Saturday, January 12, 2019

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending January 12, 2019)

There was a bit of a lull in new music announcements through the holidays, but a new year is upon us and they are starting to roll in! Check out my Upcoming Releases page to see a full list of albums that I am looking forward to!

This week, James Blake announced his fourth album, Assume Form.

Blake started his career with a looser electronic style (at one time referred to as "post-dubstep"... the term did not stick), which he demonstrated through his early EPs and his debut album. He's progressively gotten further away from the style that defined his early work. Subsequent albums, 2013's Overgrown and 2016's The Colour in Anything, combined the electronic with R&B.

He promises his next record will be even poppier than anything he's done before, and it's certainly more feature-heavy. The album will include both other experimental artists, like Moses Sumney and Rosalía, and more mainstream artists with Travis Scott on a track.

Though no new songs were released along with the album announcement, it will include the previously-released "Don't Miss It."

Assume Form is coming very soon; on January 18!

Also announced recently:

The Coathangers - The Devil You Know (March 8)
Cochemea - All My Relations (February 22)
Ex Hex - It’s Real (March 22)
Future - The WIZRD (January 18)
Hannah Georgas - Imprints (March 8)
Hand Habits - placeholder (March 1)
LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions (February 8)
New Order - Movement Definitive Edition (April 5)
Pond - Tasmania (March 1)
Priests - The Seduction of Kansas (April 5)
PUP - Morbid Stuff (April 5)
Ryan Adams - Big Colors (April 19)
SOAK - Grim Town (April 26)

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