Ahh, nothing's better than an nice summer record release! That actually doesn't really make any sense, but here are a few new records and reissues coming out this summer. As always, if there is anything we've missed (surely), please comment below!
Aesop Rock: Skelethon (Rhymespace) July 10th
Underground Rap pioneer, Aesop Rock, is set to release his newest album FIVE years since his last one. Guest spots include Kimya Dawson, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz and others. Pretty excited to hear what Aesop's been up to lately.
Beach House: Bloom (Sub Pop) May 15th
After their stunning album, last year's Teen Dream, Beach house have a new album slated for release soon. Check out one of the tracks, Myth, released on their website.
Best Coast: The Only Place (Mexican Summer) May 15th
Aparently darker and more serious than her previous efforts, Best Coast's new album is said to pay homage to her homeland, get this, California. Hasn't she always sang about California? Anyway, should be cool to hear how her sound is evolving.
Laurel Halo: Quarantine (Hyperdub) June 5th
Releasing an album on Hyperdub is an honor for any electronic musician, so Laurel Halo's new (and debut) album is sure to be killer. With pretty intense album art (link), I can only imagine the direction she is going with this one.
New Liars album! Hurray! Following their previous release, Sisterworld, Liars are sure to surprise. More tribal drum circles? Concept albums? Some gold ol' fashioned rock 'n roll? Who knows, but they haven't dissapointed yet.
Mission of Burma: Unsound (Fire) July 9th
Long time Boston post punk outfit, Mission of Burma is releasing the second album spawning from their 'reunion'. These guys are getting pretty old, but their tunes seem to get fiercer as they age. If you don't know them, check this out: Academy Fight Song
Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Americana (Reprise) June 5th
The first album with the full Crazy Horse lineup since 1996's Broken Arrow, Americana is a collection of American folk standards, rearanged and retold by Young and his dudes. I'll take it.
Nicolas Jaar: is releasing a cube of music.... Just read about it here.
Sigur Ros: Valtari May 28th
This is cool and unexpected. Rumored to be much more electronic, Icelandic post rockers Sigur Ros are sure to bring us to tears, again. Check out one of the tracks here.
Corgan is at it again. I'm not really sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Don't get me wrong, the Smashing Pumpkins released some incredible albums in their day; I'm just not sure if it's still, you know, their day. You have to hand it to Corgan, though, for better or for worse, the dude won't quit.
Walkmen: Heaven (Fat Possum) June 5th
Walkmen are one of the more solid bands out there today. Playing folk rock and americana inspired tunes, their albums always sound really good. Here is a teaser video they posted on youtube.
For the 40th Anniversary of his seminal album, EMI is re-releasing Ziggy Stardust with bonus material in a deluxe edition. Sure!
My Bloody Valentine: Isn't Anything, Loveless, E.P.'s 1988-1991 (Sony) May 7th
Awesome! Some of the coolest sounding records of all time, remastered by the master, Kevin Sheilds himself. They also come with a few never released cuts, versions and mixes. All I can say is... it was about time.
Sleep: Dopesmoker (Southern Lord)
While this may not be for the faint of heart, doom metal legends Sleep are finally reissuing their seminal album, Dopesmoker. It's an hour long track of doom, guitar crunch, and some of the most epic drum fills you've ever heard. If metal isn't really your thing, this will give you nightmares. For the initiated, the greatest metal journey on record.
ALSO! Touch and Go Records is back! Look out for some of their new releases!
ALSO! Buy these albums local! Support your local record store!