Sonic Diet

The Spring (and Summer) in New Music

words by Craig Mertes

Pitchfork has released their annual guide to releases for the upcoming spring.  I’ve also been keeping track of albums scheduled to be released in the coming months.  Here is a combined list of what new music you can look forward to this spring.

There are some pretty anticipated albums coming out this spring including music from the Alabama Shakes, Jack White and OFF!.

April 3rd

High on Fire/ De Vermis Musteriis/ E1 Music

Bob Pollard/ Mouseman Cloud/ GBV Inc.

Screaming Females/ Ugly/ Don Giovanni Records

April 10th

Alabama Shakes/ Boys and Girls/ ATO

Municipal Waste/ The Fatal Feast/ Nuclear Blast

M. Ward/ A Wasteland Companion/ Merge

April 17th

Battles/ Dross Glop [Gloss Drop Remixes]/ Warp

Spiritualized/ Sweet Hard Sweet Light/ Fat Possum

Woods & Amps For Christ/ Woods & Amps for Christ Split/ Shrimper

April 24th

Death By Stereo/ Black Sheep of the American Dream/ Viking Funeral Records

Dandy Warhols/ This Machine/ The End

Jack White/ Blunderbuss/ Third Man(Columbia)

Toro Y Moi/ June 2009/ Carpark

May 1st

The Brian Jamestown Massacre/ Aufheben/ a’Records

Santigold/ Master of My Make Believe/ Downtown (Atlantic)

Woods & Amps For Christ/  Woods & Amps for Christ Split [Vinyl]/ Shrimper

May 8th

Damon Albarn/ Dr Dee/ Virgin

J. Mascis/ Heavy Blanket/ Out Battery

OFF!/ OFF!/ Vice

May 15th

Best Coast/ The Only Place/ Mexican Summer

Garbage/ Not Your Kind of People/ Stunvolume

Hot Water Music/ Exister/ Rise Records

Squarepusher/ Ufabulum/ Warp

May 22nd

El-P/ Cancer for Cure/ Fat Possum

The Gossip/ A Joyful Noise/ Columbia

May 29th

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros/ [TBA]/ Community (Vagrant)

Future of the Left/ The Plot Against Common Sense/ Xtra Mile

Sigur Ros/ Valtari/ XL

Sun Kil Moon/ Among the Leaves/ Caldo Verde

June 5th

Crocodiles/ Endless Flowers/ Frenchkiss Records

The Hives/ Lex Hives/ Disques Hives

Melvins/ Freak Puke/ Ipecac Records

Patti Smith/ Banga/ Columbia

Neil Young & Crazy Horse/ Americana/ Reprise

The Walkmen/ Heaven/ Fat Possum (Bella Union)

June 12th

Metric/ Synthetica/ Mom + Pop

The Tallest Man on Earth/ There’s No Leaving Now/ Dead Oceans

June 19th

Smashing Pumpkins/ Oceania/ Marth’s Music (EMI)


Guided By Voices/ Class Clown Spots a UFO/ Fire


Aesop Rock/ Skelethon/ Rhymesayers

Mission of Burma/ Unsound/ Fire

This entry was published on April 3, 2012 at 11:00 am. It’s filed under General, new music, Previews and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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