Our Most Anticipated Albums (Quarter 2)

Bear In Heaven album art courtesy of Dead Oceans/Hometapes

There is just waaaaay too much record release action in Quarter 2 for us to pick only 25 albums. So, this time around, we’re scrapping the usual format for this post and going balls out by listing the humongous list of albums coming out in the next three months that has us psyched beyond belief. Save your pennies, friends, save your pennies.

April 3rd
Bear In Heaven – I Love You, It’s Cool (Dead Oceans/Hometapes)
Great Lake Swimmers – New Wild Everywhere (Nettwerk)
Of Monsters and Men – My Head Is An Animal (Universal Republic Records)

April 10th
Alabama Shakes – Boys and Girls (ATO)
M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion (Merge)
Sleepy Sun – Spine Hits (The End)

April 17th
Horse Feathers – Cynic’s New Year (Kill Rock Stars)
Maps & Atlases – Beware and Be Grateful (Barsuk)

April 21st
Brendan Benson – What Kind of World (Readymade)

April 24th
Sarah Jaffe – The Body Wins (Kirtland)
Dandy Warhols – This Machine (The End)
Jack White – Blunderbuss (Third Man)

May 1st
Reptar – Body Faucet (Vagrant)
Rufus Wainwright – Out of the Game (Decca)
Santigold – Master of My Make Believe (Downtown/Atlantic)

May 8th
Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship (Secretly Canadian)

May 15th
Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop)
Best Coast – The Only Place (Mexican Summer)
Craft Spells – Gallery EP (Captured Tracks)

May 22nd
Admiral Fallow – Tree Bursts In Snow (Nettwerk)
Gossip – A Joyful Noise (Columbia)
Ryan Monroe (of Band of Horses) – A Painting of a Painting on Fire (TBA)

May 29th
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes – HERE (Community/Vagrant)
Gemma Ray – Island Fire (Bronze Rat)
Regina Spektor – What We Saw From The Cheap Seats (Sire/Warner Bros.)
Sigur Rós – Valtari (XL Recordings)

June 5th
Amanda Mair – Amanda Mair (Labrador)
Brandi Carlile – Bear Creek (Columbia)
Crocodiles – Endless Flowers (Frenchkiss)
Langhorne Slim – The Way We Move (Ramseur)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Americana (Reprise)
The Mynabirds – GENERALS (Saddle Creek)
Patti Smith – Banga (Columbia)
The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap (Glassnote)
The Walkmen – Heaven (Fat Possum)

June 12th
Dent May – Do Things (Paw Tracks)
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – The Lion The Beast The Beat (Hollywood)
The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now (Dead Oceans)
These United States – These United States (United Interests)

On Our Radar:
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw, And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Epic)
Cat Power – TBA (Matador)
Free Energy – Love Sign
The Fresh & Onlys – TBA (Mexican Summer)
Japandroids – Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
The Weeknd – Mixtape Trilogy
The xx – TBA (Young Turks)

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