2011 Releases (Archive)

Upcoming music releases of interest to me. Which means, extremely biased.

January

Braids
Native Speaker
Kanine – 1/18
Watch video for “Plath Heart”
Watch live performance of “Lemonade” and “Candy Hearts”

The Decemberists
The King is Dead
Capitol – 1/18
Watch live performance of “Down by the River”
Watch video for “Calamity Song”

The Joy Formidable
The Big Roar
Canvasback / Atlantic – 1/21
Watch video for “I Don’t Want to See You Like This”
Watch video for “Whirring”

March

Dum Dum Girls
He Gets Me High EP
Subpop – 3/1
Watch video for “He Gets Me High”

Lykke Li
Wounded Rhymes
Atlantic – 3/1
Watch video for “Get Some”
Watch video for “I Follow Rivers”
Watch video for “Sadness is a Blessing”

The Pauses
A Cautionary Tale
New Granada – 3/8
Watch video for “Go North”
Watch video for “Hands Up”

The Dodos
No Color
French Kiss – 3/15
Watch video for “Companions”

The Strokes
Angles
RCA – 3/22
Watch video for “Under Cover of Darkness”

The Sounds
Something to Die For
Side One Dummy – 3/29
Watch live performance of “Something to Die For”

April

The Raveonettes
Raven in the Grave
Vice – 4/5
Watch video for “Recharge & Revolt”
Watch video for “Apparitions”
Watch video for “Let Me On Out”

The Submarines
Love Notes/Letter Bombs
Nettwerk – 4/5

Vivian Girls
Share the Joy
Polyvinyl – 4/12
Watch live performance for “The Other Girls”
Watch video for “I Heard You Say”

The Belle Brigade
The Belle Brigade
Reprise – 4/15
Watch video for “Losers”
Watch video for “Where Not to Look for Freedom”

May

Obi Best
Sentimental Education
Social Science – 5/16
Watch video for “Tropical Fish”

The Violet Lights
Sex & Sound EP
self-released – 5/24
Listen to “Your Love/Not Enough”

Death Cab for Cutie
Codes and Keys
Atlantic – 5/31
Watch video for “You Are a Tourist”
Watch video for “Home is a Fire”
Listen to “Underneath the Sycamore”

Cults
Cults
Columbia – 5/31
Watch video for “Abducted”

June

Stars
The Bedroom Demos
Arts & Crafts – 6/7

Battles
Gloss Drop
Warp – 6/7
Watch video for “Ice Cream”

Arctic Monkeys
Suck It and See
Domino – 6/7
Watch video for “Brick by Brick”
Watch video for “Don’t Sit Down Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”

Givers
In Light
Glassnote – 6/7
Watch video for “Up Up Up”
Watch video for “Meantime”

Sons & Daughters
Mirror, Mirror
Domino – 6/14
Listen to “Silver Spell”

Arcade Fire
The Suburbs Deluxe Edition
CD/DVD set includes two new songs and the Spike Jonze-directed short film “Scenes from the Suburbs”
Listen to “Speaking in Tongues”
Listen to “Culture War”

August

Stephin Merritt
Obscurities
Merge – 8/23
Stephin Merrit – “Forever and a Day”

Wild Flag
Wild Flag
8/28

September

Charlotte Gainsbourg
Terrible Angels EP
Because Music/Elektra – 9/6

Mates of State
Mountaintops
Barsuk – 9/13
Watch video for “Maracas”

St. Vincent
Strange Mercy
4AD – 9/13

Blondie
Panic of Girls
self-released
Watch video for “Mother”

Neon Indian
Era Extraña
Mom+Pop – 9/13
Watch video for “Hex Girlfriend”

Bllind Pilot
We are the Tide
9/13

Veronica Falls
Veronica Falls
Slumberland – 9/20
Watch video for “Bad Feeling”

Ivy
All Hours
Nettwerk – 9/20
Listen to the Album sampler

Wavves
Life Sux EP
Ghost Ramp – 9/20

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Hysterical
9/20

Dum Dum Girls
Only in Dreams
Subpop – 9/26

Big Troubles
Romantic Comedy
Slumberland – 9/27

Twin Sister
In Heaven
Domino – 9/27
Listen to “Bad Street”
Listen to “Gene Ciampi”

October

Feist
Metals
Cherrytree/Interscope – 10/4
Watch video for “How Come You Never Go There”

Lana Del Rey
Video Games ’7
Stranger Records – 10/18

M83
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Mute – 10/18
Listen to “Midnight City”

November

Florence + the Machine
Ceremonials
11/1

David Lynch
Crazy Clown Time
Sunday Best 11/8

Atlas Sound
Parallax
4AD – 11/8

Los Campesinos!
Hello Sadness
Arts & Crafts – 11/15

Sigur Ros
Inni
11/15

December

The Black Keys
El Camino
12/6

Charlotte Gainsbourg
Stage Whisper
Because Music/Elektra – 12/13
Listen to “White Telephone”
Watch video for “Terrible Angels”