There were a huge number of new albums announced this week, but I will focus on a new album announced by Natasha Khan under her best-known moniker, Bat for Lashes. This week, she announced the project's fourth album, The Bride.
The announcement came after some hinting back in February of something arriving on July 1. She released a new song, "I Do," and posted a picture of a "save the date" card. Most presumed it would be the date of a forthcoming album (the date was a Friday, after all), but you couldn't rule out the possibility she was inviting all of her fans to an upcoming wedding!
Turns out, it was the latter. The album comes four years after the incredible The Haunted Man and just a year after her self-titled collaboration, as Sexwitch, with the band TOY. The official announcement came with another new song, "In God's House."
The Bride is set for release July 1.
Also announced this week:
ANOHNI - Hopelessness (May 6)
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman (May 20)
Band of Skulls - By Default (May 27)
Domo Genesis - Genesis (March 25)
Garbage - Strange Little Birds (June 10)
Guided By Voices - Please Be Honest (April 22)
John Doe - The Westerner (April 29)
Julianna Barwick - Will (May 6)
Ladyhawke - Wild Things (June 3)
Linda Perhacs - The Dancer (May 6)
Lindstrøm - Closing Shot EP (July 8)
LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing (May 6)
Night Shift (April 1)
Peter Bjorn and John - Breaking Point (June 10)
Record Store Day Releases
Robert Glasper - Everything’s Beautiful (May 27)
Sremmlife Crew - Trailmix (March 15)
Tegan and Sara - Love You to Death (June 3)
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary (May 13)