The Shape of Things to Come

19 Jul

Earlier this year I posted a list of my most anticipated albums, with blind ambition and childlike yearning. I was basing assumption on hope.

As it turns out, that list is proving true. Beach House, Keane, and Frank Ocean have all already released new albums (all of which meet and exceed expectation). Passion Pit’s ‘Gossamer’ drops next week. The XX, who were not on the list, but probably should have been, released their new single with news of an upcoming album called ‘Coexist’.

Mumford and Sons recently announced they would be releasing ‘Babel’ on September 25. Two Door Cinema Club will be releasing their follow up to Tourist History, ‘Beacon’, September 3rd.

And it seems Phoenix are still stuck in a studio somewhere. It’s all very exciting… (below is a full list of album release dates).

To tide over anticipation, here are two new tracks from a collaboration between Pnau and Elton John. It’s pretty special.

Elton John vs. Pnau – Good Morning to the Night:

Elton John vs. Pnau – Sad:

Passion Pit – Gossamer : July 24
Purity Ring – Shrines : July 24
Bloc Party – Four : August 21
Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon : September 3
Animal Collective – Centipede Hz : September 4
Stars – The North : September 4
The xx – Coexist : September 11
David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love This Giant : September 11
Ben Folds Five – The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind Out : September 18
Grizzly Bear – Shields : September 18
The Killers – Battle Born : September 18
Mumford and Sons – Babel : September 25
Sun Airway – Soft Fall : October 2

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3 Responses to “The Shape of Things to Come”

  1. Dixon Cordell (@dixoncordell) July 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Mumford and Sons have a tall task ahead of them. Living on the cusp of indie band fandom with a massive mainstream following. Ditch the hipsters and go for commercially viable success or forge ahead and please the kids in skinny jeans? Or live somewhere in between?

    If anyone can do it…

  2. Kory July 24, 2012 at 3:43 am #

    I’m loving Passion Pit’s new record. It has beautiful pop songs and reading about their lead singer’s struggle with mental illness added depth and new perspective to their lyrics for me. I read about that here: http://pitchfork.com/features/cover-story/reader/passion-pit/. I’m also looking forward to the xx’s and Two Door Cinema Club’s new records. It’s a wonderful year for music 🙂

  3. anickolayblake September 26, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    I cannot wait to hear what Jake Bugg is gonna come out with on the 15th of October, Two Fingers has got me buzzed for something amazing! So many albums coming out in time for my birthday this year, how convenient…

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