Saturday, March 26, 2016

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending March 26)

Earlier today, it was announced that former R.E.M. frontman, Michael Stipe, would be performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This is big news as he has largely been out of the spotlight since his band parted ways in 2011. Does this mean an album is on the way? That is not known yet, but if something is announced, look for it on my Upcoming Releases page and check out other great music set to come out soon!

This week, Willis Earl Beal announced a new EP, Through the Dark.

Beal is a Chicago-born (at least that's what he tells us) musician who has become known for a DIY approach to art and music. He got his start distributing illustrated flyers around Albuquerque; ostensibly with a hope of finding a girlfriend. His illustrations caught the eye of some people at Found magazine and he ended up as their cover star and released a collection of art, writings, and music through them. Even once he became more established and was eventually signed to a fairly large record label, XL, he left to put out further releases on his own.

He has since joined another, albeit smaller, label, Tender Loving Empire, and released Noctunes through them last year. This upcoming EP will be his second release on the label. The announcement of the new release came with a lead single of the same name.

Through the Dark is set to be released on April 29.

Also announced this week:

Band of Horses - Why Are You OK (June)
Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial (May 20)
D.A.R.K. - Science Agrees (May 27)
Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach (April 16)
Jackie Lynn - Jackie Lynn (June 10)
Lil Silva - Jimi (May 6)
Little Scream - Cult Following (May 6)
Nicholas Allbrook - Pure Gardiya (May 27)
Peaches - Rub Remixes (May 27)
Red House Painters - Old Ramon Reissue (April 29)
Toothless - Terra (May 13)
Whitney - Light Upon the Lake (June 3)

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