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[Future Faves?] Anticipated 2013 Music Releases

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm | 2 Comments

First post of 2013, and it’s a doozy…

(Last updated: January 27th, 2013 @ 10am)

Every January brings the expected avalanche of new music release announcements, and this year it feels like they’re flowing faster and more frequently than ever. Not sure if there’s really more music coming or just more ways to find out, probably both. I could delay this post another day and add another half-dozen albums, but I figure I’ll just get my annual “upcoming releases” list out there and update as needed.

Sure, there were more than a few solid collections of songs put out in 2012, but I’m ready to call it now: 2013 is gonna trump its predecessor. It might be wishful thinking, but there are lots of longtime faves with albums on the way, alongside newer bands I’m particularly psyched about.

This isn’t meant to be a complete list, just the stuff that strikes me. Something missing? Well, it was either by intention, ignorance, or absent-mindedness. If you’re extra psyched for an upcoming release, and feel its omission is a glaring error, speak up, either here in the comments, over on the Almanac Facebook page (which has become a bit more active lately), or hell, just tweet at me.

A few notes first…

  • I’ve included preview MP3s if they’ve been shared by the band/label, and links to streams when possible.
  • Label names link to purchase/pre-order pages if available.
  • The second half of January is NUTS with new releases. Seriously. Just look at the 22nd & 29th.
  • There are some truly special new collaborations in the works this year: Overseas (Pedro the Lion’s David Bazan, Centro-matic’s Will Johnson, and the Kadane Brothers from Bedhead & the New Year), Outros (Throwing Muses’ Kristin Hersh, Pond’s Chris Brady, and 50 Foot Wave’s Rob Ahlers), and the unexpected pairing of The Church’s Steve Kilbey with Greg Dulli from The Afghan Whigs. The Overseas album is done and on the way, Outros is in the relatively early stages, and the Dulli/Kilbey team-up is only plans at this point. But some of my favorite musicians intermingling for new music? I’m practically giddy.
  • Download all 17 legally-available MP3s below in one big ol’ .ZIP file.

Alright, here are your personal soundtrack possibilities for the next few months…

Almanac Anticipated 2013 Album Releases…






  • Come – “11:11” [double LP/CD reissue] (5/7 on Matador)

Coming in 2013, but with no exact date yet…

Full-lengths in progress?

It’d be nice to see…

So how about you? What are you most looking forward to? Lay it on me.


2 Responses to “[Future Faves?] Anticipated 2013 Music Releases”

  1. Shawn
    January 19th, 2013 @ 2:37 am

    Absolutely giddy for new Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls album due out in April.

  2. brandon jarod
    February 16th, 2013 @ 4:33 am

    My release “Age of Zero” drops soon, how can i send u a copy?

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