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[Future Faves?] My Anticipated 2011 Album Releases

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 6:52 am | 2 Comments

A little late, yes, but better than not at all – my annual list of scheduled (and rumored) 2011 albums and such that I’m looking forward to – or, in the case of the just-ended January, albums I’m possibly already enjoying. I’ve included official promo MP3s if they’re out there, pointers to streams if they’re not, and links to labels for pre-ordering when possible. I’ve also zipped up all the shared tracks at the bottom to save you some clicking. Notice something missing? Scroll on down and leave a comment…

Already out…

  • British Sea Power“Valhalla Dancehall” (on Rough Trade)
                [MP3] Who’s In Control
  • Destroyer“Kaputt” (on Merge Records)
                [MP3] Kaputt
  • John Vanderslice“White Wilderness” (on Dead Oceans)
                [MP3] Sea Salt
  • Deerhoof“Deerhoof Vs. Evil” (on Polyvinyl)
                [MP3] The Merry Barracks
  • Apex Manor (ex-The Broken West) – “The Year Of Magical Drinking” (on Merge)
                [MP3] Under The Gun
  • Robert Pollard“Space City Kicks” (on GBV, Inc.)
                [MP3] Touch Me In The Right Place At The Right Time
  • Smith Westerns“Dye It Blonde” (on Fat Possum)
                [Stream] All Die Young” on Soundcloud
  • Tennis“Cape Dory” (on Fat Possum)
                [Stream] Take Me Somewhere” on Soundcloud
  • Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) – “The Trip” (on Drag City)
  • Hands & Knees“Wholesome” (self-released)
                [MP3] Sitting At The Piano Disappearing
  • The Decemberists“The King Is Dead” (on Capitol)
  • Death“Spiritual, Mental, Physical” (on Drag City)
                [Stream] A few songs at Drag City
  • Iron & Wine“Kiss Each Other Clean” (on Warner Bros.)
                [Stream] The whole album the I&W site
  • The Radio Dept.“Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010” (on Labrador)
                [MP3] The Worst Taste In Music
  • Mean Creek“Hemophiliac” EP (self released / Bandcamp)
                [MP3] Sunlight
  • One Happy Island / Standard Fare“Standard Fare on One Happy Island”
                 Split 7-inch EP (on Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation)

    February 2011…

  • David Lowery“The Palace Guards” (2/1 on 429 Records)
                [MP3] The Palace Guards
  • Esben And The Witch“Violet Cries” (2/8 on Matador Records)
  • Asobi Seksu“Fluorescence” (2/15 on Polyvinyl)
                [MP3] Trails
  • Eksi Ekso“Brown Shark, Red Lion” (on The Mylene Sheath)
                [Video] Album trailer
  • Lifeguards (Robert Pollard & Doug Gillard) – “Waving at the Astronauts”
                (2/15 on Serious Business / Ernest Jenning)
                [MP3] Paradise Is Not So Bad
  • Mogwai“Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will” (2/15 on Sub Pop)
                [MP3] Rano Pano
  • East River Pipe“We Live In Rented Rooms” (2/15 on Merge)
                [MP3] Cold Ground
  • Jonny (Norman of Teenage Fanclub & Euros of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci)
                self-titled debut (2/1 digital, 4/12 physical on Merge)
                [Stream] The whole album at Merge
                [Download] Free EP of non-album songs
  • PJ Harvey“Let England Shake” (2/15 on Island Records)
                [Stream] The whole album on NPR (limited time)
                [Stream] Written On The Forehead
  • Telekinesis“12 Desperate Straight Lines” (2/15 on Merge)
                [MP3] Car Crash
  • Yuck – self-titled debut (2/15 on Fat Possum)
                [MP3] Rubber
  • Beach Fossils“What a Pleasure” EP (2/22 on Captured Tracks)
                [MP3] Calyer
  • Twilight Singers“Dynamite Steps” (2/15 on Sub Pop)
                [MP3] On The Corner

    March 2011…

  • Eisley“The Valley” (3/1 on Equal Vision)
  • Buffalo Tom“Skins” (3/8 on Scrawny Records)
                [MP3] Arise, Watch
  • R.E.M.“Collapse Into Now” (3/8 on Warner Bros.)
                [Download]Oh My Heartat
  • Kurt Vile – “Smoke Ring For My Halo” (3/8 on Matador)
  • Wye Oak“Civilian” (3/8 on Merge)
                [MP3] Civilian
  • Brave Irene (featuring Rose Melberg) – self-titled debut EP (3/15 on Slumberland)
                [Stream] Two new Brave Irene tracks
  • Eleventh Dream Day“Riot Now!” (3/15 on Thrill Jockey)
                [Stream] The whole album at Thrill Jockey
  • The Joy Formidable – “The Big Roar” (3/15 on Canvasback/Atlantic)
                [Stream] The whole album at their site
  • J. Mascis“Several Shades of Why” (3/15 on Sub Pop)
                [MP3] Not Enough
  • Acid House Kings“Music Sounds Better With You” (3/22 on Labrador)
                [Stream] Song exceprts at Soundcloud
  • Eldridge Rodriguez (of The Beatings) – “You Are Released” (3/22 on Midriff Records)
  • Mars Classroom (Robert Pollard w/Gary Waleik of Big Dipper)
                “The New Theory of Everything”
                (3/29 on Happy Jack Rock Records)
  • The Mountain Goats“All Eternals Deck” (3/29 on Merge)
                [MP3] Damn These Vampires
  • Obits“Moody, Standard and Poor” (3/29 on Sub Pop)
                [MP3] You Gotta Lose
  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart“Belong” (3/29 on Slumberland)
                [Stream] The title track at Slumberland’s Soundcloud page

    April 2011…

  • The Feelies“Here Before” (4/12 on Bar/None)
                [MP3] Should Be Gone
  • Low“C’mon” (4/12 on Sub Pop)
                [Download] Try To Sleep” at Low’s website
  • Jonny (Norman of Teenage Fanclub & Euros of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci)
                self-titled debut (2/1 digital, 4/12 physical on Merge)
                [Stream] The whole album at Merge
                [Download] Free EP of non-album songs
  • The One AM Radio“Heaven Is Attached By A Slender Thread”
                (4/16 on Dangerbird Records)
  • Bill Callahan (Smog) – “Apocalypse” (4/19 on Drag City)
  • Explosions In The Sky“Take Care, Take Care, Take Care”
                (4/26 on Temporary Residence)
                [Video] A short album trailer
  • Centro-matic“Candidate Waltz” (self-released)

    Elsewhen this year…

  • Idaho“Revoluta” (May, hopefully)
  • Fleet Foxes“Helplessness Blues” (May 3 on Sub Pop/Bella Union)
                [MP3] Helplessness Blues
  • The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library“Volume One” (self-released on May 10 via Bandcamp)
  • Okkervil River“I Am Very Far” (May 10 on Jagjaguwar)
  • Crooked Fingers – TBA (completed)
  • LoveLikeFire“Dust” (physical version in Spring, out now digitally)
  • Southeast Engine“Canary” (Spring)
  • Cuffs – 2 7-inches (1 in Spring on Ride the Snake,), 2nd one to follow)
  • David Bazan“Strange Negotiations” (fan-funded / Barsuk)
  • Girlfriends – new 7-inch, working on full-length
  • Wild Flag – full-length TBA, 7-inch in March (on Merge)
  • The Wooden Birds – second full-length TBA
  • Hallelujah the Hills – record album III (fan-funded)
  • Beach Fossils – full-length TBA (on Captured Tracks)
  • Throwing Muses – fan-funded full-length (has been recorded)
  • Thurston Moore“Benediction” (on Matador)
  • Pinback – full-length (on Temporary Residence)
  • Ladybug Transistor – full-length(on Merge? – has been mixed)
  • Rebecca Gates (Spinanes) – full-length TBA
  • The Sheila Divinefan-funded album in progress
  • The Rationales“The Distance In Between” (fan-funded, in May)
  • M83 – full-length TBA
  • Beastie Boys“Hot Sauce Committee, Vol. 2” (on Capitol)
  • Death Cab For Cutie – TBA (on Atlantic)
  • Kate Bushfull length TBA

    Optimistically on the way…

  • Big Dipperan already-finished full-length
  • Gary Waleik (of Big Dipper) and Bob Faya full-length collaboration
  • You Can Be A Wesley
  • Camera Obscura
  • Caspian
  • Radiohead
  • The Shins
  • The Long Winters
  • … and The Wrens?
    All 26 legally-shared MP3s above
    in one 176 MB .zip file

    If I missed any of your own anticipated faves up there, it’s for one of three reasons: 1) I knew but just plain spaced, 2) I knew but didn’t care enough to list it, 3) I had no clue. So help me out by leaving release info, rumors, idle speculation, or pure fantasies in the comments, and I’ll try to keep this post updated with the ones that strike me.


    2 Responses to “[Future Faves?] My Anticipated 2011 Album Releases”

    1. Doug Orleans
      February 9th, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

      The zip file link isn’t working for me…

    2. Brad
      February 10th, 2011 @ 8:00 am

      Give it another try… let me know if it still doesn’t work.

    Leave a Reply

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