Saturday, June 24, 2017

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending June 24)

Earlier this week, St. Vincent announced that she was going on tour, which is exciting news for two reasons. For one, it will be another opportunity to see one of my favorite artists live (and she's pretty awesome live). Second, it might mean that she'll be releasing a new album soon. Keep an eye out on my Upcoming Releases page if an album announcement does follow!

This week, in a move that probably surprised exactly zero people, Guided By Voices announced a new album, How Do You Spell Heaven.

GBV is a rock band out of Dayton, Ohio that was first founded in 1983. The band has gone through a couple of break-ups (in 2004, reuniting in 2010, then again in 2014) and numerous line-up changes, but frontman Robert Pollard has always been a consistent presence. It is likely because of him that the band has been so prolific.

In their first 20 years of existence, the band released 15 albums. Following their first reunion, they released six albums over three years. How Do You Spell Heaven will be their third since reuniting again last year.

The new album was announced yesterday, along with a new song, "Just to Show You".

The album is due out on August 14.

Also announced this week:

Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (September 15)
Clams Casino - Instrumentals 4 (June 26)
The Duke Spirit - Sky Is Mine (August 18)
Filthy Friends - Invitation (August 25)
Jay-Z - 4:44 (June 30)
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (September 1)
Liam Gallagher - As You Were (October 6)
Madeline Kenney - Night Night at the First Landing (September 1)
Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia (August 19)

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