So I hope you can understand my concern here.
The band even your stepsister likes, the Arcade Fire, has a new album out on March 6. It’s called Neon Bible and leaked tracks are going up so fast and being removed-at-the-request-of-the-band even fasteryou’ve really got to hand it to someone in their camp for having this page bookmarked. Trying to track down these songs is just annoying enough to make you go buy the album. Wait a
What I’m afraid it’s going to sound like: the Grey’s Anatomy soundtrack
What I’m hoping it sounds like: Jagger ’74
The big news about Bloc Party is that A Weekend in the City, their follow-up to 2005’s Silent Alarm, finally, officially sees the light of day on Feb. 5. Or is the big news that the band’s lead singer, Kele Okereke, is gay? Decide for yourself, but with the swarm of interviews that arrive on an album launch, you’re probably going to hear a lot more on this topic.
What I’m afraid it’s going to sound like: Sugababes
What I’m hoping it sounds like: like Silent Alarm without the insurance commercial
» Listen to The Prayer at Red Blondehead
So far I’ve liked every single Explosions in the Sky album, but when All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone comes out on Feb. 20, what I really want to hear is just something different. This one has me really worried, because I wonder it the Panthers actually have what it takes to go all the way in the playoffs.
What I’m afraid it’s going to sound like: Godspeed You Black Emperor IV
What I’m hoping it sounds like: something with vocals, seriously
» Listen to What Do You Go Home To? at the Rich Girls Are Weeping
Here cometh the answer to Low’s magnificent 2005 album, The Great Destroyer. Filled with a lot of epic menace, that album marked a sharp departure from the band’s otherwise narcoleptic catalog. Given said departure, however, it’s hard to know exactly what to expect when Drums & Guns arrives March 20. Based on the title alone, I’m only guessing it’s a real party record.
What I’m afraid it’s going to sound like: old Low
What I’m hoping it sounds like: more of The Great Destroyer would be fine, really
» Listen to Violent Past at There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You
Ambient noodlers Stars of the Lid have the distinction, for me, of putting on, in 1996, perhaps the worst live show I’ve ever seenboooooring. Five years later, I was (and still am, actually) bowled over when I heard the very extraordinary The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid. So I will definitely want their new album, And Their Refinement of the Decline, which comes out April 2, but don’t wake me up until the Stars of the Lid Lazer Show is on at the Planetarium.
What I’m afraid it’s going to sound like: ProTools
What I’m hoping it sounds like: the music Steve Jobs jams on Starship Apple, circa 2010
» Listen to A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaning(less) Process at Pitchfork