The limited edition 24 page illustrated book with accompanying soundtrack written and performed by Orlando Weeks (The Maccabees) and featuring Alessi Laurent-Marke (Alessi's Ark) titled Young Colossus is now down to its final 200 copies. Make sure you order this special release now.
01) Endless Flowers
02) Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)
03) No Black Clouds for Dee Dee
04) Electric Death Song
05) Hung Up on a Flower
06) My Surfing Lucifer
07) Dark Alleys
08) Bubblegum Trash
09) Welcome Trouble
10) You Are Forgiven
The Walkmen will release their new album, Heaven, on June 5th via Fat Possum and Bella Union. The record was produced by Phil Ek and features a guest appearance by Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) on the track "No One Ever Sleeps". Check out an album trailer in the replies.
A limited edition illustrated book by Robert Hunter with a 6 song soundtrack to accompany it has been released today titled Young Colossus. The soundtrack includes all new original songs written and performed by Orlando Weeks (The Maccabees). Order your copy of this truly special package now from here and listen to the track "Franky", which features Alessi Laurent-Marke (Alessi'sArk) here.
Various pre-order bundles are now available for The Cribs' forthcoming album, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, here. One very lucky recipient of the "Super Deluxe Bundle" will find a "golden laminate" which allows a +1 free entry to any of the band's headline shows for life. Don't forget to check out the official video for the first single, "Come On Be A No-One" in the replies.
Laura Marlingwill release a double album reissue of A Creature I Don't Know which features a 16 track live album recorded a York Minster. iTunes pre-orders for the April 2nd release are available here and physical versions here. Marling will also release a special 7" version of "Flicker And Fail" and "To Be A Woman" for this year's Record Store Day.
The Temper Trap will release their new and self-titled album on May 21st. The release will be preceded by the single "Need Your Love" but for now you can hear album track, "Rabbit Hole", in the replies.
01. Need Your Love
02. London's Burning
03. Trembling Hands
04. The Sea Is Calling
06. This Isn't Happiness
07. Where Do We Go From Here
08. Never Again
10. Rabbit Hole
11. Iím Gonna Wait
12. Leaving Heartbreak Hotel
Tin Horn Prayer and Rob Huddlestonwill be releasing a split on May 22 through Paper + Plastick Records. Tin Horn Prayer's songs will come from their new full-length, Grapple the Rails, which was recently recorded. Huddleston's songs will come from a bank of about three albums of recorded material that will make its way out through various EPs and splits. He is also working on new Ann Beretta songs.
Best Coast will release their new album, The Only Place, on May 15th via Mexican Summer. Hit the replies to check out the artwork.
Track Listing 01. The Only Place
02. Why I Cry
03. Last Year
04. My Life
05. No One Like You
06. How They Want Me to Be
07. Better Girl
08. Do You Love Me Like You Used To
09. Dreaming My Life Away
10. Let's Go Home
11. Up All Night
Laura Marling has announced a North American tour for later this year and you can find the dates in the replies. Ribbon Music will also be re-issuing Marling's first two albums, Alas, I Cannot Swim and I Speak Because I Can on gatefold LPs and CDs on March 13th. Read more details about these releases here.
Cold Specks is gearing up to release the debut album I Predict A Graceful Expulsion via Mute on May 22nd. Check out this "doom-soul" sound by watching their video for "Holland" in the replies as well as checking out the forthcoming tour dates.
River City Extension has released several details for their forthcoming album. It is entitled Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger. It will be released June 5th. You can listen to a new song called "There & Back Again" here. You can view the album art here. Track listing is below and new tour dates can be found in the replies.
2. If You Need Me Back In Brooklyn
4. Welcome To Pittsburgh
5. Point of Surrender
6. Standing Outside A Southern Riot
7. The Fall and The Need To Be Free
8. Down, Down, Down
9. Ballad of Oregon
10. Everything West of Home/Brooklyn (Reprise)
11. Golden Tongue (Thanatopsis)
12. There & Back Again
The Futureheads will release a totally a capella album titled Rant on April 2nd via their own Nul Records. The first single and double a-side "Meet Me Halfway"/"The Number 1 Song In Heaven" will be released on the same day. Speaking of the new direction, guitarist Ross Millard said:
If we were gonna carry on making music, we needed to change it up. Making another Futureheads record as per usual wasnít something that appealed to us. Weíve always been a four-part harmony group; itís been a massive part of the genetics of this band.
Ben Howard will officially release his debut album, Every Kingdom, in the US on April 3rd. You can also head to the replies to watch his performance of "Only Love" which included a surprise flashmob set up.
The Cribs will release their new album, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, on May 7th. The album was recorded with producers David Fridmann (Flaming Lips) and Steve Albini (Nirvana). The band has also announced a UK tour for this spring, the dates can be found in the replies.
01) Glitters Like Gold
02) Come On Be A No-One
03) Jaded Youth
05) Confident Men
08) Pure O
09) Back To The Bolthole
10) I Should Have Helped
12) Like A Gift Giver
14) Arena Rock Encore With Full Cast
The Vaccines frontman, Justin Young, has revealed that the band will record and release their new album this year. They will be working with producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Laura Marling) and start recording in March.
M. Ward will release his new solo album, A Wasteland Companion, on April 10 via Merge.
01) Clean Slate (For Alex & El Goodo)
02) Primitive Girl
03) Me and My Shadow
05) I Get Ideas
06) The First Time I Ran Away
07) A Wasteland Companion
08) Watch the Show
09) There's a Key
10) Crawl After You
11) Wild Goose
12) Pure Joy
Bombay Bicycle Club's album, A Different Kind Of Fix, is now physicallyavailable in the U.S. Go grab it and remind yourself of one of the best albums from last year! In the mean time you can check out the acoustic studio version of "Shuffle" in the replies and listen to a Spotify playlist of some of their favourite U.S. hip hop which they have put together as they get ready for their North American tour.