Saturday, October 13, 2018

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending October 13, 2018)

My blurb on St. Vincent in this post from a couple of weeks ago now seems a little prescient. The artist announced and released a collection of reworked songs from MASSEDUCTION, title MassEducation, this week! It's not make up exclusively of reworkings of "Slow Disco," so I was wrong about that, but, YAY, new music from St. Vincent!

Last week, Sharon Van Etten announced a long-awaited follow-up to 2014's Are We There, Remind Me Tomorrow.

Van Etten is a singer and songwriter from New Jersey who released her debut studio album, Because I Was in Love, in 2009 after a string of self-recorded and self-released albums. I've loved everything she's put out (and seen her live at any opportunity I got). Her music is personal and emotional, underlied by a strong voice with a melancholic bent... a bit more flowery than I try to get here, but I do love her so much.

She's taken the last few years off (other than reissuing that first album) and started pursuing a degree in psychology, started acting (you can catch her on Netflix's The OA), and had a child. It hasn't been a long absence, but a very welcome return none-the-less.

She announced Remind Me Tomorrow on October 2 and released the first single, "Comeback Kid."

The album is scheduled for released on January 18 of next year!

Also announced recently:

Anderson .Paak - Oxnard (November 16)
Art Brut - Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! (November 23)
Belly - Immigrant (out now)
Dave Keuning - Prismism (January 25)
Deer Tick - Mayonnaise (February 1)
DJ MUGGS x ROC MARCI - KAOS (October 19)
Du Blonde - Lung Bread for Daddy (February 22)
FIDLAR - Almost Free (January 25)
Joe Jackson - Fool (January 18)
John Legend - A Legendary Christmas (October 26)
Kanye West - Yandhi (November 23)
Khalid - Suncity (October 19)
Little Dragon - Lover Chanting (November 9)
Maggie Rogers - Heard It in a Past Life (January 18)
Moonface - This One’s for the Dancer & This One’s for the Dancer’s Bouquet (November 2)
Mr Twin Sister - Salt (October 25)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Full Moon Fever (October 25)
Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request 50th Anniversary Reissue (November 16)
St. Vincent - MassEducation (out now)
Titus Andronicus - Home Alone on Halloween (out now)
Van Morrison - You’re Driving Me Crazy (December 7)
XXL - Puff O’Gigio (December 7)

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