Releases to look forward to in 2009

Pitchfork recently ran a comprehensive guide to releases coming up in 2009. I’ve scaled it down to the highlights (no box sets, re-issues, vinyl, 7" or overseas releases) and added a few as well. Click here to see Pitchfork's complete guide.



*The Brighton Port Authority, I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat (Southern Fried)

Glasvegas, Glasvegas (Columbia)

The Gourds, Haymaker! (Yep Roc)


Late of the Pier, Fantasy Black Channel (Astralwerks)

Lymbyc System, Carved by Glaciers (Magic Bullet)

My Dear Disco, Dancethink (Dancethink)

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Greatest Hits (Columbia Wal-Mart exclusive)

This Will Destroy You & Lymbyc System, Field Studies (Magic Bullet)

*Derek Trucks Band, Already Free (Sony Legacy)


*Andrew Bird, Noble Beast (Fat Possum)

*Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino)

Antony and the Johnsons, The Crying Light (Secretly Canadian)

*Bon Iver, Blood Bank EP (Jagjaguwar)

Calexico, Live From Austin, TX (New West DVD)

John Frusciante, The Empyrean (Adrenaline Music)

Ice-T, Live in Montreux 1995 (MVD DVD)

Matt and Kim, Grand (FADER)

*The Modern Skirts, All of Us in Our Night (Modern Skirts Recordings)

A.C. Newman, Get Guilty (Matador)

Ben Nichols, The Last Pale Light in the West (The Rebel Group)

Or, The Whale, Light Poles and Pines (Seany)

Public Enemy, Revolverlution Tour 2003 (MVD DVD)

*Squarepusher, Numbers Lucent EP (Warp)

*Umphrey’s McGee, Mantis (Sci Fidelity)


*The Bird and the Bee, Ray Guns Are Not the Future (Blue Note)

Brian Wilson, That Lucky Old Sun (Capitol DVD)

Circlesquare, Songs About Dancing and Drugs (!K7)

*Cotton Jones, Paranoid Cocoon (Suicide Squeeze)

*Dan Deacon/Adventure, Split 12" (Carpark)

*Franz Ferdinand, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (Domino/Epic)

Hot Chip With Robert Wyatt and Geese EP (Astralwerks)

Kylie Minogue, Boombox: The Remix Album (Parlophone)

of Montreal, Jon Brion Remix EP (Polyvinyl)

Owen, (the ep) (Polyvinyl)

Rush, Retrospective 3 (Atlantic CD/DVD)

*RZA, Afro Samurai: The Resurrection (Wu Music Group)

Duncan Sheik, Whisper House (Victor)

Bruce Springsteen, Working on a Dream (Columbia)

*The Sway Machinery, Hidden Melodies Revealed (JDub)