts & Crafts.
New York’s psych-pop producer Alec Feld, aka Expensive Looks, premiered “Moving Visions”, a moody, nocturnal dance track that instantly pulls you in, from his upcoming album, Dark Matters, out January 17 on Group Tightener.