In what is surely to be a contender for album of the year, Wet have announced they will release their debut album, Don't You, later this year via Columbia Records. You can stream the beautiful new single "Deadwater" in the replies. This is one record you don't want to sleep on this year.
Camera Shy (Whirr and Nothing) have announced that they will release their self-titled debut album on July 14th via Run For Cover Records. You can watch their new music video for "Your Only One" in the replies.
02) Your Only One
03) Color Radiate
05) New Something
06) Underwater Days
07) Take Your Time
08) Seemingly Ill
Carly Rae Jepsen has announced that her forthcoming follow-up to 2012's Kiss is titled E·MO·TION and will be out this summer (Tower Records Japan accidentally announced it as June 24, but there hasn't been confirmation from Carly's camp). In the meantime, hit the replies to listen to the Dev Hynes-assisted "All That."
High On Fire will be releasing their new album, Luminiferous, on June 23rd. This is the band's seventh studio album, and it was recorded with none other than Converge's Kurt Ballou. You can check out the artwork and a statement from Matt Pike in the replies.
01) The Black Plot
03) The Sunless Years
04) Slave the Hive
05) The Falconist
06) Dark Side of the Compass
07) The Cave
09) The Lethal Chamber
Dawes have announced that they will release their new album, All Your Favorite Bands, on June 2nd via Hub Records. You can check out the new song and video called "Things Happen" over on NPR.
01) Things Happen
02) Somewhere Along the Way
03) Don't Send Me Away
04) All Your Favorite Bands
05) I Can't Think About It Now
06) To Be Completely Honest
07) Waiting For Your Call
08) Right on Time
09) Now That It's Too Late, Maria
Mike Campbell writes for Noisey about how independent labels are being squeezed out by the "vinyl revival."
The result we are seeing in most recent years is that independent releases are being pushed aside, becoming less of a priority due to the fact that vinyl orders from indies are usually a fraction of the size of most major label artist orders. To give an example, the first pressing of Philadelphia indie-punk band Cayetana’s debut LP, Nervous Like Me, released in 2014 on independent label Tiny Engines was limited to 1525 copies. The band was only able to get 400 copies to sustain their merch sales on their six-week tour supporting the album’s release, as the rest of copies were...
Major Lazer will release his new album, Peace is The Mission, on June 1st via Mad Decent.
01) Be Together (Feat. Wild Belle)
02) Too Original (Feat. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell)
03) Blaze Up The Fire (Feat. Chronixx)
04) Lean On (Feat. MØ & DJ Snake)
05) Powerful (Feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley)
06) Light It Up (Feat. Nyla)
07) Roll The Bass
08) Night Riders (Feat. Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T & Mad Cobra)
09) All My Love (Remix) (Feat. Ariana Grande & Machel Montano)
The Wavves x Cloud Nothings collaborative album is now complete and the artwork with all production details can be found in the replies. Although there is no track listing or release date yet we should expect No Life For Me this year.
In the spirit of surprise releases, it looks like Earl Sweatshirt will be giving us his new record, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, next week according to iTunes. You can check out album cut "Grief" in the replies.
05) Off Top
06) Grown Ups [ft. Dash]
07) AM // Radio [ft. Wiki]
09) Dna [ft. Na'kel]
10) Wool [ft. Vince Staples]
Wolf Alice will release their debut album, My Love Is Cool, on June 22nd via Dirty Hit (further establishing how they are one of the best labels today). Hit the replies to check out the brand new video for the fantastic single "Giant Peach".
01) Turn To Dust
03) Your Loves Whore
04) You're A Germ
08) Giant Peach
10) Soapy Water
12) The Wonderwhy (Hidden Track)
All Get Out will be releasing a new five-song EP titled Movement on April 14 via Favorite Gentlemen Recordings and Bad Timing Records. The album art, tracklisting, and a teaser video featuring a clip of the title track can be seen in the replies. We'll have a stream of the first single, "Balance," right here on AP.net at 2pm EST tomorrow; pre-orders will be live at that time as well.
Hudson Mohawke has announced Lantern, his follow-up to 2009's Butter. It's out June 16th via Warp Records, and features Miguel, Jhene Aiko, and more. Check out the tracklisting and trailer in the replies.
Hop Along will release their new full-length album, Painted Shut, on May 5 via Saddle Creek. The follow-up to 2012's Get Disowned, Painted Shut is available for pre-order over here and you can hear the first single, "Waitress," in the replies (via Noisey).
Mumford and Sons will release their new album Wilder Mind on May 4th and it will be preceded by the single "Believe" on April 27th. Produced by James Ford and demoed at Aaron Dessner's (The National) studios, the album is said the be a "shake up" and "development" from their previous efforts. Hit the replies to watch a trailer and pre-order it here.
Track Listing 01) Tompkins Square Park
03) The Wolf
04) Wilder Mind
05) Just Smoke
07) Snake Eyes
08) Broad-Shouldered Beasts
09) Cold Arms
11) Only Love
12) Hot Gates
As Summer 2014 ended, Anacortes, WA indie-rockers, The Lonely Forest, played their final show. This farewell concert at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music Festival marked the theoretical end of The Lonely Forest. Guitarist, Tony Ruland, did not sit idly by. After sorting through a pile of micro cassette recordings he’d made over the last handful of years, Tony decided it was finally time to do something with them. He needed help, so he called up Erik Walters (Silver Torches) and Kyle Holland (Cumulus), and thus,...