During my time soaking up the Summer sun on holiday, there’s been some significant releases of both music and news, namely album release details.
The Middle East: Album Release Date
The wait is almost over. In an intimate live show last week that I was fortunate enough to witness, it was announced that their eagerly-awaited debut LP would be out in about 6 weeks. So, I think that puts the Middle East album release date at early March.
Foster the People: New Song
Foster the People, that band responsible for what was probably the 5th best song of last year, released a self-titled EP a week ago. Before that, however, they released another ridiculously-catchy song for free download.
The Strokes: Album News
The album will be titled Angles, and will be released on March 22. The first single is likely to be Undercover of Darkness.
Okkervil River: New Album, Song, and First Single Release Date
During a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Okkervil River announced their new album, entitled I Am Very Far, due to be released on May 10. They performed a new song, Wake And Be Fine, and announced that the first single will be called Mermaids and will be out on February 8.
The Antlers: Album News
An interview on Pitchfork revealed that The Antlers’ new album will be ‘electro-inspired,’ an interesting change of direction for a band responsible for one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. They also revealed on Facebook yesterday that they have finished the album.
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Album News
Drummer Chad Smith announced that the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first attempt at an album since Josh Klinghoffer replaced guitarist John Frusciante will be out in June.
Iron & Wine: Album Stream
The new album, Kiss Each Other Clean, is released in a few days, and for the moment can be streamed here for free.