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Monday, April 12, 2010

New Album Releases

2010 is burgeoning with talent and creativity. So much good music has already come out this year, and it’s only April. Absolutely freaking fantastically, there is still more to come. In case you’re like me, and having trouble keeping track of all the new releases that have been announced and rumored, here’s a list of what I’m anticipating for the next couple of months.

April 13th
Arctic Monkeys - My Propeller
Earl Greyhound - Suspicious Package
Freelance Whales - Weathervances
MGMT - Congratulations
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt

April 17th: RECORD STORE DAY
In honor of the 4th annual celebration of independent record stores, there are a bunch of special editions, 7", 10", 12", sets, doubles, colored vinyls, full-lengths, singles, and videos being released, most in limited quantities exclusively available at independent stores. Participating artists include: Beach House, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Bon Iver, Bonobo, Buddy Guy, Built To Spill, Coconut Records, David Bazan, Fela Kuti, Gorillaz, Great Lakes Swimmers, Happy Birthday, Japandroids, Julian Casablancas, Modest Mouse, Mountain Goats, Neko Case, One A.M. Radio, One Eskimo, Passion Pit, Pavement, Phoenix, Sea Wolf, Surfer Blood, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Tegan & Sara, The Bird & The Bee, and TV On The Radio. That's just to name the few that perk my interest. For a full list see the official Record Store Day website for RSD 2010 Releases. Also, check with you local indie record store for additional events and offers. I know Freelance Whales is doing a free, in-store performance at Rainbow Records, my hometown spot.

April 20th
The Apples In Stereo - Travellers In Space and Time
Caribou - Swim
Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise
Horse Feathers - Thisled Spring
Plants And Animals - La La Land

April 27th
Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
Linfinity - Martian's Bloom
The Mynabirds - What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The Flood
Small Black - Small Black
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

May 4th
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Free Energy - Stuck On Nothing
The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever
Minus The Bear - Omni
New Pornographers - Together

May 11th
The Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards
Foals - Total Life Forever
Gayngs - Relayted
Holy Fuck - The Latin
The National - High Violet
Sleigh Bells - Treats
Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime
Woods - At Echo Lake

May 18th
Band Of Horses - Infinite Arms
The Black Keys - Brothers
High Places - Can't Feel Born
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

May 25th
Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett
Marina And The Diamonds - The Family Jewels

June 1st
Born Ruffians - Say It
Hot Hot Heat - Future Breeds

June 8th
Against Me! - White Crosses
Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of The Void
Delorean - Subiza
Rooney - Eureka
The Roots - How I Got OVer
Villagers - Becoming a Jackal
Wye Oak - My Neighbor/My Creator

June 15th
Mountain Man - Made the Harbor

June 22nd
Baths - Cerulean
Stars - The Five Ghosts

June 29th
Animal Collective - ODDSAC
Scissor Sisters - Night Work

TBA
Architecture In Helsinki - Vision Revision
The Books - The Way Out
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
Gym Class Heroes - PCC II
Miniature Tigers - Fortress
N*E*R*D* - Instant Gratification
Of Montreal - False Priest
Panda Bear - Tomboy
Ratatat - LP4
Saves The Day - Daybreak
We Are Scientists - Barbara
Wolf Parade - Expo '86
The Wrens - Funeral

Listen! Get excited! Support indie! Buy local! And, stay tuned for more updates and reviews. One of the above releases will be reviewed every week in my Tuesday Is For Tunes series, and I'll probably post an updated list of scheduled releases in June.

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