Hot new releases due out this Winter-Spring 2010: Spoon, Los Campesinos!, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Jamie Foxx, Ted Leo, Dr. Dog, Plants and Animals, and more

Motion City Soundtrack, My Dinosaur Life (Sony)

*RJD2, The Colossus (RJ’s Electrical Connections)

Click here to read my recent feature on RJD2.

*Spoon, Transference (Merge)

Super 8-Bit Brothers, Brawl (The End)

Surfer Blood, Astro Coast (Kanine)

Tape Deck Mountain, Ghost (Lefse)


[image-1]*Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sea (Capitol)

*Beach House, Teen Dream CD/DVD (Sub Pop)

Basia Bulat, Heart of My Own (Rough Trade)

Blue Rodeo, The Things We Left Behind (TeleSoul)

Cars & Trains, The Roots, The Leaves (Fake Four Inc)

Celtic Woman, Songs from the Heart (Manhattan)

Citay, Get Together (Dead Oceans)

Day of Fire, Losing All (Razor and Tie)

Four Tet, There Is Love In You (Domino)

Gigi, Maintenent (Tomlab)

Good Shoes, No Hope, No Future (Brille)

Patty Griffin, Downtown Church (Credential)

*Joan of Arc, Joan of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control (Polyvinyl)

Lady Antebellum, Need You Now (Capitol)

Living Sacrifice, The Infinite Order (SolidState Records)

*Locksley, Be In Love (Feature)

[image-2]*Los Campesinos!, Romance Is Boring (Arts & Crafts)

*The Magnetic Fields, Realism (Nonesuch)

Oh No Ono, Eggs (Friendly Fire)

Pat Metheny, Orchestrion (Nonesuch)

Never Shout Never, What Is Love? (Sire / Wea)

Patrick & Eugene, Altogether Now (Birds Bees Flowers Trees)

Mike Relm, Spectacle (Dread Piper Sounds)

Retribution Gospel Choir, 2 (Sub Pop)

The Silent League, …But You’ve Always Been The Caretaker (Something In Construction)

Strong Arm Steady, In Search of Stoney Jackson (Stones Throw)

VOICEsVOICEs, Origins (Manimal Vinyl)


*The Album Leaf, A Chorus of Storytellers (Sub Pop)

[image-3], Man Of The World (Brushfire)

BT, These Hopeful Machines (Nettwerk)

Creature with the Atom Brain, Transylvania (The End)

Dommin, Love is Gone (Roadrunner)

Nick Jonas & Administration, Who I Am (Hollywood Records)

Dave King, Indelicate (Sunny Side)

Bad Plus drummer Dave King does the solo thing.

Bruce Kulick, BK3 (Twenty4 / Rocket Science)

The guitarist of Grand Funk Railroad (and previously of KISS) rocks it hard.

Late Night Alumni, Of Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Etc. (Ultra)

Lil Wayne, Rebirth (Cash Money)

Malakai, Ugly Side of Love (Domino)

Midlake, The Courage Of Others (Bella Union/Redeye)

Nneka, Concrete Jungle (Decon)

Oy, First Box, Then Walk (Creaked Out Records)

Salvador Santana, Keyboard City (Various Music / Quannum)

Joe Satriani, Live in Paris: I Just Wanna Rock (Epic)

The Soft Pack, The Soft Pack (Kemado)

Toro Y Moi, Causers Of This (Carpark)

Rob Zombie, Hellbilly Deluxe II (Roadrunner)


Fear Factory, Mechanize (Candlelight)

Ernest Gonzales, Been Meaning To Tell You (FoF Music)

[image-4]HIM, Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice (Sire/ London/Rhino)

Hot Chip, One Left Stand (Astralwerks)

Jaheim, Another Round (Atlantic)

Lionel Loueke, Mwaliko (Blue Note)

Massive Attack, Heligoland (Virgin)

Dave Matthews Band, Live in Las Vegas (RCA)

Mimicking Birds, Mimicking Birds (Glacial Pace)

The Murder of My Sweet, Divanity (Frontier)

The New Whole Usuals, Every New Whole Usual Will Die (Me and the Machine)

Pantha du Prince, Black Noise (Rough Trade)

Redman, Reggie Noble 9 1/2 (Def Jam)

Sade, Soldier Of Love (Sony)

Gil Scott-Heron, I'm New Here (XL)

Josh Turner, Haywire (MCA Nashville)

Watson Twins, Talking To You, Talking To Me (Vanguard)

*Yeasayer, Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian)


Anané, ANANESWORLD (Nervous)

Dan Black, ((UN)) (The Hours)

Boy Eats Drum Machine, Hoop + Wire (Tender Loving Empire)

Carolina Chocolate Drops, Genuine Negro Jig (Nonesuch)

Close your Eyes, We Will Overcome (Victory)

Jamie Cullum, Devil May Care (Candid)

Nick Curran, Reform School Girl (Eclecto Groove)

Freeway, The Stimulus Package (Rhymesayers)

*Produced by G-Unit’s Jake One

The Go Find, Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen, Only Not Tonight (Morr Music)

Jamie’s Elsewhere, They Said a Storm Was Coming (Victory)

[image-5]Juliana Hatfield, Peace & Love (Ye Olde Records)

Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, Riverboat Soul (Free Dirt)

Lightspeed Champion, Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You (Domino)

Scott Lucas and the Married Men, George Lassos the Moon (G&P)

Man/Miracle, The Shape of Things (Third Culture)

Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More (Glassnote)

Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Dear Companion (Sub Pop)

Tindersticks, Falling Down a Mountain (Constellation)

Joyo Velarde, Love and Understanding (Quannum Projects)

Wu-Tang Clan, Return of Wu & Friends (Gold Dust Media)


Alkaline Trio, This Addiction (Epitaph)

To read Scott’s review of the album, click here.

All Time High, Friends In High Places (Small Stone)

The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? (A Records)

Blind Man’s Colour, Wooden Blankets EP (Kanine)

To check out my review of the album, click here.

Groove Armada, Black Light (Cooking Vinyl)


High on Fire, Snakes for the Divine (Koch)

Jaga Jazzist, One Armed Bandit (Ninja Tune)

Lobisomem, Brightest Solids EP (Tall Corn)

Madlib, Medicine Show No. 2: Flight To Brazil (Madlib Medicine Show)

Daniel Merriweather, Love & War (J-Records)

Holly Miranda, The Magician’s Private Library (XL)

Lobisomem, Brightest Solids EP (Tall Corn)

N.A.M.B., BMAN (Monotreme)

Joanna Newsom, Have One on Me (Drag City)

Past Lives,Tapestry Of Webs (Suicide Squeeze)

Quasi, American Gong (Kill Rock Stars)

Mason Reed, You Can’t Come Back From Heaven EP (Mason Reed Music)

The Rocket Summer, Of Men And Angels (Island)

Jack Rose, Luck in the Valley (Thrill Jockey)

Shout Out Louds, Work (Merge)

These Are Powers, World Class Peoples/Candyman EP (RVNG)

Josh Thompson, Way Out Here (Sony)

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate, Ali & Toumani (Nonesuch)

Various Artists, Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox (Merge)

An album to benefit stroke victim/influential New Zealand musician Chris Knox; featuring performances by Jay Reatard, Yo La Tengo, AC Newman, and many others.

Various Artists, Snoop Dogg Presents: West Coast Blue Print (Priority)

Part of the Priority Records’ year-long 25th Anniversary campaign showcasing the label’s most influencial artists and recordings.  This first release is a compilation of 16 classic west coast rap tracks from 1988-2010 as selected by Snoop Dogg and featuring a new track produced especially for the collection by Snoop.

Butch Walker, I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart (Original Signal)

Was (Not Was), Pick of the Litter 1980-2010 (Micro Werks)

Xiu Xiu, Dear God, I Hate Myself (Kill Rock Stars)


Black Water Rising, Black Water Rising (Giddy Up! Records)

Citizen Cope, The Rainwater LP (RainWater)

To check out Amber's review of the album, click here.

Easton Corbin, Easton Corbin (Mercury Nashville)

Jamie Cullum, The Pursuit (Verve)

Benjy Davis Project, Lost Souls Like Us (Rock Ridge Music)

Jason Derülo, Jason Derülo (Warner Bros.)

To check out Taylor's review of the album, click here.


Raheem DeVaughn, The Love & War Masterpeace (RCA)

Flogging Molly, Live at the Greek Theater CD/DVD Set (Side One Dummy)

Peter Gabriel, Scratch My Back (EMI)

Danny Gokey, My Best Days (RCA)

Golden Triangle, Double Jointer (Hardly Art)

Guitar Shorty, Bare Knuckle (Alligator)

John Hiatt, The Open Road (New West)

The Holmes Brothers, Feed My Soul (Alligator)

Jaguar Love, Hologram Jams (Fat Possum)

Little Boots, Hands (Elektra)

Shooter Jennings & Hierophant, Black Ribbons (Red)

Lifehouse, Smoke & Mirrors (Geffen)

Little Boots, Hands (Elektra)

Emma Pollock, The Law of Large Numbers (Chemikal Underground)

The Postelles, White Night EP (Astralwerks/Capitol)

Rogue Wave, Permalight (Brushfire)

The Postelles, White Night EP (Astralwerks/Capitol)

Rogue Wave, Permalight (Brushfire)

The Ruby Suns, Fight Softly (Sub Pop)

Blake Shelton, Hillbilly Bone (Warner Bros.)

Strange Boys, Be Brave (In the Red)

These New Puritans, Hidden (Domino)

Frank Turner, Love Ire & Song (Epitaph)

Various Artists, Almost Alice (Disney)

A collection of original tracks by alternative artists from Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland film; featuring Avril Lavigne, Owl City, Robert Smith (of the Cure), Franz Ferdinand, Wolfmother, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and many others.



Alberta Cross, Broken Side Of Time (ATO)

Aloha, Home Acres (Polyvinyl)

*Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Beat The Devil's Tattoo (Abstract Dragon/Vagrant)

*Broken Bells, Broken Bells (Sony)

*A project by The Shins' James Mercer and Danger Mouse.

*Frightened Rabbit, The Winter Of Mixed Drinks (Fat Cat)

Giant, Promise Land (Frontiers)

Gorillaz, Plastic Beach (Virgin)

Brian Howe, Circus Bar (Frontiers)

Liars, Sisterworld (Mute)

McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Time for Leaving (Magnetic Motorworks)

The Morning Benders, Big Echo (Rough Trade)

Josh Rouse, El Turista (Yep Roc)

The Splinters, Kick (Double Negative)

[image-9]*Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Brutalist Bricks (Matador)

Woodpigeon, Die Stadt Muzikanten (Boompa)


Armored Saint, La Raza (Metal Blade)

The Audition, Great Danger (Victory)

Jorge Drexler, Amar La Trama (WEA International)

Disco Biscuits, Planet Anthem (Diamond Riggs)

Dropkick Murphys, Live On Lansdowne, Boston MA CD/DVD (Born & Bred)

To check out pics from the band's March 5 show at the Ritz Ybor, click here.

Drive By Truckers, The Big To-Do (ATO)

To check out Autopsy's review of the album, click here.

Flobots, Survival Story (Republic)

From First to Last, Throne to the Wolves (Rise)

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday (Sub Pop)

Iration, Time Bomb (LAW)

Jes, High Glow (Ultra)

Includes a clubbed-out remake of The Cure's "Lovesong."

Landmine Marathon, Sovereign Descent (Prosthetic)

Locksley, Be In Love (Woodtone Music/Feature Records)

Brad Mehldau, Highway Rider (Nonesuch)

Neon Trees, Habits (Mercury)

One for the Team, Ghosts (Afternoon Records)

Graham Parker, Imaginary Television (Bloodshot Records)

Streetlight Manifesto, 99 Songs Of A Revolution (Victory)

The Unwinding Hours, The Unwinding Hours (Chemikal Underground)

The White Stripes, Under Great White Northern Lights Live CD/DVD Box Set (Warner Bros.)

The Whigs, In the Dark (ATO)


Autechre, Oversteps (Warp)

Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang, Wonder Show of the World (Drag City)

The fruits of Will Oldham’s new two-man project with Emmett Kelly.

the bird and the bee, Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates (Capitol)

Joe Bonamassa, Black Rock (Premier Artists)

Bonobo, Black Sands (Ninja Tune)

Here’s Bonobo’s video for “The Keeper” featuring vocalist Andreya Triana.

The Deadly Syndrome, Nolens Volens (self-released)

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Option Paralysis (Season of Mist)

Drink Up Buttercup, Born and Thrown on a Hook (Yep Roc)

Goldfrapp, Head First (Mute)

Jeff Healey and the Jazz Wizards, Beautiful Noise Concert DVD

Dave Holland Octet, Pathways (Dare2)

[image-10]Love Is All, Two Thousand And Ten Injuries (Polyvinyl)

Madlib, Medicine Show No. 3: Beat Konducta In Africa (Madlib Medicine Show)

Monica, Still Standing (J-Records)

My Silent Bravery, Are You Prepared (MWS)

Pet Shop Boys, Pandemonium Live CD/DVD (Astralwerks)

Quadron, Quadron (Plug Research)

Radar Brothers, The Illustrated Garden (Merge)

Bettie Serveert, Pharmacy of Love (Second Motion)

Scorpions, Sting in the Tail (Universal)

The German metal band's 17th studio album is rumored to be be their last studio album before retirement.

She & Him, Volume Two (Merge)

The second recording by actress-singer Zooey Deschanel and roots singer-songwriter M. Ward.

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, Rise & Shine (100% WOMON)

Snoop Dogg, More Malice (Priority)

Tahiti Boy and the Palmtree Family, Good Children Go To Heaven (Third Side)


Annuals, Sweet Sister EP (Banter)

Erykah Badu, New Amerykah, Part II: Return Of The Ankh (Universal Motown)

Barenaked Ladies, All In Good Time (Raisin')

The Bigger Lights, The Bigger Lights (Doghouse)

Black Francis, NonStopErotik (Cooking Vinyl)

Patrick Bower & the World Without Magic, The Dark Lord (of Love) EP (FunFact)

The Cinematic Orchestra, Late Night Tales (Late Night Stories)

Following in the footsteps of Arctic Monkeys, Snow Patrol, and Belle & Sebastian, the UK electro jazz ensemble releases a mix album in the Late Night Tales series, which was created for artists to share their favorites and pay homage to influences and fellow artists. “Joga” by Bjork, Thom Yorke's "Black Swan," and “Talking About Freedom” with Fontella Bass are included on the Cinematic mix, among many others.

Ferry Corsten, Once Upon a Night (Ultra Music)

Dearly Beloved, Make It Bleed (Rounder)

Dum Dum Girls, I Will Be (Sub Pop)

Evelyn Evelyn, Evelyn Evelyn (Eleven/Eighth Foot)

Free the Robots, Ctrl Alt Delete (Alpha Pup)

Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, Medicine County (Transdreamer)

Alan Jackson, Freight Train (Arista)

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dirty Shirt Rock N' Roll: The First Ten Years (Majordomo)

The Living Sisters, Love to Live (Vanguard)

Meth Ghost and Rae, Wu Massacre (Def Jam)

An album featuring Wu-Tang Clan emcees Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon with guest appearances by fellow Wu-Tang alums Inspectah Deck and Cappadona.

Seasick Steve, Man from Another Land (Ryko)

Turin Brakes, Outbursts (Cooking Vinyl)

Twin Atlantic, Vivarium (Red Bull)

Usher, Raymond v. Raymond (La Face)

We Are the Union, Great Leaps Forward (Paper + Plastick)


Alex B, Moments (Elm&Oak/Alpha Pup)

Balligomingo, Under an Endless Sky (Chrysalis)

Jonsi Birgisson, Go (XL)

*The solo debut of the Sigur Rós frontman

Black Prairie, Feast of the Hunters' Moon (Sugar Hill)

BoDeans, Mr. Sad Clown (429)

BugGirl, Blood Sweat and Tears (Impedance)

The John Butler Trio, April Uprising (ATO)

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love (Nonesuch)

Kimberly Caldwell, Without Regret (Capitol)

The Classic Crime, Vagabonds (Tooth & Nail)

Codeine Velvet Club, Codeine Velvet Club (Dangerbird)

The Dø, A Mouthful (Six Degrees)

Dr. Dog, Shame Shame (Anti-)

The album is pretty good.

The Doors, When You're Strange Motion Picture Soundtrack (Rhino / DMC)

Click here to read more about the upcoming Doors documentary.

Jakob Dylan, Women and Country (Sony)

Emery, Are You Listening (Tooth & Nail)

John Grant, Queen of Denmark (Bella Union)

Growing, PUMPS! (Vice)

Hacienda, Big Red & Barbacoa (Alive Naturalsound)

Insane Clown Posse, Bang! Pow! Boom! Nuclear Version (Psychopathic)

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone Records)

The Macaroons, Let's Go Coconuts (JDub)

Madonna, The Sticky and Sweet Tour Live CD/DVD (Warner Bros.)

Laura Marling, I Speak Because I Can (Astralwerks/EMI)

Monster Movie, Everyone Is A Ghost (Graveface)

Murder by Death, Good Morning, Magpie (Vagrant)

Nice Nice, Extra Wow (Warp)

Patrick Park, Come What Will (Badman)

Red Sparowes, Fear is Excruciating, But Therein Lies ... (Sargent House)

Secret and Whisper, Teenage Fantasy (Tooth & Nail)

Slash, Slash (Dik Hayd)

The influential guitarist puts out his first solo release with a hand-picked roster of guest musicians that includes Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca , Fergie, Dave Grohl, Kid Rock, Duff McKagan, Ozzy Osbourne and Iggy Pop, among many others.

Cassandra Wilson, Silver Pony (Blue Note)

Peter Wolf, Midnight Souvenirs (Verve)

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Aceyalone, Hip Hop & The World We Live In (Decon)

Amber Pacific, Virtues (Victory)

Jennie Arnau, Chasing Giants (MRI)

Jeff Beck, Emotion & Commotion (Rhino)

Beneath Me, Wish I Wouldn’t Care (V-Note)

Bleeding Through, Bleeding Through (Rise)

Cancer Bats, Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones (Good Fight Music)

Jason Castro, Jason Castro (Atlantic)

Coheed and Cambria, Year of the Black Rainbow (Sony)

Earl Greyhound, Suspicious Package (Hawk Race Records)

The heavy rockin’ power trio plays with OK Go on Friday, May 14, at Crowbar.

Freelance Whales, Weathervanes (Frenchkiss/Mom + Pop Records)

Iggy & The Stooges, Raw Power 2CD Legacy Edition (Sony Legacy)

Jneiro Jarel, Android Love Mayhem EP (Label Who / Alpha Pup)

Kaki King, Junior (Rounder Records)

Tom Lehrer, The Tom Lehrer Collection CD/DVD (Shout! Factory)

Janiva Magness, The Devil Is An Angel Too (Alligator)

Mathemagic, Mathemagic EP (Paper Bag Digital)

Matt Pond PA, The Dark Leaves (Attitude)

MGMT, Congratulations (Sony/Columbia)

Miike Snow, Miike Snow Digital Deluxe Edition (Universal Republic)

Natalie Merchant, Leave Your Sleep (Nonesuch)

Stanton Moore, Groove Alchemy (Telarc)

Murs & 9th Wonder, Fornever (SMC)

The Nels Cline Singers, Initiate (Cryptogramophone)

Carrie Rodriguez, Love And Circumstance (R.E.D. Distribution)

Son of Aurelius, The Farthest Reaches (Good Fight Music)

Straight No Chaser, With A Twist (Atlantic)

Taproot, Plead the Fifth (Victory)


Anané, Ananésworld (Nervous Records)

Arcadia, So Red the Rose 2CD/DVD Limited Special Edition (Capitol/EMI)

The sole release of the group formed by Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor during a DD hiatus in 1985; this digitally remastered 2CD/DVD edition includes six bonus tracks, a full second disc of 11 rare mixes, and a DVD doc, The Making of Arcadia.

Aqualung, Magnetic North (Verve Forecast)

David Benoit, Earthglow (Peak)

Caribou, Swim (Merge)

Circa Survive, Blue Sky Noise (Atlantic)

The Cush, Between The Leaves (self-released)

Cypress Hill, Rise Up (Priority)

Doves, Best of 2CD/DVD Limited Edition (Astralwerks)

Everest, On Approach (Vapor Records)

David Ford, Let The Hard Times Roll (Original Signal)

Horse Feathers, Thistled Spring (Kill Rock Stars)

Jonny Lang, Live at the Ryman (Concord)

Shelby Lynne, Tears, Lies and Alibis (Everso)

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, To The One (Abstract Logix)

Kate Nash, My Best Friend Is You (Geffen)

Willie Nelson, Country Music (Rounder)

Ninjasonik, Art School Girls (Green Owl / Chief Records)

The Brooklyn hip-hop ensemble presents an art concept record with guest appearances by Matt and Kim, Team Robespierre, and Vivian Girls.

Plants and Animals, La La Land (Secret City)

RATT, Infestation (Roadrunner/Loud & Proud)

Didn't think they'd put out a new record, didja?

Sevendust, Cold Day Memory (7Bros./ILG)

Sick of It All, Based on a True Story (Century Media)

Sweet Apple, Love and Desperation (Tee Pee Records)

The first release of a new supergroup featuring members of Dinosaur Jr., Cobra Verde and Witch.

Take, Only Mountain (Alpha Pup)

Turin Brakes, Outbursts (Cooking Vinyl)

V.V. Brown, Travelling Like the Light (EMI)

Rufus Wainwright, All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu (Decca)

John Zorn & Fred Frith, Late Works (Tzadik)


16 Second Stare, 16 Second Stare (Goomba)

Alcoholic Faith Mission, Let This Be The Last Night We Care (Paper Garden)

Alpha Rev, New Morning (Hollywood)

Aqualung, Magnetic North (Verve)

The British band plays on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tomorrow night.

At the Soundawn, Shifting (Lifeforce)

Avi Buffalo, Avi Buffalo (Sub Pop)

B.o.B, The Adventures of Bobby Ray (Atlantic)

Burning Spear, Our Music CD/DVD set (Burning Music)

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Age of Miracles (Zoe / Rounder)

Codeine Velvet Club, Codeine Velvet Club (Island)

Featuring Jon Lawler, aka Jon Fratelli, one half of Scottish alt rock act The Fratellis.

Derek and the Darling, ROCKFACE (7 Trick Pony)

The Dirty Heads, Any Port In A Storm: Special Edition (EMG)

To read Amber's review of the album, click here.

Drowning Pool, Drowning Pool (Eleven Seven)

Melissa Etheridge, Fearless Love (Island)

Peter Frampton, Thank You Mr. Churchill (New Door)

Peter Frampton stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall with YES on Wednesday, June 9.

Gogol Bordello, Trans-Continental Hustle (American / Columbia)

Hole, Nobody's Daughter (Mercury)

Yes, this is the new edition of Hole, featuring Courney Love and some other people.

Hot Club of Detroit, It's About That Time (Mack Avenue)

Iggy & the Stooges, Raw Power: Deluxe Legacy Edition (Columbia/Legacy)

Check out Steve's review of the album here.

Carole King, The Essential Carole King (Ode/Epic/Legacy)

A 2-disc set; the first featuring her songs as performed by her, the second featuring her songs as written for and performed by others. King comes to town with James Taylor on Sunday, June 6, in support of their co-live album, Live at the Troubadour.

Linfinity, Martian’s Bloom (American Myth)

Mushroom, Naked, Stoned and Stabbed (4 Zero/Royal Potato Family)

The Mynabirds, What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The Flood (Saddle Creek)

Anders Osborne, American Patchwork (Alligator)

Sugar & Gold, Get Wet! (Antenna Farm)

Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Pardon Me (F-Stop)

The band plays at the Orpheum on Saturday, May 15, as part of WMNF's Tropical Heatwave.

Warbeast, Krush the Enemy (Housecore)

Emily Jane White, Victorian America (Milan)


Asia, Omega (Frontier)

Bertell, Goin Hard (Capitol)

The Fall, Your Future Our Clutter (Domino)

Free Energy, Stuck On Nothing (Astralwerks)

Greg Laswell, Take a Bow (Vanguard Records)

Toni Braxton, Pulse (Atlantic)

The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, I Love You. I Love You. I Love You And I'm In Love With You. Have An Awesome Day! Have The Best Day Of Your Life! (Luaka Bop)


Marco Benevento, Between Needles & Nightfall (Royal Potato Family)

Keane, Night Train (Cherrytree/Interscope)

Male Bonding, Nothing Hurts (Sub Pop)


Woven Bones, In and Out and Back Again (HoZac)


Tobacco, Maniac Meat (Anticon)



The Constellations, Southern Gothic (Virgin)

Deer Tick, The Black Dirt Sessions (Partisan)

Trina, Amazin' (Slip n’ Slide)




Three 6 Mafia, Laws of Power (June 29, Sony)

Keane, Night Train (Cherrytree/Interscope)

Here's a breakdown of new albums with confirmed releases dates within the next six months. The *asterisks indicate a release that's particularly exciting, enticing or much anticipated — by someone, anyway, even if it's not necessarily myself...  Mark your calendars, bookmark this page, and keep checking back — I will continue to update this list with additions, date changes and other new info over the next few months. Have I missed something? Tell me in the comments section below.


Blockhead, The Music Scene (Ninja Tune)

Jason Boesel, Hustler's Son (Team Love)

Bouncing Souls, Ghosts on the Boardwalk (Epitaph / Chunksaah)

Findlay Brown, Love Will Find You (Verve)

*Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Live at Hollywood High (UMe / Hip-O Records)

Cold War Kids, Cold War Kids At Fingerprints EP (Downtown)

Sarah Elizabeth Foster, Gardening From The Ground Up Part 1 (Studio Sarah)

O.A.R, Rain or Shine (Everfine)

*OK Go, Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky (Capitol)

Omarion, Ollusion (Music Works)

, Y Not (UMe / Hip-O Records)

T-Model Ford, The Ladies Man (Alive Naturalsound)

*Vampire Weekend, Contra (XL)

*Click here to read Scott's review of the album.

Laura Veirs, July Flame (Raven Marching Band)


Charlotte Gainsbourg, IRM (Because/Elektra)

Dinowalrus, % (Kanine)

*Eels, End Times (Vagrant)

The HotRats, Turn Ons (Fat Possum)

Lindstrom & Christabelle, Real Life Is No Cool (Smalltown Supersound)

*Missy Elliott, Block Party (Goldmind/Atlantic)

Her first new album in five years; featuring guest spots and/or production by Timbaland, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams and T-Pain, among others.

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