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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

A Return to Form

25 Jun

A collection of the few getting me through summer. I promise some more wholesome posts in the near future.

Caught a Ghost – Time Go:

(Don’t) Believe the Hype

14 May

I wrote about Zulu Winter as a Hype 2012 band back in January – and it seems they’ve lived up to the title. Zulu Winter’s debut album ‘Language’ released today, and you can stream it all live here. It’s good.

Sunopsis: Foals meets Young the Giant through a kaleidoscope.

Zulu Winter – Key To My Heart:

Zulu Winter – We Should Be Swimming:

Zulu Winter – Silver Tongue:

Take A Walk

7 May

Passion Pit’s ‘Gossamer’ is out July 24th. This is the first (long-awaited) single.

Sleeping Son

30 Apr

Take the time to listen, a few require patience.

That said, I think it’s possible this list holds some serious year-end candidates. It’s also possible that the Summer-induced elation is providing rose-colored glasses.


Theme Park – Ghosts:

Electric Guest – Awake:

The Spinto Band – Take It:

Theophilus London – Love Is Real (Fred Falke Remix)

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – You Need Me On My Own:

Kindness – House:

REID – Miami:

Metric – Youth Without Youth

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