stereogum has posted its list of most anticipated albums for 2013. as they point out, the only albums they list are ones that are relatively certain to come out in 2013. you can check their whole list here, but below are the albums from that list that i am most looking forward to.
from s'gum's list (ranking their own, but the bold are albums i'm most excited about):
44 Foxygen – We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic (1/22)
42 AlunaGeorge – TBD (June)
40 Wavves – TBD (3/26)
39 Rhye – Woman (3/5)
33 Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Spring)
31 Devendra Banhart – Mala (Spring)
27 Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (1/22)
24 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II (2/5)
23 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away (2/18)
17 Local Natives – Hummingbird (1/29)
16 James Blake – TBD
15 Deerhunter – TBD
14 M.I.A. – Matangi
11 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – TBD (Spring)
08 Christopher Owens – Lysandre (1/15)
06 The Knife – Shaking The Habitual (4/9)
05 Phoenix – TBD (Spring)
04 Vampire Weekend – TBD
03 Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
02 Arcade Fire – TBD
01 My Bloody Valentine – TBD
also, new albums by glasser and mgmt (although i think these most likely didn't make s'gum's list because they aren't as solidly confirmed for release. i think it's a pretty safe bet that they'll see the light of day in 2013, though).
Friday, December 21, 2012
this february ambient acoustic strummer grouper will be release a new album of old material called the man who died in his boat, which was written around the same time as one of my all-time favorite albums, dragging a dead deer up a hill. take a listen below.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
this band seems tailor-made for the tumblr crowd. it's wistfulness a little too affected, for my taste, sounding a little too much like a watered down ra ra riot. like the audio version of an instragram filter. but it's nothing if not catchy.
sin fang is a side project of icelandic band seabear's frontman, and this is the first track from his forthcoming sophomore effort, produced by alex somers (also produced for sigur ros and jonsi). it's pretty great. like if sufjan stevens had tried to make age of adz way more accessible. listen below.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
hey y'all. one of my besties, allison, is somehow connected to this group, and she's worth knowing. so by the transitive property, this band is worth knowing. give it a listen. seems like a pretty good bet that this may end up on the radio soon, so remember that you heard it here first.