Lots of music that’s coming out that I am excited about!
- Panda Bear – vs. The Grim Reaper — I loved Person Pitch and was less enthused by Tomboy. The prerelease mix and EP have skewed pretty beat-heavy, so I’m excited.
- Teen Daze – A World Away EP — The two tracks released are the two sides of classic Teen Daze; one is nicely dancey and the other is coolly ambient. Preorder here.
- The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World — New Decemberists yay! They have a just-odd-enough video (with Nick Offerman) that points to a more 70s-influenced sound.
- Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love — You have to be excited about this. It’s required if you like “indie rock”.
- Bjørn Torske – Nedi Myra/Trøbbel Reissues — This dude is a predecessor to Lindstrom and Todd Terje and it’s exciting to see these hard to find albums reissued.
- Mark Ronson – Uptown Special — Mark Ronson making pop music is a sign that the world is still not completely garbage. [[update: out now on iTunes]]
- Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear — I’m pretty sick of Tillman’s schtick at this point, but I’m definitely not at all sick of his songwriting or music. It’s a weird place to be.
- Dan Deacon – Glass Riffer –Dan Deacon just keeps making the weirdest, most beautiful electronic music he can. See the video for the first single.
- Heems – Eat Pray Thug — I really like listening to Heems rapping. His flow drifts easily between hyper-articulate, swagger, and hazy silliness in a way that I just can’t get enough of.
- Purity Ring – Another Eternity — Just announced! Heavy electronics with gorgeous lilting vocals. Check out a new song here.
- Twin Shadow – Eclipse — His last album, Confess, is one of my all-time favorite albums. I can’t wait to hear more from Twin Shadow.
- The Go! Team – The Scene Between — The Go! Team hits this perfect joyful/nostalgic balance that you can’t stop listening to. If their first single is any indication, this new album (the first in a while) is refocused but still exuberant.
- Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell — The press line on this new Sufjan release is that it’s a return to folkier, quieter sounds. It’s a welcome announcement.
- Anamanaguchi — There’s a hint of something on the video for the PC Music-influenced single Pop It that appeared mysteriously last year. My soul is prepared.