I was just browsing Amazon and was reminded that The Decemberists and Iron & Wine will be dropping new albums next month. As we found out last year, MANY artists that ended up playing Sasquatch had album releases in the preceding months up to the festival. This can obviously help hint toward possibilities in the upcoming lineup. What albums are you guys aware of coming out in the first half of 2011?
The Decemberists - The King is Dead (January 18) Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean (January 25)
The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck (March) CAKE - Showroom of Compassion (January) Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys (Spring) Blackfield - Blackfield III (March) Does it Offend You, Yeah? - Don't Say We Didn't Warn You (January)
Also, The Avalanches have hinted at the second album being released in 2011, and Portishead has said they're planning on releasing an album in 2011. So yeah there's that.
This is a sometimes-good list of albus maybe coming out next year.
My favorite potentials are Avalanches, Iron and Wine, The Strokes, The Wrens. I happen to know that the Cave Singers and Destroyer albums have leaked, but I haven't heard them. And the Lil Wayne song that came out yesterday, Six Foot Seven Foot, was sick, giving me hope for the Carter IV.
Post by Horned Gramma on Dec 16, 2010 10:00:17 GMT -8
The first single came out in August, and Panda's doing what he did with 'Person Pitch' where he releases each of the songs on the album as a single first. I think we're three or four singles into the process? I've only heard the first one but it was pretty great.
No problems. I have set my standards high for these next records by Madvillain and The Avalanches and hope they can meet them. They've taken long enough. Now Boards of Canada just need to get their shit together. And the White Stripes.
That Stereogum write-up mentions a new Shins record for next year. Maybe it's just me but I do not see a very positive outlook on the future of that band, both in terms of the new lineup and if they ever will actually regroup after Broken Bells ends it's current run. Although I'm excited as all hell to see Ron Lewis (of Ghost Stories, Grand Archives, and Fruit Bats) in the mix. That dude is an amazing musician and has a gorgeous set of pipes. Although I doubt his vocals would ever be utilized with The Shins.
Post by Horned Gramma on Dec 16, 2010 14:17:40 GMT -8
I still like the Shins. All three of their records suit different moods, and I think they're all pretty good. I actually even like 'Wincing the Night Away' better than the other two.
I do NOT like Broken Bells, however. I was so excited for that album, especially after Mercer's track on 'Dark Night of the Soul', but god damn if it isn't perfectly safe, predictable and boring. Definitely some of Danger Mouse's least interesting work.
I've only seen The Shins perform once, at a free in-store at the Music Millennium that used to be on NW 23rd in Portland. This was a few months before 'Chutes Too Narrow' came out, and well before Garden State, so they were only just beginning to be successful and they were young and thrilled and having a great time. I've always really loved remembering that show and have always wanted to catch them again even if I know it would be a completely different experience.