Sunday, April 14, 2019

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending April 13, 2019)

The Coachella music festival is currently going on and, as part of his set, Childish Gambino released a new short film, Guava Island, filmed with Rihanna. Maybe we can also get a collaborative album from the two... that would be pretty awesome. On the off-chance something like that ever happens, be sure to look for it over on my Upcoming Releases page!

A couple of weeks ago, The Raconteurs announced their third album, Help Us Stranger.

The Raconteurs are one of Jack White's many non-White Stripes projects. He is joined in the band by The Greenhornes' Patrick Keeler (also of The Afghan Whigs) and Jack Lawrence, and Brendan Benson, who is primarily known as a solo artist.

White fairly reliably cycles through his various projects (save for The White Stripes) when releasing new material. We got a solo record in 2014, an album from The Dead Weather in 2015, and another solo record in 2018.

It's The Raconteurs turn now, with a new record announced on April 2. A few songs from the record have already been released, including a cover of Donovan's "Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)."

Help Us Stranger is set for release on June 21.

Also recently announced:

Aurora - A Different Kind of Human (June 7)
Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated (May 17)
Charlie Cunningham - Permanent Way (June 7)
Crumb - Jinx (June 14)
Hayden Thorpe - Diviner (May 24)
Holy Ghost! - Work (June 21)
Hot Chip - A Bathful of Ecstasy (June 21)
Julia Shapiro - Perfect Version (June 14)
The Lumineers - III (September 13)
Mark Ronson - Late Night Feelings (June 21)
Nearly Oratorio - A Comforting Fact (May 24)
Olden Yolk - Living Theatre (May 17)
Omar Apollo - Friends (out now)
Operators - Radiant Dawn (May)
Palehound - Black Friday (June 7)
Thee Oh Sees - Thee Hounds of Foggy Nation Reissue (May 24)
Titus Andronicus - An Obelisk (June 21)
Yeasayer - Erotic Returns (June 7)
Yohuna - Mirroring (June 7)
Zomby - Vanta (May 17)

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