Saturday, December 19, 2015

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending December 18)

Now that you have all your Christmas shopping done (cough cough), you can spend some time with my Upcoming Releases page. Safe travels this holiday season, everyone!

It's been awhile since we last heard from the Violent Femmes, who announced a new album, We Can Do Anything, this week. It will be their first album in 16 years.
The Violent Femmes have been around for 35 years. At the very beginning of their career, they released a series of songs that may not have charted at the time, but which came to define their sound, including "Gone Daddy Gone" and "Blister in the Sun." With only one short break, from 1987 to 1988, the band performed together until 2009 and did achieve chart success with a couple of singles in the late 80s and early 90s.

The members went their separate ways in 2009 due to a lawsuit initiated by a former member. They reunited four years later with a slightly different lineup; Dresden Dolls' drummer Brian Viglione replaced original drummer Victor DeLorenzo. They previously released a four-song EP for year's Record Store Day and are now back with their first album since their reunion.

We Can Do Anything is set to be released March 4.

Also announced this week:

Ariana Grande - Christmas & Chill (out now)
Damien Jurado - Visions of Us on the Land (March 18)
Death Index - Death Index (February 26)
East India Youth - REMIX EP (out now)
Eliza Hardy Jones - Because Become (2016)
God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson (February 26)
Stephen O’Malley - F**k Fundamentalist Pigs (out now)
Thee Oh Sees - “Fortress” (February 12)
Thom Fekete - Burner (out now)
Working for a Nuclear Free City - What Do People Do All Day? (February 5)

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